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Really appreciate for your help - Mailchimp VS CF6

jejhrhrik , August 04 at 22:01
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jejhrhrik
Dear everyone,
I am new to CF and this Forums. I started using CF couple of days ago (version 6). I am creating a Easy Form and trying to simply add whoever submitted this form to my MailChimp List.
I am really lost in the very beginning and really couldn't find any solution to add the submitted emails by using CF6. Could you please kindly help me, send me simple guid or link to help me to get this works?
It is really a great help if you could do so.
Best regards,
Jej
GreyHead
Hi Jej,
You can connect to MailChimp using the cURL action to send the form data and your MailChimp user info.
Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
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relliott
Hi Bob,
I am trying to connect my form to mailchimp using the cURL action and am wondering if you have an example of how to do this?
Currently I am able to connect to mailchimp but am getting an error:
"Your request did not include an API key."
Thanks for you help
Ryan
healyhatman
Well did you include an API key?
https://developer.mailchimp.com/documentation/mailchimp/guides/get-started-with-mailchimp-api-3#authentication
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman
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relliott
@healyhatman; Yes. I have tried entering the user:'anystring:<your_apikey>' (and yes I changed the "your_apikey" to mine in mailchimp). What are you putting in the "Data override" section of the cURL action?
healyhatman
The Chronoforms parser generally turns the second ':' into an equals sign, which might be happening here. Either use a {var:} to hold the string or make your own CURL action in a PHP block.
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman
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cyberspyder
Since so many people want to do this (I have like 5 clients that would jump on it) Can you please make a step by step guide? I have curl in my form but I don't know what to put where.
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relliott
@cyberspyder, I used the zapier&nbsp;function to send the data to mailchimp. I did this as a short-term patch while I work on getting my own cURL action to work. I will post a guide on here when I have successfully been able to add subscribers to a list.
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cyberspyder
@relliott, thanks! I have been using the zapier - but it isn't really stable, at least for us. It works MOST of the time. That's why I am trying to change to cURL. I look forward to your guide.
healyhatman
https://tutsplanet.com/add-subscribers-to-list-using-mailchimp-api-and-php-curl-1658/
I got it working using a modification of this. Needs a PHP action instead of using the CURL action.
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman
healyhatman
I'll make a demo form up soon and put it on my site, just have to talk to my host because the bloody mod_security settings are freaking out on "curl_exec($ch)" and I can't save the form if it's in there.
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman
healyhatman
https://skyspider.com.au/store/mailchimp-subscribe-demo
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman
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cyberspyder
@healyhatman, Thanks!! I will watch that over the weekend. Many thanks!+
healyhatman
Not a video it's a demo form you can buy for a couple dollars, download and restore on your own site
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman
healyhatman
OK I have two options available on my store now
1) A demo form that uses PHP that you need to edit yourself to subscribe a user to MailChimp. You will need to copy the PHP block and the event switcher.
https://skyspider.com.au/store/mailchimp-subscribe-demo
2) An easy to use MailChimp Subscribe action you can easily add to any form.
https://skyspider.com.au/store/mailchimp-subscribe-action
Web developer at SkySpider.com.au
I don't work for ChronoEngine but I do accept donations paypal.me/healyhatman