I am getting soooooooo frustrated, I am hoping someone can help before I pull my last remaining hairs out.
I have been using the CCSFG (Constant Contact Form Generator) version 0.4 for the last few months and it was worked "ok". Very clumsy and inconvenient, but it worked.
I am moving our site to a new host (forced move) and the CCSFG no longer works. I tried updating it to 0.6, confirmed that PHP cURL is enabled, confirmed everything is set up correctly, outgoing connections on port 443 are enabled, but I can only get an authentication error. Somehow the CCSFG software isn't able to authenticate with the CC server. The new host uses suPHP (not sure if that has an impact on CCSFG or not?).
This is the nice, simple HTML form I was using with CCSFG:
<form id="ccsfg" name="ccsfg" method="post" action="/ccgen/signup/index.php"> <label for="FirstName"><b>First Name:</b></label><br> <input type="text" id="FirstName" name="FirstName" style="background-color: #E89740; width: 150px;" /><br> <label for="EmailAddress"><b>Email Address:</b></label><br> <input class="orangeoptin" type="text" id="EmailAddress" name="EmailAddress" style="background-color: #E89740; width: 150px;" /><br> <input type="hidden" checked="checked" value="My List Name" name="Lists" id="My List ID" /> <input type="hidden" name="SuccessURL" value="http://www.mysuccessurl.com" /> <input type="hidden" name="FailureURL" value="http://www.myfailureurl.com" /> <input type="submit" name="signup" id="signup" value="Submit" /> </form>
I need to know if is there any way I can use a similarly simple HTML form without the CCSFG software? All I want is a simple optin box on our site!
"Join My List" box: no, butt ugly, requires multiple steps for a visitor to sign up for a newsletter.
"Formstack" box: no, they are limited to 50 signups per month and offer no control over the design of the optin box.
"Custom API" box: way too complicated and overkill for a simple signup form. It would take me days to figure it out.
Can't we use a normal HTML form to add contacts like every other mailing list service?
Sorry for the misunderstanding here. The new signup tools are still in development, but one of the first things we do will be to update this thread when we have it. Most likely the new signup form will be found by logging into your account and going to Contacts>>Sign-up Tools. We're probably still a couple of months away from that point by my best estimate.
Partner API Support Engineer
Can you tell us when exactly this be released? It is now April 2015. I have been trying all morning to figure out how to get the simple HTML Code so that I can configure WebinarJam Studio to be able to send my registrant's first name, last name, email address, and phone number over to the contacts list in my ConstantContact account. According to WebinarJam's tutorial video, it was supposed to be a really simple procedure to configure the settings. Really simple. But I have been all through my CC account looking for the code, then did a live Chat with CC support, who then could not answer my questions, and told me to go here to talk with a developer. Here I find this discussion thread that was started years ago, and is still being posted to, because everyone seems to be pulling their hair out trying to find the code, only to be told it isn't available and is not supported "yet". Getting this code just seemed so simple, I don't get why it has been such a problem? I am inclined now to listen to all of my colleagues who hate Constant Contact for a variety of reasons, and switch over to Aweber or MailChimp (which are already supported by WebinarJam, so their users don't have to go hunting around for HTML code at all). BUT if you are truely in the process of making the HTML Code available to us, please tell us when exactly. Will it be in 2015? Which month?
We are planning on releasing this feature in 2015. We do not provide specific dates but I can share that we are planning on delivering it early in Q2.