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Adds mailchimp integration to SilverStripe, eventually inside a widget

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2.1 2015-10-01 13:49 UTC

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MailChimp subscription form

The form could be injected into a widget, or used inside a page through the MailChimp extension

Maintainer Contact

Gabriele Brosulo [gabriele.brosulo (at) zirak (dot) it]


  • Subscription widget form
  • Static function callable from outside


  • Silverstripe framework 3.1.*
  • Silverstripe cms 3.1.*


  • silverstripe/widget
  • zirak/widget-pages-extension


Install it through composer:

	composer require zirak/silverstripe-mailchimp

Using in a page

Extend the Page class (or whatever class you want to use) whit the MailChimp extension:

Name: mailchimp-extensions
    - MailChimp

Then render the $McSubscribeForm variable inside your template:

<% include SideBar %>
<div class="content-container unit size3of4 lastUnit">
		<div class="content">$Content</div>

Using inside a widget

Simply use the MailChimpSubscribe widget as usual documentation here

Using inside a widget with widget-pages-extension

Define the widgetareas in your pages, like stated in widget-pages-extension module After that define which widget are allowed for your pages, in particular MailChimpSubscribe.

For example your Page.php will become

class Page extends SiteTree {

	private static $db = array(
	private static $has_one = array(
			'SideBar' => 'WidgetArea'
	private static $allowed_widgets = array(


Run a /dev/build?flush=all and enjoy your widgets. Due to a known issue in widget-pages-extension you have to save each page you will need to put the widgets on. For more information about how to use the widgets please see the widget-pages-extension module documentations


  • Configure your MailChimp APIKEY and ListID
  • Enable the widget
  • Play with the mailchimp.yml config file in your mysite folder, in conjunction with the MailChimp configurations. Follow a sample mailchimp.yml
Name: mailchimp
  #apikey - see http://admin.mailchimp.com/account/api
  apikey: 'afe564e2dbbeb74f392de68f927ac326ef4-us6'
  # A List Id to run examples against. use lists() to view all
  # Also, login to MC account, go to List, then List Tools, and look for the List ID entry
  listid: '8e5f26f915'
  redirect: true
  redirect_ok: 'reg-ok/'
  redirect_ko: 'reg-ko/'
  country: true
  topics: true
  topicsArr: ['Web development', 'Sysadmin', 'PHP', 'Javascript', 'HTML & CSS']
  otherTopic: true