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Mailchimp engine for Refinery CMS

This project was originally sponsored by Mailchimp! Many thanks to them for supporting open source development.

How to use this engine with a Refinery CMS project

To set up a Refinery app from scratch, you'll need to install Refinery and create a new app:

gem install refinerycms
refinerycms new_project
cd new_project

Once you have a Refinery app created, add this engine to your Gemfile in the USER DEFINED area:

gem 'refinerycms-mailchimp'

Then, from the command line:

bundle install
rails generate refinerycms_mailchimp
rake db:migrate


You'll need to set up your Mailchimp API key in the Settings area. Get your API key here.

All available settings are:

  • mailchimp_api_key The API key of the Mailchimp account you wish to send campaigns from.
  • mailchimp_default_to_name The default To: name recipients will see (not email address). This can be changed for each campaign.
  • mailchimp_default_from_name The default From: name for your campaign message (not an email address). This can be changed for each campaign.
  • mailchimp_default_from_email The default From: email address for your campaign message. This can be changed for each campaign.

Using Templates

This plugin currently only supports one editable text area per campaign. If you use a template, the body will replace the template's MAIN area (see the Mailchimp docs on editable content areas).

How to run the test suite

Uncomment the following line in your Gemfile:

gem 'refinerycms-testing',    '~>'

Then install the testing functionality with

rails generate refinerycms_testing

You can now run all engine specs and features with rake, or run them separately with rake spec and rake cucumber.


A plugin to manage your Mailchimp campaigns from RefineryCMS


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