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Do you want to create a Mad Mimi subscribe form in WordPress, the easy way? WPForms allows you to connect your WordPress forms to Mad Mimi so that you can easily capture subscriber information for your email campaigns.
Mad Mimi allows you to create simple web forms to get subscribers, but they don’t have many customization options.
You’ll need a better option like WPForms if you want to do things like:
- Accept payments with PayPal or Stripe
- Create multi page forms
- Allow user registration on your WordPress site in the same form
- Display or hide fields based on previous answers with conditional logic
- Capture emails even if the visitor abandons the form without hitting “submit”
Not only does WPForms have all these features, but it’s also super easy to use thanks to the pre-built templates and drag & drop form builder.
In this article, we’ll show you the best way to create a Mad Mimi form in WordPress.
Step 1: Create a New WordPress Form
Next, you’ll need to create a new form.
When creating your form, choose the Newsletter Signup Form as your template and give it a name. In this example, we’ll call our form Mad Mimi.
You can customize your form using the drag & drop form builder.
For more detailed instructions, check out our tutorial on creating a simple form in WPForms.
After you create your form, you’ll need to install and activate the Zapier addon.
The Zapier addon lets you connect your WordPress forms to over 500+ web apps, including Mad Mimi. It’s quick and easy, and the best way to create a Mad Mimi subscribe form in WordPress. For more help with this step, take a look at how to install and use the Zapier addon.
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Step 2: Create a New Zap
Log into your Zapier account and click on the Make a Zap button near the top of the screen. If you don’t have a Zapier account, you can create one here.
Next, you’ll need to choose a trigger app, which in our case is WPForms. Search for WPForms in the search bar and click on it.
The only option available will be New Form Entry. Click Continue to make WPForms the trigger when a form entry is submitted.
From there, follow the instructions for finalizing WPForms as the trigger app. This will include selecting a WPForms account and verifying that it’s valid.
For help with this step, take a look at this step by step tutorial for using Zapier with WPForms.
When you finish, Zapier will now be connected to WPForms.
When prompted to set up the WPForms forms entry, make sure to select the new WordPress form you created earlier. Remember, we named our form Mad Mimi.
You will now need to test your Mad Mimi subscribe form to make sure it works right. The only way for Zapier to test your form is to have at least one test entry form submitted.
To create a test entry so Zapier can fetch and test your WordPress form, navigate to WPForms » All Forms and find your Mad Mimi form.
Click on Preview.
You’ll see a preview of your Mad Mimi subscribe form. Fill out the form and submit it as though you’re a site visitor. This will give your Mad Mimi form one entry, which you’ll see in the dashboard.
After you have at least one entry for your Mad Mimi form, go back to your Zapier account and click Fetch & Continue.
You’ll see a success message when your form test is complete. Click Continue.
Step 3: Connect Your WordPress Forms to Mad Mimi
Now that Zapier is connected to the WPForms plugin, you need to connect WPForms to Mad Mimi.
To start, search for the Mad Mimi app in the search bar and select it as the action app.
Next, you’ll choose the Mad Mimi action. Since we are creating a subscribe form to collect site visitor information, select Add Audience Member.
Click Save + Continue.
Now you’ll need to connect your Mad Mimi account to Zapier. To do this, you’ll need to authorize Zapier to access your Mad Mimi data.
Start by clicking Connect an Account.
You’ll be asked to enter your Mad Mimi username, which can be your Mad Mimi email address or username.
You will also need to enter your Mad Mimi API key, which can be found in your Mad Mimi account. Navigate to Account » API, which is found under the Settings & Billing section on the right hand side.
Copy and paste your Mad Mimi API key into the field and click Yes, Continue.
Test Your WordPress Forms
The next step is deciding which information should be sent to your Mad Mimi account when someone submits a form on your website. The only required fields are Audience List and Email.
Make sure you have an audience list created in your Mad Mimi account before attempting this step.
To do this, navigate to the Audience tab and click on My Lists +. Give your list a name and click on the checkmark.
Select the Mad Mimi list you want your test audience member to go to, add an email address for testing purposes, and fill in the other form fields if you want to.
To test the form, and make sure the subscriber information is sent to your Mad Mimi account, click on Send Test to Mad Mimi.
In your Mad Mimi account, navigate to your list and see that the audience member information was sent to your Mad Mimi account.
You have now successfully tested the Mad Mimi app in Zapier.
Click Finish and name your zap if you want to. Then make sure you toggle your zap On so that anytime someone submits a form on your WordPress website, their contact information is sent to your Mad Mimi account.
And that’s it! You now have a quick and easy way to send subscriber contact information to your Mad Mimi account when someone fills out your form.
Ready to create your own advanced sign up forms? Click here to get started with WPForms today.
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