Looking for a quick and easy way to add a Mailchimp signup checkbox to your contact form?
Having a checkbox on your newsletter or any website contact form helps you grow your email list. You can get more subscribers by asking your visitors to join your newsletter while filling out your contact form.
So in this article, we’ll walk you through how to add a Mailchimp signup checkbox to your contact form.
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Here’s a table of contents if you need to jump ahead:
- Install and Activate the WPForms Plugin
- Install and Activate the Mailchimp Addon
- Create a New Form
- Add a Checkbox Field
- Connect Your Form to Mailchimp
- Enable Conditional Logic
- Add Your Mailchimp Form to Your Website
How to Add a Mailchimp Signup Checkbox to Your Contact Form
Follow this step-by-step tutorial to connect your Mailchimp account with WordPress so you can add a signup checkbox to your site’s forms.
Step 1: Install and Activate the WPForms Plugin
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. If you face any difficulty in the plugin installation process, you can check our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Step 2: Install and Activate the Mailchimp Addon
To add a Mailchimp signup checkbox, first, you need to integrate WPForms with Mailchimp.
WPForms includes a built-in addon for Mailchimp. This allows you to connect your Mailchimp account with WordPress easily.
Next, you need to install and activate the Mailchimp addon. To do that, go to WPForms » Addons and find the Mailchimp Addon.
Install and activate the Mailchimp Addon.
Step 3: Create a New Form
Once you’ve activated the Mailchimp addon, go to WPForms » Add New to create a new form.
The form setup page will open. Add your form name and select the template you want to use.
WPForms comes with a template library that offers tons of pre-built beautiful form templates. You can choose any form template depending on your website’s requirements.
Here we’ll choose the Simple Contact Form template.
As soon as you click on the template, the form builder setup will open. You can see your form on the right and a drag and drop builder on the left.
You can add more fields by simply dragging and dropping fields from left to right.
Step 4: Add a Checkbox Field
On the left, under the Standard Fields section and look for the Checkboxes field.
Drag the Checkboxes field onto your form above the submit button.
The Checkboxes field by default includes 3 choices. You can delete the 2nd and 3rd Choice by clicking on the blue (-minus) icon. And then, add a custom label name and save it by clicking on the Save button.
Great! Now that you’ve added the signup checkbox to your form, it’s time to connect your contact form to your Mailchimp email list.
Step 5: Connect Your Form to Mailchimp
WPForms lets you set up your Mailchimp integration right in the form builder.
To connect your form, in the form editor, go to Marketing » Mailchimp.
On the right-hand side, click on the Add New Connection button.
Now a popup will appear asking you to add the Mailchimp API key and Account Nickname.
You can get your Mailchimp API key by signing in to your Mailchimp account.
Copy your Mailchimp API Key and paste it into the required field. Enter the account name and click on the Add button.
This will cause one more popup to appear asking to Enter a connection nickname. You can add any name since it’s for your reference only, and your users won’t see this name.
After completing the Mailchimp account settings, a new window will appear. Here you need to:
- Select your Mailchimp account.
- Select the email list you want to add new subscribers to.
- Once you’ve selected your audience, you can choose what action to execute when the form is submitted. With the Mailchimp Addon, you can perform the following actions:
- Subscribe: Adds the user as a new subscriber to your Mailchimp audience
- Unsubscribe: Unsubscribes an existing contact from your Mailchimp audience
- Archive: Archives an existing contact
- Permanently Delete: Permanently deletes an existing contact
- Record Event: Lastly, you can also record an event for a specific contact after form submission.
Also, with the Mailchimp addon, you get the flexibility to:
- Enable double opt-in
- Mark subscriber as VIP
- Update the profile if this contact is already in an audience
- Notify users that they’re already subscribed
- Create Mailchimp custom fields
Step 6: Enable Conditional Logic
Next, we’ll need to ensure that only users who select the checkbox get added to your email list. You can do this by selecting enable conditional logic.
Scroll down the page until you see the Enable Conditional Logic box.
Now, after the “Process, this connection if” box…Our Select Field is Field #11 (because we remove the Label completely ), and Select Choice is Join Our Mailing List.
And in the end, save all the changes you’ve made to your form.
Step 7: Add Your Mailchimp Form to Your Website
Now your form is ready to be published on your website.
Embedding contact forms on WordPress websites is exceptionally easy with the WPForms. You can display your contact form in several locations, including your blog posts, pages, and even as a sidebar widget.
Before embedding, if you want, you can also preview your form to check how your form will look on your website page.
To preview your form, click on the Preview button at the top.
Now let’s add your form to your website.
Open the page/post where you want to display your form. Click on the “+” icon and add the WPForms block from the block editor.
Now, select your form and publish the page.
Awesome job on completing the Mailchimp signup checkbox tutorial! Before adding your form to a live site, make sure to run a test to check your newsletter sign-up checkbox works perfectly.
Next, Add hCaptcha to Your WordPress Forms
That’s it! You’ve just added a Mailchimp newsletter signup checkbox to your contact form. We hope that connecting your forms to your Mailchimp lists will help you grow your email list and stay organized in the process.
Next, you might want to add hCaptcha to your WordPress form to protect your site from hackers and spammers.
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