Display Types

Description of embedded, popup, topbar and scrollbox display types in MailChimp WordPress plugin.


Embedded view type provides a shortcode of your MailChimp form, e.g. [mwd-mailchimp id=”1”], which can be placed in the content of a page or blog post. Make sure choose Embedded as the Display type, save the settings and copy this shortcode.

Afterwards click Pages > Add New from WordPress menu and paste the code in the editor area. Provide a title and additional content to the page if necessary, then press Publish. You will see this MailChimp form when you open this page from frontend by clicking View Page.

In case you would like to have your form appearing in a popup box after the pages are loaded, you can select this display option. You can set Animation Effect to it, or Loading Delay in seconds, which will define the amount of time until the form popup appears after the page loads.


If you wish to have your subscription form appearing at the very top of your website, you can select Topbar option. In fact, with Position option you can place the form at the bottom as well.

In case you select Top position, enable Remain at top when scrolling option to make the form sticky to the page. It will set fixed positioning to the form container. Also when you have Allow Closing the bar option turned on, visitors will be able to hide the form block by clicking the small X button.


The fourth layout for displaying MailChimp forms is Scrollbox. It adds a form box which is triggered and opened upon scrolling the page. It can be placed on the left or right side of the content with Position option. As the case of Popup type, you can set Loading Delay for the form to appear a few moments later after page loading is finished.

The form with Scrollbox display type can appear at a certain point of the page. Using Trigger Point setting you can define the percentage of the page height, and the MailChimp form will appear after the user scrolls down to that point.

You can let users minimize the form scrollbox or close it by activating Allow Closing the bar and Allow Minimize options. With Minimize Text you can have a custom placeholder text for the form block after visitor minimizes it.

If you want the form to be hidden after users scroll back to top, enable Auto Hide option.