How to Customize your Pardot Email Preference Page

In this tutorial, I will show you how to turn the default Pardot email preference page into a preference page that matches your brand. You will learn how to customize everything including the header, footer, form, and text.

Step 1: Create a layout template

By default, the preference page uses the “Standard” layout template. You can edit the “Standard” template or create a brand new layout template. I recommend creating a brand new layout template that’s only used for the email preferences page.

Create a new layout template (Marketing > Landing Page > Layout Templates > New Layout Template) and paste your HTML into the template. Add the tag %%content%% where you want the preference center form to appear.

Here’s what my HTML looks like:



Step 2: Style the form

The preference page form can be styled as well to match your brand. To style your form, you will need to add some CSS to your layout template.

This is what my page looks like without adding any CSS to the form.

You can add whatever styles you want. Here are some elements you might want to style, along with the CSS classes.

Center the form and give it a width

Remove the left margin from the checkboxes

Change the font color, size, etc of the list name

Change the font color, size, etc of the list description

Change the label for “Email address”

Add some styling to the “Email address” field

Customize the submit button

Applying all the styles left me with this result. Much better, right?

You can also give the checkboxes within your form some flair. Check out my tutorial for creating beautiful checkboxes within Pardot forms.

Here is my finished preference page with the styled checkboxes.

Questions?

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