Mailchimp subscription Widget

The Mailchimp subscription Widget provides a newsletter sign-up form on your website. See example below. 

Once you have your Mailchimp API key set up (see: Global Settings -> Mailchimp ), you can add the Mailchimp subscription Widget to your Layout and choose one from your Mailchimp lists.

Adding the Mailchimp subscription Widget

1. Click on Layout button on the top right side of the page
layout button

2. Click on Create New Widget button and select Mailchimp subscription
create new widget button            mailchimp subscription from list

3. Fill out the Mailchimp Description and Widget Title (optional)

4. Select Display an option
a) if Link is selected, then Subscribe Text will display in the form. Select an item from Mailing list

b) if Basic form is selected, then Subscribe Text will not display in the form.  Select an item from Mailing list

c) if Mailchimp form is selected, both Mailing list and Subscribe Text will not display in the form. 
Note: If Mailchimp form is used, then form data must be copied from Mailchimp site and paste to Mailchimp global settings in your OpenScholar site before using this option. 

Access the Mailchimp form code in Mailchimp site
a) Click the Audience icon
b) Click Audience dashboard.
c) If you have more than one audience, click the Current audience drop-down and choose the one you want to work with.
d) Click the Manage Audience drop-down and choose Signup forms.
e) Click Select button of Embed forms section.
f) Highlight and copy mailchimp signup form code.

 4. Drag and drop the widget into page layout

5. Save layout

Sample of Mailing List widget

This "Mailing Lists" widget shown below displays the box which can be configured to display a signup form or as a link that opens a popup.
sample of mailchimp subscription widget

Learn more about Widgets and Customizing Your Site Layout.

Updated: 16 September 2021