Keeping in touch with our email list subscribers is critical, but we don't often have time to construct a new campaign and send it. MailChimp's RSS-to-Email campaigns allow you to make updates in one place--your web site--and automatically notify members of your participating list of the updates. It is an easy way to communicate if you're already blogging or writing! In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up MailChimp so it periodically looks for new content on your site and email it to your list subscribers.

Read more: The Easy Way to Send Email Campaigns

The original version of the 3by400 MailChimp Module2 used MailChimp's previous API. The latest version of our MailChimp module uses the current version of the MailChimp API. Please register for the updates mailing list.  You will then be able to download and install the newest version.

Yes, the latest version of 3by400's MailChimp Module2 does work with Joomla 1.5 and 2.5. The module is free, but registration for our mailing list is required to download the module. Once you complete the mailing list registration, you will be re-directed to the download page.

When configuring your MailChimp module, you will be asked for a MailChimp API key and list ID. Both of these are located in your MailChimp account, and are accessible after logging in at www.MailChimp.com. Here's how you find them...

API Key:
From the top, right menu, select Account, Extras, API Keys & Authorized Apps. Your API Key will be listed in the table labeled "Your API Keys". Best to copy and paste into the MailChimp Module setup.

List ID:
When viewing your MailChimp Lists, select the list you wish to offer user sign-up, then click the word "Settings". Your list id will be in the bottom field of the resulting page. Best to copy and paste into the MailChimp Module setup. If you enter an invalid id, the module will default to the first list.

If you want to edit the MailChimp Module's labels, or change them to your language, we've made it easier.

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You can change the default labels by editing the file: /language/en-GB/en-GB.mod_mailchimp2.ini

Change the text in double quotes to your custom message.

Advanced users can create a new language file instead.  If you would like to contribute a translation in your language, please send it our way.

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MailChimp Module 2 Setup

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This video will answer the most common questions about the MailChimp Module.  Have additional questions? Create a support ticket.

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