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Need to edit HTML

Arghh not dig'n it. How can I view a new account in the old editor? The new editor is like the new social social sharing tool... a wicked drag.

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New Member
CC has been my fave b/c I can do everything in one spot--resize photos I've uploaded, add a custom link, have many tools (where is underline?). The editing system I have used in my other accounts is awesome--I'd pay to use only that one in all my accounts. This one feels like I'm on mail chimp or something not as user-friendly or sophisticated as CC. Let me know how I can get that system back for my accounts!
New Member
comment should have been in this category but don't mind posting twice!
Moderator
Status changed to: New
 
All Star
i like the ease of using the new templates and how you can view mobile and desktop. i wish i had more control over it and was able to access the html code. for instance i'd like to change the background image for future uses in the year and not have snowflakes. i will have to go back and use my older templates so i can have more flexibility. thank you.
CTCT Employee
Status changed to: New
 
New Member
Seems in trying to make it more user friendly, you have made it less so, or taken away basic features - please put them back.
Occasional Visitor
I want to be able to modify the html code by hand. I used to be able to do that, in your old system. Bring that back, please!
Moderator
Status changed to: New
 
Member
Where is my hand code feature? Dood you guys Don't even have an UNDERLINE Option and NO HTML. How am I supposed to customize my email campaigns. ALSO VERY VERY LIMITED templates. Why was Constant Contact better a year ago than it is now?????
Visitor
1) When including HTML for an email link ("mailto:john@email.com?subject. . .") please allow more lines within the reply email. I discovered it only allows 15 lines within the reply email body text. An unlimited amount would be awesome! 2) Having to constantly save after making 2 or 3 changes to my campaigns is a bit tedious. Especially when I'm in the middle of editing a text box and a window pops up that reads, "Oops! We couldn't save your changes." I'm not sure how to fix this issue, but this is what I've encountered frequently. 3) In the Beta3 version, please allow the HTML to be edited like in previous UI versions. Would be especially helpful with the new Bet3 version if I could adjust the padding around the box, whether image or text. 4) In the Beta3 version, please include the image details when selecting an image from the Library (current dimensions, slider bar to adjust size, etc.) Or just have it somewhere for reference. 5) Love the new click-and-drag adjustment spacers in the Beta3 version that appear above images and text--can this also be applied to all sides? It would be awesome to adjust the right/left spacing on an image so the text doesn't appear on the far right. 6) Include all options/features in every campaign template. I'm talking--buttons, text box formats, background colors and textures, etc. If I build a campaign for confirming email subscription, I may not want to use the one template available. Maybe I want to use the template style I've been using, but add that button style so it matches the branding. 7) Add an image upload area to this feedback forum. I'm sure it would be much easier to see what people are talking about if they can upload screen shots.
Occasional Visitor
I don't care for this new layout AT ALL. Previously, the email development tools were further to the left...pretty much out of the way so that I could easily see my email draft more toward the center of the page. This feels very awkward and unbalanced. There really needs to be a way to minimize the Build/Layout section because I seldom use it. Please move the Home / Campaigns / C Contacts / Reporting / Library back to the TOP of the page (in much smaller print/icons. Smaller Home icons as well as smaller vertical build/layout icons with the ability to open/close the tools could free up a lot of page space. Additionally, I used to be able to tweak the HTML code as needed in the ConstantContact templates to better suit my needs. Where is the HTML button? I don't like this at all.
Occasional Visitor
In addition to completely disliking this new "simplified" platform with HUGE icons, nearly half a page full of tools and no HTML code access, the toolbar to edit blocks, quite literally, blocks my view of what I'm trying to edit. It's MUCH harder to use, and I'm a pro. Whoever came up with this new platform really needs to rethink it...or give customers the OPTION to have the simplified view or the more complex (OLD) view, with stationary editing toolbar above the blocks. Seriously, I'm super frustrated right now and will have to close my account if there is no resolution to get back to the old layout, tools and HTML code access. It's pretty useless to me in the "simplified" format. Thanks for listening.
Occasional Visitor
In attempts to keep branding treatments consistent, I would like to use square corners on button design. However, the new UI doesn't have the editing available to make this modification. Please advise?
Visitor

I agree, the new editor is horrible. What an awful decision, to remove the option to edit HTML, etc. and prevent your own clients from doing what they want to do. I am going to switch to a competitor.

Visitor

I agree, the new editor is horrible. What an awful decision, to remove the option to edit HTML, etc. and prevent your own clients from doing what they want to do. I am going to switch to a competitor.

Visitor

I just realized what this is - Constant Contact wants to force us to pay them to create a "custom template", that's why they took away the ability to edit. 

Member

When using one of your templates to edit, why do you not have a way to edit the HTML? How can I get that setup in the editor?

 

Your article to look for one that has a subscription portion on the thumbnail was of no use to me. Why isn't a subsciption block not available for all templates?

Occasional Participant
Maybe have the ability to change the code? Please give the ability to change background color in each layout choice. Have better control of the font line-height and letter spacing. Maybe use some glyphs. Maybe more font choices?
Occasional Visitor
Hi, I'd like to have the ability to have access to the back end code through your pre-designed templates, and add tracking codes this way. Thanks!
New Member
This is a big loss for experienced users. I have used CC for several years, and count on the editor so that I don't have to contact your awesome support team.