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How to Build and integrate MailChimp Subscribe list with Node js

In this post I would like to show you a simple demo application which is build on top of express js framework, By following this tutorial you gonna build a subscribe form, through this form user can subscribe to MailChimp subscription list.

Let’s setup your express js application by creating package.json file and install required dependency libraries by issuing below commands.

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By issuing the above commands you have installed dependencies and created you launch file called index.js. Now open index.js in your text editor and copy past the below code into it.

Server setup is ready, now issue below commands form command line to start HTTP server.

Then head over to http://localhost:8080, you will get Hello World! text on the browser screen.

Create a view file

You need a HTML view to show subscription form to the users, so lets create a directory called views and then create a pug template file which will hold the subscribe form markup.

Then copy below template markup to email-subscribe.pug.

Then import pug into application, register pug template engine with middleware and render above created template for home page.

Now run the application

you should get following output:

Integrate MailChimp

We need to generate public API key from your MailChimp account and also identify your list ID. If you are not sure how to retrieve those, follow these links from MailChimp Knowledge Base to retrieve your account’s API key and find your list ID.

Now import mailChimp library which you have installed earlier at the beginning of the application setup, update your index.js file, import mailchimp-api-v3 module and create post handler route to handle from submissions, implemented logic for subscriptions. Here is the final index.js file.

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Arjun
I am Arjun from Hyderabad (India). I have been working as a software engineer from last 7+ years, and its my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice. Aside from work, I likes gardening and spending time with pets.
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