Are you looking for the perfect WordPress email subscription plugin to grow your email list faster? Perfect, I will show you how to install a MailChimp Popup on your WordPress site.
The best way to use MailChimp for a popup is to use a popup plugin by PopupAlly, along with the MailChimp embed code.
MailChimp recently introduced a feature that let’s you create a popup right on the MailChimp website. However, I found that their popup settings were not sufficient for my needs. For example, you can’t control when or where the popup will be displayed on your site. I also found that their popup dramatically slowed down my site. Therefore, I recommend that you use the method below to add a popup with a MailChimp form.
How to Install a Mailchimp Popup in WordPress
- Step 1
Log in to your MailChimp account.
- Step 2
- Step 3
Select “Signup form”
- Step 4
Select the newsletter that you would like to use and click on “Begin”.
- Step 5
Copy your embed code.
- Step 6
Paste embed code into “Sign Up HTML” section of the PopupAlly plugin.
Step 1 – Log in to your MailChimp account.
In this tutorial, I am assuming that you already have a MailChimp account and that you have created a newsletter. If you would like me to create a tutorial on creating a MailChimp account or newsletter, just drop me a comment below.
Step 2 – Click “Create”
On the top right hand corner of your MailChimp account, you will find a button labelled “Create”. Go ahead and click on this button.
Step 3 – Select “Signup form”
Upon clicking on the “Create” button, a new screen will popup. Select “Signup form” from the selection pane on the left hand side.
Step 4 – Select the newsletter
Upon clicking on the “Signup form” option, a new screen will popup. Use the drop down list to select the newsletter that you would like to associate with the popup. Once you are satisfied with your selection, go ahead and click on the “Begin” button.
Step 5 – Copy you embed code
Once you click on the “Begin” button, a new screen will appear with a bunch of information on it. Look for a section titled “Copy/paste onto your site”. I have included a sample below. Go ahead and copy the embed code from MailChimp. We will use it to create our popup.
Step 6 – Paste embed code into the PopupAlly plugin.
In this step, I am assuming that you have already downloaded and installed and activated the PopupAlly plugin.
Click on “PopupAlly” on you WordPress dashboard. This will bring-up a screen lick the one below. Go ahead and click on “Popup 1”. You will be presented with a bunch of settings. Configure your popup Display Settings as you like.
Once you have configured your display settings, we can add our embed code.
Click on the pallet icon, as highlighted below and paste your embed code in the text box below “Sign Up HTML”.
That’s it! You should now have a working popup that uses MailChimp.
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