If you’ve got a WordPress website that allows users to sign up to access or contribute content, you may want to have them sign up to your regular newsletter at the same time. This is easily done with a couple of useful plugins and no coding whatsoever.
What do you need?
First you will need to install the plugins – Download Gravity Forms, the Mailchimp add-on and the User registration add-on and install them on your site.
When the plugins are installed and activated you’ll need to create the form -
After you’ve created the form -
Now your form will work as a Mailchimp sign up form – Next, we need to make it register a new user…
Now your form will work as Mailchimp sign up and a user registration form.
To add your form to a page -
There might be other ways to achieve a similar result but I’ve chosen Gravity Forms (as I always do), not only because it’s highly customizable but because it means I could take either or both of the add on’s and easily add this functionality to any existing Gravity Form on any other site I’ve built.
You don’t even need to keep it as simple as I have here, your form can be as big and complicated as you like, as long as you’ve got your add on’s mapped to the correct fields within the form you’ll always get the information you need.
So there you go, an efficient, hard working web form without all the complicated code.