An automated process for B2B email marketers using MailChimp for WordPress that will make you sell more

Remember AIDA from your marketing course? Attention > Interest > Decision > Action Getting “Attention” and triggering “Interest” are the playground of inbound marketing and email campaigns. The “Decision” influence and “Action” motivation is largely the task of your sales force. But who they speak to and whether leads even make it to that stage,…

Updated MailChimp integration for WooCommerce

Just a few minutes ago, we released version 3.3 of our Premium add-on. This update allows you to integrate your WooCommerce store with MailChimp using their newest e-commerce API. If you were using eCommerce360 before, the following notice will show up in your WordPress admin. For an overview of the most important changes, please go…

[VIDEO] Creating a pop-up with a MailChimp sign-up form

One of our users, Brian Hogg, made a very useful video that we’d like to share with you. In the video he explains how to use the MailChimp for WordPress plugin to create a sign-up form in a pop-up that shows after clicking a link or button on your site. In the video, Brian walks…

Why you should update to MailChimp for WordPress 4.0

This morning, we released version 4.0 of MailChimp for WordPress. While the new version does not come with that many visible changes, it is probably the most important update since we’ve started working on the plugin years ago. Why update? Version 4.0 will update you to the latest & greatest MailChimp API, a set of…

[VIDEO] Track sales performance of MailChimp campaigns

Last year we introduced eCommerce360 support for Premium users, which allows you to create various list segments based on the purchase activity of your subscribers. However, that’s not all the eCommerce360 integration does. A lesser known feature is that it also helps you track the sales performance of your MailChimp campaigns. This allows you to…

Introducing Boxzilla

Yesterday, we launched a new plugin called Boxzilla, which was formerly known as Scroll Triggered Boxes. It allows you to easily create pop-up or slide-in boxes which can show at certain trigger points, like when a visitor is about to leave your page (exit intent) or after a visitors spends a certain amount of time…

View forms in your editor using Shortcake

In version 3.1 of the plugin, we added support for Shortcake UI, a plugin we recently came across. Shortcake supplies a user-friendly interface for adding shortcodes to a post, and viewing or editing it from within the content editor. We were really impressed by Shortcake and believe that it should be something of an industry…

Introducing eCommerce360 support for WooCommerce

Our first release in 2016 is a big one. If you’re running an e-commerce site powered by WordPress, you’re in luck! We’re proud to tell you that version 3.1 of MailChimp for WordPress Premium comes with complete eCommerce360 integration for both WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads. What is eCommerce360? With MailChimp’s eCommerce360 functionality you can…

A belated Christmas gift: MailChimp Activity

Even though it’s January already, we still have a belated Christmas gift to share with you in the form of a new, free plugin. We tweeted about this halfway through December but have yet to follow up on our promise, so here it is. A free plugin showing MailChimp list activity We proudly present our…

MailChimp Top Bar improvements for small screens

Just now, we released version 1.2.6 of our free MailChimp Top Bar add-on. MailChimp Top Bar adds a quick and easy way for your visitors to subscribe to a MailChimp list of your choice, by showing a horizontal bar at the top or bottom of your site. A sure way to increase your email sign-ups…

Better Email Notifications in Premium

About an hour ago, we released updates for MailChimp for WordPress itself and the Premium add-on plugin (formerly known as MailChimp for WordPress Pro). We’re happy to tell you that now version 3.0 is out the door, we were finally able to give some much needed attention to the “email notification” feature in the Premium…

“The Big Three-O” release

Version 3.0 is now available This morning, we pushed out updates allowing you to update to MailChimp for WordPress version 3.0. This release includes a completely new form editor with syntax highlighting, better support for choice & address fields and way more powerful integrations with several other plugins. For a quick overview of the new…

What’s new in MailChimp for WordPress “The Big Three-O”

We recently announced that we’re a few weeks out from releasing MailChimp for WordPress version 3.0, in which we will be “breaking” backwards compatibility. We’re now confident that we will be able to release this new version on Monday, November 23. Just a little over a week from now! So, how are we using this…

Breaking backwards compatibility in version 3.0

We’re a few weeks out from releasing the biggest update to MailChimp for WordPress ever, dubbed “The Big Three-O” internally. Version 3.0 is a major revamp of the plugin, containing many improvements in just about every aspect of the plugin. It’s been 3 years since we launched the first version of the plugin and we,…

An alternative to pop-ups: Scroll Triggered Boxes

We want to bring one of our other (free) plugins to your attention: Scroll Triggered Boxes. It offers seamless integration with our MailChimp for WordPress plugin and we think it’s a great tool to grow your lists at an ever faster rate. Scroll Triggered Boxes? The name may suggest it already but using Scroll Triggered…

Celebrating 2 million downloads

We could not be more excited to have reached another momentous milestone: 2 million plugin downloads on WordPress.org. Two years ago, reaching a million downloads was a glimmer in our mind’s eye. A while later, we did just that. To say we were a little proud would be an understatement. Now, barely six months later…

MailChimp Top Bar v1.2 – auto-dismiss & adding a name field

This morning, we released version 1.2 of our MailChimp Top Bar plugin. Here’s what’s included: Auto-hide bar after successful sign-ups. We love this new feature as it improves the experience for your subscribing visitors. After someone subscribes to your MailChimp list using the bar, it will now automatically dismiss using a sliding animation. The bar…

MailChimp Sync 1.1: synchronizing additional user fields

We’ve just released a minor release of our free MailChimp Sync plugin, bringing it up to version 1.1. The new version comes with a much requested feature, one that we wanted to tackle in a good way. We believe we finally did, but you be the judge of that. Sending additional user fields The new…

MailChimp Top Bar 1.1: bottom position

A few seconds ago, we’ve pushed out version 1.1 of our free MailChimp Top Bar plugin, which allows you to show a full-width sign-up bar at the top of your visitor’s screen. Soon after introducing the plugin, we started getting requests from users who wanted the bar to appear at the bottom of the screen….

Synchronize your WordPress users with MailChimp

Today, we released version 1.0 of the MailChimp Sync plugin. It is a free add-on plugin for our MailChimp for WordPress plugin that helps you synchronize your WordPress users with any MailChimp list. The plugin has been quietly available for a few months now and is already in active use on over 2.000 sites. While…

Improvements to the CSS Styles Builder

This Tuesday, we released version 2.7.4 of the premium MailChimp for WordPress plugin. This release was mainly focused on improving the Form Styles Builder that comes with the plugin, which lets you set styling rules for any of your forms without touching a single line of CSS. Not only did we do a total rewrite…

Issue with MailChimp API: “Zend Exception…”

About an hour ago, we started receiving requests from people who got the following error when performing a sign-up request using the MailChimp for WordPress plugin. As we dig in, we’ll use this page to keep you posted. 16:22 UTC: We confirmed this to be an issue on MailChimp’s side. It is not a plugin…

New feature: Unsubscribe forms

We’re proud to announce a new feature in both the free version of the plugin as in the premium plugin itself. Yesterday, we released an update to both plugins which adds the possibility to handle unsubscribes from your WordPress site. While the underlying code was already there for quite some time, what was missing was…

Offer download to MailChimp subscribers only

It’s not uncommon to offer a reward to people for subscribing to your MailChimp list. More often than not, this is done by just uploading file to your server and hoping no-one shares the URL. But what if you want to make sure that the people who access your download file are actually subscribed to…

One Million Downloads

Tonight, at exactly midnight UTC, the free version of MailChimp for WordPress was downloaded for the millionth time. Woah.. ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS. I remember writing a post in late 2013 when the plugin reached 100.000 downloads telling how I developed a rough first version of the plugin from a hospital bed in Vietnam. Now, a…

Add a MailChimp Top Bar to your site

Last week we’ve introduced the first set of add-ons for the MailChimp for WordPress plugin. These add-ons contain functionality which we think shouldn’t be in the core plugin, as too few users would be using it to justify the added complexity for others. In this post we are introducing one of the new add-ons: MailChimp Top…

Hello world!

I’ve been holding back on creating a dedicated MailChimp for WordPress plugin blog for about a year now. Today, I finally sat down and took the time to set one up. With MailChimp for WordPress Lite nearing 1 million downloads we can’t really afford not to, right? 🙂 Stuff like that makes for a great blog post. Anyway,…