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Subscription form gadget

Using the subscription form gadget, you can set up one or more email subscription forms to allow visitors to your site to sign up to receive newsletters, updates, or other manual email blasts.

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Signing up for email subscriptions is separate and distinct from the process of subscribing or unsubscribing to automatic emails.

For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets. You cannot add a subscription form gadget – or any other singular gadget – to a page template or system page, or to a page containing another singular gadget.

To identify the type of mailing the visitor is signing up for, you enter a descriptive name – e.g. Newsletter – as the Subscription source within the settings for the subscription form gadget. To compile the list of subscribers for your email blast, go to the advanced contacts search page, choose Subscription source as the search criteria, then select the appropriate subscription source value and perform the search.

For information on setting up and using subscription forms, see Email subscription form.

Subscription form gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and content.

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For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for subscription form gadgets:

Setting

Description

Subscription source

The name used to identify this subscription source. This name is used to distinguish different subscriptions when searching for subscribers using Subscription source as the search criteria. For example, depending on what people are signing up for, you might want to use Newsletter or Site update alerts are the subscription source.

Fields to include

Select the fields to be included on the subscription form. You can choose some or all of your common fields – except those set to admin-only access – but you cannot deselect the Email field. If included on the form, the First name and Last name fields must be completed before clicking the Subscribe button.

Send confirmation email to

Choose whether to send a confirmation email to the subscriber and/or the administrator. To customize the standard subscription confirmation email, go to Settings and click Subscription form email under Contact settings. Within the body of the email, you can add or replace text, links, pictures, and macros using the content editor.

Margins

The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Advanced

Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Advanced gadget settings.

Changing colors and fonts

You can change the colors, text styles, and backgrounds used in your website from the Colors and styles screen.

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For more advanced fine-tuning, you can use CSS customization and theme overrides. 

For subscription form gadgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen:

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"Subscription form"Form instructions
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General formatting > Form (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Spaces themes)
General formatting or Typography
"Mandatory fields"Form instructions
Text/Normal
General formatting > Form (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Spaces themes)
General formatting or Typography
Labels

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Labels

General formatting or Typography
General formatting > Form

Back button

Text/Normal
Link

General formatting or Typography
Subscribe buttonNormal/HoverFunctional buttons (Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, White Space themes)

Any changes you make will be applied to other gadgets that use the same settings.

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