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Mailchimp Xenforo plugin

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by Andy.N, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    This plugin was originally developed for my site but we are making it FREE for all lovers of Mailchimp and Xenforo.
    If you don't know what Mailchimp is, read on

    We love the MailChimp guys. Their email management app makes our lives as website owners so much easier. We have used Mailchimp-Vbulletin plugin since 2010 and when we moved to Xenforo earlier this year, this plugin is something we needed to make the migration possible.

    Plugin version: 0.9.1
    Xenforo version: 1.1.0
    MailChimp API version: 1.3


    • Offer new members a quick and easy way to signup for newsletter. Double opt-in is default.
    • Members can change their newsletter’s preferences within Xenforo’s account profile
    • Site admin can monitor their Mailchimp API log from within Xenforo
    Planned features

    • Customization of signup list. This will be available when Xenforo makes custom profile hooks available
    • Newsletter signup block on Xenforo sidebar

    • Upload contents of upload folder to forum root
    • Install addon_mailchimp.xml file from Xenforo’s Install New Add-on interface
    • Enter your Mailchimp API and select your list from Options->Mailchimp screen
    Usage Notes

    • If you enable API logging, the logs can be viewed under Tools->Mailchimp API Log
    There will be minimal support. We will update the plugin when bugs are found and new features are implemented. I will try our best to answer question on our site or via this thread.

    Options- MailChimp - Admin CP - Quantnet - Community for Quants.png Newsletter Preferences - Quantnet - Community for Quants.png Sign Up - Quantnet - Community for Quants.png MailChimp API Logs - Admin CP - Quantnet - Community for Quants 2.png MailChimp API Logs - Admin CP - Quantnet - Community for Quants 1.png MailChimp API Logs - Admin CP - Quantnet - Community for Quants.png Tools - Admin CP - Quantnet - Community for Quants.png

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Nice work Andy.

    I've just been pleasantly surprised to see that MailChimp is free for up to 2,000 subscribers so I'll have a look at this.
  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    So this is a newsletter, of sorts?
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Mailchimp is an adult way of managing emailing your members. I used to send them directly from Vbulletin ACP for years before I know about this.
    Never again.

    Give them a try. If your list is less than 2000 subscribers, it's free.
  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    hmmmmmmm... thanks Andy. ;)
  6. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I've been using a WorPress plugin (Analytics360°) which uses the mailchimp API and pulls Google analytics info from a selected account :)

    This is a pleasant suprise indeed. I was looking for a newsletter solution there weren't much until now. A good opportunity to inform users who choose to get site news without being constantly bugged by forum admins. Thanks Andy will give this a try :)
  7. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    But, it's a newsletter or not ?

    Screen to result please ?
  8. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Ah ha, cool stuff Andy! :D
    Andy.N likes this.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's a tool/application which allows you to send newsletters.
  10. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    This is great! Thanks, Andy.
  11. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing Andy :)
  12. Rich

    Rich Active Member

    I use it now its great!
  13. lms

    lms Well-Known Member

    Works well but you have to first create a list mailchimp.com once logged into the account.


  14. unkn0wn

    unkn0wn Member

    How to use this?
    How to send any newsletter to my members?

    Thanks for your help :)
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  16. unkn0wn

    unkn0wn Member

    thanks Brogan, but I think I won't need this for now, because Xenforo already have a feature to send email to all users.
  17. unkn0wn

    unkn0wn Member

    I have a problem when I want to uninstall this addon..
    Fatal error: Call to a member function query() on a non-object in /home/unkn0wn/public_html/library/MailChimp/Installer.php on line 31

    Any ideas how to fix it?

    Fixed.. I edit Installer.php and add // in front of line 31 and execute the query on phpmyadmin manually..
  18. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Not exactly related to the addon, but Andy, how easy is it to make presentable newsletters? This would be kinda nice to use to share music news and site updates for my forum/station, but I haven't used MailChimp before.
  19. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Mailchimp has dozens of free templates to use. They have a nice way of pulling images/css/color from your live site that you can import into a new template when you create one.

    The level of customization is unlimited. Take a look at their website for some idea. You certainly can't go wrong with giving them a try.
    Trombones13 likes this.
  20. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Neat! Think I'll sign up and play around with it. :D

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