Send POST variables to WordPress based Thank-You pages
More and more webmasters are switching their websites to WordPress. It has evolved from just a simple blogging software to a full-blown Content Management.
I know there is a plugin (that I believe is broken at the moment) to easily make forms for 1Shop.
My idea is about after the form. We can currently grab the POST variables for display when the page is a plain .php or .asp file. I have tried setting the thank you page both with 'pretty permalinks' and the dynamic URL (which has a .php extension, but is followed by a ? and a variable. Neither receive the POST.
I've started working on a plugin to 'hack' around this, but it's not pretty or reliable. Please add the POST functions for WordPress pages.
Velaction Continuous Improvement LLC commented
What would be really helpful is if the plugin could integrate the customer portal with user registration on the wordpress site. Same login credentials, and when the customer cancels/unsubscribes, they lose access to the site.
Guileful Magic commented
For now, I have a work-around/hack in my WordPress, but it would still be nice for a change on the 1Shop side.
I can use POST variables on the URL ending /.php but not standard version. That tells me that somewhere in the thank-you page redirect it looks at the URL for a PHP or ASP extension.
Have you taken a look at the URL Params plugin for Wordpress (http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/url-params)? You can find an explanation of it and how it would work with 1ShoppingCart at http://www.equalserving.com/2012/07/sending-post-variables-to-wordpress-based-thank-you-pages/
Russell Anthony Yermal commented
They do send POST variables to wordpress thank you pages -- it's wordpress that strips them out during the redirects. See http://thewordpresswarrior.com/616/passing-variables-via-url
Christopher Cool Productions commented
This is a super important function needed! I have switched all of my sites to Wordpress because of the ease for updating, SEO, user friendly and more. I use lots of forms on my sites and would really like the ability to integrate with the post and get with Wordpress for thank you pages.
Lion In The Sun commented
Yes, we were trying to do just this the other day. We have customers opt in for a coupon and we merge their data onto a thank you page with a coupon they print. Works great! However we're in the process of switching our website to Wordpress and we're no longer able to merge in what they typed on the previous page. Not sure what all that stuff means in the original post but I do know that when we tried to merge it onto a Wordpress page it didn't work but when we switched it back to regular html page, it worked perfectly again...