Encoding merge tags in link URL

Hi,

Am testing the use of merge tags when building URL's that receipents click on and wonder if we can encode them so the information (just merge tag data, not the whole URL) does not render out within the address bar.

Could not see anything mentioned in previous posts so thanks for any help

Gav

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

Hi Gav, could you kindly clarify what you mean here? If you have an example, that would be fantastic - we're keen to help out here :)


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Gavinb29, 3 years ago

Hi Rosanne, sure...

At the moment I am testing a template that passes merge tags as part of a content anchor tag/link eg "http://www.mytestpage.co.uk?f=FirstName&l=LastName".

The idea being to personalise the page they reach with these details (which works fine) just wondering if we can encode the parameter portion of the URL (?f=FirstName&l=LastName) which I can then decode when they land on the page, will not effect functionality but will tidy things up I feel.

Hopefully this clarifies but happy to give more details where required.

Thanks for your help

Gav

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

Hi there Gav, hopefully our custom fields can assist you with personalisation here. Assuming you have first/last name data, your URLs will be as follows:

http://www.mytestpage.co.uk?f=[firstname,fallback=]&l=[lastname,fallback=]

Hopefully this helps, but if there's more that you require, we're more than happy to help :)


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