I’ve been fiddling around with the MailChimp Extended plugin and I’m running into an issue. The mailing list I’m using is a double opt-in kind. Using the “subscribe member” action, I can successfully add a member to the mailing list. However, no emails go out, whether it be welcome, double-opt in’s or CAPTCHA’s. The user just shows up as subscribed.
A bit of Googling has suggested that the status of the subscriber in the case of a double opt-in list needs to be set to “pending” and not “subscribed”, as done by the plugin, that the “pending” status would trigger the emails. Anyone know more about this or how I should go about making this happen?
@romanmg, do you have any thoughts on this?
I’ve just updated the plugin to expose the subscriber status field so that you can subscribe members as “pending” for double opt-in flows. Keep in mind that Mailchimp does not show you pending subscribers. They will appear in your lists as “subscribed” after they’ve confirmed their email address through the double opt-in process.
Let me know if you have any trouble with this update. Make sure to update the plugin from the plugin settings area to see the new field.
Thank you! I’ll give it a try this morning.
Yes noticed while testing yesterday, that pending subs are not showing up until they confirm the opt-in email.
where can we see that field?
Its for the action : “Add an email to a Mailchimp list”, since I’m not getting any opt-confirmation email