You can pass variables from your form to the page your form redirects to. This way you can, for example, thank subscribers by name after they've succesfully filled in your form.
To do this, use one of the variables we've listed for you on the Edit form page and add it to the redirect URL, like so:
Add the link to Redirect to URL after successful sign-ups under MailChimp Settings.
Once you've hit Update Form, the data you've selected will be passed through to the page of your choosing. Please be aware that WordPress has a list of reserved terms that you cannot use in your link.
Retrieving the variables in a page
By default, WordPress does not allow you to pass variables through URL's. This means some extra work is needed if you want to retrieve the data you've passed through the redirect URL.
Luckily, a plugin exists that will help you surpass this default setting. Install the (free) URL Params plugin from WordPress.org. You'll then be able to use shortcodes in your page to display the variables from your form.
For example: if we want to add a friendly thank you message to a new subscriber reminding them to check their email for a confirmation message, we would add the following in the thank you page:
Hey [urlparam param="fname" default="" /], thank you for subscribing! Please check your email [urlparam param="email" default="" /] for a confirmation message!
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