I am not a developer and I've hired a company to redo our Real Estate website in Wordpress. I have several forms on my website that ask users for information. Email sign up forms, Ideal Home Profile forms, etc. There are about 6 of them, each with unique information requested. I want the users to fill in the information using the forms on our website and have it funnel into our Constant Contact database. The website company says it doesn't support Constant Contact and that I need to get the information on how to do this from Constant Contact.
I understand that there is a thing called the API which helps my website talk to Constant Contact but I am not sure how to set this up. Do I need a different API key for each form? What do I create in Constant Contact to tell it where to funnel the information it's pulling from my website?
Any suggestions? Can I do this myself or do I need a programmer?
You absolutely can use the Constant Contact API to connect your website with Constant Contact and you only need one API key for
eachall of your forms. The easiest way to think about our API is that it provides a way for you to talk to Constant Contact from your website, but you still have to create the program that tells your website to talk to us. Unfortunately it does require a programmer to create that program which communicates with Constant Contact or an integration that is already created.
There is a wordpress plugin that has been created by a third party developer for connecting with Constant Contact and creating forms in different places to collect contact information and add it to Constant Contact. I cannot guarantee this will solve your problem, but it may help to make things easier for you. You can find information about this here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/constant-contact-api/. In addition, you can find a wealth of information about our APIs by exploring our developer pages.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to reply to this thread!
API Support Specialist
So I need a separate API for each form. When I'm filling out the application to get the API key from Constant Contact should I just use the name of the form to which it applies on my website?
I just realized that I accidentally typed out the wrong thought in that post and missed it during my proofread. My apologies! You only need one API key for all of your forms. Our API is designed so that an API key designates an application rather than a specific use.
For the name of the API key you can choose whatever you find to be the most descriptive. It is common to use a company name or a specific related product name.
My apologies again for the confusion!
API Support Specialist