I use WordPress version 3.5.1 along with Gravity Forms version 1.6.12 to publish a Client Questionnaire on my business website.
The only way that my customers can reach the Client Questionnaire page of my website is by first paying a fee to PayPal, which then redirects them to the questionnaire.
I cannot personally use a browser to access the Client Questionnaire page, because PayPal does not permit its own clients to pay a fee to test whether their forms are working properly, only to then request a refund of the fee they paid.
Therefore, I have periodically tested my Client Questionnaire form by going into my WordPress dashboard and pulling up the questionnaire page; then choosing “view questionnaire.” Doing so displays the correct website address, just as if I had reached the website page, using a browser.
Each time I have gone through this process, I have filled out the form, clicked on the “submit” button, and the form has faithfully been sent to each of the two e-mail addresses it is programmed to notify of a completed form.
Is there any reason to fear that these have not been valid tests, given the fact that I did not access the Gravity Form in exactly the same manner that my customers would access it (by using a browser, and being redirected by PayPal to the form)?
By the way, I know that the redirect by PayPal is working.
Thank you in advance for your always insightful support.