Boost Visitor Engagement and Grow Your Mailing List with the Mailchimp Block

By artpi Keeping your visitors interested is the key to a successful website—and one great way to do that is with email. A smart email outreach plan piques peoples’ interest, keeps them engaged, and brings them back to your website.

To send emails, you need a mailing list, and Mailchimp is the list-building tool of choice for lots of folks. With WordPress.com’s new Mailchimp block, you can add a signup form to any post or page. Give visitors the opportunity to join your list wherever they are on your website.

Using the Mailchimp block

If your website is on WordPress.com or uses Jetpack (version 7.1 or higher), the Mailchimp block is already waiting for you in the block editor. Open a post or page, add a new block, and either search for “Mailchimp” or select it from the list of available blocks.

Once you’ve inserted the block into your content, you can customize the following aspects of your form:

Placeholder text in the field for email address. Once your visitor starts filling out the form, this placeholder text will disappear.Text on the submit button.Terms of service disclaimer at the bottom. These terms and conditions are the contract between you and the subscriber. Success message text that will appear after visitors submit their email.Error message text if there was a problem in submitting the form.

First-time setup

The first time you add a Mailchimp block, you’ll need to to connect your Mailchimp account to your WordPress website and specify the mailing list that your new subscribers will join.

You will need:

A Mailchimp account. If you don’t have one yet, you can sign up here for free.At least one list created on this account. Mailchimp has a good resource on that here.

Once you have a Mailchimp account, open wordpress.com/sharing, choose your site and select “Mailchimp” from the list of connections.

Mailchimp connection details in the Sharing section.

Once you click “Connect,” you will be prompted for the login and password to your Mailchimp account. Once you’re logged in, you will be taken back to WordPress.com:

Connection details after successful Mailchimp authorization.

After connecting your account, remember to select your Mailchimp list. You can read more about setting up your configuration options here.

Grow your audience with email

Email helps you build a relationship with your readers. Not sure what to send? Try:

Sending updates about new posts or products.Sharing other interesting articles from around the web.Writing more personal updates.Expanding on your blog posts. Offering discounts or early access mehr lesen
Source: Bio Berlin