How to Customize AutoResponse Plus Thank-you Pages

When someone submit your ARP opt-in form and confirm their subscription they arrive a thank-you page.

The AutoResponse Plus (ARP3) provides you with default subscriber-facing pages in English.

However you’re able to enter your custom pages URL in the ARP settings to redirect people to these pages.
This allows you to use extra information on these pages or use pages in your native language.

Global Custom Pages

Use the ARP “System -> Settings” menu to open the ARP Settings page. You’ll find the fields to customize all the thank-you pages of your ARP3 there:

  • Subscribe success/failure pages
  • UnSubscribe success/failure pages
  • Subscription Confirmation success/failure pages

Enter the full-URL to your pages in these fields like:
http://www.your-site.com/success-thanks.html

Please note, these settings affect all your ARP’ autoresponders if you don’t change the settings of specified autoresponders. This means your subscribers would be directed to the same thank-you pages after they subscribed on any of your autoresponders.

Autoresponder-specified pages

You can setup different thank-you pages they would be directed to after confirmation of their subscription for each of your autoresponder.
Open the Properties page of the autoresponder you need and find these fields:

  • Subscription Confirmation success page
  • Subscription Confirmation failure page

Enter the full-URL to your pages like above.

Opt-in form-specified pages

The ARP3 allows you to use different subscribe/unsubscribe thank-you pages for every Opt-in web-form. However there is a small trick… You need to add a Tracking Tag into your form to be able to direct them to a specific page after the form submitted.

The ARP3 Tracking Tags have fields to setup:

  • Subscribe success/failure page
  • UnSubscribe success/failure page

Use the ARP3 Tracking Tags -> Create New or Tracking Tags -> Show List menu to add new or edit an existent Tag. Enter the thank-you pages URL you’d like them to be directed on after a form submitted.

Now you need to generate a Subscription Form with the Tracking Tag you’ve just setup.
Use the Form Code link at the Autoresponders list page to navigate the Generate Form page. Check the boxes of fields you need in your form and select the Tracking Tag you’ve set and click the Generate Code button.


Then select and copy the generated code of your web-form. Place the code on your Opt-in page. Your subscribers now would be directed to the thank-you page entered in the Tracking Tag fields just after submitting the form.

Fine Tuning Custom Subscription pages

When the ARP3 redirects you to a custom subscription page it adds some code to the pages’ URL. So the page URL looks like:
http://www.your-site.com/success-thanks.html?code=S01

Each code is used in a specific case and helps you to tune your pages.
You can find the list of all codes available in the tables below.

The codes beginning with “S” are success codes:

code   code meaning
S01 Successful subscription without confirmation required
S02 Successful subscription with confirmation required
S03 Successful multiple subscription on several autoresponders
RS01 Successful subscription on RSS feed

The codes beginning with “F” are failure codes:

code   code meaning
F01 There is no form data to process.
F02 You need to enter your e-mail address.
F03 The e-mail address you entered is not valid.
F04 The e-mail address you entered is not allowed.
F05 The autoresponder or mailing list you requested is no longer available.
F06 This autoresponder or mailing list cannot be requested through a web page form.
F07 This autoresponder or mailing list is not currently active.
F08 Your details could not be saved in our database.
F09 You have already subscribed.
F10 You cannot subscribe from this e-mail address.
F11 You cannot subscribe from this server.
F12 You need to enter your title.
F13 You need to enter your first name.
F14 You need to enter your middle name.
F15 You need to enter your last name.
F16 You need to enter your full name.
F17 Your unsubscribe request cannot be processed through a web page form.
F18 Your subscription record was not found.
F19 The e-mail address you entered is not valid.
F20 You need to enter your company name.
F21 You need to enter your department.
F22 You need to enter your street address.
F23 You need to enter your town or city.
F24 You need to enter your state or province.
F25 You need to enter your zip or postal code.
F26 You need to enter your country.
F27 You need to enter your phone #1.
F28 You need to enter your phone #2.
F29 You need to enter your phone #3.
F30 You need to enter your fax #1.
F31 You need to enter your fax #2.

The simplest way to use these codes is to assign a PHP-script as the subscription page and redirect them further to different pages in depend on the codes.

You can download the arp-thank-you.php script to use it with your AutoResponse Plus.

  1) Open these file with a text-editor (Notepad) and enter your thank-you pages URL there. The Default success and failure pages will be used when you don’t need a specific page, but a generic one.

<?php
  // Enter your default success and failure pages URL
  $default_success_URL = "http://your-site/success.html";
  $default_failure_URL = "http://your-site/failure.html";
  . . .

Then you enter the pages URL for each specific code. When you need a Default page instead of specified one for some cases just comment the corresponding $url code-line with two slash letters preceding the line ( // ).

<?php
  // Enter your default success and failure pages URL
  $default_success_URL = "http://your-site/success.html";
  $default_failure_URL = "http://your-site/failure.html";
  if (isset($_GET["code"])) {
    switch(trim($_GET["code"])) {

  //Enter your success pages URL below
  case "S01": //Subscription without confirmation required
    $url = "http://www.your-site/success01.html";
    break;
  case "S02": //Subscription with confirmation required
    $url = "http://www.your-site/success02.html";
    break;
  case "S03": //Subscription on several autoresponders
    $url = "http://www.your-site/success03.html";
    break;
  case "RS01": //Successful subscription on RSS feed
  //  $url = "http://www.your-site/success.html";
  // Commented to use the Default page
    break;

  //Enter your failure pages URL below
  case "F01": //There is no form data to process.
    $url = "http://www.your-site/failure01.html";
    break;
  case "F02": //You need to enter your e-mail address.
    $url = "http://www.your-site/failure02.html";
    break;
  . . .

  2) Upload your changed script-file onto your site.

  3) Set these file URL as the custom subscription success or/and failure page in the ARP3 custom page fields.

 

by Michel Komarov, © Copyright 2007. iCoder.com

 

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