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Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

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Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

I'm adding an extension to my Joomla website which enables people to subscribe my CC newsletter. In order to configure it I need to enter my "Constant Contact ID" - what is it/where do I find it??


Thanks!


bianca

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CTCT Employee

Constant Contact ID

Hello,



Here is the link to the documentation for the Joomla module.  At the bottom of the module is the best way to find your Constant Contact ID.



I will also paste the steps below:



  1. Login to your Constant Contact account.

  2. Click the "Contact" tab.

  3. Click "Site Visitor Signup"

  4. Click "Start Wizard" in step 1 to generate HTML code.

  5. Just keep clicking next until you get to the HTML code page.

  6. When you get to the page with the actual HTML code on it, copy and paste the HTML into your favorite text editor.

  7. In the HTML code find the line where name="m", see below. The value stored in this line is the account id. So, in our example below, 1234567891234 is the account id.



    <input type="hidden" name="m" value="1234567891234">

     

  8. Enter the retrieved account id number in your Constant Contact Signup Module parameters and the form will work.


If you have any questions regarding this please let me know.



Regards,

Benjamin Soder
NOC Analyst
Constant Contact
Regular Visitor

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

This has been updated slightly.
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Go to the 'Contacts' menu.

Select submenu item 'Grow My Contact List'

Within '1. Get New Contacts' click button [Create a link]

Jump to step 3 'Get HTML Code'

Find tag within code
<input type="hidden" name="m" value="123Example456">
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Thanks, Ed

Occasional Visitor

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

The interface has changed again for the Contacts page.  Anyone know where to find the ID now? 

CTCT Employee

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

Hi,

 

You should be able to find that value by going to:

 

The Contacts Tab

Grow My List OR Sign-up Tools (near the top, in the subnavigation bar)

Get a Link to My website signup form

Click "Next" at the top right twice

Find the value="..." in the html code.  The value is your ID.

 

Let me know if you have any issues.  The second step above has an OR because we are slowly rolling out a new Contacts layout to our customers.

 

Best Regards,

Shannon W.

API Support Specialist

 

Regular Visitor

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

Has it changed again? I can't find the "value="...

CTCT Employee

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

Hi Leslie,

 

Yes, our contacts interface did change again.  The integrations that ask for ID use an older API (5+ years old).  There is no way to see your ID in your account anymore.  Unfortunately, this makes the integration you're using deprecated.  There are newer, free integrations available for Joomla and Wordpress that don't require your ID.  We'd recommend using a newer integration.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Best Regards,

Shannon W.

Partner API Support Engineer

Occasional Visitor

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

How can we know which plugin will use the proper API implementation?

CTCT Employee

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

Hi Eric,

 

If the application developer doesn't make it clear, it may be hard to know.  An application asking for your Contact ID or List ID should be modified/updated by the developer or made not available.  I apologize that we're not able to find old applications and ask their developers to do so more proactively.

 

Taking a look at when an app was developed, and trying to use newer applications (a year or less old) would be a good idea when finding apps & integrations to use.

 

Best Regards,

Shannon Wallace

Partner API Support Engineer

 

New Member

Re: Help! I just need my "Constant Contact ID"

Guys this is INSANE. Why in the freaking heck can you not put the Constant Contact account number in . . oh . . THE ACCOUNT SECTION?

 

Oh my gosh! You've got to jump through hoops to get your account number?! Unreal!