This WordPress plugin background registers folks for a GoToWebinar right from your WordPress site.
[[gtwregister]] shortcode to register folks for your webinars.
Make sure you pass URL Parameters to this page, i.e. from a registration form. GoToWebinar requires that you supply a first name, last name and an email address.
You can configure your url parameter to GoToWebinar field name mapping in your settings.
To background process a registration, embed the
[[gtwregister /]] shortcode in your page or post. To hardcode any field, specify the value using
servernum (an optional override to the default server number) and
gtwid (the ID of your webinar), for example
[[gtwregister gtwid="23940324" /]].
Next set your registration form or opt-in thank you page redirection form to go to the page you created. If using an opt-in form with a thank you page redirect, you must enable the option to pass the opt-in information to the thank you page.
Please note that the only fields you can make required on your GoToWebinar configuration are First Name, Last Name and Email. You can include Phone, but it’s best to make it optional unless your opt-in form requires Phone, too. Any other fields marked as “required” in GoToWebinar will cause the registration to fail.
By default, if there is an error, it will be displayed, and if the registration is successful, the success will appear in an HTML comment. You can change these options by passing along
commenterror as in
commenterror=1 to force errors to be commented or
commentsuccess=0 to display that the registration was successful.
- Download the GoToWebinar Registration WordPress plugin from inside your WordPress site
- Optionally configure using the Settings link on the plugins page
- Use the
gtwregister]]shortcode to register folks
- Make sure you pass URL Parameters to this page, i.e. from a registration form. Required parameters are the First Name, Last Name, Email, GoToWebianrID and optionally a Phone Number. You can specify alternate mappings if needed by going to the settings page.
Things You’ll Need:
- A webinar registration/squeeze/optin page
- Something to capture opt-ins (like Infusionsoft) if you want to capture the opt-ins outside of GoToWebinar
- A thank you page after someone registers
- A GoToWebinar setup
Let’s assume you have an opt-in form on your registration page. First, make sure you’re capturing first AND last name as well as the email address. Ask for a phone number, too, if you like.
Configure the opt-in form to go to our CRM and/or ESP if you want to capture the names there, too. (This is a good idea). If not, you can simply have the form submit right to your thank you page.
If you’re using an opt-in form, setup the thank you page redirect to be your thank you page and make sure you enable the option to pass along the contact information from the opt-in to the thank you page.
On your thank you page, either hardcode the GoToWebinarID into your shortcode
[[gtwregister gtwid="3493928439"]] or pass it along as one of the parameters from the opt-in form (if people can choose which webinar they want to attend, for example.)