Set your Public Form Branding Settings

By default, your online Event Registration pages and your online Join Forms use a standard template for all styles on the page. You can update some of these colors and set up some main navigation options by using a custom "Branding Template" for these pages, and selecting your preferred style elements.

Here's a sample of how a Registration form with NO Branding Settings appears: 



To update this format to use a custom colors, logo, and navigation, go to Admin > Global Settings. Click on Web Preferences, then Branding Settings

  1. In the Select Branding Template dropdown, choose "Custom" from the list. NOTE: if you have multiple domains tied to separate Setting Batches for your configuration settings, you'll see a dropdown of the different domains that you can assign separate Branding Settings to, before the Branding Template dropdown. Select the domain for which you want to set your Branding Settings before following the instructions below. 

  2. The first two fields that appear are for the Favicon and Logo you want to appear on the pages. You can paste in any image location, or if you need to upload your image first, you can do that in the Web Content feature in MC Trade - click here for instructions on uploading and copying image URLs. 
    1. Favicon URL: if populated, this is the small image that appears on the left side of the browser tab when the page is being viewed
    2. Logo URL: this is your Association Info logo image URL, which may already be populated if you've filled it in to the Association Info section of your Admin settings. It will appear in the upper left corner of the public pages.
  3. Choose whether you want the name of your organization to display in text at the top of the page, or check the box to hide it. If you uploaded a logo that contains your organization name, we recommend hiding the header name by checking this option.
  4. Tracking solutions: if you'd like to track the pages that use the branding settings in your Google Analytics account, choose either Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager and enter the ID number for your account. 
  5. Custom Colors
    1. To change the color of the header background, click Pick a New Color. A color selector will appear, and you can move the indicators to your desired color or copy/paste a color code, then click off of the selector. 
      Note: The header menu text color will adjust automatically to black or white depending on the background shade. However, if you've chosen a lighter background and the text is still white, drag the transparency slider all the way to the right to make sure the background color is fully opaque. This should restore the black default text color.
    2. Color 2 is the greeting bar, which will contain the name of your event, form, or login greeting info with the name of the logged-in user. 
    3. Color 3 is the button color, which is also used in some sub-navigation items on certain pages.
    4. You also have the option to change the color used to designate hyperlinks, rather than the default/standard blue. Color 4 allows you to do this (best practice is to choose one of the other colors, like the button color, to indicate a clickable item). 
    5. Note that a preview appears to show you your logo and the color selections - the text in this preview does not change based on your own data, it's just to give you a preview of the color layout.


  6. Header Menu
    1. To allow for visitors to this page to easily navigate back to your main website, you can add your own main navigation to the top of the page. We recommend setting up this to match the highest level navigation on your primary website. 
      1. Enter the Menu item title as you want it to appear. If you want it to be in all caps, you need to enter the title in all caps. 
      2. Enter the URL you want that menu item to link to
      3. Check "new tab" if you want that menu item to link to a new tab in the user's browser rather than navigating to the new page in the same tab.
      4. Click the three bars on the left to drag and drop the menu into the order (left to right) that you want it to appear at the top of the page. 
  7. Click Save at the top of the page.

Now refresh your registration/public form page. The default styles have been overridden with your selected font and colors, and your menu items updated at the top of the page.







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