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embed mailchimp subscription form in twenty fourteen theme

  1. helencarvalhido
    Member

    Is it possible to embed a mailchimp mailing subscription form into my twenty fourteen themed site? I have the html code from mailchimp but not sure what to do with it. Can anyone advise me please?

    The blog I need help with is abrahampath.org.uk.

  2. Hi, I would need to see the code. You can post it here in the forum between code tags such as this:

    Code removed

    I don't believe that Mailchimp has code that can be used here, but one way would be to create a link in a text widget that would take the people to the mailchimp signup page for your account.

    You may want to check and see if mailchimp provides any code to be used in an email. That could should work in a text widget.

  3. Ok, the forum is eating my code. Click the code button, paste in the code and then click the code button again.

  4. Any hints on adding a MailChimp Signup form?

    <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form -->
    <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-081711.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    <style type="text/css">
    	#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; }
    	/* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block.
    	   We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */
    </style>
    <div id="mc_embed_signup">
    <form action="http://beagleboard.us3.list-manage2.com/subscribe/post?u=6e7c2131525b7b1b74c71e2cb&id=9c4f08ff7d" method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" class="validate" target="_blank" novalidate>
    	<label for="mce-EMAIL">Subscribe to our mailing list</label>
    	<input type="email" value="" name="EMAIL" class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" placeholder="email address" required>
        <!-- real people should not fill this in and expect good things - do not remove this or risk form bot signups-->
        <div style="position: absolute; left: -5000px;"><input type="text" name="b_6e7c2131525b7b1b74c71e2cb_9c4f08ff7d" tabindex="-1" value=""></div>
        <div class="clear"><input type="submit" value="Subscribe" name="subscribe" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" class="button"></div>
    </form>
    </div>
    
    <!--End mc_embed_signup-->
  5. Hi, they are using form HTML code which is not allowed here. You can create a link to a signup form directly at mailchimp. Mailchimp should be able to help you with that. You can then use that and link text or an image to the Mailchimp signup form in a text widget here. Here are a couple links on link to working with text widgets.

    Text Widget
    Text Widget Links
    Linking images

  6. You can create a sign up page on MailChimp directly and simply link to it from your WordPress.com site. Here's their instructions http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-to-add-a-mailchimp-signup-form-to-your-wordpress-blog

  7. Linking to another page provides a negative user experience (excessive clicks). I'm confused why if it is my blog I cannot add my own arbitrary HTML code.

  8. This is a multiuser blogging platform and we bloggers cannot post any form codes without the software stripping the codes out to preserve security.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/#html-tags

  9. WordPress.com is a type of shared environment, where all users are running off of the same software. That means that bad code (intentional or not) inserted by a user could potentially take down the whole system.

    For more on this, see our support page on Code.

  10. G'day @timethief, I should have refreshed. :)

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