RSVP button for Mailchimp how-to

Published Nov 17th, 2021 by   Nicolas Zenker

The AddEvent Calendar Links app for Mailchimp allows you to easily insert an RSVP button into your Mailchimp email campaigns. It’s as simple as creating an RSVP event in AddEvent, inserting a new content block in your Mailchimp email and then choosing the AddEvent Calendar Links app.

Adding an RSVP button to your Mailchimp emails lets you take advantage of the following great features:

  • Keep track of who’s coming to your event
  • Collect the attendee’s name, email address, and any other custom information that you want.
  • Each event has a unique RSVP event page
  • Attendees will receive a confirmation email as well as event reminders prior to the event taking place.

This article will show you how to add an RSVP link or an RSVP button to your Mailchimp email in 4 simple steps.

To use the AddEvent app in your Mailchimp email, you will need to use Mailchimp’s new email builder. To add RSVP buttons or links to your emails using the classic builder, scroll down to the 2nd section of this article.

How to add an RSVP button to your Mailchimp email

  1. Create an AddEvent account.
    • Sign up for an AddEvent account if you don’t already have one. Choose from our free Hobby plan or one of our brilliant paid plans with additional features. You can find out more about all out plans on our plans and pricing page.
  2. Create an event in AddEvent and enable RSVP
    • Navigate to the dashboard in your AddEvent account
    • Click the “Create” button, and select “Event”
    • Enter your event details including the event name, time and date, location, description and more. Click the “Create” button.
    • Make sure you check the checkbox next to “RSVP” to enable RSVP for the event.
  3. Connect your AddEvent account to Mailchimp.
    • Open the AddEvent app page in the Mailchimp integrations section.
    • Click the “Connect” button at the top of the page
    • When prompted, click “Sign in” and enter your email address and password to sign in to your AddEvent account
    • You will be shown a confirmation screen and redirected back to Mailchimp
  4. Add the RSVP button to your email
    • In Mailchimp, create a new campaign, or edit an existing campaign that you want to add an RSVP button to.
    • Click “Edit” next to the email content section.
    • Hover your mouse over the content in the email where you want your RSVP button to appear, and click the “+” icon that appears to insert a new content block.
    • Choose “App” as the content block type, and in the “Select App” menu that appears in the sidebar, choose the AddEvent Calendar Links app.
    • Choose “Event” as the first option and then use the dropdowns to choose which event you want to share. Note that an RSVP button will only appear if you select an event with RSVP enabled which are marked with “(RSVP)” in the dropdown. For all other events, normal add-to-calendar links will appear. You can read more about those difference here.
    • The RSVP button for the event will automatically appear in the email preview on the right. You can use the additional settings in the control panel on the left to customize how the RSVP button looks in your email.

You’re good to go! The RSVP button for your event has been added to your Mailchimp email. Make sure you test the links before sending the campaign to your audience. For more information about how all this works, go to our AddEvent + Mailchimp page.

How to add an RSVP button to your Mailchimp email using the classic builder

If you are using Mailchimp’s classic builder to design your emails, you won’t be able to use our brilliant new AddEvent Calendar links app. However, you can still add an RSVP button or RSVP link to your emails by copy and pasting the button/link from AddEvent directly into your email. Just follow the below steps to get started.

  1. Create an AddEvent account.
    • Sign up for an AddEvent account if you don’t already have one. Choose from our free Hobby plan or one of our brilliant paid plans with additional features. You can find out more about all out plans on our plans and pricing page.
  2. Create an event in AddEvent
    • Navigate to the dashboard in your AddEvent account
    • Click the “Create” button, and select “Event”
    • Enter your event details including the event name, time and date, location, description and more. Click the “Create” button.
    • Make sure you check the checkbox next to “RSVP” to enable RSVP for the event.
  3. Copy the RSVP button
    • Open the event page for the event you just created
    • Scroll down to the RSVP links section
    • Click the “Copy” button next to the RSVP links. Note that there are several style options available with various colour, fill and icon combinations.
  4. Paste the RSVP button in your email
    • Open your Mailchimp email that you are editing with the classic builder
    • Find the perfect place to add your RSVP button and click the edit icon
    • Paste the links that you just copied (CTRL+V on Windows or CMD+V on Mac)

You’re good to go! The RSVP button for your event or calendar have been added to your Mailchimp email. Make sure you test the links before sending the campaign to your audience. You can also watch a video tutorial on our YouTube page.

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