Want to make a WordPress MailChimp Ajax Form? Do it the easy way with a form builder plugin & MailChimp extension!
Want to use MailChimp together with Ajax forms? Doing this manually with coding takes a lot of work and programming knowledge.
Don't believe us? See if you can answer the following questions:
Do you know how to work with list IDs, API keys, and PHP echos? Know anything about type submit, method posts, and form validation? Have any experience with form HTML, form CSS, or the return false concept? How about success function data?
The above concepts are all basic when it comes to programming your own Ajax forms! Luckily, there's a much easier way. In fact, you can create an Ajax MailChimp form for WordPress with just a few clicks using a WordPress forms plugin and a MailChimp integration.
Today, we'll show you how to use Formidable Forms and its MailChimp add-on to make a MailChimp Ajax signup form in WordPress.
Ajax MailChimp forms can be easy
The right tools can make all the difference. With Formidable and our MailChimp add-on, you can create a direct connection to your MailChimp account from your WordPress forms.
In fact, this powerful combo can do a lot of great stuff when it comes to Ajax and MailChimp forms:
- Automatically apply MailChimp tags to new & updated subscribers.
- Create Ajax multi-step forms (sign-up forms or any form you choose).
- Choose between single or double opt-in when adding MailChimp subscribers.
- Add users to a MailChimp list or audience with subscribe forms.
- Use a form field to subscribe users to MailChimp groups.
- Trigger email drip campaigns set up in your MailChimp account.
Using these features, you can create MailChimp contact forms and a lot more - of course, Ajax ready! It's not one-size-fits-all either. You can easily add a MailChimp signup checkbox to a contact form, or any form you want to.
So if you want to submit a form without a page refresh (Ajax), we can do this with ease. Let's get to it!
Step 1: Install and activate Formidable Forms
So why choose Formidable? Simply put, it's the most advanced and easy-to-use form builder on the market. Embedded forms can be customized endlessly, all the way down to the submit button.
To get started with Formidable, head to our pricing page, choose your plan, and follow the on-screen instructions. You'll find it to be much easier than coding forms from scratch!
Step 2: Install, activate, and configure the MailChimp add-on
Installing our MailChimp add-on is very fast. From the WordPress admin, go to Formidable → Add-Ons, find the one labeled MailChimp, and install it.
From there, you'll need to get your MailChimp API key and plug it into the settings. To do that, go to Formidable → Global Settings → MailChimp and insert your MailChimp API Key there.
By the way, detailed setup instructions for the above can be found here.
Step 3: Create a MailChimp Ajax form
Now that we are all set up, let's create our form. This is done using our drag and drop form builder. Just drag and drop from left to right like so:
Since we are creating a MailChimp signup form, you might want to add an email address field and a text field (for a name) at the very least. Feel free to play around here for a while, then click update to save your form.
Step 4: Configure MailChimp Ajax settings and form actions
Here's where it all comes together. First, let's make sure our form has Ajax enabled. To do that, click on the Settings tab and then tick these three boxes:
We weren't kidding when we said this would be easy! Now, you'll want to connect this form to your MailChimp account. We'll do this with a form action:
Configuring the MailChimp form action is very intuitive. Just change the settings and update your form:
That's all there is to it. I think you'll agree that this was a lot easier than learning how to code a MailChimp Ajax form for WordPress from scratch. At any rate, we hope you've found this tutorial valuable. Be sure to check the Formidable blog often for more WordPress tips. Bye for now!
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