MailChimp Lock

The MailChimp Lock for Download Monitor allows you to require users to be subscribed to your MailChimp list before they gain access to a download.


The MailChimp Lock for Download Monitor allows you to require users to be subscribed to your MailChimp list before they gain access to a download.

This extension is the result of an awesome collaboration between MailChimp for WordPress and Download Monitor, offering you the combined power of both!

Skyrocket your email list growth  

1-click lock the downloads of your choice

Only existing MailChimp subscribers can access your files

Fully GDPR compliant


The MailChimp Lock extension for Download Monitor requires the (free) MailChimp for WordPress plugin installed.

MailChimp Lock - Instant Lock
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Lourdes Browning
Using Download Monitor’s MailChimp extension I’ve been able to set-up a very simple membership site solution. We’ve cobbled together a solution that uses Stripe, Zapier, Download Monitor + MailChimp and it works beautifully.

It’s also a budget-conscious choice and I love how easy it was to setup. Now, only my paying members can access my files and it’s all synced through MailChimp.
14 day money back guarantee, love it or get a full refund.
MailChimp Lock - Double Optin

Double Opt-in suppport

Simply set your MailChimp list to double opt-in and including the download URL to your final welcome email. You can provide your subscribers with an unique download URL from your MailChimp Campaigns.

By appending ?email=*|EMAIL|* to the download URL you can let MailChimp generate unique download URL’s.

Skyrocket your email list growth  

1-click lock the downloads of your choice

Only existing MailChimp subscribers can access your files

Fully GDPR compliant

No shortcode hassle

The MailChimp Lock extension uses the MailChimp for WP mc4wp_form shortcode. The shortcode will display the subscribe form that will grant access to the download after successful completion.

Great out-of-the-box styling

Easily control the content with WordPress’s built-in content editor

MailChimp Lock - Frontend

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? These are some frequently asked questions, but, if your question is not listed feel free to check our documentation or contact us.

Who is Download Monitor for?
Anyone with a WordPress website that is looking to generate more leads, sell digital products or protect their digital files against unauthorized downloads.
What do I need to get started?
To use Download Monitor on your website, you need is a self-hosted WordPress.org installation or a website hosted on WordPress.com’s Business Plan.
I have pre-sale questions, can you help?
Yes, of course! You are welcome to ask us any questions you may have on our contact page here.
Does Download Monitor work without WordPress?
No, not at the moment, Download Monitor is a WordPress plugin and so it will not work with any other platforms like Shopify, Wix, Drupal, Joomla or Squarespace – to name a few.
Do I need the ability to code to use Download Monitor?
You can easily create and customize your entire store without writing a single line of code. If you are a developer and want to customize the plugin, we’re definitely not stopping you or standing in your way.
Will Download Monitor slow down my site?
Download Monitor will without a doubt not slow down your website. We built Download Monitor for performance from the ground up and have thoroughly tested it to ensure that doesn’t adversely affect your website’s performance.
Can I use Download Monitor on client sites?
Yes, any license you purchase can be used on a client’s website, if you’re handling the payment. If not, you can sign up as an affiliate and refer your client, so you get 20% as a (recurring) commission for recommending a great product to them. 😎
Do I need to renew my license?
All license keys are valid for 1 year from the purchase date. An active license key is needed for access to updates and support,
Do you provide support?
We take pride in offering stellar support. So, in the unlikely event that you do run into any issues with Download Monitor – let us know!.
What is your refund policy ?
We have a 14-day refund policy that’s awesome: if for any reason you’re unhappy, get in touch.
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Christina W.
Using Download Monitor’s MailChimp extension I’ve been able to set-up a very simple membership site solution. We’ve cobbled together a solution that uses Stripe, Zapier, Download Monitor + MailChimp and it works beautifully.

It’s also a budget-conscious choice and I love how easy it was to setup.
14 day money back guarantee, love it or get a full refund.