Before you can do anything else with MailChimp you'll need to create a MailChimp account. In this tutorial we'll walk through creating an account on MailChimp.com. Then, we'll look at where to find your API key, and how to add it to Drupal so that the Drupal MailChimp module can communicate with MailChimp on your behalf. Adding your API key is a required step to get MailChimp integration working with Drupal. Without an API key, Drupal can't make requests to MailChimp on your behalf.
By the end of this lesson you should have an account on MailChimp.com. You should also have located your account's API key and configured Drupal to use it.
Further your learning
- Why does MailChimp require personal details like address and phone number when creating an account?
- What is the purpose of providing Drupal with a MailChimp API key?
- Further exploration: In theory you can share a single MailChimp API key between multiple different Drupal sites. What effect would this have on your integration?