How to Integrate MailChimps
MailChimp is a newsletter mailing system which allows you to send email newsletter, share them on social networks, integrate with services which you already use, and track your results. Here are the steps to integrate MailChimp with EasyDiscuss.
Obtaining MailChimp's API Key
You can obtain the API key by logging in to your MailChimp account and navigate to Account > Extras > API Keys.
From there, click on the Extra menu and then click on API Key.
Then, you will be arrived in the API Key page. Scroll down and click on the Create Key button.
Mailchimp should create a key for you. Should you face any issues, kindly refer to MailChimp's support for further assistance.
Obtaining List ID
You can obtain this by logging in to your MailChimp's account and navigate to list.
In your list page, click on the desired lists that you wish to use as your EasySocial's user lists and navigate to Stats > Settings.
In the Setting page, click on List name & defaults.
There should be a List ID on the right side of the screens; we'll be using it in the next steps ahead, so copy this and paste it in a place where you can retrieve it later.
Kindly refer to MailChimp's support should you find that any of these informations are missing.
Integrating with EasySocial
Login to your EasySocial's backend and navigate to EasySocial > Application > Custom Fields. From the application menu, click on the MailChimp field. You can make use of the filter.
In the MailChimp menu, key in your MailChimp's API key and your List ID. You can change the Title and Permalink according to your preferences. Once done, click Save button to store the changes.
Assigning MailChimp to Profile Types
Click on the Profile Types menu in your EasySocial's backend. You should be able to view the list of available Profile Types.
You can either create a new profile type or choose an existing profile. Navigate to the profile type's custom fields. In the Select Custom Fields box, locate MailChimp custom fields, and drag it to the left side of the menu. You can drop it at where you wanted it to be.
Click on the MailChimp custom field and you will be able to see an edit button. Click on the Edit button to configure the parameters.
Once you have set up it's title, description and such, click on the save button and your MailChimp's field is all set up. Anyone who clicks on the Mailchimp checkbox, will be receiveing newsletters from it's campaign linked via the List ID.
Yay! Give Mr MailChimp a high five!