Jul 15, 2010

Pre-defined Choices for Signup Forms

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We just added some new functionality in the MailChimp signup form designer. Now, whenever you add a dropdown, you’ll see some new pre-defined options:

  • Gender
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • US states
  • World countries

Here’s some back story if you’re not sure why this is kinda cool…

Previously, if you wanted a field for "Country" you’d have to use our "Address" button, but that also included other fields, like Street1, Street2, City, State, ZIP, etc. This didn’t work so great for people in countries who don’t use ZIP codes. Or have states. And in some cases, customers just wanted a lone "country" field.

You could always build a dropdown in MailChimp, then add all the countries yourself. But there are around 300 200 of them, so that would be a chore. This new feature lets you add a country dropdown with a single click, then you can add/remove individual countries if you want.

We hope it saves you some time! (ziggy)