Public Signup Page Settings

To customize your Public Signup Pages’ individual page settings, click the Setup tab, then the ‘Public Signup Pages’ item in the menu below it, and then click the Edit link next to the Public Signup Page you wish to customize. The information in this page also applies to creating a new Public Signup Page.

Note: There are default settings for all public pages AND individual page settings. You may change individual settings on Public Pages, without affecting the default settings. .


Every Public Signup Page is attached to one of your products. For information on creating and managing products, please see Products Intro.

Layout Version

Choose between the Classic (v1) and Modern (v2) layout versions. Although both layout have the same features, the Modern layout is responsive, mobile friendly, and has an improved user experience.

Payment Collection Method

Select how you would like your customers to be billed: automatically or by invoice. Please note that you must enable invoice billing in your site settings in order to be able to select that option. Also, if you have selected to bill by invoice only or automatic only in your site settings, you will not be able to select a different option from the dropdown here.

Calendar Billing

By using Calendar Billing, you can lock all subscriptions created through that Public Signup Page so that they will be billed on the day of the month you choose. In addition to that, new subscriptions will receive an initial prorated charge which is calculated upon the subscription’s creation according to the remaining number of days until the chosen date.

If you don’t need to specify a billing date for all new subscriptions, just leave the option ‘Bill based on the signup date’ selected and Callendar Billing will not be in effect.

For more details on Calendar Billing, please see Billing Dates: Calendar Billing

Page Nickname

The Page Nickname is a freely-chosen name that merchants can personally use to identify their Public Signup Pages. Feel free to assign nicknames that mean something to you.

Allow Customer To Update Components

Select which Components can be updated. Only the components associated with the selected product above are available for selection.

Default Settings

A group of settings are considered ‘Default Settings’ because they can be managed through the Settings page if you don’t want to individually choose values for each of them. Those settings are:

  • Page Title
  • Logo
  • Home Link URL
  • Privacy Policy URL
  • Terms and Conditions URL
  • Custom CSS
  • Custom JavaScript
  • Enable Security Question (CAPTCHA)
  • Accepted Card Types to Display
  • Enable SSL Certificate Badge
  • Enable ‘Powered By Chargify’ Badge.

For each of those settings, you’ll have the option to either use the default value or set an individual value for that Public Signup Page. For more information on what these settings are for, please see our Public Signup Page Default Settings here.

The ‘Use Default’ option will initially be checked for you. If you wish to edit a setting with a value that’s different from the default one, you’ll need to first uncheck the ‘Use Default’ option so you can edit the corresponding form field.

For more information on those settings, please see Public Page Default Settings.

Display Coupon Field?

By checking this option, you can request a coupon in your Public Signup Pages. For more information on coupons, please see Coupons.

Display Referral Field?

By checking this option, you will present the subscriber with an option to enter a referral code provided to them via another subscriber from your site. In order for the code to be valid, the referrals feature must be enabled. Additionally, the subscription providing the referral code must be in the Active state. Referral codes from trialing subscriptions are not valid referral codes.

For more information on Referrals, please see our full documentation here.

Credit Card Settings

Each of those three settings manage whether a payment method, a billing address and a shipping address fields should be present at the Public Signup Page. Please keep in mind that these settings may be influenced by the following corresponding product settings:

  • Require Payment method
  • Require Billing address
  • Require Shipping address

If you checked any of the options above in the product settings, then the corresponding options in the Public Signup Page have to be checked:

  • Request Payment method
  • Request Billing address
  • Request Shipping address

On the settings page for a product you can determine whether or not you want to collect the shipping and billing address information for the user. When an address is ‘requested’, the fields appear on the page but are not required. Clicking the ‘require’ checkbox will make the fields mandatory.

For more information, please see Product Options.

Return URL and Parameters

When creating or editing a Public Signup Page, you may specify a Return URL after successful signup and Return parameters.

The Return URL after successful signup is the URL that the user will be redirected to after they subscribe using the Public Signup Page. The Return parameters specify the data that will be passed back in the query string of both Return URLs (i.e. it is shared between both URLs).

The available parameters are:

  • subscription_id: The Chargify generated unique identifier for the subscription that was created
  • customer_id: The Chargify generated unique identifier for the customer that was created
  • customer_reference: Your unique reference if one was sent in the pre-populated data
  • product_handle: The product API handle
  • product_id: The Chargify generated unique identifier for the product
  • signup_revenue: The revenue, formatted as a string of decimal separated dollars and cents, from the subscription signup ($50.00 would be formatted as 50.00)
  • signup_payment_id: The ID of the transaction that generated the revenue Return parameters are specified using a single brace around the name of the parameter and separated with an ampersand.

For example, a Return URL of:

With these Return parameters:


Would result in the URL:

Note: Return parameters should not be considered authoritative. Granting irrevocable access to users based on these values is not advised. They should be considered hints until the user is verified via a secure API read.

Custom Fields

Custom Fields that you’ve previously created can be configured to appear individually on your Public Signup Pages. To enable a Custom Field to appear on the Public Signup Page, check the corresponding option in the list above.


Quantity and On/Off Components can be configured to appear on the Public Signup Page. To enable a component on the Public Signup Page, check the corresponding option in the list above. Components with Stairstep pricing schemes are not currently supported on the Public Signup Page.

Once enabled, components will appear in a Configure Your Plan section on the Public Signup Page in a div that can be targeted by the class name based on your layout version:


Uses the class name of form__section--configure-plan. (Note that this name may change in the future).


Uses the class name of component_configuration. (Note that this name may change in the future).

Tax Exempt

Creates Customers marked as tax exempt when this flag is true. The implication of this is that when subscription billing processes are run, all taxable items will be ignored.