MailChimp API Integration With PHP

I’m not sure if this is the right department, but please bump it in the right place if I’m wrong.

I have a client who wants to integrate a MailChimp newsletter sign-up form with the use of API. I don’t know how to do this.

MailChimp does not offer assistance with API integration, but they offer API compatibility.

I know how to create newsletter sign-up forms within MailChimp, but am clueless on how to integrate API, or if their is a different procedure on how to create the form for API integration.

The MailChimp help listings of business’ who have expertise in this want to charge for their assistance; I was hoping to learn with assistance on how to do this.

Is anyone out their who is knowledgeable on how I can do this?

Thank you,

Do they have any API documentation?

Have you tried reading the API documentation?

At first glance it looks extremely simple to use. Just make an HTTP GET request (file_get_contents() with URL wrappers enabled would work, otherwise use cURL) to the API URL with the e-mail address you want to add to the list and the other parameters they require.

We’re talking about between 1 and 4 lines of code total.

Uhh…do you see this really big Dunce cap on my head? That’s how obviously ignorant I am with API. A client has asked that I put a link on a web page to a newsletter sign-up form that would have API integration with MailChimp, and then proceed to create the integration process.

They do not have any API documentation. They assume that I know API (which I never game them any indication, but I did tell them that MailChimp does offer integration with API in their service).

I’m not asking anyone to do this project for me, but I do want help on where to begin (in baby steps, please) and how to proceed. I truly would like to learn how to do this.


The API documentation was two clicks from the homepage:

And more specifically,

Examples of using PHP to use the API:

They even have a wrapper written in PHP you can download: