ConvertPlus is one of the premium popup plugins for WordPress available in the market. It helps site owners to collect email ids from the users. The collected email ids are generally used for sending newsletter and discount coupons through email marketing services like MailChimp. In this article we will explain how to integrate ConvertPlus plugin with MailChimp in your WordPress site.
You need the followings:
- Free or premium MailChimp account
- Admin access to WordPress dashboard
- Purchased and installed ConvertPlus plugin on your site
This is a plugin from the same developer of Astra theme. Hence, it is also a good idea to use the plugin with Astra as a package.
How to Integrate ConvertPlus WordPress Plugin with MailChimp?
Here is the summary of steps involved in the process:
- Get MailChimp API key
- Install MailChimp Add-on for ConvertPlus
- Create Campaign for collecting emails
- Assigning campaign in modal popup
Step 1 – Getting API Key in MailChimp
In order to integrate with MailChimp, the first step is to get the API key from your MailChimp account. Login to your account and navigate to profile section. Go to “Extras > API Keys” section.
Scroll down to “Your API Keys” section and click on the “Create A Key” button. New API key will be instantly created which can be seen under “API key” column as shown below:
Copy the API key from the text box and keep it in a separate text file.
Step 2 – Installing MailChimp Add-on for ConvertPlus
Purchase ConvertPlus plugin from Codecanyon and install it on your WordPress site. The second step is to login to your WordPress admin panel and navigate to “ConvertPlus > Add-on” section. Install MailChimp add-on and activate it.
Step 3 – Creating New Campaign
Go to “ConvertPlus > Connects” menu and click on “Create New Campaign” button. Choose “MailChimp” from the dropdown for syncing email collection with ConvertPlus. The MailChimp option will be available only if you have installed the add-on.
Click on the “Next” button and enter your MailChimp API key you obtained from the step 1.
Click on “Create Campaign” button to create a email campaign.
Step 4 – Assigning Campaign in Modal Popup
The last step is to create a modal popup from the menu “ConvertPlus > Modal Popup > Create New Modal”.
Provide all required parameters for your modal popup and choose the campaign name under “Submission > Collect Leads Using” section.
Publish your popup to make it live on the site. The emails provided by users will be synced to your MailChimp account and you can manage the subscribers from there.
Note: 1. Similar manner you can create slide in and info bars in ConvertPlus and assign MailChimp campaign to collect leads. 2. You can create multiple API keys in MailChimp account and multiple popups using ConvertPlus. Then assign the keys in different combinations to the popups for collecting emails for different purposes.