Email Campaign Templates: Using Custom Templates

Last Updated: Oct 26 2017 10:25 am UTC

Let’s say you are an experienced email marketer and have already invested time in developing email templates in other online email marketing tools. You have mature HTML files and several CSSs to go with them.

No sweat. You can reuse them in our system, by working with the HTML editor.

There are three options, depending on your need. Two involve importing a template as is; the third involves copying and pasting the HTML code.

  • Import from URL. This importing method allows you to import the HTML design from any Web page by specifying its location. Afterward, the code can be edited. Learn the steps below in to import a template.
  • Archive Import. Here, you import an entire collection of files. For example, the archive could include HTML code, a style sheet, and images. You can import an archive of type tgz, tar.gz, tar.bz2, tbz, tar, zip, or rar, up to 2MB. Learn the steps below in to import a template.
  • Paste HTML code. You can paste the HTML code from an existing source into the HTML window of the HTML editor. Learn the steps below in to paste the HTML code into a template.
This article describes editing existing templates in the HTML editor. If you are just starting out in email marketing and have no existing email templates, or no knowledge of HTML, you’d be better off using the Drag and Drop template editor. It lets you move around text and images as blocks, with a single click.

To import a template:

Select Campaigns > Templates.

In the Template Editor screen, that appears.

  • Import from URL
    • In the field that appears, type in the URL of the HTML file.
    • Click Import.
    • The editor updates to display the imported template.
    • Make further modifications if needed.

If the HTML code of the Web page is simple, the template will be added successfully, and no further editing of the HTML code should be necessary.

  • Click Save Template in the bottom left the corner.
    • The new template is saved under the My Templates tab.
  • Archive Import
    • Click Upload to display a file chooser window.
    • Select the archive you wish to import.
    • The editor updates to display the imported template (all the files in the archive are imported).

There are three requirements for this import to be successful:

  • The archive must contain HTML code.
  • The archive size must not exceed 2MB.
  • The archive name can contain only ISO basic Latin letters, numerals, and the three symbols: ­_ , - . No spaces are permitted.
  • Make further modifications if needed, then click Save Template in the bottom left corner.
    • The new template is saved under the My Templates tab.

To paste HTML code into a template:

Select Campaigns > Templates.

In the Template Editor screen, that appears

In the screen that appears, click Blank layout, then one of the offered layouts. After that, you will see Drag and Drop editor. You will see text "Switch from Drag and Drop editor to regular HTML editor by clicking here". Click on the link to switch to HTML editor.

The Template Editor appears:

  • Click HTML icon (on the bottom row, as shown in the image).

The HTML Source Editor appears:

  • Paste in the HTML code, then click Update to display the code in the editor.
Note: You cannot simply paste HTML code directly into the editor window. You must do it by first opening the HTML Source Editor as described here.

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