HTML Code Editing

I used to be able to access the HTML code level and edit a section of an email I was working on. Now, if I want to access the HTML code the only option is to do the entire email from scratch. PLEASE put the other option back! It makes a big difference, being able to tweak something in an email template I've created without having to start from scratch.
8 Comments
Caitlin_M
Administrator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hello @PaulineS56. For what reasons would you need to access HTML in order to make adjustments? 

Caitlin_M
Administrator

Reply from @PaulineS56 

Hi Caitlin,

 

We are a real estate company and I send out email blasts for the properties we are selling or leasing. Each property has different agents representing.

 

I used to be able to go in and copy a section of HTML code and paste it into another section. This helps a lot, for instance, when I want to switch the real estate agents info on that email blast.. Right now, without that capability, I have start from scratch every time.

 

PLEASE put that capability back into Constant Contact!

 

Thank you for that information. Would this information be copied between different campaigns? If we were to add the ability to save blocks for reuse between campaigns, would this fit your needs?

JulieL34
Super Participant

offers an html copy block so you can use their drag and drop campaign for most of the email and only insert the "code block" when you need to write code. This might help for a lot of the uses people want the code for. I am wondering if the Constant Contact developers have looked into this.

RobS16
Regular Participant

I also need html tweaking.   None of our mail blasts will render properly in older email clients.  When i called CC support, I was advised that - as a workaround until CC would fix things - I could "remove the 's' in https" for every individual image.  That workaround is now impossible, because I can't reach the html anymore

Vanwilgen
Member
For what reasons would you need to access HTML in order to make adjustments? 

To compensate for the editor's shortcomings? For example, maybe I want my font size to be 17. 

 

JulieL34
Super Participant

I agree with @Vanwilgen.

It astounds me that these questions are even still being asked. Constant Contact has been provided with dozens, if not hundreds, of examples documenting what we are trying to do (example: indent a paragraph, add a table, but really there are tons of examples!). It's rather insulting that the same question is posed in the same words every time someone raises the topic again. It's like CC is astonished that someone would want to do something outside their selected parameters.

HollieB47
Participant

I too, would love to have this ability.  My reasoning is that I have some information copied from my website and pasted to the email.  My website has a WYSIWYG editor so I can see the code behind it if I so choose.  Prior to using CC, I used MailChimp and was able to do a quick copy and paste of the HTML code. It was simple. A HTML block (similar to the text block) would fix the issue for me.

JulieL34
Super Participant

I can't believe they didn't censor out that company name of their competitor like they usually do.

Def agree with this suggestion--just have an html code block. That way Constant Contact can retain its "protection" of coding that works in mobile while allowing us to do things we need to do, like indent quotes, for instance, or add a caption under a photo.

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