How to Add MailChimp Newsletter to WordPress Website
Are you finding a way to add MailChimp Newsletter to your WordPress website? Don’t worry, I will show you how to do it quickly, just follow the step-by-step guide. So, let’s begin.
There are a lot of benefits if you want to add a newsletter to WordPress. Newsletters are the best way to connect with customers, boost sales, drive traffic to the website, and much more.
Why use MailChimp Newsletter?
By using a MailChimp newsletter, you can easily build subscriber lists and send them automated emails about your updated content. Automated emails increase website traffic and build a relationship between you and your visitors.
Mailchimp is a popular email marketing service. It enables us to collect subscribers through newsletters and send automated emails to them. There are also many other email marketing services available on the internet that you can use.
Before going in-depth, the one and the only requirement for this is, you should have a MailChimp account. Don’t worry, it’s a free MailChimp account. And here is the full step-by-step guide on how to create a MailChimp account. After reading the guide, you can click Create a free MailChimp Account to create a new MailChimp account.
Adding MailChimp to WordPress is very easy. In this article, you will learn two highly effective ways to add MailChimp Newsletter to WordPress:
- Embed MailChimp newsletter in WordPress Through adding HTML Code
- Add MailChimp to WordPress by using a Plugin
Now, let’s start. Follow the steps given below to add the MailChimp newsletter to your WordPress website.
1. Add MailChimp Newsletter through embedding HTML Code
- To do this, go ahead and log in to your MailChimp account. After logging in, it will get you to a MailChimp dashboard that will look like this:
2. At the left toolbar, click on the Audience button as shown below in the image.
Then, on the audience page click on the Signup forms.
After that, click on the Select button near to Embedded forms. As shown in the below image.
3. It is the code of the Mailchimp newsletter that you will have to copy. But first, see the options herein image, you can edit your newsletter design, remove extra fields, and more.
As you can see in the image below on the left side. Below the Form Options heading, you can add extra fields. You can customize the Mailchimp newsletter according to your needs.
After that, select all the code in the box and copy it.
Open WordPress Dashboard to Embed HTML Code
4. Now, open your website’s WordPress Dashboard. And in the Appearance tab > click on Widgets as in the image below.
Find the Custom HTML widget and add it to your Sidebar or wherever you want to show your email newsletter. Custom HTML is a widget that you can use to add HTML code directly to your WordPress website. By the way, I’m using Astra wp theme for this. So, let’s go ahead and see the image below:
After that paste the newsletter code that you have been copied. Paste the code in a custom HTML widget. Add title. Don’t forget to save. As below:
This code will show the MailChimp newsletter in the WordPress sidebar.
Now, open your website and refresh the page, and see the sidebar. The newsletter has been successfully added to your website.
It’s working. You can test it by entering your email address.
Let’s go ahead and see the second method to add MailChimp to WordPress.
2. Add MailChimp to WordPress by Using Plugin
It is a very simple and easier way to add a newsletter to your website. For this purpose, I will use MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Plugin to do this.
If you don’t know how to install WordPress Plugins. You can check out this article on how to install plugins in WordPress.
Now, Follow the steps below to add a newsletter to your website:
- Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and Install and Activate the plugin called MailChimp for WordPress.
Find out the MC4WP tab on the left side and click on that.
Create a new API and Connect your MailChimp Newsletter
Here, you need a MailChimp API key. We need to create one. Click on the Get your API Key here link. As below in the image.
It will get you to the MailChimp dashboard. Make sure you have already logged in. keep the WordPress dashboard open. Now, scroll down and find out the Your API keys section.
Scroll down and click on Create A Key button.
Then, after creating a key. Go to Your API Keys section and copy your API key. As in the image below:
Go to WordPress and paste the key.
Click the Save Changes button. Now, it is connected to MailChimp.
Now, again go to the Appearance tab and then widgets. See now, the MailChimp for the WordPress widget added to your widget directory.
Click on Add Widget and click Done. Then, click on the MailChimp for WordPress form settings link.
Add your Newsletter title and check the box then click Add new form button.
It will get you to the form page. Where you can customize your newsletter design, fields, and button colors.
Now check your website, the Newsletter through the plugin has been added. You can further customize this as you want. Whenever a user will sign up or subscribe to your newsletter on your website. Then, you will receive his email in your Mailchimp dashboard.
That’s it. Now you have learned to add MailChimp to WordPress.
I hope this information will be helpful for you. If you have any questions about it then you can ask them in the comment section below.