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MailChimp-integration for Plone!

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This add-on provides a number of integration points between MailChimp and Plone:

  1. Assign interest groups to existing content and automatically expose the result sets as RSS-feeds.

  2. Sign up form in both portlet- and view format, complete with an optional selection of interest groups.

  3. Create newsletter campaigns from existing content using the dashboard, with conditional interest group merge tags.

  4. Moderation built-in.

Quick start:

Define a set of interest groups for one or more lists, configure Plone with your API key and start tagging content.


  • Plone 3 and 4 are supported.

  • Works with both Archetypes or Dexterity content.


The product is currently localized into:

  • Danish

Contributions are welcome!


Malthe Borch <>


1.8 (2012-09-12)


  • The list subscribe form now validates the e-mail address input.

  • You can define feeds manually in addition to the ones pulled automatically from a selected list. This is now also clarified in the help texts.

  • Added local utility IApiUtility (defined in interfaces) to expose methods for accessing the API, to be used my third party customizations.

  • Show unmoderated items even if they’re scheduled for a past date.

  • Added an option to exclude items scheduled after today’s date when preparing a campaign.

  • Adding RSS publication date, formatted as RFC 822.


  • Fixed an issue where the javascript template would break on rendering.

  • Fixed an issue where KSS validation would not work properly in the subscribe form.

  • Fixed an off-by-one bug in the date comparison logic. Items are now correctly included from the provided “start” date.

  • feedSchedule is now defined as a DateIndex.

1.7 (2012-08-02)


  • It’s now possible to restrict the collection of interest groups to those from a particular list. This can help clear up confusion about which interest groups are available, but importantly, also helps alleviate network latency when many lists are defined for an account (because we must query the interest groups per list, in sequence).

  • Added a subscription form, available from the control panel (there’s a link for each defined mailinglist).

    The subscription form includes a javascript-snippet that lets a visitor select all interest groups within a particular grouping using a “select all” (or subsequently none) checkbox.

1.6 (2012-07-31)


  • Interest groups are now conflated with feeds. These are now always defined in MailChimp.

    Previously, a manager needed to set up a list of feeds manually. These were just strings that did not tie into MailChimp’s interest groups directly. This is now changed.


  • Feed URLs in the control panel are now listed in the same order as they are defined.


  • Added new schema extension to give items an explicit feed category.

    Available categories are configured in the control panel.

  • It’s now possible to create and schedule a a new campaign based on the items currently active.

    This is implemented as a new portlet. It is intended that the portlet be added to the editor’s dashboard.

    Note that content is grouped by their interest group marking, and uses MailChimp’s conditional markup to tailor the newsletter to each user. The sorting of the groups is pluggable via a utility.

    The portlet includes a date which sets the lower date boundary on what items are active. The upper boundary defaults to today’s date which is matched with the item schedule date.

    When a campaign is created, tomorrow’s date is set as the new lower date boundary such that no items are immediately active for a subsequent campaign.

1.5.7 (2012-06-19)


  • Fixed compatibility issues with legacy libraries.

1.5.6 (2012-06-18)


  • Provide title explicitly; the RSS template checks for this attribute using explicit acquisition.

1.5.5 (2012-06-08)


  • Added optional portlet description field.

1.5.4 (2012-04-25)

  • Fixed bug that would make the schema extension fail with Archetypes-based content.

1.5.3 (2012-04-19)

  • Do not extend schema (or add via behavior) if product is not installed (settings not available).

1.5.2 (2012-04-19)


  • Use “Publishing date” when feed schedule is unset.


  • The feed now only includes items in the ‘published’ workflow state.


  • Fixed issue on Archetypes where the feed schedule date would default to today’s date (instead of None).

  • Fixed issue where effective_date would return 0 due to explicit acquisition. The attribute is now declared as “acquired” which informs the explicit wrapper to yield the contained attribute.

  • Fixed issue where an RSS-feed would fail for content which does not provide a getText method.

1.5.1 (2012-04-18)


  • Fixed issue where the Archetypes schema extender would replace existing fields (if using the same names), for example "feeds".

    Instead, the extender now ignores such content types (a warning is logged).

1.5 (2012-04-11)


  • Plone 3 compatibility.


  • Fixed issue where subscription using first name only (single name, when split on space) would cause an exception.

1.4 (2012-03-27)


  • Bump schedule date to today’s date on moderation, if date is in the past. This ensures that the item will be shown on the moderation screen.


  • Fixed issue with custom schema mutator which would not function correctly with schema caching; we are able to work around it using Archetypes’ storage API directly.

  • Fixed incorrect package dependency.

1.3 (2012-03-26)


  • Add support for configuring an RSS summary display of included items.

  • Add support for Dexterity-based content.

  • Make content moderation requirement optional.

1.2 (2012-03-09)


  • Add link to content for moderation.


  • The moderation portlet now correctly gets the class 'portletModeration'.

1.1 (2012-03-08)

  • Added simple approval system where items are explicitly made available after some date, and separately approved (guarded by a custom permission).

    To upgrade, you must run the “catalog” setup step and perform the require indexing.

1.0 (2012-01-18)

  • Initial public release.

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