The Easiest Way To Add A Mailchimp Popup Form
As a new blogger I was constantly struggling with how to add a Mailchimp popup form. You know, those fancy, enticing forms you’d see on the “big bloggers” websites? Well, I wanted it. And I wanted it badly.
Flash forward to about 8 months after starting K Is For Karly (FOREVER, right?!) and I finally figured it out. And I was literally KICKING myself for not figuring it out sooner. I don’t want to see you struggle down the same path so today I’m going to teach the easiest way to add a mailchimp popup form. Let’s get going!
1. Download This Handy Plugin
What I’ve found is that WordPress users are largely divided when it comes to plug ins. Some love, some hate and I am definitely on the love side. I am not a HUGE coder, I know the basics but I prefer not to screw around with my website too much. Cue: Insert Headers And Footers.
If you’ve tried and failed you’d know that to add a Mailchimp popup form into your website you have to paste it into your heading file located in your themes stylesheet. (Did you eyes gloss over? Me too.) Actually, I even tried that once and I had to reinstall my whole theme – NOT fun. With Insert Headers And Footers I can paste things into my header and footer files without even having to go into my stylesheet – WIN!
2. Format Your Mailchimp Popup Form
Now comes my favourite part, design! This step is actually really easy and you probably already have the marketing materials for it. Simply head into Lists -> Signup Forms -> Popup Forms. From there pick your style! My all time favourite Mailchimp popup form is the left aligned image. It catches peoples eyes and immediately draws them to what you have to say AFTER the image.
Here you can change the font, image, opacity, and much more! The #1 thing you want to remember when adding an image to your popup is to select the edge to edge option if you’re using the image on top design, otherwise it does some wonky things. Bye the way: the Mailchimp popup form automatically saves changes. So if you decided to edit later, you won’t have to re-paste your code.
3. Add The Code Into Your Heading File
So now we’ve got the plugin installed and the form designed, how the heck do we get it to pop up? Easy peasy! Head on into the Insert Headers And Footer plugins (it’s under the Setting tab on your WordPress dashboard) and simply paste the code into the box that says <head>.
Ta-Da! You have a popup form! You control all of your timing etc. directly through Mailchimp so make sure to have that set to what you want before you paste. I currently have my timing set up to pop up on exit ( so if you’re reading this and don’t plan on sticking around – you’ll see me again before you go!)
Wasn’t That Easy?
No more scratching your head and sifting through miles of code. Just a simple copy paste! You can use the Insert Headers And Footers plugin for so many more things than just adding a Mailchimp popup form and in fact I DO! I’ve used it to verify my Google analytics, verify my Pinterest for Business and so much more!
What was your biggest struggle when it came to starting your new blog? Let me know in the comment below!