Connect your Webflow forms to MailerLite in five easy steps

Use MailerLite's API to connect your Webflow forms to your MailerLite account.
Published: January 24, 2022 Reading Time: 3 minutes stage: complete

Although I really enjoy Mailerlite’s offering, it is often lacking good documentation. After spending more time than I’d like to admit, Googling and reading through multiple support threads, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Dev Tools to the rescue

I created a simple Mailerlite form, added it to my Webflow test site and fired up Chrome’s dev tools to see if I could get the correct Mailerlite endpoints to submit the form request.

After a few requests I caught this in the network tab:

dev tools

Good! Adding a new subscriber should be straightforward. It’s just a POST request with some path and query parameters. We only care about the id and the query parameter fields[email] (it’d be cool to have a well-document API though).

Form Id in Mailerlite

The next step is to figure out what’s the Id that we need. Head to the Mailerlite dashboard, go to your Forms and click on the form you’re trying to hook up to Webflow. Then scroll to the JavaScript tracking snippet section. Click on the “Show pop-up on click event” tab. You should see a bit of JavaScript code like the following:

form scripts

I’ve redacted the real ids for security reasons. You’ll see two different numbers:

Putting it all together in Webflow

Almost done! To recap:

Now head to your Webflow form. We need to edit the settings of the form. So head to your form’s settings and in the Action field put the full Mailerlite url with your form_id at the end: https://static.mailerlite.com/webforms/submit/12345

It should look like the following:

form settings

Make sure the Method is set to POST. Now go to form’s text field settings and ensure its ID is fields[email]. This will be sent to Mailerlite in the body of the request. You should have something like this:

text field settings

The last thing we’re missing is the ml-submit: 1 field. To do this just add an HTML Embed element inside your form with the following code: <input type="hidden" name="ml-submit" value="1">.

You should end up with the following:

html embed
html embed code

That’s all, folks! Just hit Publish and test your form live!

Recap

To recap here are all the steps:

  1. Get your Mailerlite form_id from the JavaScript tracking snippet section of your form.
  2. Update the action of your Webflow form to submit a POST request to https://static.mailerlite.com/webforms/submit/{form_id}
  3. Update the id of your form’s text-field to be fields[emaill]
  4. Add an HTML Embed element to your form with the following code: <input type="hidden" name="ml-submit" value="1">
  5. Publish your site!

To see a live example you can click here

If you have any doubts or issues just ping me on Twitter!

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