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How to Setup MailChimp with the Genesis eNews Extended Widget
This tutorial will show you how to use MailChimp with Genesis eNews Extended. There are many newsletter subscription services out there to choose from however, one of the most popular services is MailChimp.
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How do we connect MailChimp with Genesis eNews Extended widget? If you purchased one of Studio Mommy’s WordPress themes and use MailChimp (or plan to) please follow this tutorial.
Step 1 – Create MailChimp Account
Create an account with MailChimp if you haven’t already. MailChimp is free up to 2000 subscribers! A great option if you are just getting started.
After you follow the steps to create an account on MailChimp… MailChimp will send you an email to Activate your account.
Note: You will see your address listed and may be wondering if your address will be shown to your visitors? The answer is Yes. This is so you and MailChimp are in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act. You can read more about this here.
Although you can use your home address, I highly do not recommend it. Another option would be to rent a P.O. Box instead.
Step 2 – Get the Embedded Code
After you save your list… the next step is to get the embed code so we can connect your list to your site. Click on the “Audience” icon then click “Signup Forms“.
From here click on Embedded Forms.
Next, click on Continue (top right of your screen).
Look for the Form Action link shown below in pink. You will see the words Form Action before the link. Copy the link that is in between the quotation marks – do not copy the quotation marks. See the example below in bold.
Step 3 – Setup MailChimp with Genesis eNews Extended Widget
If you haven’t done so yet please upload and activate the Genesis eNews Extended plugin to your site. Now it’s time to setup MailChimp with Genesis eNews Extended widget. Go to “Appearance” then “Widgets”. Then add the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section of your choice (like the Primary Sidebar or view your themes tutorial for widget placement).
Step 4 – Last Step / Test It
After you save the changes you made to the widget… it’s time to test it. Go to your websites, fill out the subscription form, and see if it works.
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