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passing 'affiliate id' as hidden field

  1. mostlyjan
    Member

    i am looking to do something (i thought to be) very simple but i am having a hard time finding a solution. I am hopeful you guys can end my search !

    i want to associate leads with their referring sites and then pass that info on as a hidden field when someone fills out a form.

    So Site-A sends someone to a specific landing page on our site or perhaps by using a parameter in the url (mysite.com?referrer=siteA)
    I then want to store a cookie to always associate that lead with Site-A.
    When they fill out the contact-us form, i want to embed the Site-A referring site as a hidden field.

    there are dozens of Affiliate solutions but overkill for what i am trying to do.

    keeping my fingers crossed and hoping there is a way to do this using your solution!

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday April 17, 2013 | Permalink
  2. Jan, you posted in the pre-purchase forums. Once you have a Gravity Forms license, we can help you with possible solutions in the regular support forums: http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/forum/gravity-forms#postform

    You can use a query string just as you described (?referrer=siteA) but setting the cookie will be up to you. Then, reading that cookie into a hidden field in your form will also be up to you to code.

    Other users have posted their solutions. I will paste the link here but you will not be able to view the topic until you are a license holder http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/using-cookies-to-populate-forms#post-74281

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday April 18, 2013 | Permalink
  3. mostlyjan
    Member

    so the two things i need to do i have to do myself. And then if i purchase there "may" be some other relevant info but a mystery what those may be and what would be entailed until i buy... Unfortunately this does not appear to be a joke.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday April 18, 2013 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty

    Basically, the answer is - Gravity Forms can't do the things you want out of the box, but if you are a good PHP programmer, there are ways to customize it to do what you want. I don't understand what other answer you were hoping for, but I hope my clarification helps...

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday April 18, 2013 | Permalink