Mailchimp Vendor Email Trigger Setup

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Requirements

  1. This Plugin only works with Easy Digital Downloads (EDD), which is a tool to sell digital goods via WordPress.
  2. The plugin only works where the EDD Frontend Submissions (FES) Plugin is installed.
  3. You also need a MailChimp account (Leading email marketing software) so you can have your addresses in one place.

How to Install?

1. The Plugin will add new settings in the Download Settings of Easy Digital Downloads Plugin. Simply enter the MailChimp API Key upon which you can choose to which of your Email lists vendors shall be added.

2. Select a field of your list where you will insert a flag to clearly mark this address as a Vendor (e.g. you could name the field “Vendor” in MailChimp).

3. Choose a value you like to use to flag each new address as a vendor, e.g.  “NEW” in the respective field.

4. In MailChimp, you need to complete the setup to create automation workflow. Go to Campaigns and select “Create Campaign”.

5. Select “Create an Email”.

6. Choose “Automated”, “Subscriber Activity” and “Respond to Subscriber Updates”.

7. Select a Name for your Campaign.

8. Choose the “Edit trigger” in the first email of this automation series.

9. You will receive a dropdown list of all fields in this list. Choose the relevant field and set the Trigger exactly to the same value as you have inputted before.

10. What will happen now is that whenever a new Vendor Registers in your EDD setup via a page containing the vendor registration shortcodes [ fes_vendor_dashboard ] or [ fes_registration_form ], any newly registered vendor will be automatically added to your MailChimp Email List and a flag of your choice will be set triggering the email automation workflow.

For more information about email automation, please refer to Mailchimp’s Automation guide.

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Plugin Meta Data:

  • Current Version 1.0.3
  • WordPress: Tested up to Version 5.0.3
  • Easy Digital Downloads: Tested up to Version 3.0 Beta