April 12th, 2013, 03:07 AM
Charity Website - Passing input data from Site A form to Site B form. Is it possible?
I am wondering if it's possible to have a user visit my website (Site A) and fill out a form that has first name, last name, email and a submit button. When the user hits submit, that information is emailed to me, but then the user is directed to Site B (Charity Water) where there is a form that is asking for some of the same information (First name, Last name, Email) along with the donation amount a payment details.
I am wondering if any of that information that was gathered on my site (Site A) can be passed onto Site B page and prepopulate those fields so that information does not have to be entered twice?
Thank you for your help!!!
April 12th, 2013, 03:10 AM
The external site is
https:// my.charitywater.org /p/donate?campaign_id=34971#donation-info
April 12th, 2013, 03:21 AM
In general no. You can accept the information, email it, and redirect the user, but you can't fill out forms on another site without them specifically giving you a way to do that.
But you have lucked out. It seems like you can provide the first and last names and it will use them when it displays the page. The fields are named "first_name" and "last_name" so redirect the user to
Try that yourself with your own name.
$firstname = "First name";
$lastname = "Last name";
$url = "https://my.charitywater.org/p/donate?campaign_id=34971&first_name=" . rawurlencode($firstname) . "&last_name=" . rawurlencode($lastname) . "#donation-info";
// then redirect to $url
April 12th, 2013, 03:26 AM
requenix, you are a legend! Seriously, you have no idea how much you have just helped me and my charity. Can I ask how exactly you found the form field names? I am curious about populating the comments section and donation amount as well.
April 12th, 2013, 03:53 AM
I'm a web developer so I know how to read websites and see how they work. The Web Developer Toolbar extension for assorted browsers also helps - check the screenshot.