Collapsible paragraphs

We would love an option that allows for lengthy paragraphs to have a collapsible ability that had a "read more" button. I see that you have a button for "read more" but this links to a website. We would rather it collapse the text to "read more" button. Thank you, Carolin Wood at Cornerstone Fellowship
Top Answer
Kyle_R
Administrator

Hello,

Thanks for all of the feedback, this is a popular request. We are updating the status of this to Under Consideration while we look into the best way to implement this. This is a request we’ve been monitoring and considering. When you see this feature on websites, it is typically achieved with JavaScript which isn’t supported in most email inboxes. There are some other ways in which it could be implemented, but we would need to make sure it works as intended across all email clients. Some may not support the code required, which is why we haven’t been as quick to act on this. Additionally, linking off to a website via a hyperlink or button would generate click data which can be important for gauging interest and the ability to follow up with interested subscribers. One thing to consider is that collapsible sections wouldn’t allow for that same level of insight. We do see how it is useful from a design and layout perspective though.

We’ll keep this thread updated on any advancements.


52 Comments
AprilB522
Occasional Participant
For multiple events on one announcement, it would be very useful to have the collapse/expand feature for texts.
Hannah_M
Moderator

Great idea, thanks for posting! Have you considered using Anchor tags or a table of contents to link to pieces of the same email? You could include the headers with a brief description of each event and then a link to a full block of information at the bottom of the email!

TimV57
Occasional Participant
I think it would be great to be able to add a "read more" button in separate sections of my newsletter. Then I could have a teaser paragraph and the reader could expand or collapse the rest of the story. Thanks!
1353
Participant

No way! I would totally find this more useful that linking to a huge block of text at the bottom of the page! I can't believe this vote closed last month.

 

:smileyfrustrated:

 

shanna
Occasional Participant

Any update to the possibility of expanding/collapsing the content in text block? This is such a commonplace feature now, it would be great for Constant Contact to update the platform to include it!

JeffreyN10028
Participant

Please include this update!

Beatriz_R
Employee
Status changed to: Voting Open

Hello @KristinTabak,

 

Thank you for the great feedback! I've put this into voting.

StearnsCenter-GMU
Participant

I agree.  This would be great for our lengthy newsletters.

OMG!! This would be AMAZING!!

NJHPDI
Regular Participant
Would like to condense and expand a block within the email template. So like your Blog read more block but within the Constant Contact block so I don't have my reader leaving the email

This would be amazing!!

Chucktbi
Regular Participant

"Read more" would be an extremely useful feature to have in the email templates. 

Development Team: Please add this feature to the email templates.

HeatherD456
Participant

I would also love this option!

shanna
Occasional Participant

Great idea!

DFSSouthernNevada
Participant

We NEED This! Shocked you don't offer it. I see it frequently in other platforms' emails.

FLCEnvCtr
Participant

This feature would be incredibly useful!

MichaelM5290
Participant

Agree completely.  Capability to add a "read more" link that extends the active text frame and reveals masked content. Maybe I'm imagining it, but didn't Constant Contact use to offer this capability a long time ago?

KrisDucett
Participant

Yes, all of the above. Please, already.

SusieK46
Participant
YES, we really need this option, or plugin! Thanks
ChristinaP570
Participant

Agree - please add this to your functionality roadmap

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