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April 10, 2010 at 1:26 am #1047
There are too many Autoresponder service providers out there and they all have slightly different integration methods which make it impossible for us to add them all to our plugins.
We support the 3 most popular autoresponders and a generic option in our core plugin:
4) Generic Integration (If your autoresponder provider allows you to signup users just by sending an email to the list email address with the user’s email as the from address then you can use this method of integration)
We also have integration with the following solutions
5) MailPoet Newsletter WordPress plugin:
6) Infusionsoft autoresponder:
If you understand and can write PHP code then we can give you some guidance as to where you can hook in the plugin to integrate your preferred Autoresponder Solution Provider. Please note that we only support the 3 above mentioned popular autoresponders (this is mentioned in our sales page). It is beyond our capability to offer free support for other autoresponders.
Some info for the developers to help with custom integration
The following details might help some of the developers capable of integrating autoresponder API on their own:
WP eStore Plugin
WP eStore plugin has action hooks that you can use to add custom autoresponder integration. After a sale or when the squeeze form is submitted the following two action hooks are executed:
The 1st one handles the signup of individual list subscription on a per product basis (for example you have 3 items in the cart and they need to be subscribed to 3 different lists).
The 2nd one handles the global signup to one list/campaign if you have set this option in the autoresponder settings menu.
All the required values (example: first name, last name, email) are passed via these hooks.
You simply have to add in the integration code for your own autoresponder to signup the customer.
WP Affiliate Plugin
WP Affiliate plugin has action hooks that you can use to add custom autoresponder integration. After an affiliate signup, the following action hook is executed:
All the required values (example: first name, last name, email) are passed to this functions.
You simply have to add in the integration code for your own autoresponder to signup the affiliate.
WP eMember Plugin
WP eMember plugin has action hooks that you can use to add custom autoresponder integration. After a member signs up, the following action hooks are executed:
The 1st one handles the signup of individual list subscription on a per membership level basis (for example, you have 2 membership levels and you want the members of level X to be subscribed to list X and the members of level Y to be subscribed to list Y).
The 2nd one handles the global signup to one list/campaign if you have set this option in the autoresponder settings menu. This one is used if you want to subscribe all your members to one global list.
All the required values (example: first name, last name, email address) are passed via the hooks.
You will have to add in the integration code for your own autoresponder to signup the user.October 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm #19540mikru2010Member
Yes please, i have a basic understanding of php and like to give it a try. Hope it’S ok to answer in this thread like i did …
Looking forward to receiving your guidanceOctober 2, 2010 at 3:38 am #19541
Yeah sure. Just open a new thread under eStore Tweaks then post some details for the Autoresponder that you are using and I will reply in there. This way the whole conversation for this particular autoresponder will be captured in one place and hopefully will help someone else in the future.October 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm #19542mikru2010Member
I did, await your reply in the other threadOctober 7, 2010 at 1:55 am #19543July 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm #19544uconceptMember
what do you mean by this?:
“You simply have to add in the integration code for your own autoresponder in the above two functions so it can signup the customer.”
you mean pasting the form code for our particular autoresponder?July 25, 2011 at 1:12 am #19545
Nope, its not just a matter of pasting the form code. If you are not a developer I wouldn’t recommend this. We only support 3 autoresponders (AWeber, MailChimp, Getresponse) and this is very clear on our sales page. It is beyond our capability to offer support for functionality that the plugin does not have.July 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm #19546uconceptMember
I forwarded my hosting the info but they couldn’t figure out how what your requirements were:
Our developers have checked the eStore plugin and as we can see it is not developed in order to work with all autoresponders that already exist.
You will need to contact the developers of eStore plugin in order for them to check and provide the exact code they need in order for the eResponder to be added to this plugin as an option.
Our eResponder has the same option to add subscribers by sending e-mail to your the campaign e-mail address.
For example your Campaign GVO Hosting and Conference e-mail address is
So, based on their reply… how can I get this to work. What info do they need or how your plugins can pass the info to the autoresponder direct email?September 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm #19547RAGolkoMember
Seems a simple tutorial should be provided here integrating one of your non-chosen plug ins. One example should suffice for most autoresponders — they can all use FirstName, LastName, ListName and the post URL. Seems pretty simple to me; I’m not a PHP programmer but I am a .NET programmer. Can you show us how to integrate these three fields with example PHP code?
They will all be string (text) fields.September 18, 2011 at 12:30 am #19548
The API is different for each autoresponder (remember you are not just submitting a form that you typically do when you embed an autoresponder subscription thing on your webpage).
So you will only be able to do any kind of integration if you know how the API of the autoresponder in question works. If all of the APIs of the different autoresponders worked the same way then this would have never been an issue in the first place.
If you know how the API of your particular autoresponder works then there is enough information in the first post to complete the integration.September 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm #19549
It would be quite easy to tweak your product to work with the rest of the autoresponders. Most autoresponder services have a feature where you can subscribe via the email address of the autoresponder.
If you added to your WP eMember where people could just enter the email address of the autoresponder and WP eMember just sent an email to that email address for each signup, integration would be easy and would save your customers having to try to custom program for this.September 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm #19550
Do you have a link for a documentation page (explaining what to do) to backup the following statement?
“Most autoresponder services have a feature where you can subscribe via the email address of the autoresponder.”September 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm #19551
This is a very common feature. For example in Traffic Wave, I can either:
1. Create my own capture form with the html code generated by their system
2. Use their hosted capture page with the code already installed
3. Have people subscribe by just sending an email, for example, this is the email address for my newsletter through Traffic Wave – [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Each campaign has its own unique email address. People can subscribe simply by sending an email to that address and it uses their from email as the subscription email address.
In #3, you would just need your system to send an email to the autoresponder email specified in the settings while using the signup email as the from email address.
I actually have a lead capture page system at [http://InternetONESystem.com] that is programmed to allow people to use third party responders this way. They just enter the email address of their autoresponder
If you are still not sure about this, you could ask in the Traffic Wave forum, [http://discussion.trafficwave.net/]
Aweber, Get Response and most other autoresponders work the same way, so this would give you instant integration with almost every other autoresponder.September 29, 2011 at 1:36 am #19552
I understand what you are saying and I also understand the method you have explained (this would be a good option). The question I have is if this is an OFFICIALLY supported method of integration by the autoresponder provider in question. If an integration method is supported then it should be documented on their site (explaining how to use that API). The reason we only integrate officially supported API is for future compatibility. Unofficial hacks tend to get outdated over time and then it becomes a hassle for us to maintain the integration and provide support for it.
With that said, lets keep it simple… you just post a link to an *official* documentation page that explains how this autoresponder signup *API* can be used and I will follow it up.
I know how AWeber, GetResponse and Mailchimp works so don’t worry about that.October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm #19553
Here is my reply from Traffic Wave about documentation and officially supported integration:
“There isn’t an “official documentation page” for sending a message to an email address.
They just send the email to your email subscription address.”
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