WordPress MailChimp Integration – Best Method

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.

WordPress Autoresponder Integration

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:

Mailchimp WordPress integration

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:

  1. MailChimp API key. You can get this in your email acct (after logged in) here http://admin.mailchimp.com/account/api/
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. You can either move or add (or both) members from one member role (membership level) to another.
  3. 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.

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  • Hendrik October 6, 2011, 11:37 PM


    I was just looking around to find a way to integrate mailchimp lists / groups flawlessly with wordpress. And if possible using facebook or even twitter connect to get more people to sign up and share that they have signed up.

    I have looked into wishlist before but thanks to you I was directed to it again. Hope this will work as it would be the perfect solution!

    Thanks for this and I will definitely buy through your link if it works 🙂

    Make sure you check out my new site http://PluginAwards.com once everything is in place 😉

    Thanks and greetings from Germany


    • Pascal December 13, 2011, 10:26 AM

      Hi Hendrik,

      Thanks for comment and I am glad that you found this post useful. Hope this one will satisfy you.

    • shamia June 13, 2012, 2:19 PM

      Create mailchimp campaigns with wordpress plugin.

      N-Media MailChimp Extended plugin is complete Newsletter Management application which is tightly integrated in WordPress. This version is built on Basic/Free version of N-Media Mailchimp Plugin, so all basic are already in it. Extended version has extra ordinary features like:

      Create campaigns Test campaigns Create your own template using smart designer (Header, Sidebar, Footer) Test campaigns before you send it. Graphical reports Delete campaigns

  • get4 June 18, 2012, 7:24 PM

    Thanks for the information,
    that what i need too is an Plugin for Mailchimp that allowed to create a Newsletter with parts of more WP Article. I have only see Plugins which can support to take 1 Article and make a newsletter with this.