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MailChimp List Subscribe Form

The MailChimp plugin allows you to quickly and easily add a signup form for your MailChimp list.

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53 reviews
Average Rating
2.8 out of 5 stars
Best of several imperfect solutions
By , for WP 3.8.1

The most highly rated MailChimp form widget requires a $35 PRO subscription to enable group selection - and that's too high for my non-profit volunteer-powered wordpress site. That feature works in this plugin with out the big bucks

The embed code provided by MC that I tried in a text widget doesn't display success or validation messages due to an issue with jquerey 1.6 described here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/mailchimp-embed-not-showing-success-response This is simply too confusing to the end user to be viable.

In spite of its low rating this plugin worked perfectly for me out of the box.

PLUSSES:
You can enable by logging into your MC account instead of having to search for your API code.

You can adjust the colors of form from the control panel

They supply a css styling 'cheat sheet'

You can fully customize which fields are displayed.

You can disable javascript if there are conflicts

Optional "unsubscribe" link

MISSING:
Would prefer that it didn't load CSS automatically - option to disable this would be nice.

Would be nice to offer an Update preferences link in addition to unsubscribe.

I didn't experience the crashing issues described in the one star ratings. Would be nice to know which themes/plugins those folks are using

Bad code
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin has very bad code, among others it has hard coded JS includes with urls like '/?mcsf_action=main_css&ver=3.8.1' that tend to break WP-Admin.

Useless
By , for WP 3.8.1

Sorry, but that design is a killer. Just can't use it with that look in my wordpress. The Subscribe-Button is nearly not readably.

Very disappointed by that, folks. Hope you come up with a better Version soon.

Works better than most
By ,

I Have tried many others but this one is a well made product. I would recommend.

Easy & usefull
By , for WP 3.8.1

A good job.

awful integration
By , for WP 3.8.1

useful plugin but it does a lot of VERY BAD THINGS :

- just by activating the plugin and despite not using any widget on the site, it includes a inline javascript that use jquery but not adding it as a dependency.

- just by activating the plugin and despite not using any widget on the site, it includes a link to a css file whose url is /?mcsf_action=main_css and not checking for cache plugin not handling query_string ( result on loading the homepage as a css ... )

it doesn't deserve 1 star, but rather 0 !

deactivating, removing file, and cursing mailchimp developper

Disappointing
By , for WP 3.8

It seems to mostly work, but just activating it blew out the CSS on my theme. 3rd party plugins are better than the official mailchimp one.

Terrible
By , for WP 3.7.1

Shortcodes simply don't work.

works halfway
By , for WP 4.0

I finally was able to setup the Widget portion of the plugin. It works well and looks good. However, If you'd like to use the form in your post or page, it looks horrible and does not pick up the styling for the widget. There's no way to setup two different styles for two different locations of the form.

Simple and fine
By , for WP 3.8

It is a simple plugin, but it does what I need

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