I have shared a simple tutorial to integrate your web page with MailChimp subscription API. It is intended to give the most basic direction and then you can expand the design and functionalities to your preference. Some of you however might prefer to use a more “plug and play” approach. Therefore I decided to list a number of (paid) scripts that would allow you to add good looking MailChimp PHP integration with minimal time required. These are not free, but definitely worth to save hours of your productive time.
Let’s start with the most simple but very effective approach. DooMailChimp allows you to add a simple button or link which when clicked will trigger a form modal box that connects to MailChimp upon submission.
Instead of using modal box, this script can be embedded using iframe so it stays on your web page. A good idea if you really want to draw more attention from your site’s visitors. The cool thing is they can sign up using Facebook, Hotmail, Google, LinkedIn aside from entering their email address manually.
If you need more than a simple subscribe form but a complete contact form instead, this is a great form generator to make it a snap. With complete MailChimp and Aweber integration, you can create multiple forms on multiple projects in a breeze. You would still need to play with the styles though to really get the look that you prefer.
Another way, and probably the most effective, to collect your visitors’ email addresses is by incorporating automatic popup. This script will do that for you with integration with almost every popular email service such as MailChimp, GetResponse, iContact, Campaign Monitor, AWeber, Mad Mimi, Benchmark, ActiveCampaign, Interspire and Sendy.
Remember, getting new subscribers is only the first step. It is more important to actually send them engaging emails and make them happy with their decision to sign up in the first place.