Salsa uses the Email address as a distinct identifier for supporters. That works great until you create a signup page that supporters can use to modify their personal information. A supporter that changes the Email field will cause Salsa to create a new record with the new email address.
If you'd rather not let a supporter change their email address, then the solution is to use a small script in your template that disables the field. Supporters will still be able to see the email address. They just won't be able to change it.
Here are some steps that you can use to disable the email address on Salsa pages.
- Edit a template. Click here if you need help getting started.
- Use the browser's search tool to locate the </body> tag.
- Insert a blank line just before the </body> tag.
- Click here to see the page where the script lives.
- Locate and click the "Raw" button. A new window will appear that contains just the script.
- Copy the contents of the window and close it.
- Return to the template editor.
- Paste the copied text into the newly inserted line in the template.
- Save the template.
If you have any questions, then please gather this information
chapter KEYif you are in a chapter of another organization
template_KEYof the modified template
- The URL of a page that uses the modified template.
- A screenshot.
Send all of this information to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be glad to help.