Plugin Reviews


The wpMandrill plugin sends emails that are generated by WordPress through Mandrill, a transactional email service powered by MailChimp.

Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Works as described
By , for WP 4.2

Needed a non-SMTP way of sending emails from a Docker-based site. Emails send successfully, and I'm a happy camper.

Doesn't work, no information, lousy UI
By , for WP 4.1.1

Did not work from the start, just trying to add my API key gave me a white screen (fatal error).

Got to the point where I could send a test email, and that gave an error with no useful information.

Would be nice to have even an ounce of debug information available so I can fix it.

Works great - just wish it supported sub accounts
By , for WP 4.1.1

Would be even better if we got sub account support

Didn't work for me so found another plugin that did.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Couldn't get this to work. The test email goes through from within the wpmandrill settings page, however, no wordpress emails are being redirected through mandrill as expected. Really wanted this to work.

Ended up installing Amazon SES DKIM Mailer Wodpress plugin and after plugging in the settings using that plugin, all WordPress emails are now being sent through mandrill.

Didn't want to knock wpmandrill too much since it appears to work for some, but just couldn't get it to work at all so that is the reason for 3 stars. If you too have an issue, give the Amazon SES DKIM Mailer Wodpress plugin a try. It worked for me.

Verified Sending Service better than WordPress default
By , for WP 4.1

Love the Ability to use a Verified Sending Service, rather than the WordPress default sending method.

However, I think sending stats should be real-time and the smtp setup/login process followed Mandrill's own practices more closely.

I also would like to see a structured integration with Gravity Forms.

Works wonderfully
By , for WP 4.1

After my domain hosting introduced a new anti-spam system I found my website would not send emails from two different apps. I installed wp mandrill and it works perfectly. Definitely 5stars.

By , for WP 4.1

OMG Thank you, I have tried every single SMTP out there and they just do not work reliably. Not to mention GMAIL is constantly making it harder to meet qualifications for connecting.. A++++++++++ highly recommend.

Really nice, but making dashboard a bit slow
By , for WP 4.0.1

This make my dashboard to load slow.

I hope it is because of the mandrill reports on the dashboard, but i can find no option to disable the reports.

Please help me how to disable reports on wordpress dashboard as i use the mandrill android app to see the reports.

Finally.. Reliable forms. no more lost potential clients
By , for WP 4.0.1

Thank the internet gods for this.. I tried just an SMTP plugin first but alot of shared hosts block smtp ports, Like the ones that gmail and outlook.com/office365 use. Then I tried this in conjunction with gravity forms and it did the job even on crappy shared hosts.

What a relief! Everyone should have this installed
By , for WP 4.0

Once again having problems with WooCommerce NOT sending out any confirmation emails and once again searching the web for fixes, I found the suggestion for Mandrill.

Every WooCommerce site should be using Mandrill.

Emails get sent exactly as they are supposed to be. I can resend, or send new emails, with two clicks. I know how many were sent each day. How many bounced. How many were opened within that day.

What an improvement for WP/WooCommerce.

As others have said, "Highly recommended."

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