Set Up Contact Form 7 – Mailchimp Integration
So you are running contact form 7 on your website and it’s working great but you want to create some awesome marketing campaigns now and send them to the people who are interested in your products and services. Mailchimp is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make that happen.
Setting up the integration is actually pretty easy with a few tools.
Step 1) Create Your Form
Create your form as you usually would with contact form 7.
Step 2) Add the MailChimp Plugin
The plugin you need to install is Contact Form 7 MailChimp Extension
Step 3) Add Mailchimp to individual forms
That’s not it, once you have the plugin installed you need to configure it. The plugin only works on the contact forms you specifically set up. If you have multiple forms on your site, you will need to repeat the remainder of the steps for each individual form you want to send data to MailChimp.
- Open the first form, you should now have a new tab across the top that says mailchimp. It looks like this when you click on that tab:
- You will need to fill in 4 areas to get the plugin up and running: MailChimp API Key, MailChimp List ID, Subscriber Email and Subscriber Name.
MailChimp API Key – Find this in your mailchimp account by going to your account name in the top right corner and choosing “CONNECTED SITES”. Once that page loads you will see a dropdown that says “EXTRAS” open that menu and choose “API KEYS”. Once there just click on create a new API key and copy it into the field marked MailChimp API Key.
MailChimp List ID – Each mailing list you create in MailChimp has a unique ID. So to find this number start by going to “LISTS” in the MailChimp menu. Click on the list that you want to add leads to from your contact form. Once that page loads you will see a drop-down for “SETTINGS” from that drop-down choose “LIST NAMES AND DEFAULTS”. On the right hand side you will see your List ID, copy that and paste it in the field marked MailChimp List ID.
Subscriber Name – For this box you will use whatever field from your form is the name field. It should be something that looks like this [your-name] or similar, it could have a different name. The list of choices are directly under the input box for quick reference.
Subscriber Email – For this box you will use whatever field from your form is the email field. It should be something that looks like this [your-email] or similar, it could have a different name. The list of choices are directly under the input box for quick reference.
Step 3) Hit save and go relax, your done!
Congratulations, you did it. Now everytime someone fills out your form a copy of their name and email will be saved in Mailchimp in the list you selected.