Set up mailchimp account
Go to Dashboard
Go to Audience > Settings > Campaign Name and Defaults (adjust things to your likings)
Go to Campaigns > Settings > Edit Subject, Design, etc.
Under Content, enter Hi *|IF:NAME|* |FNAME|*.*|END.IF|* (enters first name)
You can link to socials
Set as regular or automated email
Can be status updates, enrollments or unsubscribes, sales, etc.
Use plugin on WordPress (like Mail Opt in) to connect Mailchimp to WordPress
Go to Integrations > Plug in > Link MailChimp ID to WordPress
You can’t abdicate responsibility for security on a site you manage
It’s vital to stay on top of updates
Have a good password!
Use a password manager
Use user roles appropriately (who really needs what access?)
Take backups often. Automate it if possible (like with BackupBuddy of Blogvault)
Only install trustworthy plugins
Look for ratings, number of downloads, makers, and last updates
Test your site often to check that it looks correctly
Some plugins will fail and stop being secure, check them frequently and be ready to pivot