Advanced Form Customization

Paid account holders have access to an advanced mode for creating and editing MailChimp's hosted signup forms and response emails. This is an advanced feature and is recommended for users familiar with custom coding. Contact your developer, or hire a MailChimp Expert if you need assistance.

Switch to Advanced Mode

Follow the steps below to access the Advanced Forms tool.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list whose forms you want to edit, and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select Form builder. General forms.
  4. On the Create Forms page, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click advanced mode.
    Advanced mode link.
  5. In the pop-up, click Switch to confirm.
    Confirm Advanced Mode.

What can I edit?

You can customize most MailChimp list management forms, emails, and confirmation screens:

  • Signup form     
  • Signup thank you page     
  • Opt-in confirmation email     
  • Confirmation thank you page     
  • Final welcome email     
  • Update profile form     
  • Update profile thank you page     
  • Unsubscribe form     
  • Unsubscribe confirmation page     
  • Goodbye email     
  • Campaign archive page     
  • Survey landing page

When you customize, make sure you don't alter the unique Form tags, field names, and merge tags, because they're connected to the list and need to stay the same. The image below shows highlighted areas of what you can and shouldn't edit.

HTML sample.

You can also set up meta redirects to send users to custom thank you pages on your website. The following is the meta redirect code you'll want to use. Make sure to replace with the URL you want to redirect to.

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL="/>

Below, you'll learn how to set up a meta redirect.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select Form builder.
  4. Click the link for the Signup "Thank You" Page or the Confirmation "Thank You" Page.
  5. Copy the meta redirect, and paste it in the <head> section of the thank you page's code.
  6. Click Save Changes.

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