Finding your MailChimp API key

Article Last Updated: October 23, 2015

In order to use the plugin you need to create a MailChimp API key. API stands for application programming interface and it provides a way for 2 web applications (in this case WordPress and MailChimp) to talk to each other. Below is information on how to generate a MailChimp API Key.

Read the MailChimp Knowledge Base article: About API Keys

Step-by-step instructions from MailChimp:

  1. Click your profile name to expand the Account Panel, and choose Account.
  2. Click the Extras drop-down menu and choose API keys.
  3. Copy an existing API key or click the Create A Key button.
  4. Name your key descriptively, so you know what application uses that key.

Copy your key so you can paste it into the plugin settings.