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.
- Click on Lists and click on the list you want to make a form for.
- Click on the Settings tab and choose “List fields and *|MERGE|* tags”
- 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.
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.
Under the Submit Button section, enter the submit button text you wish to use and hit the Update Form button when you’re done.
Step Three – Translate the Custom Messages
In the Form Builder, click on Custom Messages.
There you can translate all of the messages users will see when they interact with the form.
Voilà – You have a translated form!
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.
If you only want to use placeholder text and not field labels, click the Hide Label checkbox.
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.
With Easy Forms for MailChimp you can easily translate MailChimp forms into any language!