Example of custom (mytop.cfm) header using MemberGate

OK, here's a small project I begun. From reading various posts about adding custom headers to MemberGate I embarked on adding a custom mytop file to a site I work with.

Now tread carefully if you want to try this, it's not for the faint hearted.  One small error can cause problems that will appear on every page of your site.  Also this is something I'm still monitoring and have picked up a couple of errors already, ouch!

This is just another great feature that MemberGate has to offer.  It's best used for adding custom graphics to your top header or even displaying a custom header image for your members.

So would like to see the final finish?

Here's the image of the custom header I put in place.

To view the live header got to myGenie.tv

I still have a few days work here tweaking the design as the current stylesheet used is effecting all the MemberGate styles, so before you email me I already know it's messy.

I found a few issues with IE7 not displaying the drop down menus correctly and after days of troubleshooting I gave up.  I couldn't work out why IE7 didn't work but IE8 did work.

This drop down is best viewed in Firefox (FF).

If you are interested in adding your own custom mytop file then be warned, you are on your own..... or employ someone you can blame if it all goes wrong.


MemberGate Support will NOT add a custom mytop.cfm file for you as this will exclude your site from future updates.  The reason being that any updates they apply later will overwrite your custom files.

Anyway I thought it would be good to show you what can be done if you are prepared to sit down and give it a go.

Feel free to comment if you have any questions and I'll do my best to get back to you a.s.a.p

David Frosdick

David Frosdick creates and teaches online courses for entrepreneurs and bloggers who want to start an online business or grow their current audience. He has produced online training for the last 10 yrs and can help you create your own projects online using content marketing and product creation skills. He believes everyone has a skill to share and it's possible to create a business out of your knowledge.