Member Subscribe Page Header & Footer

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The look and feel of the Member Subscribe Page—and other, related Member Pages such as the Unsubscribe page—can be customized by creating an HTML "wrapper" around the profile fields form. This wrapper can contain any valid HTML code, and can be used to make the Member Pages match the look and feel of your existing website. HTML placed in the HTML header will appear before the profile field form, and HTML placed in the HTML footer will appear after the form. You can nest the form in table cells to make your Member Pages match the layout of your existing website, and also control the fonts and other display attributes of the form itself using style sheets. For more details, see the topic on Customizing Your Member Pages.

Clicking the "Preview" icon at the bottom of the screen will open a new browser window showing your header and footer content. The placeholder text "[Page contents will appear here]" will appear between in the header and footer, in the same location that the profile field form would appear on the Member Subscribe Page.

The HTML Document Type drop-down determines the version of the DOCTYPE declaration that will appear at the very top of the HTML source for your Member Pages. The DOCTYPE declaration informs web browsers which version of the HTML specification is being used, and whether to render specific visual elements in standards-based "strict" mode or legacy-browser-compatible "quirks" mode.

If the HTML you're using for your header and footer has been adapted from another source—such as the HTML from your organization's public website—then you should choose a DOCTYPE that matches the one in that source. If you're creating your HTML from scratch, the most browser-compatible option is proably "HTML 4.01 Strict". Although it is possible to choose "None" to prevent the inclusion of a DOCTYPE declaration, this it not recommended, as it will cause different browsers to interpret your HTML in different ways.

For reference, here are the options that appear in the HTML Document Type drop-down, along with the corresponding DOCTYPE declaration as it will appear in your Member Pages:

Description DOCTYPE
HTML 4.0 Transitional <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
HTML 4.0 Transitional Loose <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "">
HTML 4.0 Strict <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN" "">
HTML 4.01 Transitional <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
HTML 4.01 Transitional Loose <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
HTML 4.01 Strict <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 //EN" "">
XHTML 1.0 Transitional <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
XHTML 1.0 Strict <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
XHTML 1.1 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "">
HTML 5.0 <!DOCTYPE html>