Newsletter Subscription

The Newsletter Subscription extension integrates with MailChimp and CampaignMonitor, allowing customers to subscribe to lists of your choosing.

There is a dashboard widget that displays recent subscriber activity and a widget for placing a signup form in the sidebar or any widget area.

Additionally, this extension includes integration with MailChimp eCommerce360 tracking and uses version 2.0 of the MailChimp API.

Requirements ↑ Back to top

  • A MailChimp, CampaignMonitor or MailPoet account and the associated mailing lists of/for customers, depending on which you plan to use.

Installation

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce.com account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New to upload the file you downloaded.
  3. Activate the extension.

More information at: Installing and Managing Plugins.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

MailChimp Settings ↑ Back to top

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Newsletter.
  2. Configure your settings:
    • Select MailChimp as the Service Provider.
    • Select whether box is ticked/unticked for Default Checkbox Status.
    • Enter preferred text for Subscribe checkbox label.
  3. API Settings
    • MailChimp API Key – Enter from your MailChimp account, and Save Changes. Saving enables your lists to be pulled for the next step.
    • MailChimp List – Select a list for customers to subscribe to
    • Enable Double Opt-in – Select whether to notify
  4. Save changes.

MailChimp eCommerce 360

This extension works with MailChimp eCommerce 360.

Enable the Tracking option in your MailChimp account when saving campaigns:

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WooCommerce picks up these tracking links and reports sales via a hook on the Thanks page.

CampaignMonitor Settings ↑ Back to top

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Newsletter.
  2. Configure your settings:
    • Select Campaign Monitor as the Service Provider.
    • Select whether box is ticked/unticked for Default Checkbox Status.
    • Enter preferred text for Subscribe checkbox label.
  3. API Settings
    • Campaign Monitor API Key – Enter from your MailChimp account, and Save Changes. Saving enables your lists to be pulled for the next step.
    • Campaign Monitor List – Select a list for customers to subscribe to.
  4. Save changes.

MailPoet Settings ↑ Back to top

The extension is not compatible with MailPoet version 3 yet.

  1. Install the MailPoet plugin if not already. More at mailpoet.com
  2. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Newsletter.
  3. Configure your settings:
    • Select MailPoet as the Service Provider.
    • Select whether box is ticked/unticked for Default Checkbox Status.
    • Enter preferred text for Subscribe checkbox label.
  4. API Settings
    • MailPoet List – Select a list for customers to subscribe to. Lists must already be set up so options can be pulled in.
  5. Save changes.

Usage ↑ Back to top

In checkout ↑ Back to top

On the checkout page, you will get a checkbox asking the user to subscribe based on your settings:

Subscription Check Mark Screenie

Users can check the box and when they place an order they will be subscribed.

With PayPal Express ↑ Back to top

If using PayPal Express, the checkbox is shown when they return from PayPal.

Widgets ↑ Back to top

The extension adds a new widget called “WooCommerce Subscribe to Newsletter” which can be configured to subscribe the users to the list of your choosing:

Newsletter subscription widget
Newsletter subscription widget

The widget includes some settings to customize the title, message and fields to display in the frontend form. It also allows you to select a different subscription list from the global setting.

Moreover, you can have multiple subscription widgets in different sidebars to subscribe customers to a different list depending on the page he is viewing.

Note: All widget texts, including labels, placeholders, etc. can be customized updating its translation for the current language. To translate these texts, we recommend you to use a translation plugin like Loco Translate.

Dashboard Stats ↑ Back to top

On the WordPress dashboard, admin users will see subscription stats for the newsletter:

Newsletter Stats

Questions and Feedback ↑ Back to top

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