Constant Contact Integration Extension Documentation

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Overview

Constant Contact Integration Extension for Abantecart – enables you to have two way sync between Constant Contact List and Cart Newsletter List.

1.  Export existing newsletter list to Constant Contact List

2.  Keep syncronized between Constant Contact List and Cart newsletter list.
     Example Scenarios:
     - If customer unsubscribed via email instead via cart user panel.
     - Customer re-subscribed via email instead via cart signup form.
     - You're using Constant Contact generated form as the signup form.

This extension works with AbanteCart v1.2.0, v1.2.1, v1.2.2 and v1.2.3

Setup

   1. You need a Constant Contact account to use this extension
       A.  If you don't have an account register new account on Constant Contact.
       B. You need to generate an ACCESS TOKEN for your Constant Contact account, click this link to login to your Constant Contact account,
            then click on ALLOW Access for Constant Contact Abantecart Integration.Make note of your token and Input the generated Access Token in this field.



   2. Input the desired Contact List Name you want subscribers added to.
       (When you registered, by default Constant Contact creates a list called General Interest, which can be used)


IMPORTANT NOTES:
There are two different contact forms that can be used. You must use only one at a time.Use a form that is designed within your Constant Contact account -- see No. 3 for details. OR use an extension generated form following the instructions in NO. 4&5 fields. You can change your choice at any time.


   3. Fill this field with Share URL to form code which was obtained from Constant Contact Sign up Form tools.




If using this form - skip No 4 and 5



   4. Choose Yes if you want customer to fill their First Name.

   5. Choose Yes if you want customer to fill their Last Name.


   Finally Click the Save button and Turn On the extension. This will configure a block based on your input. You control the display of the block on the Design > Layout page(s) using the block title: constant_contact


   After you turn on the extension,you will find the additional settings on the setup page:


Export Newsletter list to Constant Contact list
Click this button to export subscribed customers list to Constant Contact List Synchronize Constant.

This is usually only needed if you have not had Constant Contact signup form on your cart webpages previously. There is a duplication check made preventing an email being added if already in the Constant Contact list
Note: The export is batch and NO welcome email will be sent.

Constant Contact list to cart Newsletter list
Click this button to sync Constant Contact List with cart newsletter list.

Example Scenarios:

  • If customer unsubscribed via email instead via cart user panel.
  • Customer re-subscribed via email instead via cart signup form.
  • You're using Constant Contact generated form as the signup form in addition to website, i.e. Facebook

Important: If terminating Constant Contact services run Synchronize PRIOR to disconnecting the service so all of names on Constant Contact list are available within the cart list.

Edit Top And Bottom block content for signup form that comes with extension

You can add additional information above and/or below your signup form display area using the Content tab. This uses the standard block editor, one for each section; top content and bottom content.

Notes:
1. You must add space to the end of the content as this extension doesn't add html <br> automatically.
2. In case you previously insert a content to the above or below your signup form and you want to delete the content,make sure that the content is remove completely.You can click on the source button and remove completely.

Select the top content or bottom content, then click on the text Click Here to edit.., that will show the standard editor. Add the content that you wish to display and click SAVE to finish.

Storefront Display

Constant Contact Signup Form

If you're using Constant Contact Signup Form you will see:

Constant Contact Extension Signup Form

And if you're using Constant Contact extension Signup Form you will see:

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