Adding merge fields to a URL is not working as it should

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Adding merge fields to a URL is not working as it should

Hi,

i'm trying to integrate contant contact with my landingspages.
With other platforms I could easy merge the EMAIL field in minutes. 

I tried EVERYTHING for many hours and found many different items in the manuals which is very confusing. It never worked.

 

Added merge texts to the button url in the campaign builder:

Button URL:

https://mydomain.com/landingspage.php?email=$Subscriber.Email

https://mydomain.com/landingspage.php?email=[[EmailAddress]]

 

I also tried a HTML coded email from scratch, same results

<a href="https://mydomain.com/landingspage.php?email=$Subscriber.Email">link</a>

<a href="https://mydomain.com/landingspage.php?email=[[EmailAddress]]">link</a>

 

when I email the campaigns above to a list it's not replacing the EMAIL merge field in the URL
it works in the body text but just not in the URL so I'm not able to make a unique URL per receiver.


Does anyone was able to create a unique url for each sent email?

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Re: Adding merge fields to a URL is not working as it should

Hi @user120701 

 

I apologize your dynamic links are not working as it should! I can understand how helpful it would be to include this custom information in your emails. But at this time our emails do not allow the ability to insert dynamic links directly in them. Instead we suggest inserting the full URL for each contact into a spreadsheet and importing as a custom field. You won't be able to put clickable text for the URL, but the URL will at least get inserted in the email for contacts. Does this workaround work for you?


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Re: Adding merge fields to a URL is not working as it should

no sorry, that's not a solution for us


Very strange Constant Contact still does not have this solution after so many requests already here in this forum. All other email platforms I know can do it without any problem.

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Re: Adding merge fields to a URL is not working as it should

Hello @user120701,

 

I'm sorry our current solution doesn't work.  If you do need the text to be fully clickable, then the only workaround would be to put the entire html string into a custom field, and use the custom code editor.  For this the custom field would need to include all of the html for that link, and be a total of less than 250 characters.  I'm sorry that there's not a better solution for you currently, but we'll continue tracking this requests and passing this need along to our design team.


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