Profile page

The profile page is the page where the subscriber can edit its own data (name, address, lists and so on). That page is autogenerated by Newsletter but you can control every text displayed (and translate or adapt them), add an introductory message or even define a custom profile page using a dedicated WordPress page (for advanced users).

The profile page is reached by your subscriber clicking on the personal link generated with the tag {profile_url}. We suggest to add that link on every newsletter you send usually labelled “change your setting” or “manage your preferences” or “edit your profile”.

Several marketers prefer to add only that link on their newsletters without the cancellation link. In that case you should add the cancellation link in your profile editing page. The tag to use is the same you would use in your newsletters: {unsubscription_url}. Read more about cancellation.

The content of the profile page is controlled from the “Profile” configuration panel, under the “Subscribers” main menu entry. The page always contains a form and the fields shown follow you configuration in the “Subscription fields” panel. You can decide to show the name field, for example, or to show more lists where to choose from.

The main page content must contain the {profile_form} tag which is replaced by the profile editing form. Every other text is up to you. For example you may want to add an introductory text to offer help or advice on form fields and lists meaning.

The content of the profile page is shown inside the Newsletter dedicated WordPress page, configured on main settings. Read more about that page.

Status change on profile saving

When a subscriber enters his profile page and save the data, it’s status is changed to confirmed if it was not confirmed. Saving the data is clearly a confirmation of his profile and his subscription. This is useful for campaigns you run to ask confirmation of imported subscriber and at the same time you want to ask them to review the profile.

Custom page

This topic is for advanced users only.

If you really need a custom page to show the profile form, you can choose to specify an alternative profile page URL. The profiles form must anyway be generated by Newsletter, and you can recall it using the [newsletter_profile] shortcode. Hence, your custom page must be able to execute WordPress shortcodes.

Newsletter takes care to add to your custom URL a set of parameters to identify the subscriber which is then loaded and used to fill in the form.

You can even add content to the shortcode, which is displayed only when the subscriber cannot be identified, or it is not enabled or the page is accessed without the required parameters. Here an example:

[newsletter_profile]
The subscriber was not found. This page can be accessed only from a personal link on our newsletters or when the user is logged in and subscribed to our newsletter.
[/newsletter_profile]

Custom form

There is no support for custom profile forms. If you need to just change the field layout, you can add your own CSS on Newsletter main settings or in your theme.