"Update preferences" vs. "Edit your subscription"

May someone of you, the delighted CM luminaries, be so kind and explain to me the difference between

"Update preferences" and  "Edit your subscription"

in the email newsletter?

Comparing the URLs they lead to, it's clear that they link to two different locations: the first leads to "-o", the latter leads to "-c" (...in my case). But looking at the content of the links, they seem identical!

But if it is identical: why have two URLs?

And then: why have two names ("Update preferences" and  "Edit your subscription") for the same thing?

gpro gpro, 4 years ago

Hm. I just received CM's email newsletter this morning and it says at the top:
"Edit your subscription"

...and it says at the bottom:
"Edit your subscription"

But in the CM browser GUI it still says "Update preferences" and  "Edit your subscription".

Did you alter the text manually?
or
Do you use a different email newsletter setting?
or
Is that already a hint for a changed GUI that we can expect soon?


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Mathias (gpro)
roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hey there gpro, I'm so sorry for not answering your question earlier. After discussing this with our developers, I can confirm that "Update preferences" and "Edit your subscription" are the same terminology for the same thing (ie. a link to the Preference Center). In our newsletter, we manually added this text ourselves - it could be something altogether different like, 'Let us know your interests', or 'Update your subscription'.

In regards to the differing URLS, we use these '-c' and '-o' letters to index links in the newsletter (ie. for our own tracking purposes). However, the URLs are otherwise identical in function.

Sorry again for not getting back to you sooner, but I hope this is sufficient. If you have any questions about the above, I'm more than happy to help.


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gpro gpro, 4 years ago

Rosanne, thanks for your explanation!

I'd like to change that, too! How can I achieve that?


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Mathias (gpro)
roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hey there gpro, here's the usage notes for our <preferences> tag. Essentially:

<preferences>your content here</preferences>

All the best!


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gpro gpro, 4 years ago

Well, yes. This works for the content area. But I would like to change it in the footer / header!

• Is there any way to change the name of the link to the prefs center in the footer in your templates?
• Or in the header?

I (and my client as well,...) really don't like having two different terms for the same thing. It's just a question of consistency: I want to have ONE name for these TWO links.

I really wonder why CM installed two different terms. And as CM does so in all languages, I have to ask: What is the concept behind this? I can't see one really good reason...

I would go for:
Same link = same term.

I see two solutions to this:
a.) If it is possible to change the name of the link: please tell me how to alter the text.
b.) If it is not possible: please change the template, so that only one term is used. I would vote for "Edit your subscription" (or in German: "Abo bearbeiten")

Sorry for being so persistent...


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Mathias (gpro)
roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hey there gpro, no worries at all about the questions here :)

• Is there any way to change the name of the link to the prefs center in the footer in your templates?
• Or in the header?

In these cases, you will have to export the final template from the 'Templates' tab app, edit the HTML code, then import it back in (ie. 'Update' the template). Sorry about the misunderstanding there, I was previously of the impression that you were doing something like this already.

We've used two different terms really for the sake of brevity in the header, where a lot of senders like stuff like links to the webversion etc to be fairly minimal. I'm happy to note this request to get the terms normalized, but in the interim, you will have to manually change the link text, I'm sorry to say.

Thanks, gpro! Keep up the great comments :)


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