Ways to Add a Signup Form in WordPress

There are a few ways to share your signup form on a Wordpress site. The method you'll use depends on whether you use WordPress.com or WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a hosted web platform, typically used to create blogs and small websites, while WordPress.org offers a customizable, self-hosted web platform for more advanced websites.

In this article, you'll learn which signup form works best with your site.

If You Have a WordPress.com Site

WordPress.com only supports signup form links. Because WordPress hosts and maintains the site and code for you, they limit the edits you can make to the code.

Link to Your Signup Form

Copy your signup form's URL from Mailchimp's Form Builder, and insert it as a link in your WordPress site's main navigation, sidebar, or footer. Visitors can click the link to go to the form and then return to your site when they're done.

If You Have a WordPress.org Site

WordPress.org supports form URLs, form plugins, and embedded forms. Because you host your own site with WordPress.org, you can customize your site with HTML edits, plugins, and advanced features.

Install a Signup Form Plugin

A plugin is a WordPress add-on that enhances your site with extra features. Use a plugin to install a simple Mailchimp signup form on your site.

The form created by a signup form plugin appears directly on WordPress pages, so visitors can fill it out without leaving your site. To customize the form's style, you may need HTML experience, or access to a developer or Mailchimp Expert.

Learn how to use our handy form plugin in Connect or Disconnect List Subscribe for WordPress.

Insert Mailchimp's Embedded Form

Mailchimp creates an embeddable signup form for each audience in your account that you can paste into your website's HTML. There are a few form designs to choose from, and you can edit the HTML code of the form to match your site. Most WordPress sites work best with Javascript disabled in the form code, or the Unstyled form.

Paste the embedded form in any HTML-ready area of your site, like Posts and Pages, or in Text widgets. To use a Mailchimp embedded form, you may need HTML experience, or access to a developer or Mailchimp Expert.

Learn how to embed a signup form on your site.

Insert Mailchimp's Subscriber Pop-Up Form

Mailchimp's subscriber pop-up form is a type of embedded form that pops up when a new visitor arrives on your site. You will design and edit the form in Mailchimp, and then publish or paste the code into your site.

If your site is connected through our Connected Sites page, we will automatically push the code to your site once you publish it. If you your site is not connected, generate the form code and paste it into your site. You can also edit the form's HTML code to customize it even more. We recommend that you paste the form code to a Post or Page, because WordPress elements like footers, navigation bars, headers, sidebars don't always support this type of embed code.

To use a subscriber pop-up form, you may need HTML experience, or access to a developer or Mailchimp Expert.

Learn how to add a pop-up signup form to your site.

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