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In your MailChimp Dashboard navigate to the Lists panel and select Signup forms from the appropriate list’s dropdown.
Select Embedded Forms.
In the Embedded Form Code options select Naked and uncheck a title for your form, interest group fields and required field indicators and copy the code from the Copy/paste onto your site textbox.
You’ll want to copy the Form Action and Email Textbox Name from the resulting form code.
First find the form tag.
And copy/paste the URL into the Form Action textbox.
NOTE: You should only enter the URL itself into the field. If you find that what you enter is not saving in the widget it’s because you’re entering the entire HTML for the form tag instead of the URL.
Next copy the name value from the email textbox.
And paste the value into the Email Textbox Name textbox.
NOTE: Email Textbox Name is case sensitive and should not include any HTML
Hidden Fields: MailChimp’s easy, nothing here!