We are using Subscribe by Email and syncing with the WPMUdev MailChimp plug in.
Our first campaign with MailChimp seems to have ignored the imported subscribers. I originally thought it might be because some are not confirmed - however some that were confirmed by email also did not get the mailer sent via MailChimp.
The confirmed Subscribers were initially signed up to receive posts once a week. This worked fine. After installing the WPMUdev MailChimp plug in - I changed the Subscribers settings to 'Never send emails" -- since this will be done only once a month via MailChimp now.
I did have the 'No Opt In' setting checked in the Network Admin Mailchimp setting section. I have since changed this - as I thought perhaps MailChimp may flag imports because of this.
My next step was going to be to be to confirm the subscribers manually. However I thought it would be best to resend the confirmation email. After testing I found that no confirmation link is being sent - for new subscribers - and even if the 'Resend Confirmation mail' is checked. This is true for new subscribers too - even after the settings were changed on MailChimp for adding without Opt In.
Is the MailChimp Opt In a second opt in - or does it honor the original WordPress Subscribers Opt In.
Could the fact that many are not confirmed (likely because they never got the Confirmation Email) be causing an issue. Did choosing No Opt IN on the MailChimp settings cause the issue?
How can we fix this?
Thanks for your help. This is a new magazine that has gone digital after 24 years in print. Loyal followers did not get the first online digital issue since the Subscribe by Email confirmation is blocking -- or MailCHimp -- or both.. Need help! Crucial situation.