Note: We recommend using this process only when creating a small number of pre-filled registration links manually. If you want to add pre-filled values to a large number of registration fields, you will need to use a CRM software or to replace values via a script/code (these can be created within Excel).
When you already know some of the answers before your users come to your registration form, you can fill those answers in for them before their arrival (or pre-fill them).
For example, you can add the registrant's name or job title to their registration form.
This smoothes registration for attendees while also adding a more personalized touch when users sign up for your event.
Learn how to add pre-filled values to your registration form here:
How can I pre-populate the name and email fields on my BigMarker registration form?
You can pre-populate name and email fields in your BigMarker registration form by adding the bolded URL parameter to your event’s registration link (e.g., add the text that follows “Test-Webinar?”): https://www.bigmarker.com/bigmarker104/Test-Webinar?first_name=value&last_name=value&full_name=value&email=value
Then substitute your registrant’s first name, last name, full name and email address into the “first_name,” “last_name,” “full_name,” and “email” fields of this link. This ensures that your registrant’s own name and email will appear when they click the registration button.
For instance, say I want to create a pre-filled registration form for someone named Kathleen McAuliffe using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d edit the registration link as follows: https://www.bigmarker.com/bigmarker104/Test-Webinar?first_name=Kathleen&last_name=McAuliffe&full_name=Kathleen%20McAuliffeemail@example.com
This way, when Kathleen accesses this link and clicks the registration button, the following registration form will appear (shown below). Her full name and email are pre-filled with the values that you inputted into the registration link.
How can I pre-populate custom registration fields on my BigMarker registration form?
Hosts can pre-populate other registration fields using a similar process.
1. First, create a custom registration field for your event, following these steps. To add a pre-filled value to that field, add the bolded URL parameter to your registration link: https://www.bigmarker.com/bigmarker104/Test-Webinar?first_name=Kathleen&last_name=McAuliffe&full_name=Kathleen%20McAuliffefirstname.lastname@example.org&custom_field_fieldname=value
2. Then, as you did for the name and email fields, replace “fieldname” with the name of your custom registration field (Title, Country, etc.). Then replace “value” with your desired prefilled value (aka, the one you want to appear on your registration form).
Let's Put It All Together
For example, say that you’re hosting an event exclusively for developers. On each guest's registration form, you want the field Title to be pre-filled with the word Developer.
First, you would create a custom registration field called Title. Then you would change the URL parameter to read &custom_field_title=developer.
Continuing with our example, the registration link would read: https://www.bigmarker.com/bigmarker104/Test-Webinar?first_name=Kathleen&last_name=McAuliffe&full_name=Kathleen%20McAuliffeemail@example.com&custom_field_title=developer
Now, when Kathleen accesses this link and clicks the registration button, the following pop-up will appear. Note that her full name, email and job title have been pre-populated in the registration field, per the parameters you set in the registration link above.