Our client Legacy Protection Lawyers recently asked us to automate the creation of contacts and on boarding when new potential clients submit a form on their website.

This is a bit tricky because Lexicata doesn’t actually support integration or publish details on their APIs. The only option they do offer is a Word Press plugin, which wouldn’t work in this case as we developed their site using the DotNetNuke CMS.

We solved this by temporarily setting up a Word Press site and installing and activating the Lexicata plugin to enable the API feature for Legacy and setting up a contact us form. Then submitted a form and used Wire Shark to intercept and record the API calls, and decommissioned the Word Press site.

Finally I coded a web service to replicate the calls and configured the web site forms to call it. A little testing and tweaking and it’s off to the races.

If you need a hand integrating external services with your website feel free to drop us a line, we’re happy to help.