Installing an email subscription form on a website is the common practice adopted by MailChimp users. If you have a WordPress site powered by Elementor, you don’t need to install any additional plugin anymore to have a decent MailChimp email subscription form. The Elementor integration support with MailChimp allows you to create a beautiful email form. Be it form on a sidebar, on the bottom of a single post or on the pop-up.
Before being able to connect a form with your MailChimp account, you need to connect your MailChimp account with your website first.
Note: Form and MailChimp integration are only available on Elementor Pro.
Integrating MailChimp with Elementor
You need to connect your MailChimp account with your Elementor-powered website before being able to connect a form with MailChimp.
- Login to MailChimp with your account and go to your profile by clicking your profile icon on the top bar and select Profile.
- On your profile page, select Extras -> API Keys.
- Create a new API key by clicking the Create A Key button.
- Copy the API key. If you want, you can also add a label to your API to make it easy for you to identify it.
- Login to WordPress dashboard and go to Elementor -> Settings.
- On the Elementor settings page, click the Integrations tab. Scroll down to the MailChimp section and paste the API key you have just created above. Click the Validate button. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button at the bottom to apply the change.
Connecting a form with MailChimp
If everything is okay and your MailChimp account is successfully integrated with Elementor, you can now create a form in Elementor and connect it with your MailChimp account.
- Create a new form by dragging the Form element to the canvas. Or, you can also load a template that contains a form. Tailor the form content according to your needs.
- Once done tailoring the form content, open the Actions After Submit option under the Content tab and add MailChimp.
- A new option called MailChimp will appear under the Content tab. Open this option to make the settings. On the API Key option, leave it to default. On the Audience section, select an existing audience on your MailChimp account. You can also add an existing group if you have one. On the Field Mapping section, set the values according to your needs.
Publish your page once it is ready. To check if everything goes well, try to fill in the form you have just created and login to MailChimp. On the MailChimp dashboard, select the audience according to your form setting and view the contacts.
Check the source of your contacts. If you find a contact from your API, then everything has gone well.