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Mailchimp Audience fields and *|MERGE|* tags

How to Find and Manage Your Mailchimp Audience Fields and *|MERGE|* Tags

To add, edit or remove Mailchimp fields and MERGE tags first you need to select your audience or mailing list inside mailchimp.com.

To find your Mailchimp audience or mailing list head to: https://admin.mailchimp.com/lists (Fig. 1).

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Fig. 1. In this screenshot you can see your Mailchimp audiences or mailing lists.

In this page you will see a listing of all your audiences, and from here you can select which one you will modify. In this example, we will choose our list Avengers:

Find Mailchimp audience fields and merge tags
Fig. 2. This is the page for the Avengers audience.

On the screenshot above you can see highlighted on yellow the link to reach the page that holds all your merge tags for this specific audience or mailing list. Click on it and lets go to the next page (Fig. 2):

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Fig. 3. These are the names of your merge tags inside Mailchimp.com settings area.

Here you can manage the fields available to your audience’s signup forms. As you can see, merge tags names are only capitalized LETTERS, NUMBERS or UNDERSCORES. No special characters or symbols (Fig. 3).

Please note that the merge tags names are FNAME, LNAME or MERGE2 and WEBSITE or MERGE3 – No Need to use these asterisks or pipes *||*

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How to Get Your Mailchimp API Key

Learn how find your Mailchimp API Key following 5 easy steps in order to set up Chimpmatic – Mailchimp & WordPress integration.

Obtain your key

  1. Log in to your Mailchimp account
  2. Click your account Avatar and select Account

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  1. Click Extras
  2. Select API keys

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  1. Copy the API key you want to use under Your API keys

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Tip: We recommend creating a unique API Key for Chimpmatic with a descriptive name. You can do so by clicking the Create A Key button you see on API key screen. Then edit the key by clicking on the textbox that contains it. Unique keys are important for security—you can view our FAQ below to learn more.

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Contact Form 7 Basic Setup

Contact Form 7 is a powerful WordPress plugin to help you to add contact forms to your WordPress site. This quick tutorial will help you to setup Contact Form 7 in less than 5 minutes!

We will work with 2 specific TABS in the settings page: the FORM tab and the MAIL tab.

1 – The FORM tab

This is the form tab, here you can add all the fields you need in your form. This specific form has 4 mail-tags:

[text* your-name], [email* your-email], [text your-subject]& [textarea your-message]

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2 – The MAIL tab

Step 1: Enable the Debug Logger included inside the MailChimp Extension tab, and click SAVE. This will help you to record some issues you are experiencing with this particular form.

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Connect Contact Form 7 with Mailchimp

This quick tutorial assumes you already know How to use Contact Form 7 and your Contact form 7 is already working in your WordPress web page.

Lets go ahead and connect your Contact Form 7 and Chimpmatic LITE. We will work with 2 specific TABS in the settings page:

1 – The FORM tab

This is the form tab, here you can add all the fields you need in your form. This specific form has 4 mail-tags:

[text* your-name], [email* your-email], [text your-subject]& [textarea your-message]

Form

2 – Chimpmatic LITE tab

This is the Chimpmatic LITE tab, here you will need to map all your fields. As you can see in each dropdown you can choose the [mail-tags] that you wanna send to your Mailchimp.com mailing list:

ChimpMatic Lite API Key

Here you need to input your Mailchimp API key, and hit the button to fech your lists:
Find your Mailchimp API here
Once you have fetched your lists, they will be ALL here. Now, you can choose a list that will store your subscribers information for this this specific form:

Hit the Connect button to load your lists Learn More
Only [email-tags] will be displayed here as options:

MUST be an email tag Learn More
You can leave this off or choose the mail-tag for NAME:

This may be sent as Name Learn More
If you need to add more fields, click on "Advanced Settings" and activate "Custom Fields":

Once you have your settings the way you need it, click on SAVE and test your form. All information from the fields above will be stored in your Mailchimp.com mailing list.

Problems or Issues: Enable the Debug Logger included inside the MailChimp Extension tab, and click SAVE. This will help you to record some issues you are experiencing with this particular form.

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Mailchimp Required Email

In this article, you’ll learn why you are missing an [email-tag] in the email dropdown and why [email-tag] is required my Mailchimp.com

In order to send visitors information to Mailchimp.com, your form needs at least 1 important field. This field is the [email-tag], if this info is missing from your submission, nothing will be added to your mailing list inside Mailchimp.com.

To add a basic email field to your form you can copy and paste this snippet to your form: [email* your-email].

You can see this snippet in context here, this is the ‘Form Tab’ inside Contact Form 7:

Form

Once you have added this tag to your form, you will see it available from ‘Subscriber Email: *|EMAIL|* Required‘ dropdown:

ChimpMatic Lite API Key

Find your Mailchimp API here

Hit the Connect button to load your lists Learn More
Only [email-tags] will be displayed here as options:

MUST be an email tag Learn More

This may be sent as Name Learn More
If you need to add more fields, click on "Advanced Settings" and activate "Custom Fields":

This is all you need to start collecting contact information to Mailchimp using Contact Form 7.

If you need help or have questions, please use our LIVE CHAT feature during office hours or send us an email here.

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Mailchimp Subscriber Name FNAME

In this article, you’ll learn how to send information to your Subscriber Name FNAME field. You will get up and running in under 5 minutes with Chimpmatic Lite.

To add a basic name field to your form you can copy and paste this snippet to your form: [text* your-name] .

You can see this snippet in context here, this is the ‘Form Tab’ inside Contact Form 7:

Form

Once you have added this tag to your form, you will see it available from ‘Subscriber Name – *|FNAME|* ‘ dropdown:

ChimpMatic Lite API Key

Find your Mailchimp API here

Hit the Connect button to load your lists Learn More
Only [email-tags] will be displayed here as options:

MUST be an email tag Learn More

This may be sent as Name Learn More
If you need to add more fields, click on "Advanced Settings" and activate "Custom Fields":

This is all you need to start collecting contact information to Mailchimp using Contact Form 7.

If you need help or have questions, please use our LIVE CHAT feature during office hours or send us an email here.

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Contact Form 7 Mailchimp Extension

FREE Integration for WordPress Contact Form 7 with MailChimp. Automatically add form submissions to predetermined lists in MailChimp, using its latest API. This MailChimp Extension supports multiple mailing lists and API Keys.

Easy to Use

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Plenty Custom Fields

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Key Features

  • FREE – Download it Here
  • Easy to use
  • Use a different mailing list per contact form
  • Opt-in checkbox
  • Support for custom fields
  • Latest MailChimp API
  • Constantly updated

Requirements

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How to Install Chimpmatic Pro

Installing Chimpmatic takes just a moment. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Install and activate Chimpmatic LITE: https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7-mailchimp-extension
  2. Install and activate Chimpmatic .zip: https://chimpmatic.com/my-account

Install and activate in the above order and you should be running Chimpmatic in under 2 minutes (Fig. 1).

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Fig. 1. In this screenshot you can see Chimpmatic installed and activated.

If you still have problems with it, please come and use our Live Help feature (NO BOTS).