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How to Set a Default Mailchimp List

Posted: February 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm

kevin marshall

February 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Hi all, we run a lot of events, and one thing that’s a constant pain is when we forget to select a mailchimp list to send registrants before publishing an event. Thus, we may have lots of people signing up and no one being asked to opt-in if we forget this step. Rather than rely on our human memory, I’ve tweaked the EE Mailchimp plugin to choose a default mailchimp list if nothing else is selected. Here’s what’s worked for me so far, ymmv:

1) Go into Mailchimp and grab your list’s ID in the list settings. Should be something like: r8g9se96d7 (not real as far as i know)

2) In the plugin folder, open: mailchimp.controller.class.php

Replace the following on line: 103

return $relationship["mailchimp_list_id"];


return "r8g9se96d7";

Hope this works for you or at least gives you an idea of where to begin.



February 28, 2013 at 12:55 am

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for posting that, that may well help people out! I will add a feature request onto our ever growing list to see if we can add a default list to the mailchimp addon, for those using a singular list.

kevin marshall

March 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

That would be awesome thanks Dean!

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