Like other free WordPress plugins, installing the MailChimp for WordPress plugin is quite easy. All you need is a MailChimp account and a WordPress site.
- In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for MailChimp for WordPress and click "Install now"
- Alternatively, download the plugin from WordPress.org manually and upload the contents of mailchimp-for-wp.zip to your plugins directory.
- Activate the plugin
- Set your MailChimp API key in the plugin settings.
If you see the green square that says Connected, that means your website can communicate with your MailChimp account.
You are now ready to start collecting MailChimp subscribers through your WordPress site. Yay!