There has cerainly been enough interest in improving the process of putting custom fields into custom html emails to warrant a change. I will continue tracking this, but the only thing stopping us is the resources to implement the change and current projects. I believe the soonest a change will take place is in the fourth quarter of this year. I will give our user experience team a firm nudge to see if they can help move this request forward.
Unfortunately we don't have any other methods or workarounds to pull in custom fields, but you could try using the notes field for [part of] your custom url, since it can accommodate up to 500 characters.
API Support Specialist
I just wanted to give this another "bump".
I went to have a graphic that says "click here", and the link contains a unique coupon code for every recipient so that I can track them in my point of sale (to prevent them from being passed around). It seems so incredibly simple and the other tools I've used (MailChimp, Lyris, ...) have no problem doing it.
We have to use another tool for our campaign because of this limitation. Otherwise, we'd love to be using Constant Contact.
Thank you for your feedback on this limitation! As Shannon mentioned, we have definitely identified this as an issue that is in need of work. However, we do not have a specific time frame for when it will be available at this time. I have placed your name on the list of customers who would like to see this change so that the project managers can see that our customer are still asking for this feature.
Tier 2 Support
My apologies for not getting back to you sooner! Thank you so much for your feedback, and I have added your name to list! If there is any additional feedback that you would like me to include along with your name, please feel free to post it as a reply!
Tier 2 Support
I'd like to see a better method for inserting dynamic links into email template. I have offer codes and sometimes survey codes that are single use. Seems like many folks could use a way to drop a unique code into an <a href'=>
We have actually recently made an update to our contact data merging system that has changed how we handle this. We do still have the method for using <Property/> tags in XHTML, but we have also made the method of using $subscriber.propertyname valid in custom code emails as well as templated emails created in the UI. You can find a list of valid property names here: https://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/13914-Personal-Contact-Details-for-...
I am in need of some help in terms of producing an XHTML File. I work for a hockey team and we'd usually send most of our releases as jpg files. I'm trying to find out how to allow people to just click on that image to go to another website. I know there is an option to do the click here option, but the link is too long.
If anyone could help me with that, it'd be great. The link is below that I need to get figured out.
If you are using a custom XHTML email to send your campaigns, you can find directions on creating a tracked and linked image here: https://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/5699-guidelines-for-designing-custo...
If you run into issues with this, pelase let us know!