The Advanced Form Integration plugin allows integration from many popular WordPress forms with EmailOctopus. When a user fills a form on your website, the plugin will send the data to your EmailOctopus account and create or update a subscriber in the preferred list. You can also add custom fields.
- Create a new contact with basic fields (First Name, Last Name, Email). It also allows adding the contact to a preferred contact list
- Update a contact Pro
- Add custom fields Pro
How To Setup
Obtaining EmailOctopus API Key
- Go to the WordPress admin area AFI Settings menu and activate EmailOctopus.
- Select the EmailOctopus tab.
- Click on the link to get the API Key.
- You will be taken to the EmailOctopus api documentation page. (Log in to your account if needed)
- Copy the key.
- Paste it in the EmailOctopus API Key input box and hit the Save button.
Create New Integration
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.
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.
Select EmailOctopus in Platform dropdown. In the Pro version, you’ll get another option called EmailOctopus [PRO]. Select that one. Then select Subscribe To List in the Task dropdown.
Double Opt-In: Mark this checkbox if you want to send the confirmation request email to the user who submitted the form.
Custom Fields: Use key=value pair to add a custom field. The key is the Field Tag you saved in the fields section of EmailOctopus. You can set a fixed data as the value or map a form field. To add multiple custom fields, use multiple key=value pairs separated with pipe (|).
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.