After you have created your template and clicked Save, you will be able to start designing your template.
It is currently not possible to create new Email Sends/Templates using this editor, and as part of our continuing plans to deprecate the Block editor, cloning Email Sends/Templates using the Block Editor while on version 12.1+ will automatically update their editor type to the Freestyle editor.
From version 12.2, this will be released to and applied automatically to all versions as we move to fully deprecate the old editors.
Using the Block Editor
- Block Editor Right Click Menu
- Add Content in the Block Editor
- Image Manager
- Hyperlink Manager
- Document Manager
- Personalize E-mail Content
- Unsubscribe & Microsite Code Snippets
- Insert Social Links into an Email
- Inbox Preview
- Dynamics 365
Create a Block Editor Template
To get started, click the Open Editor button under HTML Version in the template record or the Full Screen button on the ribbon.
You'll first be prompted to choose a layout.
To do so, click on the Layouts button in the top toolbar.
This will open a new window called Layouts Dialog.
We have 9 layouts to choose from, but you can always add, remove, move, and edit the blocks once you’ve selected one and it has been inserted into your template. Layouts # 8 and 9 are special layouts where the big block on the left and right respectively will allow you to place blocks within the big one so that they will grow in height independently of the blocks next to it. In the other layouts as one block in a row grows in height so will the others. Here's an example of Layout #8:
Choose one and click Create. Your layout will now appear in the design view. You are now ready to start editing your template.
The Top Menu
Save: Make sure to click the save button to save your work.
Layouts: Opens the Layouts Dialog.
Container: The container refers to the box around the edge of the whole layout except for the Microsite and Unsubscribe blocks (described below). The following options are available:
Block Spacing: The space between each block in pixels.
Background Color: The background color of the container. This will not override block background color.
Border: The border for the whole container.
Page: The page refers to the whole window. The following options are available:
Background color: Background color of the whole page, everything in the window.
Add microsite block: Adds a block that will stay at the top of the template with the View in HTML link.
NOTE: The Microsite is not currently available in the CAN Data Center.
Add unsubscribe block: Adds a block that will stay at the bottom of the template with the Unsubscribe link. This will be a global unsubscribe. You can read more about Unsubscribes here.
Add social links: Opens a dialog to choose which social buttons to add, then adds a block at the top of the template that has those social links included. If both this block and the Microsite block are added, the Microsite will be above this block.
Undo: Undo the last action you made.
Redo: Redo the last action you undid.
Inbox Preview: Click on this button to see how many Inbox Preview Test you have left for the month and test to see how your template will look in multiple email clients and mobile devices at the same time.
In this image, the container is white and the page is the gray around it:
To learn about placing and editing the content of the template check out this article. Don't forget to save your work!
You can always Clone your Email Template to make changes while keeping the original.
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