Launch Mailchimp evil popup onclick

Styling

<link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/classic-081711.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<style type="text/css">
    #mc_embed_signup{position:absolute; top:0; left:0; width:100%; height:100%; background-color:rgba(0,0,0,.8);display:none;z-index:10000; }
    #mc_embed_signup form{position:fixed; top:10%; left:50%; width:50%; margin-left:-25%; font:normal 100% Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; border-radius:4px; border:none; padding:10px 20px; background-color:#fff; color:#000; text-align:left;max-height:400px;overflow-y:auto;overflow-x:hidden;}
    #mc_embed_signup a.mc_embed_close{background:transparent url(http://downloads.mailchimp.com/img/closebox.png) no-repeat; display:block; height:30px; width:30px; text-indent:-999em; position:absolute; top:-10px; right:-10px; display:none; }
    /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block.
       We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */
</style>

HTML

<div id="mc_embed_signup">
<form action="http://zehava.us3.list-manage2.com/subscribe/post?u=fc807e12a60c9cbaaf5f5616e&amp;id=0707dfe742" method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" class="validate" target="_blank" novalidate>
    <h2>We want to share with you the newest ZEHAVA creations! Leave us your email address! With this occasion, ZEHAVA offers you a gift: a free recondition of your favorite jewelry.</h2>
<div class="indicates-required"><span class="asterisk">*</span> indicates required</div>
<div class="mc-field-group">
    <label for="mce-EMAIL">Email Address  <span class="asterisk">*</span>
</label>
    <input type="email" value="" name="EMAIL" class="required email" id="mce-EMAIL">
</div>
<div class="mc-field-group">
    <label for="mce-FNAME">First Name  <span class="asterisk">*</span>
</label>
    <input type="text" value="" name="FNAME" class="required" id="mce-FNAME">
</div>
<div class="mc-field-group">
    <label for="mce-LNAME">Last Name </label>
    <input type="text" value="" name="LNAME" class="" id="mce-LNAME">
</div>
<a href="#" id="mc_embed_close" class="mc_embed_close">Close</a>    <div id="mce-responses" class="clear">
        <div class="response" id="mce-error-response" style="display:none"></div>
        <div class="response" id="mce-success-response" style="display:none"></div>
    </div>  <div class="clear"><input type="submit" value="Subscribe" name="subscribe" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" class="button"></div>
</form>
</div>

Javascript

<script type="text/javascript">
var fnames = new Array();var ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';
try {
    var jqueryLoaded=jQuery;
    jqueryLoaded=true;
} catch(err) {
    var jqueryLoaded=false;
}
var head= document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];
if (!jqueryLoaded) {
    var script = document.createElement('script');
    script.type = 'text/javascript';
    script.src = '//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.4/jquery.min.js';
    head.appendChild(script);
    if (script.readyState && script.onload!==null){
        script.onreadystatechange= function () {
              if (this.readyState == 'complete') mce_preload_check();
        }    
    }
}

var err_style = '';
try{
    err_style = mc_custom_error_style;
} catch(e){
    err_style = '#mc_embed_signup input.mce_inline_error{border-color:#6B0505;} #mc_embed_signup div.mce_inline_error{margin: 0 0 1em 0; padding: 5px 10px; background-color:#6B0505; font-weight: bold; z-index: 1; color:#fff;}';
}
var head= document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];
var style= document.createElement('style');
style.type= 'text/css';
if (style.styleSheet) {
  style.styleSheet.cssText = err_style;
} else {
  style.appendChild(document.createTextNode(err_style));
}
head.appendChild(style);
setTimeout('mce_preload_check();', 250);

var mce_preload_checks = 0;
function mce_preload_check(){
    if (mce_preload_checks>40) return;
    mce_preload_checks++;
    try {
        var jqueryLoaded=jQuery;
    } catch(err) {
        setTimeout('mce_preload_check();', 250);
        return;
    }
    var script = document.createElement('script');
    script.type = 'text/javascript';
    script.src = 'http://downloads.mailchimp.com/js/jquery.form-n-validate.js';
    head.appendChild(script);
    try {
        var validatorLoaded=jQuery("#fake-form").validate({});
    } catch(err) {
        setTimeout('mce_preload_check();', 250);
        return;
    }
    mce_init_form();
}
function mce_init_form(){
    jQuery(document).ready( function($) {
      var options = { errorClass: 'mce_inline_error', errorElement: 'div', onkeyup: function(){}, onfocusout:function(){}, onblur:function(){}  };
      var mce_validator = $("#mc-embedded-subscribe-form").validate(options);
      $("#mc-embedded-subscribe-form").unbind('submit');//remove the validator so we can get into beforeSubmit on the ajaxform, which then calls the validator
      options = { url: 'http://mysite.us3.list-manage1.com/subscribe/post-json?u=fcsfse12a6sfsdfsfaf5f5616e&id=0707dfe742&c=?', type: 'GET', dataType: 'json', contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
                    beforeSubmit: function(){
                        $('#mce_tmp_error_msg').remove();
                        $('.datefield','#mc_embed_signup').each(
                            function(){
                                var txt = 'filled';
                                var fields = new Array();
                                var i = 0;
                                $(':text', this).each(
                                    function(){
                                        fields[i] = this;
                                        i++;
                                    });
                                $(':hidden', this).each(
                                    function(){
                                        var bday = false;
                                        if (fields.length == 2){
                                            bday = true;
                                            fields[2] = {'value':1970};//trick birthdays into having years
                                        }
                                        if ( fields[0].value=='MM' && fields[1].value=='DD' && (fields[2].value=='YYYY' || (bday && fields[2].value==1970) ) ){
                                            this.value = '';
                                        } else if ( fields[0].value=='' && fields[1].value=='' && (fields[2].value=='' || (bday && fields[2].value==1970) ) ){
                                            this.value = '';
                                        } else {
                                            if (/\[day\]/.test(fields[0].name)){
                                                this.value = fields[1].value+'/'+fields[0].value+'/'+fields[2].value;                                           
                                            } else {
                                                this.value = fields[0].value+'/'+fields[1].value+'/'+fields[2].value;
                                            }
                                        }
                                    });
                            });
                        $('.phonefield-us','#mc_embed_signup').each(
                            function(){
                                var fields = new Array();
                                var i = 0;
                                $(':text', this).each(
                                    function(){
                                        fields[i] = this;
                                        i++;
                                    });
                                $(':hidden', this).each(
                                    function(){
                                        if ( fields[0].value.length != 3 || fields[1].value.length!=3 || fields[2].value.length!=4 ){
                                            this.value = '';
                                        } else {
                                            this.value = 'filled';
                                        }
                                    });
                            });
                        return mce_validator.form();
                    }, 
                    success: mce_success_cb
                };
      $('#mc-embedded-subscribe-form').ajaxForm(options);

              $('#mc_embed_signup').hide();
        cks = document.cookie.split( ';' );
        var show=true;
        for(i=0;i<cks.length;i++){
            parts = cks[i].split('=');
            if( parts[0].indexOf('MCEvilPopupClosed')!= -1 ) show = false;
        }
        if (show){
            $('#mc_embed_signup a.mc_embed_close').show();
            setTimeout( function(){ $('#mc_embed_signup').fadeIn();} , 2000);
            $('#mc_embed_signup a.mc_embed_close').click(function(){ mcEvilPopupClose();});
        }

        $(document).keydown(function(e){
            if (e == null) { 
              keycode = event.keyCode;
            } else { 
              keycode = e.which;
            }
            if(keycode == 27){
                mcEvilPopupClose();
            }
        });

        function mcEvilPopupClose(){
            $('#mc_embed_signup').hide();
            var now = new Date();
            var expires_date = new Date( now.getTime() + 31536000000 );
            document.cookie = 'MCEvilPopupClosed=yes;expires=' + expires_date.toGMTString()+';path=/';
        }

    });
}
function mce_success_cb(resp){
    $('#mce-success-response').hide();
    $('#mce-error-response').hide();
    if (resp.result=="success"){
        $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show();
        $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(resp.msg);
        $('#mc-embedded-subscribe-form').each(function(){
            this.reset();
        });
    } else {
        var index = -1;
        var msg;
        try {
            var parts = resp.msg.split(' - ',2);
            if (parts[1]==undefined){
                msg = resp.msg;
            } else {
                i = parseInt(parts[0]);
                if (i.toString() == parts[0]){
                    index = parts[0];
                    msg = parts[1];
                } else {
                    index = -1;
                    msg = resp.msg;
                }
            }
        } catch(e){
            index = -1;
            msg = resp.msg;
        }
        try{
            if (index== -1){
                $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show();
                $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg);            
            } else {
                err_id = 'mce_tmp_error_msg';
                html = '<div id="'+err_id+'" style="'+err_style+'"> '+msg+'</div>';

                var input_id = '#mc_embed_signup';
                var f = $(input_id);
                if (ftypes[index]=='address'){
                    input_id = '#mce-'+fnames[index]+'-addr1';
                    f = $(input_id).parent().parent().get(0);
                } else if (ftypes[index]=='date'){
                    input_id = '#mce-'+fnames[index]+'-month';
                    f = $(input_id).parent().parent().get(0);
                } else {
                    input_id = '#mce-'+fnames[index];
                    f = $().parent(input_id).get(0);
                }
                if (f){
                    $(f).append(html);
                    $(input_id).focus();
                } else {
                    $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show();
                    $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg);
                }
            }
        } catch(e){
            $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show();
            $('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg);
        }
    }
}

</script>

The popup is set to launch automatically and the user can exit. I want to also put a link on the site to make the popup show on command. I have tried:

<a onclick="$('#mc_embed_signup, #mc_embed_signup a.mc_embed_close').css('display', 'block');" href="#">Newsletter</a>

and the popup is shown but doesn't seem to work properly.
What is the correct form to launch this so called evil popup when I click on a link?

Answers:

Answer

I recently got this code from a client (that they copied from Mailchimp.com)

<script type="text/javascript" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.mailchimp.com/js/signup-forms/popup/embed.js" data-dojo-config="usePlainJson: true, isDebug: false"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us8.list-manage.com","uuid":"a56ce123456bdcb7974e9ea2","lid":"4esdr6bd94"}) })</script>

This is the Evil-PopUp Code and by adding this to your site you get the popup (modal window) for newsletter-signup when the page loads.

My client wanted this popup to show only when a "Sign up now" button was clicked. So this is what I did.

First I added the first script as is to the site:

<script type="text/javascript" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.mailchimp.com/js/signup-forms/popup/embed.js" data-dojo-config="usePlainJson: true, isDebug: false"></script>

Second I wrote a function that runs the code from the second script and attached a click event to a button with id #open-popup

  function showMailingPopUp() {
      require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start(
  {"baseUrl":"mc.us8.list-manage.com","uuid":"a56ce2128001bdcb7974e9ea2","lid":"1d4c16bd94"}
  ) })
  };

  document.getElementById("open-popup").onclick = function() {showMailingPopUp()};

I thought this was it, but found out that the Mailchimp script adds a session cookie called "MCEvilPopupClosed" after the user has closed the popup for the first time. If that cookie is set you can not open the popup again (since this popup was only meant to be shown once when the user enters the page).

The solution to that was adding this code to delete the cookie when the page loads and also each time the modal close button is clicked (requires jQuery but can of course be written in vanilla Javascript if you like). EDIT: According to new comments the cookie key has changed to MCPopupClosed from MCEvilPopupClosed

   jQuery(window).load(function() {
    document.cookie = "MCEvilPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC";
  });
  jQuery('body').on('click', '.mc-closeModal', function() {
    document.cookie = "MCEvilPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC";
  });

Now... the user can open and close the Evil Popup as s/he likes.

EDIT: Instead of using my code to clear the cookies you could use the solution from @rok-jakli? below. It's better/simpler then mine. Rest should be the same.

Answer

This is just a copy of @LeopoldKristjansson answer with the comments from @RokJakli? regarding the cookie integrated and binding the click with jQuery.

Javascript

<script type="text/javascript" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.mailchimp.com/js/signup-forms/popup/embed.js" data-dojo-config="usePlainJson: true, isDebug: false"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">

function showMailingPopUp() {
    require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"obscured","uuid":"obscured","lid":"obscured"})})
    document.cookie = "MCEvilPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC";                  
};

$(function() {
    $(".open-popup").on('click', function() { 
        showMailingPopUp();
    });
});

</script>

Html

<div class="open-popup">Open evil popup</div>
Answer

I needed to add "path=/" to make this work on every page, because MailChimp sets the cookie to the root domain. My website isn't using jQuery and adding it for such a small functionality isn't worth it. The cookie also wasn't called MCEvilPopupClosed for me, but MCPopupClosed.

Placed in Head

<script type="text/javascript" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.mailchimp.com/js/signup-forms/popup/embed.js" data-dojo-config="usePlainJson: true, isDebug: false"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function showMailPopup() {
    document.cookie = "MCPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC; path=/";
    document.cookie = "MCPopupSubscribed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC; path=/";
    require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"],function(L){L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us16.list-manage.com","uuid":"8cb755a469ca9c2a6e87c6502","lid":"b809b6d15b"})});
};
</script>

Placed in Body

<button onclick="showMailPopup()">Click</button>
Answer

Make sure to expire cookie (adding path was required for it to work on all pages):

document.cookie = "MCEvilPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC; path=/";
Answer

I was forced to clear 2 cookies to make it work.

       document.cookie = "MCPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC";
       document.cookie = "MCPopupSubscribed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC";
Answer

For the one other person who will try this with Nuxt/Vue.js (or some other system that fails when compiling the require), here's what worked for me:

```
  export default {
    mounted() {
      this.setupMailchimpPopup() 
    },
    methods: {
      setupMailchimpPopup () {
        var chimpPopupLoader = document.createElement("script");
        chimpPopupLoader.src = '//s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.mailchimp.com/js/signup-forms/popup/embed.js';
        chimpPopupLoader.setAttribute('data-dojo-config', 'usePlainJson: true, isDebug: false');

        var m = {
          baseUrl: "mc.us19.list-manage.com",
          uuid: "xxx",
          lid: "xxx"
        };
        var s = `
          document.cookie = "MCPopupClosed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC; path=/";
          document.cookie = "MCPopupSubscribed=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 UTC; path=/";
          require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function (L) { 
            window._showMailchimpPopup = function() {
              L.start({baseUrl: "${m.baseUrl}", uuid: "${m.uuid}", lid: "${m.lid}"});
            };
          });
        `;
        console.log(s);

        var chimpPopup = document.createElement("script");
        chimpPopup.appendChild(document.createTextNode(s));

        chimpPopupLoader.onload = function() {
          document.body.appendChild(chimpPopup);
        }
        document.body.appendChild(chimpPopupLoader);
      },
```

Now the popup can be opened with window._showMailchimpPopup() from Vue or etc. It won't open again on a 2nd click unless the page is reloaded.

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