If you’re already a MailChimp user, you’ve probably seen and customized the signup forms for your lists. If you’ve ever ventured from there into the “For Your Website” section, you may have encountered this intimidating interface:
That’s our old Signup Form Embed Code page, where you could generate HTML code to allow folks to subscribe to your email lists from your website. A lot of people use this feature, but just looking at that screenshot makes my right eye twitch a little. There are entirely too many check boxes on that page and the way it’s arranged is confusing at best.
For the v6.2 release, we set our sights on improving the Signup Form Embed Code interface. Before I explain what’s new, I’ll show you an “after” screenshot:
Much less frightening, huh? Under the hood, the page still does the same job, but we’ve tried our best to simplify the process and clean up the code that you copy/paste into your site.
Super Slim, Classic & Naked
As we worked on improving our embed forms over the last development cycle, we discovered a lot of other ways we’d like to improve this page. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but you can count on more updates and improvements to our Signup Form Embed Code page in the next release as well.