6. How to Edit and Delete List Fields and Merge tags

Last updated on October 30th, 2020 at 04:47 pm.

Hey, welcome back .

The next thing that we are to cover is how to add fields here and remove fields in our subscriber list.

Our current list has the following fields :

  • Email Address ,
  • First Name ,
  • Last Name
  • and other Mailchimp specific fields such as Member rating, Date added and so on.

So let’s say you want to add a column called Location or even  Title .

How will you go about doing that?

Here are the steps for adding a column to your Mailchimp list

Go to settings,

And then you’ll go to “List Fields and *|MERGE|* tags” .

You will see all the fields that your list currently has.


How to Change Names of Column Titles and more

If you want to change the names of your Field Titles , you can do that here. For instance if you want to change the title from Saying First Name to F Name , do it on this window.

You can also make fields to be required or not required. Meaning that they will be mandatory to fill when you embed a form on your website.

Note that the Email Address field will always be required.

For instance if you want the First and the last Name to be required, If you embed a Form on your Website, for people to subscribe, they will have to input their name: Their First and Last Name. That is   if you make it a required Field.

Continuing …. Add a field on your Mailchimp list

If you  want to add a Field .  Click on Add a field button , located next to the save Changes button.

You will then need to choose the TYPE of field that you want to add. The types of Mailchimp  fields available are:

  • Text
  • Number
  • Radio Buttons
  • Drop Down
  • BirthDay
  • Address
  • Zip Code (For United States)
  • Phone
  • Website
  • And So on

Let’s say I want to add a Text Field. I will click on the grey Text  button . This will give a Field Type of  Text .

I will then give it a label, as shown in the video above.

I will call it TITLE  (the field Label). I can choose to make it Required . By checking the required check box next to it.

You may also choose to rename  the Merge tag  to *|TITLE|* . Using a Merge Tag name that you can recognize and remember is important. You can read more about Mailchimp Merge Tags here .

Once you make all the changes,  save the changes.

If you feel like there is a field you don’t want anymore, you can just come and delete them by clicking on the delete icon at the end of each field.

To go back and take a look at what we have added in our subscriber list,

You  will come back to “Manage Subscribers”  tab ( located at the top of page) . Click on it .

Then click on “View Subscribers” .

You will see your list with all the changes.

. So … if you want to add any Fields, you can add as many fields as you want.

You can also delete fields if you want to .

Just to recap that…

If you want to add a field ,

You go into settings,

Then you go into “List Fields and *|MERGE|* tags” .

That’s where you can add, delete, change the names of any of the fields.

Thanks .

Till Next time.

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