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Receive form data and then post it to another web form

  1. I have a unique need that I think you can probably solve.

    I need to...
    1) collect data in a form
    2) save that data or email that data to me
    3) Also, POST that data to the original form that it was intended for. That form is a gotomeeting signup form for a webinar.

    The issue is I am stirring up potential new clients and I need to know who they are BEFORE they are registered with my company's gotomeeting webinar. I want to contact that person before the meeting. My company doesn't share the attendee information with me until days or a week later. That's just too long for me.

    So, I want to collect the information on my landing pages and then post the info on the gotomeeting signup page immediately.. without delay.

    I need to do this for 3-5 different webinar events each month. So, I need it easy to setup.

    Is that something you can advise me about or possibly something you could modify your form tool to do?

    Thanks!

    Michael

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 18, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Sounds like the visitor will never see the gotomeeting page then? You'll just grab all the information in your Gravity Form, and you will sign them up for gotomeeting automatically?

    If you can sign someone up using a gotomeeting URL or API, this can be done using Gravity Forms.

    Sounds like it's possible:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5600926/where-are-the-gotomeeting-and-gotowebinar-api-web-services/5622391#5622391

    I haven't found any documentation though about what the parameters are or what the URL is.

    Once you have that, you can create a form that collects all the required data. Then you can send that data in a POST to gotomeeting. It's possible, so long as gotomeeting supports that style sign up.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 18, 2011 | Permalink
  3. John,
    Here is an example of the gotomeeting form link...
    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/582741824

    The link address would not change over time. It would only be unique for each webinar series.

    So, what must I do to make this happen?

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 18, 2011 | Permalink
  4. That is a link to the sign up form, but what we need it to know what parameters to send. So, the URL would end up looking something like this:

    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/582741824?fname=Chris&lname=Hajer&city=Chicago&email=chris%40rocketgenius.com ...

    Those are completely made up. When sending data to an external URL like that, you need to know the names of all the parameters and if they need to be in any specific order. What you would need to do is find out what that URL needs to look like, what the parameters are. From there, we can help you with a post_submission hook (after form submission and entry creation) to send that data to this external URL.

    I'd post links to solutions like this in the forums, but you would not be able to read them without access to those forums. Access to the support forums comes after you purchase Gravity Forms. If you've already purchased, then please start a new support topic in the regular support forum, not pre-sales.

    It's all dependent on gotomeeting and if they support either an API or a URL like this that supports query string parameters.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 18, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Thank you for your reply!

    I don't have your service yet. I need to be sure you have a solution for me first.

    I have requested the information you asked for from GoToMeeting and will soon respond with that.
    Thanks!
    Michael

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday August 19, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Ok, please feel free to ask more questions after you get the information from GoToMeeting.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday August 19, 2011 | Permalink
  7. I got it!!! I got the developer info for the API at GoToMeeting. I can send it to you.

    Is there a private way I can send you my email address or get your email address, so I can send you that documentation?

    Thanks!

    MichaelB

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 22, 2011 | Permalink
  8. You can send it to chris@rocketgenius.com

    Thanks

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 22, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Anyone figured out an easy way to sign someone up for a webinar with GF yet? Wishlist added this recently and it is pretty simple to use.

    Would be awesome if this were integrated into GF!

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday October 10, 2011 | Permalink
  10. Yes, I'm in need of this too. Was there a work around for this? Also, may this plugin be of assistance?? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gtwregister/ It's for GoToWebinar but I think it should work.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday October 14, 2011 | Permalink
  11. Integrating a Gravity Form with any web service that will accept data via POST is a matter of finding out what fields they are looking for (parameter names) and using the gform_post_submission (in 1.6 it's better to use gform_after_submission) hook to send them the data after the form has been submitted.

    If you know what data the web service is looking for, and in what format, please post it or a link to the documentation, so we can help you with the integration.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday October 14, 2011 | Permalink
  12. Not sure about this. Maybe someone would be able to create a gotomeeting/gotowebinar plugin feed for GF like the plugins for PayPal or MailChimp. I don't have the time to research this right now but would love to see something like this in the future. Is there a way to hire someone to set this up for me?

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday October 14, 2011 | Permalink
  13. You can always check the job board for developers who are familiar with Gravity Forms, and you can post a job there if you like.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/forum/job-board

    There are quite a few 3rd party add-ons in the WordPress.org repository, so someone might do exactly what you're looking for, or you can contact one of the plugin authors to see if they're interested in creating another plugin.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=gravity+forms&sort=

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday October 14, 2011 | Permalink
  14. twistystraws
    Member

    @swinterroth, did you get anywhere with getting a developer for this functionality?

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday March 16, 2012 | Permalink
  15. GTW allows a registrant to be created with a post ping to a specific url with specific parameters.
    That info can be found here:http://support.officeautopilot.com/entries/21530752-gotowebinar-integration.

    US based link looks like this:
    http://www1.gotomeeting.com/en_US/island/webinar/registration.flow?Form=webinarRegistrationForm&ViewArchivedWebinar=false&RegistrantTimeZoneKey=&Name_First=First Name]&Name_Last=[Last Name]&Email=[E-Mail]&WebinarKey=XXXXXXXXX

    Those are the required 3 items.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday December 14, 2012 | Permalink
  16. twistystraws
    Member

    I have this plugin, and gravity forms working together. Any more details needed, drop me a reply.
    http://www.asandia.com/wordpress-plugins/gtwregister/

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday December 14, 2012 | Permalink
  17. Which version of Gravity Forms would I need to make it work with something like GTWRegister?

    I'm going to set it up to opt-in info to Salesforce.com and then post registration information to GTW. Sounds like twistystraws has it figured out but there isn't an email option on profiles here . . .

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 3, 2013 | Permalink
  18. David Peralty

    cjdailey - if you are asking which version works with third party add-ons, the answer to that is that any license level works with third party add-ons. All my best!

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 3, 2013 | Permalink
  19. Really cool interface - I'll switch over to the paid support forum if I have any questions along the way. Thanks David.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 3, 2013 | Permalink

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