We have just released a Mailchimp addon for the Chamber Dashboard Business Directory plugin. This addon lets your membership organization automatically add member emails to the Mailchimp newsletter list of your choice.
This is a premium plugin that requires the Chamber Dashboard Member Manager plugin (free version) in order to work. Or, if you already have Member Manager Pro, this feature will be automatically available to you in your Member Manager Pro settings upon update.
Once you download the plugin, install through the WordPress admin or via FTP and activate it.
Easily connect the plugin with your Mailchimp account using the Mailchimp api key.
Connecting your Mailchimp account with Chamber Dashboard
Go to the plugin settings page. You can do that by either clicking on the ‘Settings’ link under the activated plugin or go to Member Manager options where you will find an additional tab called ‘Additional Member Manager Options’. Here you will find the Mailchimp settings.
Member Manager Pro users can find the Mailchimp settings as part of the Member Manager Pro settings tab.
Enter your Mailchimp API key and click on the ‘Save API Key’ button. You should then see a ‘API key successfully saved’ message next to the button and also a drop down with all of the Mailchimp lists from your Mailchimp account. Select the list you would like to add the new members to.
Update the message that shows up on the Join Now form to encourage new members to join.
Click on Save Changes. After the settings are saved, you will now see a checkbox before the Submit button on the Join Now form.
When a new member joins, they can now opt to your list and you can use Mailchimp to help automate your new member Welcome and on boarding process.
If you are using the Member Manager Pro plugin, you will need to update the plugin to the latest version in order to see this new Mailchimp functionality.