Add a Signup Form to Your Website

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When you create a list in MailChimp, we automatically generate a customizable signup form for that list.

In this article, you'll learn how to add an embedded form to your site, and which third-party sites accept MailChimp forms.

Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin this process.

  • Use the Form Builder to create and style your signup form before you generate the embedded form code.
  • Embedded forms inherit your website's style sheet, so the form will look different in MailChimp than it does on your website.
  • If your site is secure, our forms support HTTPS.

Generate Embedded Form Code

After you've created your signup form in the Form Builder, you can choose a form option, customize settings, and generate the form code to add to your site. 

To get the form code to add to your site, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select Embedded forms.
  4. Choose a form typeClassic, Super Slim, Horizontal, or Naked—and customize your Form options.
  5. Highlight all the code in the Copy/paste onto your site field and use your preferred method to copy it to your clipboard.
  6. Paste the embedded form code into your website's HTML where you want the form to appear.

The best place to add your signup form embed code varies from site to site, and you may also want to make additional changes to the layout of the web page where you embed your form. We recommend you reach out to a developer or MailChimp Expert if you're uncomfortable modifying your site's HTML, since MailChimp’s Support Agents aren't able to access or edit your site's code.

Embedded Form Options

The Form Builder offers four types of forms: Classic, HorizontalSuper Slim, and Naked. Each one serves a different purpose, so you can choose one that fits your needs best. Classic forms look the most like hosted MailChimp signup forms, Super Slim forms are great for a sidebar on your website, Horizontal forms work well as footers, and Naked has no defined styles.

Super Slim Form
Super Slim signup form

The Super Slim form only includes an email address field. You can customize the title and width of the Super Slim form. If your list has required fields other than the email address, or if you want more customization options, use one of the other form options below.

Super slim form options

Horizontal Form

sample horizontal form.

The Horizontal form is similar to the Super Slim form and only includes an email address field. You can customize the title of the Horizontal form or choose not to include a title.
horizontal for option to edit title.

Classic Form
Classic signup form

The Classic form offers more traditional signup form fields, and allows you to customize additional fields and options.

  • Show and specify a form title.
  • Specify form width.
  • Choose whether to show all visible fields or only required fields.
  • Show or hide the indicator for required fields.
  • Show or hide groups.
  • Show format options.
  • Choose whether to include an archive link to view past campaigns sent to the list, and/or a MonkeyRewards link.
  • Disable JavaScript. Use this option if you use JavaScript elsewhere on your website that may interfere with the form submission. The information will be submitted through the hosted form, and the subscriber will be redirected to the Signup “thank you” page. Additionally, the signup source will be Hosted Signup Form.

Classic form options

Naked Form
Naked signup form

Similar to the Classic form, but with no included CSS or JavaScript, the Naked form allows greater control and flexibility.

  • Show and specify a form title.
  • Specify form width.
  • Choose whether to show all visible fields or only required fields.
  • Show or hide the indicator for required fields.
  • Show or hide groups.
  • Show format options
  • Choose whether to include an archive link to view past campaigns sent to the list, and/or a MonkeyRewards link.

Naked form options

Add Form to Third-Party Website

Many third-party website platforms make it easy to embed MailChimp signup forms. Check your website provider's support page for guidance if your platform isn't listed here.

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