Installing the Premium add-on

Installing and activating the Premium add-on is much like installing & activating any other WordPress plugin.

Since the Premium plugin depends on the free MailChimp for WordPress plugin, please make sure you have that installed first.

Activating MailChimp for WordPress Premium

After registering for a Premium account you should be able to log in to your account area right away. From there, you can view your plugin licenses & download the Premium plugin.

Download the .zip file to your computer and login to your WordPress admin panel. It is not necessary to extract the .zip file.

Note for Safari for Mac users for which the .zip file automatically extracts after downloading, either go to Preferences > General and uncheck “open safe files after downloading” or simply re-compress the files to a .zip again.

Then, go to “Plugins > Add New” and click on the “Upload Plugin” link at the top of the screen.


You’ll be presented with the following screen where can you browse your computer for the .zip file you just downloaded. Press “Install now” and the MailChimp for WordPress Premium plugin will be installed.


After successfully installing the plugin, click “Activate plugin“ to activate the plugin.


That's it, you now have access to the Premium features of MailChimp for WordPress. Hooray!

Activating your license

If you want to receive plugin updates for MailChimp for WordPress Premium then you will need to activate the license key you received right after purchasing the plugin.

To do that, go to WP Admin > MailChimp for WP > Other and locate the "Plugin License Settings" section.


Copy your license key from the purchase receipt, paste it in the license key field and click the “Save Changes“ button.

In most cases, the plugin will detect the new license key and automatically activate it. If not, click the “Activate License” button to activate your license.


That's it!

The plugin is now installed & configured to receive plugin updates. You're all set to grow your lists!

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