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iContact Integration (7 posts)

  1. shawnaturtle
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I could poke my eyes out! Why does iContact have to make things so hard?

    I went here http://dannyvankooten.com/571/configuring-newsletter-sign-up-the-definitive-guide/ and followed the instructions. I completed the sign up form on the front end and am redirected to http://www.icontact.com/www/signup/thanks.html but the email didn't end up in the iContact database.

    So...I went to the Support Forum and websta and ecaycayman had the following suggestions (from a year ago).

    In the end, what DID work was to install "Allow Javascript" plugin here:
    And just paste the code that iContact provides into a post/Page.

    The form action is: https://app.icontact.com/icp/signup.php
    Six names and values are required:
    specialid:XXXX (where X represents a number)

    I did all of the above and added the Name/Value for the reallistid as well, but I still get the same redirect with no email in the iContact database.

    What am I doing wrong?
    This is the code iContact gives
    <form method="post" action="https://app.icontact.com/icp/signup.php" name="icpsignup" id="icpsignup####" accept-charset="UTF-8" onsubmit="return verifyRequired####();" >
    Maybe I don't have the form action correct.


  2. Danny van Kooten
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi there.

    I'd have to look into iContact as it's been a while since I implemented them with Newsletter Sign-Up. I'll let you know.

    Does iContact have a HTML form you can simply embed on your website? If so, try using the configuration extractor as well.

  3. shawnaturtle
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yes iContact has a HTML form. It has an automatic version which uses javascript (hence the need for this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/allow-javascript-in-posts-and-pages/) and manual version. I used the Config Extractor with both (just to see). The javascript version gave me a blank screen, but the manual version worked fine.
    It gave me the following:

    <form method="post" action="https://app.icontact.com/icp/signup.php" accept-charset="UTF-8">
    	<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.icontact.com/www/signup/thanks.html">
    	<input type="hidden" name="errorredirect" value="http://www.icontact.com/www/signup/error.html">
    	<input type="text" name="fields_email">
    	<input type="text" name="fields_fname">
    	<input type="text" name="fields_lname">
    	<input type="hidden" name="listid" value="#######">
    	<input type="hidden" name="specialid:#######" value="####">
    	<input type="hidden" name="clientid" value="#####">
    	<input type="hidden" name="formid" value="####">
    	<input type="hidden" name="reallistid" value="1">
    	<input type="hidden" name="doubleopt" value="0">
    	<input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit">

    I couldn't tell from websta and ecaycayman's post if NSU was being used in conjunction with the "allow javascript" plugin. I can't get either way to work.

    I also tried Easy iContact. That plugin would send the name and email to the iContact database, but I couldn't get the form layout to change by using the CSS the developer suggested. I posted on the Easy iContact forum last week, but no one has responded. Which is why I asked around and heard about your plugin.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  4. shawnaturtle
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Do you have any suggestions of things I could try?

  5. Danny van Kooten
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Shawna,

    Sorry, had no time yet to look into this. A little busy with work and my study.

    I'll try to look into it later this week and will keep you updated.

  6. shawnaturtle
    Posted 9 months ago #

    ok. great. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  7. traypup
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I don't know if this will help, Shawnaturtle, but I was able to get the configurations correct by using config helper. The widget/sidebar form is working well. My test signup email addy showed up in IC when I logged in and checked the most recently added subscribers.

    I didn't have to install any javascript plugin. Did you use the config helper as shown in the tabs in this screen shot? I'm asking because your output looks different than mine and maybe something is hinky there.

    Can you show screen shots of your configurations? Maybe that will help us figure out what happened.

    Danny: Is the widget supposed to show a signup form that looks like the signup form we style in IC? Because mine doesn't at all; it's missing signup fields (lname and business).


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