You can collect custom field data from customers when they're checking out, but sometimes you may want to collect custom data at another time or on a specific page on your site.
To do this you just need to create a custom form and then include a SmartTag™ for each custom field you want to collect data for:
Gender: [MM_Form_Field type='custom' id='10' isRequired='true']
Age: [MM_Form_Field type='custom' id='14' isRequired='false']
[MM_Form_Button type='submit' label='Submit' color='green']
When the custom form is loaded, MemberMouse will render each custom field based on the custom field configuration. The MM_Form_Message SmartTags will output relevant success and error messages after the form has been submitted. These SmartTags™ are optional.
Note: Only logged in members can submit data via custom forms.
Chaining Custom Forms Together
By default, when a custom form is submitted, the member is returned to the same page and displayed a success message. If you prefer to have the member redirected to another page after successfully submitting the form, just use the ‘onSuccess' attribute as follows:
[MM_Form type='custom' onSuccess='http://yourdomain.com/step-2'] .... [/MM_Form]
When the form is configured this way, members will be redirected to the URL http://yourdomain.com/step-2 following a successful form submission.
How to get the SmartTag™ for a particular custom field:
- In the MemberMouse menu, click Checkout Settings and then click on the Custom Fields tab.
- Locate the custom field you want to add to the checkout page in the table.
- Click the ‘blue tag' button in the Form SmartTag column.
- In the dialog that pops up, copy the SmartTag™.
- Paste the SmartTag™ anywhere between the MM_Form type='custom' and /MM_Form SmartTags™ in your custom form.
Custom Field SmartTag™ Attributes
|Set the ‘isRequired' attribute to ‘true' if you want the field to be required. By default it will not be required.
|Set the ‘class' attribute to apply a custom CSS class to the field.
type attribute to ‘custom-hidden' to make this a hidden field. This would usually be use in conjunction with passing custom data to the checkout page via the URL.