Adding an email address to a client's Constant Contact account

I work with alot of Realtors. For some this might seem scary. I take it in stride. I was a Realtor once. I guess I still am technically though I haven’t practiced in quite a few years.  At any rate, sometimes these Realtors use Constant Contact for their email marketing and it’s a good system.  If I have to add an email address to their account when someone fills in a contact form etc on their website, here’s the code I use: 

This example uses PHP and it’s wondeful cURL library to silently insert an email address into the client’s mailing list.

$url = 'http://visitor.constantcontact.com/d.jsp';
$post_values = 'm=c=0123456789&p=oi&ea=' . $email;
$ch = curl_init($url);
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post_values);
$html = curl_exec ($ch);
//echo $html;
curl_close ($ch);

Pretty simple indeed!


About Joseph R. B. Taylor

is a designer/developer who makes stuff for screens of all shapes and sizes. He currently works at Edvisors, Inc. where he creates screen-based experiences for used by millions of college students every year.

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