The best MailChimp plugin to get more email subscribers. Easily add MailChimp sign-up forms and sign-up checkboxes to your WordPress site.
iggest issue was documentation. It was not as easy as it sounds and it was only a websearch that found how to integrate with contact form 7 which it turns out was on the developers site.
I will admit to also being new to mailchimp which compounded the issue...
Definitely a freemium program; paying $49 to be able to be able to choose lists seemed steep. The emails sent to the user lost some elegance. I had to surround the mailchimp name and email fields with <> to get them to submit. See contact form on StPaulandStAndrew.org/contact-us/ if you want test (but please say test no reply needed it you do it!) as i'd love a more elegant solution.
I was able to get mailchimp PRO working on a client site in two locations on the same page, but it was a struggle because of their abysmally poor documentation. I could find virtually no documentation of the shortcodes in their free version and when I upgraded to the pro version, I found classic programmer-type documentation. For example, here is their entire documentation on how to add a shortcode to a page or post:
Showing a sign-up form in your posts or pages is as easy as using the [mc4wp_form id="xx"] shortcode. You can use the same shortcode multiple times to render the same from more than once. The table on the MailChimp for WP > Forms lists all your form shortcodes.
Ultimately, it's a good product, but they would benefit from hiring a competent tech writer.
added mailchimp plug in to wordpress site expecting to have "real humans" requesting subscriptions. Instead we are still getting spammer sign ups, but now with emails filling the inbox. had to pull the plug-in down to stop traffic. still looking for a decent spam-less subscription sign up. mailchimp, so far isn't it.
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