So you’ve probably seen the requirement before
“I want to send a PDF or E-book , only when people subscribe to our mailing list”
Our client iconicwindows.co.uk wanted to go one step further also, they wanted to tie the subscription into an everyday contact form which also allows the user to request a physical copy of their PDF.
To achieve this we looked at the current estate and what we could do. Using Contact Form 7 was the easiest and most reliable way to create a contact form on wordpress and it seemed mailchimp had one of the best subscriber integrations and automation workflows.
So here is what we did
- Step 1. Create a mail chimp account for Iconic and connect the API key to wordpress.
- Step 2. This was creating the automation workflow and new subscriber email on mail chimp, mail chimp themselves have a lovely handy guide
- Step 3. Now we needed to create the contact form in contact form 7, this is generally self explanatory but if not cf7 have some fantastic guides on their site
- Step 4. Was adding the subscriber short code to the contact form, the short code for adding mail chimp subscriptions to contact form 7 is as follows – [mc4wp_checkbox]
- Step 5. Styling – Styling the front end form so it fits in with the look and feel of the site
- Step 6. Test the form. Fire a quick test through your form, this should then generate you a new subscriber email via mail chimp workflow
If you add contact form 7 submissions plugin you can save all submissions to your local DB
And thats how we did it
We wanted a contact form that allowed people to subscribe to a mailing list that would send them a welcome email and a PDF, but the contact form also had to give them the option to request a physical copy.
We achieved this by using Mailchimp and Contact Form 7
If you have any questions or would like us to set up our mailing listing workflow, feel free to get in contact