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  • Hi, if you just need the referrer to identify the enquiry comes from, you can take a small part of code from the link you provided. Put it to a plugin. This is the cleanest way an you can turn it on and off ;). I justed tested it and it works with caldera 1.7.6. (should also with the newer ones) …and actual WP Ver.

    Small manual:

    1. put a hidden field to your (copied) form an remember the field_id.
    2. make a Dir in your pluginfolder called ie ‘caldera-forms-send-referrer’
    3. make a php file called ‘cf-send-referrer.php’
    4. put some code to this file ie like this and change the field_id to yours:

     * Plugin Name: Caldera Forms β€” Send referrer by hidden field
     * Plugin URI:
     * Description: Just puts the referrer to an hidden field
     * Version:     0.0.1
     * Author:      Shelob9, edited by st3phan
     * Author URI:
     * License:     GPL-2.0+
     * License URI:
    // add action
    add_action( 'caldera_forms_submit_post_process', function( $form, $referrer, $process_id, $entry_id  ){
    	//make sure to set your field ID here, where to put the referrer.
    	$field_id = 'fld_1234567';
    	//get referrer 
    	$ref_url = $_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"];
    	//change value
    	Caldera_Forms::set_field_data( $field_id, $ref_url, $form, $entry_id );
    }, 10, 4 );

    5. activate the plugin
    6. test it!

    Good luck

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by st3phan5.
    Thread Starter veeraj.john


    Thanks a lot for your quick response again.
    I Have done the things the way you have said.
    But the referrer i am getting is the same contact form URL.

    P.s. Its a multipage form. If this helps.

    perhaps I misunderstood … :/

    okay, new question: Has every course its own slug in the permalink? If not the referrer might not really help you.

    With much more work you can do it a different way. Set each link to the form with some kind of ID/name to identify the course:


    Now you can prefill your hidden field with {get:crs} as standard. You’ll get 12345 as value with the example above.

    This doesn’t use the referrer to identify the enquiry an you have to set each link manually … quite a lot of work providing up to 100 enquirys

    and an other last solution:

    if you embed the whole form via shortcode to your pages, you can set a default value to the needed field:

    This might work displaying always the same form for each type of enquiry while setting your hidden field to the desired value via shortcode.

    Good luck with this πŸ˜‰

    Thread Starter veeraj.john


    @st3phan5 thanks for your response stephen..

    Yes, Every page has its own custom slug

    Solution 1:
    Its a huge task to go through each and every course page and do the URL Identifier. (probably will be my last option)

    Solution 2
    Also includes me doing the same stuff in all the course pages πŸ™

    I am in need of the same thing, if you will know solution, please write here

    just picking up this thread … πŸ˜‰

    As far as tried myself using the plugin provided above, it should work. In my case a get the propper referrer (the page I came to the form). If you want to catch something else, try to modifiy the line where I write the referrer to $ref_url. You can use any php code you want.

    my case:
    page-with-link-to-form > page-with-form-through-shortcode > thank-you-page

    The ‘page-with-form-through-shortcode’ retreives the referrer and gets the url from ‘page-with-link-to-form’ as result.

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