Constant Contact

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Overview

Advanced Form Integration plugin allows you to integrate many popular WordPress forms with the Constant Contact CRM. When a visitor fills a form on your website, the plugin will automatically send the data to selected Constant Contact account and subscribe to preferred list.

Supported Features

  • Subscribe To List ( Basic Contact Fields )

  • Subscribe To List ( Custom Fields & Tag ) Pro

How To Setup

Authentication

At first, you are required to activate and authorize your Constant Contact account on the plugin settings page.

Go to AFI > Settings > General and you will find all the supported platforms listed there. Mark Constant Contact and hit the Save Changes button at the bottom.

The Constant Contact tab will appear at the top, select it. Here you are to follow the instractions to authourize constant Contact oauth service.

1. Go to Constant Contact Developer Portal.
2. Create an application, insert a suitable name.
3. Copy the URL from below and paste in Redirect URI input box.
4. Generate API secret, then copy both API key and secreat from the app and paste below.
5. Save the Application.
6. Click Authorize below.

If you have done everything properly Status will show Connected.

Create New Integration

When the credentials are saved on the settings page saved, you can start creating new integration. Click on Add New under the AFI menu. The New Integration page will appear.

Title

A default title will be auto-generated with an auto incremental number. You can rename it to something related to the task. It will help you to quickly recognize the correct one if multiple integrations are created.

Trigger

Select the sender form in the Form Provider dropdown. For example, Contact Form 7 or Gravity Form, or the Elementor Pro Form which you want to connect. After selecting the form provider, all forms built under that will be fetched and auto-populated in the Form/Task Name dropdown. Select the form that you want to integrate.

Action

Select Constant Contact in the Platform dropdown. In the Pro version of this plugin, you’ll get another option called Constant Contact [PRO]. The Pro one contains advanced features like sending tags and custom fields. We have kept both for some technical and compatibility reasons. Select Constant Contact [PRO]  if you are using the Pro plugin. Then select Subscribe To List in the Task dropdown.

Map Fields

Available Contact List will be auto-populated in the list drop-down. Select the desired one.You will find Constant Contacts fields on the left side and form fields dropdown on the right. This form field dropdown will contain the field titles of the form you selected in the trigger area. Map Email, First Name, Last Name and other fields that you want. Skip the fields that are not needed. If you are using pro version you will have an extra field Tag & custom.

Save Integration

Finally, click the Save Integration Button and you are done. Now you can start testing.

Troubleshooting

After the integration is made, when users fill up the form and submit it, the plugin initiates the process of sending data to the configured platform. It also saves a log that includes what data it tried to send, and what it got in response from that platform. So if you find an integration is not working, your first task is to check the logs. Go to AFI > Log menu and check the recent logs.

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