Tagged: textarea; large
September 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm #1773toho2kSpectator
Currently each product has the “Special Intructions” field for customers to enter info. I am selling SEO services so I want to have two fields where the customer can enter special data, one field for url and one for keywords.
Can I add custom fields like that to the estore?
ThanksSeptember 3, 2010 at 1:53 am #23876
It doesn’t have any option to accept multiple custom fields (this is because the data has to pass through PayPal and there is a limit of 256 characters for the pass through variable.
Why don’t you simply place a form on your “Thank You” page where the customer will land after a payment and can fill in all the details required for the service?September 3, 2010 at 4:30 am #23877toho2kSpectator
Can you recommend a simple WordPress form plugin to do that which would be compatible with WP estore?
Thank you.September 3, 2010 at 7:57 am #23878
Any contact form plugin will do and will be compatible with eStore. I usually use the contact form 7 plugin (it’s pretty simple to setup)October 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm #23879
Ok for limit of 256 characters for the pass through variable, please guide me to make larger this “Special Intructions” field, textarea instead of input ? how to do it ? Thank you for your help.
Best regards,October 23, 2010 at 1:47 am #23880
This page should help. Check the ‘How to make the “instruction” input box bigger’ section:October 23, 2010 at 9:37 am #23881
Ok for input box bigger, but the instruction field became empty in shopping cart, how to resolve it ?
Thank you for your help.
Best regards,October 24, 2010 at 1:20 am #23882
“the instruction field became empty in shopping cart” – what do you mean by that? Can you give an example please?October 24, 2010 at 8:29 am #23883
Someone inputs “AAA” in the instruction field on product B, and clicks “Add to cart”, usually he will have “B (AAA)” in his cart. But when I did the change http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/wordpress-estore-miscellaneous-tweaks-215, I only have “B” in cart, “AAA” dispears.
Thank you,March 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm #23884oscarMember
Regarding your proposed solution “place a form on your “Thank You” page where the customer will land after a payment and can fill in all the details required for the service”, is there any way to have a autofilled field in that “thank you page form” (for instance transaction ID) to relate the extra data the customer fills with the prior order?
For example, in order to complete company name and tax id, you have to ask the company “buyer” about that elements, and it could be in that form, but you need some relational data. You can ask for the email again, but you are duplicating the customers efforts.
Thanks very mauchMarch 21, 2013 at 4:21 am #23885adminKeymaster
Yes, your should be able to auto fill the transaction ID given the contact form plugin you are using has a hook/api to allow this. Which contact form plugin are you using? Does it have a hook/api to auto fill the value of a field in the form?March 21, 2013 at 7:47 am #23886oscarMember
I am using Fast Secure Contact Form, which is very customizable and flexible, but I have no problem to change to contact form 7 or whatever?March 22, 2013 at 4:22 am #23887adminKeymaster
I don’t know about the fast secure contact form but I know that the contact form 7 plugin has an addon that lets you auto fill a field:
I am guessing the above addon can be used to auto fill the transaction ID field from the URL parameter. When you use PayPal PDT, your thank you page URL will have the transaction ID in the URL as “tx” parameter.
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