Genesis ENews Extended MailChimp

Using the Genesis E-News Extended Plugin with MailChimp

Raise your hand if you have an email newsletter signup form on your website (or want to have one)!

Keep your hand raised if your site runs on the Genesis Framework.

Still with me? I’d like to introduce you to the perfect solution for Genesis users who need a newsletter signup. It’s called the Genesis E-News Extended plugin. When it comes to functionality and matching your theme’s style, this plugin integrates beautifully with StudioPress themes and can be used with MailChimp, Aweber, Constant Contact, and more.

Video Tutorial: Using Genesis E-News Extended with MailChimp

Here’s a 10 minute screencast showing you how to set up the Genesis E-News Extended widget to work with MailChimp.

If you have trouble with the video player, you can watch directly on YouTube.

A Note on Accessibility

Kudos to plugin author Brandon Kraft for his ongoing updates to the plugin and commitment to making it more accessible. As of version 2.2.0, Genesis E-News Extended now includes unique form ID values and HTML 5 placeholders (instead of JavaScript).

If you’re new to the idea of web accessibility and would like to learn more, check out my article on Website Accessibility and WordPress.

69 thoughts on “Using the Genesis E-News Extended Plugin with MailChimp”

  1. I tried using this recently and I couldn’t get any form submissions to come through as emails. I noticed one difference between my version of WordPress and the one in the video: “#” are present in the widget boxes when they’re empty. I tried to run the form both with and without. Without caused a 404 error and with seemingly worked with no email.


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