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New Dynamic Content guide

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New Dynamic Content guide

We've added a new page that explains generating dynamic content in email campaigns using contact variables, including Custom Fields. Please check it out. 

 

https://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/developer-guides/custom-content.html

 

Your feedback is welcome.

Rich Marcucella
Sr. Technical Writer, Content Developer
Web Services Team
http://developer.constantcontact.com
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Re: New Dynamic Content guide

Why where dynamic content variables removed from links in the new editor, this causes big issues for me.

 

Is there a way to pass email address or contactId in the new editor?

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Re: New Dynamic Content guide

Hello Matthew,

 

Our new editor does have the ability to insert Contact Details. When you have the editor open for a text section there is an insert button you can click on to insert a Greeting or Contact Details. Here is a screenshot of the button I am referring to.

 

insert contact details.jpg


Regards,
Jimmy D.
Tier II API Support Engineer
Solution Provider

Re: New Dynamic Content guide

Thanks for the reply, this works when adding to the body but does not seem to work when adding the variable to a link. For example if I wanted to pass the email address to my website so my crm could track a leads engagement.

 

Any thoughts?

Moderator

Re: New Dynamic Content guide

Hi Matthew,

 

Creating a dynamic link such as you are wanting to do currently does not work as all links in our new editor are tracked and there is no way to turn tracking off at this time. I have added feedback on your behalf to our existing feature request to be able to turn off link tracking.

 

The reason dynamic links does not work is because each one is unique and link tracking will not work on the different URLs.


Regards,
Jimmy D.
Tier II API Support Engineer
Solution Provider

Re: New Dynamic Content guide

I see, well the documentation for the old editor recomended turning tracking off although I never did and never had any issues.

 

The tracking link itself is dynamic but the url you redirect to after the link is clicked is static, otherwise the subscriber would never make it to where the link specified for them to go.

 

Any Help would be appreciated,

Matthew Maennche

Moderator

Re: New Dynamic Content guide

Hi Matthew,

 

Our link tracking service is run before the process that fills in contact details. The process that will drop in your individual contact's information will see the encoded tracked link, and not see any contact details in it to fill in. 

 

This is a feature that we are looking into for our current 3rd Generation Editor, however we don't have a timeframe that we can provide on when such a feature might be implemented.

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions!

 

Sincerely,

David B.

API Support Specialist

Senior Member

Re: New Dynamic Content guide

I have created dynamic links in Constant Contact in the past and it is important for my organization to be able to continue doing so.

 

Turning off tracking for specific links was an essential feature and I would like to urge Constant Contact to go back to allowing that. For our purposes, even turning off link tracking for entire emails would suffice as long as there was some way to do dynamic links.

 

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Re: New Dynamic Content guide

What's worse is it is jsut lazy programming, there is no real reason to even need to turn tracking off. If the routine was written correctly it simply needs to replace the variables with the correct information after the tracking routine is processed.

 

I agree, the is absolutely no reason to move backwords.

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Re: New Dynamic Content guide

Is there any update on a solution for this? Being able to pass a dynamic variable like the subscriber email seems like something that should be supported..