So you want to use MailChimp with WordPress and are looking for a WordPress MailChimp Integration plugin that will make your “WordPress Mailchimp registration” work easy and build the list & manage subscribers/members in a way you would like to handle.
It’s easy as 1, 2, and 3. Here, I will teach you how to use MailChimp with your WordPress site and how to capture your readers into different mail lists and automatically put them in different member roles in your WordPress so that in the future (or instantly if you wish), you can grant ‘members-only content’ access to them according to their membership level.
If you are just looking for a plugin that will integrate WordPress with MailChimp, once you read all the below information, you will finally end up doing more than just building an email list.
Here below is how easy it is to integrate the MailChimp with WordPress so that WordPress member registration is getting updated automatically in to your MailChimp Mail List:
Wishlist Member is the name of the plugin that I will use to have a WordPress MailChimp Integration. Once you have installed the plugin in your WordPress, you will see “WL Plugins” options panel in WordPress dashboard. That is where we will integrate WordPress with MailChimp and manage the members.
WordPress MailChimp Integration Procedure:
Watch the video tutorial on how this plugin does WordPress Mailchimp Integration without a bit of coding.
Navigate to “Integration” option in the Wishlist dashboard. Choose “Autoresponders”. Then choose “Aweber”. You will see text boxes at the bottom of page. There you have to fill out two things:
- MailChimp API key. You can get this in your email acct (after logged in) here http://admin.mailchimp.com/account/api/
- Lists Unique Id. To get the Mailchimp unique id, go here http://admin.mailchimp.com/lists/
Click on “Settings”. At the bottom of the page, which says “unique id for list NAME-OF-YOUR-LIST”, you will see the Unique Id of the Emails list you want to integrate with WordPress.
That’s all. The WordPress MailChimp integration is completed successfully. Now you can have WordPress registration members into your Mailchimp automatically.
Different Email Lists and Different WordPress Membership levels (roles):
Through this amazing Wishlist Member plugin can be used as WordPress MailChimp Integration Plugin , you may use this as membership site plugin too, because this plugin has many options to enable your WordPress (partially of fully) as membership site.
So what this means to you is, you can have different member roles in your WordPress and have unique email list for each member role in your MailChimp account.
How to Capture Subscribers/Members using this Plugin
You may use the Wishlist Plugin’s signup form instead of MailChimp’s email signup form/default WordPress registration form. You can customize the signup form through the Wishlist dashboard and you can create unique signup forms for different membership levels. Wishlist’s new custom registration option is really good enough. If you can’t get done a good form, you may hire some one from Fiverr for just a $5 to design a form and ask him to use the Wishlist’s custom registration feature’s css editor.
When a visitor subscribes through the signup form, he will be added to the corresponding membership levels (member roles) and simultaneously, he will be added to the corresponding email list in your MailChimp account.
Managing Subscribers/Members in WordPress dashboard:
You can manage all members in the Wishlist dashboard, which is in the WordPress dashboard. There are so many things you can achieve through the Wishlist Member plugin, among those are the following:
- You can protect specific contents, which include certain posts, pages, categories, comments, files, videos, etc. Then you can grant access to certain content to specific member roles. You can also grant access to different set of content for another member role.
- You can either move or add (or both) members from one member role (membership level) to another.
- If you have two or more different member levels inside your WordPress Wishlist dashboard, you can move a member from one level to another (when you do this, the member will be automatically added to the target member level’s email list and cancelled from the origin email list). You can also add a member to another level (so he will be accessing two set of contents and he will be automatically added to two email lists, too).
Aside from these, there are more features that you can activate if you want to use the Wishlist Member plugin as a WordPress Membership Site plugin. If you don’t want to use it as WordPress Membership site plugin, then you can just use it to get people to sign up in unique email lists and you can add value to your subscribers by giving free but members-only content.
Get started with this cool plugin and integrate your WordPress with MailChimp in just few minutes.