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The Ultimate Guide to Translating MailChimp Forms on WordPress Sites

With MailChimp and our free WordPress plugin, Easy Forms for MailChimp, translating MailChimp forms on WordPress sites into any language is easy!

Step One – Set Field Labels in MailChimp

Field labels are the text next to or above each form field. To change the wording of these fields, log into your MailChimp account and do the following.

  1. Click on Lists and click on the list you want to make a form for.
  2. Click on the Settings tab and choose “List fields and *|MERGE|* tags”
  3. There you will see each of your list fields. In the Field label and type column, enter the text you want for each field and hit the Save Changes button when you’re done.
    Editing field labels for Translating MailChimp Forms on WordPress Sites

Step Two – Translate the Submit Button

After you’re done editing your labels in MailChimp, and you’ve used our plugin to add those fields to a form, in the Form Builder, click on Form Settings.

Edit Form - Form Settings Section

Under the Submit Button section, enter the submit button text you wish to use and hit the Update Form button when you’re done.

changing submit button text for Translating MailChimp Forms on WordPress Sites

Step Three – Translate the Custom Messages

In the Form Builder, click on Custom Messages.

Custom Messages section in Easy Forms for MailChimp

There you can translate all of the messages users will see when they interact with the form.

Translated Custom Messages in Easy Forms for MailChimp

VoilĂ  – You have a translated form!

A completely translated MailChimp form for WordPress

Bonus Step – Translate the Placeholder Text

You may wish to use placeholder text (text that appears inside the field before the user clicks on it) in addition to, or instead of field labels.

To translate this text click on a field in the Form Builder to expand it.

In the Placeholder field enter the placeholder text you wish to use.

Entering placeholder text in Easy Forms for MailChimp

If you only want to use placeholder text and not field labels, click the Hide Label checkbox.

Hiding form labels in Easy Forms for MailChimp

Make sure you click the Update Form button after you edit all of your field options.

This is how a form looks using placeholders instead of labels.

A translated MailChimp form on a WordPress site

With Easy Forms for MailChimp you can easily translate MailChimp forms into any language!

Have fun translating MailChimp forms on WordPress sites!