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How to Start Email Automation using Mailchimp in Elementor Forms

How to Start Email Automation using Mailchimp in Elementor Forms

  • Kenoma Versoza
  • August 16, 2019

Now that you bought the Pro version of Elementor (in case still haven’t, you can get it here), wondering what to do next? Well, a good marketing strategy for new to further increase the customer awareness of your products and services is email marketing. 


First, it’s easy to set-up. Uncomplicated, and don’t really require that much previous experience with the field. Second, it’s effective. Although not that (always) groundbreaking, it might still give your business a wonderful jumpstart in terms of web traffic, on-site purchases or customer calls!

Enough chit-chat! Let’s now begin this tutorial!

Step 1: Setting Up

Of course, before anything else, we need to set up the integration of our email marketing tool (which will be mailchimp) on our Elementor page builder. Just go to the ‘Elementor > Settings > Integrations’ and look for the Mailchimp section.


Once you found it, fill in the “API Key” field with the API keys of your MailChimp account.


Then, just to make sure you’re API key is valid and is working as you want it to be, click the “Validate API Key” button. If it didn’t return a green check, try to copy your API key again.

Step 2: Creating Forms

In order to start our Email marketing automations, we first need to “capture” the user’s email address. And what’s a better way of getting email addresses in “legal” way? Of course, through Contact forms! Now let’s make an Elementor form with Elementor pro.

Go to your desired page and click “Edit with Elementor”.


Once you’re on the Elementor visual editor, go to the left sidebar and drag the “Form” widget under the Pro widgets section.


Step 3: Connecting Mailchimp

Then click the form and again on the left side bar, go to the “Actions After Submit” section, click the field and on the dropdown, select “Mailchimp”.elementor-mailchimp-tutorial-5

You will then be able to select any audience from your Mailchimp account.

Now test your contact form if it’s working! If you have further questions or experiencing issues with this tutorial, let me know in the comments section!

Thanks for Reaching This Far! 🙂

I hope we were able to help you with this tutorial! You can also try to install the Elementor Pro Version and get access to more Elementor templates for free!

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If you have more concerns or have encountered other issues, let us know in the comments section!

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. marzia

    Hi! I have a problem!
    The audience is not loading, what can I do?

  2. Natalie

    Did anyone find a solution? I set up forms through element or, linked mailchimp through the API but just as above the subscribers are being added but they do not get my welcome e-mail. Very frustrating indeed!

  3. gess

    is it possible to create automated email (welcome email) with integration of mailchimp and Elementor ?

  4. Samuel



    For 2 years I was using the pre-made signup forms from mailchimp, to collect email addresses on my website. I set it to double opt in and installed a ” confirmation mail ” and ” final welcome mail ” where my freebie was placed. Now this worked well for me 2 years.

    3 days ago I decided to create another signup form, using the elementor pro form builder this time. I created the form and integrated it with my mailchimp via API. But now: When people subscribe to my email list through that signup form, it says: The form was sent succesfully. The subscriber is added automatically to my Email List without getting any ” confirmation and final welcome mail ”. Well this is crucial to me, since im sending the freebie through that way.

    Is there anything I didnt properly understand? Maybe it isnt even possible to send those confirmation and thank you mails automatically, when im using the elementor form? Im glad about any help!

  5. Valeria

    Are you still trying to solve this issue or..?

  6. Cam Marling


    Thanks for the great explainer list.

    I’m having trouble passing multiple tags through to MailChimp. I have multiple forms on my website with unique tags which means a user could be tagged twice (i.e. request a demo and subscribe to e-news).

    Currently, Elementor is only sending the first tag through to MailChimp which means the user is not being emailed when completing the subsequent forms.

    Can you please help me troubleshoot this?

    Thanks in advance,

    1. Elementor Resources

      Hi Cam. 😀 That sounds to be a very interesting but nevertheless troublesome issue you got there. I’ll check our forms and see if we have the same issues and get back to you 🙂

  7. Anthony

    I have the exact same problem and can’t find much on the web that addresses it (besides you Howard).

    Have you found a solution or made any headway at all?

    Thanks… Anthony

    1. Elementor Resources

      Hi Anthony 🙂 I’m currently looking on this problem, so stay tuned 😀

  8. Hi. Everything worked great until I tried to select an audience. The “list” keeps spinning and none of my audiences are available in the dropdown. Thoughts?

    1. Elementor Resources

      Hi Howard! 😀 That’s weird. Can you maybe send me a screenshot of this “spinning” issue?

      1. Eivind Rønes

        I solved this by selecting custom and pasting in the API key, then I was able to choose the audience.

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