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How to add a MailChimp Signup Form to your Website

If you use MailChimp to send emails to your customers, you might like to add a form to your website giving your visitors the opportunity to join your mailing list.  

MailChimp provides some handy code which can be added to your website to display a newsletter sign up form. When completed, these email addresses then get added to your MailChimp account so you can send out your newsletters or promotional bulletins to all of your customers.

You can choose between a newsletter signup area in the footer of your website, similar to the one that comes automatically with your Create site, or you can set a popup to appear when your customers first visit your site.

 

Creating an Embedded Signup Form

  1. Log into MailChimp

  2. Click ‘Lists’ in the top menu

  3. Click on the List you wish to create a signup form for

  4. Click ‘Sign Up Forms’ tab

  5. Click ‘Embedded Forms’ option

  6. Fill in the required details

  7. Copy the code from the ‘Copy/paste onto your site’ area.


Once you have the code, you will need to create an HTML Fragment and add that to your website. The best place for this to go is in the Footer of your website - you can see how to edit your Site Footer here.

The HTML Fragment should go into the ‘Custom HEAD’ section and you should turn off the Create-based Newsletter signup form.  

Now, your HTML Fragment will appear at the bottom of your website across every page on your website.

 

Creating a Pop Up Signup Form

  1. Log into MailChimp

  2. Click ‘Lists’ in the top menu

  3. Click on the List you wish to create a signup form for

  4. Click ‘Sign Up Forms’ tab

  5. Click ‘Subscriber pop-up’

  6. Fill in the required details

  7. Click the blue ‘Generate Code’ button in the bottom right-hand corner

  1. Copy the code from the pop up that appears next.


As before, once you have the code, you will need to create an HTML Fragment and add that to your website. The best place for this to go is in the Footer of your website so that it appears across your whole site - you can see how to edit your Site Footer here.

The HTML Fragment should go into the ‘Custom HEAD’ section and you should turn off the Create-based Newsletter signup form. Now, whenever anyone visits your site, a pop-up will appear prompting them to sign up to your newsletter.

If you have any questions or have any trouble with getting these added to your Create website, please get in touch with your Account Manager who will be happy to help.