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What is an API?

Added: 10/01/2012   |   Updated: 4 Years Ago

Question   What is an API?

Answer    An application programming interface, or API, allows other websites to communicate with our website sending commands to add/edit/delete items and getting reports.

These are used by developers to integrate 3rd party software with our software.  For example, our API allows you to have members automatically created in your system when someone signs up at a separate site you own.

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Q. Do you have an api to connect on my system,so whenever my members will not pay on my system it will cancel automatically all of his landing pages and are we later able to enable him?

A. Yes, we do.  In the document linked below in the section update member there is details about the API that allows you to suspend a member.  When suspended they will not be able to receive new contacts from the capture pages.

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Q. How do you setup a purchase SMS credits button with the SMS Marketing tool combined with the External Billing tool?

A. External Billing Add Payment Screenshot
1) Setup an external billing product for selling the credits.

2) Add a billing option to the product.

External Billing Add Notify URL Screenshot
3) Edit the Notify URL for the product putting your URL as shown below:

# = Replace # with the amount of credits to add when payment is made
XXXX = Put your API Key from Advanced Features.
yourURL.com = Put your domain name.

4) You can then get the URL or ~~ code to use when when editing billing for placing the button throughout your site.

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Q. If I provide the api key to a third party affiliate program, will a new member signup in that program automatically create an account in my site for that member?

A. YES, it is possible to set it up using our API so that when someone joins the 3rd party system an account is created in the WMT Software.
If this is possible depends on the 3rd party software.
It would need to be modified so that when someone joins it, it calls the WMT API requesting that a new account is created.

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Q. How do I sign up for Twilio and setup the SMS Marketing tool?

Purchase the SMS Marketing Tool
The first step is to purchase the SMS Marketing tool.  You can request for us to send an invoice or include it with an invoice we are creating.  You can also purchase it yourself in the WMT client admin on the page for your site in the tools section.

Signup for Twilio
After purchasing the SMS Marketing tool go to twilio.com and signup there.

Setup Twilio
Next click here and follow the instructions for setting up your system to use Twilio.

Preload Credits
Next you will want to add SMS credits to your own account, plus to any members that should have SMS credits preloaded (business partners, or if you are giving members free credits to get started). You can do this on the SMS Credit Assign page (/admin/smscreditassign). Also, if you have a Pro system and are giving away free credits to members you will want to go to edit the membership to specify how many credits each membership gets (by default it is set to 0).

Make Twilio Live
When you first setup an account in Twilio your account will be in development mode by default where you are not charged for SMS messages but they can be only sent to your mobile phone and not anyone.  Once you are done testing you will want to go live (turning off development mode) so that you are able to send messages to anyone.

Setup Purchasing of Credits
Last, you will want to setup a way for members to purchase credits.  You can handle this however you want but the most typical method is to setup a resource page with details about it and an order button.  The next most common method is to add the details to the SMS broadcast/autoresponder pages themselves, but normally adding a link there to another page (exa: resource page) is a cleaner approach.  If you also have the External Billing tool you can use it to have it where when a member makes a purchase the credits are automatically assigned to their account.  We also have an API to automatically add credits to a members account but it requires technical knowledge to set it up yourself using the API.

Using SMS Marketing
Click here to read a document explaining how to use the SMS Marketing plugin once it is setup.

NOTE: TWILIO is a 3rd Party Provider and is not related or associated with WMT.  The rates they charge per an SMS message are their fees.

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