Constant Contact

This extension provides the ability to subscribe to a Constant Contact list from Action Form. Typically, this is a Subscribe to Newsletter form (provided as a template in this extension), but you have the ability to use this integration as part of any form - for example as part of registration.

Getting Started

The following steps will guide you on installing and setting up the Constant Contact add-on.

Make sure you have at least version 03.03.20 of Action Form.

Once you have Action Form, you can proceed to install the Constant Contact extension. Install it from Host > Extensions just as you would do with any other extension.

Now that you have installed all these, let’s start adding the Constant Contact form. At the end you will have a form to subscribe like the one below (note that you can personalize it just the way you want it or you can just create one from scratch).

contact form

  1. Select the page where you want to have your Constant Contact form.

  2. Select in the top menu Modules > Add New Module and add the avt.ActionForm module to your page.

  3. Now that you have installed Action Form on your page, select Manage Form.

  4. In the start panel chose the Subscribe to Constant Contact template. Press the Start button and you will have the form installed on your page. Check the Configuration Options section below to see what needs to be configured before the form is actually functional.

subscribe to constant contact

Configuration Options

Before you start building your list, you need to make some settings on the form.

In the Action Form settings panel, go to:

  1. Interests (field) > Items and fill in your own interests categories.

  2. Form Fields > Buttons > Subscribe (button) > On Click Handler (section) > Subscribe To Constant Contact (action)

Fill in your Constant Contact details:

  • API Key - received for your developer account. Details here

  • Token - received for your developer account.

  • List Name - must be exactly as it appears in Constant Contact. Login here

Also check these settings:

  • For the Email Field select the appropriate email field to be used to subscribe to Constant Contact.

  • If you decide to personalize the form with your custom fields, make sure to map them with the ones in Constant Contact. You can do this in the List Data section. These settings are used to pass correctly all data collected to Constant Contact.

After checking all settings, press the Save button and Back. That’s all. Now you’re ready to start building your email list.

constant contact action

This predefined form will display a notification message after he sign up. You can modify it to suits your needs on the On Click Handler > Display message.

You can also add and new action to send a notification email to subscriber. You can do this by clicking on the Add Action button > Email > Send Email. Check this section Send Emails with Action Form for more info about setting up the form to send emails.