I was about to come here and write a really good review. However, after wasting my time creating a second list in Mailchimp, going in and writing over my form, thinking it would give me a different ID number, I realized this plugin was a waste of my time. My main complaint is that there was no disclosure that the free version only came with the ability to create a single form.
This form builder does not generate pop up forms. Just forms to be embeded onto pages. No forms that follow you on the page. No timing associated to when it pops up. Not what I was expecting. Too simple.
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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