Get Email Subscribers using WP Subscribe & MailChimp.!!!


Being a website developer Promotion of post is very important. We can promote posts via social medias  like facebook, linkedin, google+ etc.

By some survey, it is proved that the website can achieve more traffic from Email Subscription/Email Marketing than the Organic Search and Social Sharing.

Benefits of Email Subscription:

Email subscription helps to keep regular users or viewers to you. By getting their Email-ID you can able to send every post of your website to them. This can helps you to achieve particular amount of traffic.

Also you can help your subscribers by sending them your post. Because every Subscriber submit their Email-ID only when they get solution through your posts or website. So its became your job to give solution their problems.

When you spreading  knowledge or solutions through your website as requirement of users then getting someone’s Email-ID not that tough task.

To get subscribers you need to add Subscription widget to your website.


Using WP-Subscribe plugin you can able to add Subscription widget. And using MailChimp service you can able to make list of your Subscribers as one group.

Its became easy to send your Post to their Email-ID’s when Number of subscribers are in one list. Here you don’t need to send post separately for every Email-ID.

To know how to add WP-Subscribe widget with the help of MailChimp then follow below steps:

Login to WordPress dashboard and go to Plugin section. Now search for New Plugin and type WP Subscribe in search box.


Install the plugin and Activate it.

wp subscriber plugin

Now go to widgets under Appearance section where you need to add WP Subscribe Widget to Home Sidebar or where ever you want it to.

To do this just click on WP subscribe Widget and select the sidebar (such as Home sidebar, Post sidebar, Page sidebar, Archieve sidebar).

It is better to Add widget to Home sidebar as well as Post sidebar.

widget dashboard

wp subscribe widget


Now click on WP subscribe widget on sidebar. Where you need to select one service among Aweber, FeedBurner, MailChimp.

These all three services are best but I prefer Mailchimp.

Now you have to add MailChimp API URL to run service. So you need to search for MailChimp in search engine and open the website.


After opening the site you get MailChimp Dashboard where you need to Sign UP.


After Signing there are around 6 steps where you have submit Your Name, Website Name and Link, Your Address  and etc.

Just fill the details and Click on Let’s GO button.  Then you have this Dashboard.

mailchimp dashboard

In that Dashboard go to your account and Click on the Profile.

mailchimp dashboardIn Profile dashboard click on the Extra dropdown menu and select API key. This is where you will find MailChimp API URL.

mailchimp dashboard

Scroll down and Click on generate Your API key and Copy the generated API key URL.

mailchimp dashboard

Paste it on WP Subscribe widget. Select the MailChimp list and Save it.

wp subscribe widget

This is how WP Subscribe widget looks after successful activation.

wp subscribe widget

Whenever your reader Subscribes then those Email-ID’s were added to your list.

mailchimp dahboard

From help of MailChimp you can run Campaign and design your Email template.

Just from one click you can able to send post to all you Subscribers through MailChimp campaign.

It has more features where you can do Email Marketing easily.

I Hope this article helps you to Get Email subscribers using WP subscriber & Mailchimp.

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  1. Love this post! Even though I’ve been blogging for a while – I just got started on the whole newsletter game and this post on MailChimp (what I’m using) is SO helpful.


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