Shika Integration with MailChimp

Shika provides integration with Mail chimp. It has a system plugin for MailChimp which needs to be configured to make this integration work.

 How to Configure the Mail Chimp plugin -

  • To configure Mail Chimp plugin, Go to Plugins¬†
  • Search for "MailChimp" and enable the plugin.
  • Edit the plugin
  • Enter "API Key"
  • Enter "List ID" (which is now called as Audience ID)¬†
  • Enter the "Subscription Form field Tag Name" (optional)

 

Where can I find the API key and List ID?

To get the API key -

  • Log in to your MailChimp account¬†
  • Click on your User Name displayed on the top right corner of the screen
  • Select "Profile" from the dropdown
  • Go to¬† "Extras" and select "API keys" (as shown in the image below)
  • Now, click on "Create API Key" to get your API Key.

 

 

To get the List ID (i.e Audience ID) - 

  • Go to the Audience section, it's available on the top menu.
  • Click on "Manage Audience" and select "Settings"
  • On the settings page - scroll down to the bottom and there you'll see "Unique ID for Audience home".
  • Copy that ID and use it on the plugin to complete the configuration.

 

Where can I find the tag name for the "Subscription Form field"?

  • Go to the Audience section and click on "Settings"
  • Select "Audience fields and *|MERGE|* tags" (as shown in the image below)
  • Click on "Add a Field" and Enter the field title.
  • Copy the tag under the column "Put this tag in your content:" for the created field.
  • Put this tag in the MailChimp plugin for the "Subscription Form field".