Minimal theme - connecting your email subscriber form

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The Minimal theme allows you to connect the subscribe form in the footer to your MailChimp, Campaign Monitor or Mad Mimi account.

For any of the services, you just select the service, and then paste the form's URL into the "Form action URL" field in your Theme editor.

URL's are entered in the "Store footer" section of your Theme editor. To get to your Theme editor, go to the "Design & Assets -> Theme editor" section of your store's Toolbox.

To add the subscribe form to your store, open the "Store footer" section of your theme editor, scroll down to the "Newsletter subscribe form" section, select the service you are using, paste the URL into the "Form action URL" box, and click the "Save settings" button.

Detailed instructions for setting up each service are below.

Contents

MailChimp

To use MailChimp log in to your MailChimp account. If you haven't already created a list there to add subscribers to, create one and then follow the instructions below;

  1. Click on "Lists" on the right.
  2. Select the list you want to use by clicking on it's name.
  3. At the top of the screen, click on the "Signup forms" link.
  4. Choose "Embedded forms".
  5. At the top of the screen, copy the text in the box labeled "Copy paste into your site" to get your form URL, and extract ONLY the "form action" URL. It should look something like this...
    http://hellothere.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=747fc9927e6c1a5894eba5454&id=c9492288d0

  6. Back in your theme editor, choose "MailChimp" in the "Newsletter system" section, and paste the URL into the "Form action URL" box.

  7. Click the "Save settings" button.
  8. If you'd like to, you can also modify the design of your form in MailChimp by adding your logo and changing the colours to make it match your site.


Campaign Monitor

To use Campaign Monitor, log in to your Campaign Monitor account. If you haven't already created a list there to add subscribers to, create one and then follow the instructions below;

  1. Click on the "Lists & subscribers" tab.
  2. Select the list you want to use by clicking on it's name.
  3. On the right side of the screen, click on the "Grow your audience" link.
  4. Choose "Copy/paste a form to your site".
  5. On the right side of the screen, click in the "Get the code" button to get your form URL from the "form action" tag, and copy the entire content of the URL. It should look something like this...
    http://hellothere.createsend.com/t/t/s/ndppp/
  6. Back in your theme editor, choose "Campaign Monitor" in the "Newsletter system" section, and paste the entire URL into the "Form action URL" box.
  7. Click the "Save settings" button.
  8. If you'd like to, you can also create a confirmation page in your store, and then add a link to it in Campaign Monitor. You can also edit the confirmation email that is sent to your new subscriber.


Mad Mimi

To use Mad Mimi, log in to your Mad Mimi account. If you haven't already created a list there to add subscribers to, create one and then follow the instructions below;

  1. Click on the "Webform" link in the top left of your screen.
  2. Select the list you want to add subscribers to by clicking on it's name in the "Add subscribers to these lists" section on the right.
  3. Click the "Embed" link above your form preview.
  4. Choose the "Plain embed" tab.
  5. In the code window below, copy your form action URL. It should look something like this...
    https://madmimi.com/signups/subscribe/12345

  6. Back in your theme editor, choose "Mad Mimi" in the "Newsletter system" section, and paste the entire URL into the "Form action URL" box.
  7. Click the "Save settings" button.
  8. If you'd like to, you can also create a confirmation page in your store, and then add a link to it in the "Confirmation Landing Page" section in Mad Mimi. You can also edit the confirmation email that is sent to your new subscriber, by clicking on the "Edit activation message" button.


Related pages

- Enabling links to your Twitter and Facebook pages
- Enabling Facebook "Like" buttons and Twitter "Tweet" buttons
- Displaying your address and the payment methods that you accept in your footer 
- Editing your slide show
- Creating images for your slide show
- Editing your colour scheme
- Uploading your logo
- Editing your menus/navigation
- Uploading product photos
- Inserting photos into pages and blog articles
- Adding the "Collections" page to your store
- Enabling comments on blog articles
- Home page SEO (Search engine optimisation)