What are query args?
Query args are used in a URL to pass data from one page to another.
How do query arg keys work in a URL?
You might have seen a URL that looks like this:
https://someurl.com/?fname=Bill+Smith. Everything after
? is called the query string. While
name is the query arg key and
Bill+Smith is the value of
Bill+Smith is called URL Encoding. The
+ is added to keep the URL from breaking into pieces when we have a space.
Ok, that was a brief overview of what query args are, and how query args work in a URL.
How to use custom query arg keys?
Custom query arg keys are used to map the query arg keys with another system.
By default, WPrequal will pass a url for a redirect like this:
Let’s say your system does not recognize
lname. But it does recognize
last_name. In the WPrequal Settings, change the Query Arg Key – First Name to
first_name. Do the same for
last_name. This will create a URL that looks like this:
What are additional query args used for?
Additional query args are used for any additional args that need to be passed with the redirect URL. These are not dynamically populated like the other args. You can simply add them as you want them to appear in the redirect URL.
company_id=12345&agent=Mary+Jones to the Additional Query Args setting will produce a URL like this:
Make sure to test your redirect URL to make sure all the query arg keys are mapped correctly. This can be done by completing the WPrequal Pre-Qual form. Then checking the results from the website where you redirected too.