Sometimes, it can be useful to provide a link to your web form that automatically inserts some data into the form (based on dynamic user data). An example of this would be sending a form link out in an email campaign, pre-populating the form with the user's name and email address.
Step 1: Add a Query String to the Form URL
We will add something called a query string to our form URL. This will allow us to specify a field name and a bit of text we want to automatically show up inside that field. Let’s say we want to pre-populate the field with the user's name and email address.
Let’s say our original form URL looks like this:
You want to pre-populate the form's first name, last name and email from the Mailchimp distribution list:
You can find Mailchimp Merge Tags Cheat Sheet here.
The Query would look like this: