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Search Link to External Site

  1. Hi,

    Is it possible to use Gravity Forms to create a form on a WP site that links to a new site showing the results there, so this submit link would go here:

    http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/index.do?TID=0&searchtab=home

    The form would ask for results to show on this page. Am I making sense?

    Thanks,

    Dana

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday December 16, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Dana, can you please provide more details? Do you mean you want to accept input from a user, then send that as a query to a 3rd party site, and search their site for those terms? If that's what you mean, yes, you can do this. You need the search URL of the site, and then need to use a redirect confirmation, with the query string filled with the search terms you accept from the visitor.

    Here is a quick example I set up to show how this would work.
    http://gravity.chrishajer.com/google-search/

    Here's a screenshot of my confirmation settings.
    http://minus.com/mI3YgFbrP#1

    I separated the search term merge tags in the query string with plusses since that's how Google expects the spaces between terms, and it just looks like multiple spaces if there is only one search term submitted. It seems to work OK with one, two or three search terms.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday December 20, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Yes, this is exactly what I mean. Thanks Chris this is very helpful.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday December 22, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Great, glad that worked out.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday December 23, 2011 | Permalink

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