WooCommerce MailChimp 1.2 Released

WooCommerce MailChimp version 1.2 is now available on the WordPress Plugin Repository which brings enhancements to provide even greater control over the opt-in settings to better support international laws. There were also a couple of changes to better support i18n (Internationalization) support and localization as well as a minor change to append interest groups to existing MailChimp subscribers. Below are the details on the changes included in version 1.2:

  • Added new setting to control whether or not the opt-in checkbox is checked or unchecked by default
  • Added new setting to control the placement of the opt-in checkbox on the checkout page (under billing info or order info)
  • Added .pot file to support international translations
  • Added wpml-config.xml file to support WPML translations for values stored in wp_options
  • Change to MailChimp API subscribe call to append interest groups to existing subscribers

Please update your plugin today to take advantage of these features and stay tuned for the upcoming release of WooCommerce MailChimp Pro!

Join our Trello Board to see what’s on our roadmap and vote on features. As always, please provide your feedback and/or enhancement requests here.


WooCommerce MailChimp Update

WooCommerce MailChimp will soon surpass the 3,500 download mark after just under 3 months on the WordPress Plugin Repository. The response has been incredible, interest has been steadily gaining and many users have provided very constructive feedback, comments and suggestions. As such, I felt an update was in order to make you aware of what’s coming for WooCommerce MailChimp.

Version 1.2

We are currently working on version 1.2 of the plugin which will include the following requested features to name a few:

  • New setting to control whether or not the double opt-in checkbox is checked/unchecked by default on the checkout page.
  • Small modification to append to MailChimp interest groups for existing users so that group settings are not lost for users who were already subscribed.
  • Preparations for i18n (Internationalization) support. Several users have already asked and offered to translate the plugin into other languages. We had always planned on that, but now are making that a reality.

Trello Board

We have setup a public Trello board where you can see what’s next on our radar, vote on features and see the status of enhancements, bug fixes, etc.

WooCommerce MailChimp Pro

We are planning a paid/pro version of this plugin (coming soon) which will include advanced features for more fine-grained control over the integration with MailChimp and more “power user” features. This will allow us more time to dedicate to making this the best possible plugin to integrate WooCommerce and MailChimp, while also allowing us to feed our families. :)

While pricing has not yet been announced, there will be license options based on the number of sites you wish to install the plugin on. Stay tuned for further details.

What about the free version?

Don’t worry! There will always be a free version on the WordPress Plugin Repository which will include the current functionality plus some enhancements but support will happen as we can get to it.

That’s all for now!

Please subscribe to our Trello board and stay tuned for version 1.2 release and the upcoming Pro version.

Thank you so much for your support and feedback. The response to the plugin has been truly amazing!

WooCommerce MailChimp 1.1 Released

The response has been huge to my WooCommerce MailChimp plugin but there have been quite a few international users who haven’t been able to use it due to laws requiring the ability for customers to explicitly opt-in to the email list during checkout vs. the default behavior of automatically subscribing customers to the list after making a purchase. Well, the wait is over, WooCommerce MailChimp 1.1 is now available and adds this capability (see screenshot below) so that customers can choose whether or not to opt-in during the checkout process. This feature is completely optional and you have full control over the opt-in text displayed next to the checkbox (figure 2).

WooCommerce MailChimp Checkout Opt-In

Figure 1: WooCommerce MailChimp Checkout Opt-In









Figure 2: WooCommerce MailChimp Options

Figure 2: WooCommerce MailChimp Options







This feature was contributed by Brent Shepherd (developer of the excellent WooCommerce Subscriptions extension). Many thanks Brent!

Please update your plugin today to take advantage of this feature. The update is also available for download on the WordPress plugin directory here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-mailchimp/


WooCommerce MailChimp WordPress plugin now on MailChimp Integrations Directory

Quick Update: MailChimp users can now find the WooCommerce MailChimp WordPress plugin on the MailChimp Integrations Directory.

To find out more about the WooCommerce MailChimp WordPress plugin, see the plugin page or download it from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

New WordPress Plugin: Wistia Responsive

wistia-logoWistia Responsive is a simple and straightforward WordPress plugin I developed while working on the website for the New Saint Thomas Institute (NSTI) that automatically makes all of your Wistia video embeds responsive.

Problem: On the NSTI site, we have lots of video content and we’re using a responsive theme because we know that many of the site’s members would be accessing content on mobile devices, smartphones or tablets. However, we quickly noticed that the Wistia video player was not inherently responsive and was hindering the experience for users on mobile and tablet devices.

The good news is the team at Wistia has a solution in the form of their “video foam” feature currently on their labs site. This works with their iframe api to make your Wistia embedded video players responsive.

The problem is that, because the video foam features uses the javascript iframe api, there wasn’t an easy way to have content authors easily make their videos responsive when generating embeds on Wistia’s site without manually appending the “videoFoam” parameter to the end of their embeds inside of WordPress.

Solution: What we came up with was a simple plugin that first registers the iframe api script needed for video foam to work and then hooks into the_content and the_excerpt filters to automatically append the video foam parameter to the end of all video embeds. The plugin looks for wistia video embeds, adds the video foam parameter, and the rest takes care of itself!

Simply activate the plugin and the rest will happen automatically!

See it in action in the embedded video below. Try resizing your browser or access this page from your phone or tablet and the Wistia player should resize automatically to fit your screen.

The plugin is now on the WordPress Plugin Repository and you can get it by clicking on the following link:

Download Wistia Responsive

Get the Source on GitHub


  • All features should work for each blog in multisite installations but this has not yet been tested.


Feedback is welcome!

If you need help, have problems, want to leave feedback or want to provide constructive criticism, please do so here at the Wistia Responsive plugin page.


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  1. Upload or extract the wistia-responsive folder to your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory. You can also use the Add new option found in the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  2. Enable the plugin from the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Voila! Your Wistia video embeds will now be responsive!



  • This is the first public release.