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Mailchimp Groups

  1. isiemer

    I read a few posts from over a year ago indicating that there was a plan to add support for MailChimp groups. Has this been added to the the plugin yet?

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Nope. Our focus has been on big feature enhancements to Gravity Forms itself. When we revise the MailChimp Add-On later this year we'll be adding support for groups.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  3. isiemer

    Does the MailChimp plugin support check boxes at all?

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Yes, you should be able to map a MailChimp Custom Field to a checkbox field on your form.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  5. isiemer

    Hmmm, I have check boxes on the form and check boxes in MailChimp. They're both exactly the same however when configuring the MailChimp feed in WP it does not appear as a list field.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Doing a quick check, I don't see a Checkbox field type in MailChimp itself.

    Here is a screenshot of the List Field editor in MailChimp:

    It has these field types:

    - Text
    - Number
    - Radio Buttons
    - Drop Down
    - Date
    - Birthday
    - Address
    - Zip Code
    - Phone
    - Website and Image

    There is no checkbox field type in the MailChimp List Field editor that I can see, so you may want to double check and see what field type you are using or where you are doing this.

    Gravity Forms Checkbox fields are going to appear in the field drop down individually. So each checkbox item appears as a field in the drop down because each checkbox is an individual input field.

    See this screenshot (First Choice, Second Choice, Third Choice are checkboxes):

    Where exactly are you adding checkboxes to your list in MailChimp?

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  7. isiemer

    That's really odd because my signup editor allows for check boxes.
    Since I can't create groups I'm going to give the user the ability to check which type of email they would like to subscribe to.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  8. Those aren't List Fields. That is MailChimp's sign up form builder. 2 completely different things. The Checkbox field in their form builder are stored as Groups in MailChimp. They aren't List fields.

    List Fields are configured by going to the Settings page for your List and then choosing the List Fields and Merge Tags link. See this screenshot:

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  9. isiemer

    Oh jeeze, sorry about that. Nevertheless, I look forward to you guys updating the MailChimp plugin.

    It would also be awesome if you added a few things to the the user registration add-on as well. Both of these are the reason we bought the developer license. The unfortunate part is that they're both missing a few things that would really make them absolutely perfect and prevent us from having to use third party plugins to poorly enhance them. There's no question that this is the best plugin out there and it sucks that I have to add to it with crud.

    Mailchimp Plugin

    • User unsubscribe
    • Groups

    User Registration Plugin

    • Use Email Address as Username
    • Password strength meter
    • Add and remove profile fields
    • Invitation code system (with dashboard widget to track invites)
    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  10. User unsubscribe

    How would you see Unsubscribe functionality working with the MailChimp Add-On? Users can already unsubscribe at anytime via any emails sent via MailChimp. How would this be implemented on a site? Via a form specifically for unsubscribing?

    Use Email Address as Username

    You should already be able to do this. When mapping your user registration fields to your form fields you should be able to map the username field to an email field on your form. See this screenshot:

    Password strength meter

    This is already a feature on the Password field the User Registration Add-On adds to the form builder. See this screenshot:

    Add and remove profile fields

    The User Registration Add-On allows you to create and store custom user meta values, but it doesn't currently add custom fields to the profile page. We aren't sure how we will handle this in the future as it adds more complexity in how and where these fields are displayed on the profile page so it requires additional settings to configure. It's something we'd like to add, but we have to be careful because Gravity Forms is a form builder plugin and adding UI elements to other areas of WordPress becomes scope creep.

    Invitation code system (with dashboard widget to track invites)

    This is something we would like to add in the future. Along with email validation to activate accounts and administrator moderation to manually approve accounts.

    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday July 21, 2011 | Permalink
  11. isiemer

    Wow, I'm sorry I missed so many of these features. Regarding the questions you asked.

    User Unsubscribe

    Using the Mailchimp API I'm relatively sure that one could refrain from sending users to Mailchimp in order to unsubscribe. Similar to a user profile that allows you to change your notification settings. I currently have added this ability to my site with a custom profile page, it's a little funny but it works. They are in essence just saying yes or no to certain fields, as opposed to completely unsubscribing.

    Add remove profile fields

    I wonder if allowing users the ability decide if they want to replace profile entries would be of value. I can only assume that those who use the "User Registration" plugin are generally doing this manually. Otherwise how are their user's managing entered data?
    Currently, I use

    function my_custom_userfields( $contactmethods ) {
    unset($contactmethods['aim']);  \\to remove default fields
    $contactmethods['company_name'] \\to add customer contact details
    return $contactmethods;

    Invitation code system

    This would be amazing, having the ability to import users and then simply invite them is something I've been looking for a while. We have an old SharePoint site that I'm about to replace. We're finding it very very difficult to pull customer's and then have them register while still allowing new customer's to register.

    Didn't I see a recommendation somewhere to use the gform_validation for this. Any idea how one would convert that to a invitation code?

    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday July 21, 2011 | Permalink
  12. Yes you could use the gform_validation hook if you wanted to implement invitation codes yourself. The gform_validation hook would be used to validate what the user entered is a valid invitation code. You'd still have to write the custom code and know if a code is valid or not by comparing it against a list, etc. But that is the hook you could use to validate the code and allow the user to register. There is a tutorial in the How To section of the Documentation on how to use the gform_validation hook.

    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday July 21, 2011 | Permalink
  13. This post was very helpful for me. I'd been looking for the reason why my checkbox wasn't syncing with MailChimp. So thanks.

    I'll second the request for MailChimp groups.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Permalink

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