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Mailchimp List Data—Populate fields

  1. Hey guys--I have a mailchimp list. The users in this list are not "registered" users on the WP site (don't want them to be). I am sending out an event invitation to these 200+ people. I would like the user to be able to go to landing page with GF to RSVP for the event and Confirm their contact information--we are having them print a virtual ticket (email confirmation).

    I would like to be able to do this by setting up a multiple paged form:
    Page 1) Ask User to enter/verify in their email address.
    If email is a part of the Mailchimp List, then:
    Page 2) Based on their address GF dynamically populates their Name, Title, Company...etc., etc.
    else; stay on Page 1 with "error"

    I know I can populate the fields by passing variables http://siteurl.com/form-url/?your_parameter=value which I can easily generate from the mailchimp email. However, I am not sure how to do the initial validation with this method (other than manually entering in the email addresses for conditional logic). I would also like to allow people to be able to access the page without having to use the link from their email--thus, verifying their information against the list vs. against the URL passed from the mailchimp link.

    I am at a loss on how to get this going--any ideas or sources I could be pointed to would be great.

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday May 20, 2013 | Permalink
  2. This part:

    Page 2) Based on their address GF dynamically populates their Name, Title, Company...etc., etc.

    If you are asking only for their email address, you need some way to pull the rest of their information. Where will that come from? If it's from your Mailchimp list, you will have to populate the link to your site with those variables. At that point, you lose the opportunity to do anything meaningful with a person who arrives at the page WITHOUT the link with the variables filled in (from values you set based on their Mailchimp profile.)

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday May 22, 2013 | Permalink