Savable blocks

It would be nice if we could create blocks that we could save into a library of sorts. All of our campaigns use similar contact blocks but very different headers. It would be nice to not have to recreate the block from scratch, or to exit the campaign, find the other campaign, copy the code, then head back to the original campaign.

Top Answer
Kyle_R
Administrator

Hello,

 

Updating the status of this request to Under Consideration to support our new community idea statuses to add better insight into your feedback.

 

Thank you for all of your feedback on this topic; I know this request has been around for many years. This is something we would love to be able to implement. We’ve had some plans in the past that have been reprioritized. The current thought is that we hope we will be able to focus on this at some point in the future, and some of the ideas floated around have been really cool! That being said, I don’t have any sort of estimated time that it might be accomplished. We do have a potential new feature coming this quarter that may help. We will keep this thread updated.


103 Comments
FaithChurchAA
Participant

We produce a newsletter for our church twice a month. A lot of times, the events we have will be monthly but will need to be announced in one newsletter but not the next - rotating, if you will. In an effort to save myself from having to delete an article for the first half of the month only to come back and re-do it for the next issue, I utilized what I thought was a way to do this in the table of contents. The description/directions for use of this feature are as follows:

 

Here you can change the title for your table of contents and specify the links that appear. To remove a link from your table of contents, deselect the Show checkbox for the link. To change the link text, enter a new name for the link in the Link Text field.

 

Since this could be taken several ways, I thought it would mean that by my unchecking a box, the particular article would NOT appear in the newsletter. I was wrong! I got chewed out to the point of my bellybutton caving in! Since this happened on a Friday, it made for a great start to my weekend - NOT!

 

Anyhow, if you could please be more clear about the function that would be great. Better still would be for you to actually add a function which WOULD allow us to not include an article for a period of time. This would save time by not having to re-write an article every 2 weeks. It would just be hanging out waiting to be checked and recirculated. Hope that made sense. I am still reeling from the beehind chewing I took! Thanks!

NSSRA
Occasional Participant
I would LOVE IT if there would be a way to save blocks into a library of sorts to pull into other emails. For example, with Upcoming Events. We have a few different types of emails we send, and the same Master Template doesn't work for all of those types. It's such a chore to keep creating the same blocks of content that apply to all of those email types. Or, I would love to have the ability to switch out some of those blocks. So maybe there's enough room on a shorter email to include the block about liking our Facebook page. I could just pull that block in from the library and not have to keep re-creating it over and over again. It would be so helpful to have that functionality!
BrynC6
Regular Participant

We often send similar content to different audiences in different campaigns. It would be so helpful to be able to copy sections of content from a past campaign to a new one (without losing formatting, links, etc.)

Thanks!

KathyP6981
Regular Participant

I called in but apparently to add a prelinked social media bar to our footer I have to pay $99 which just is not going to happen. Please add a place under my account where we can add all of our social media links and when we drag the social media bar to our emails it prepopulates based on the links we added to the account.

KathyH46
Participant
I have been playing with the social post addition and for years have used the newsletters. What I would love is to be able to write content and attach photos to said content and save it. Then when I want to do a social post or a newsletter, I could just select the pre-written content and it would be loaded into the newsletter/social feed. I could have multiple things for the newsletters. And may want to repeat some content at a later date and it would be already written. It would also allow me to write the content at my convenience and develop the newsletter at a later date.
SherriS924
Participant

It would be great to be able to easily copy sections from 3 or 4 already run CCs and paste them into my new CC eliminating the time it takes to totally recreate them.

DMWard
Occasional Participant
Wouldn't it be amazing if I could save certain blocks in my email to pop into another campaign, or to use in a similar campaign dow the line? 
 
This would be useable in so many cases, but here is the context that brought it to me: 
We have a weekly email we send out, and we list events in it. We frequently have recurring events, though they might not happen every week - so while I start every weekly email with copying last week's, and so I can easily leave the weekly events and just edit them lightly, for the events that happen every few weeks, I need to re-create the block constantly. And this makes me sad! 
 
How beautiful would it be if I could save a content block and re-use it down the line. Do you see what I'm saying? 
DMWard
Occasional Participant
Wouldn't it be amazing if I could save certain blocks in my email to pop into another campaign, or to use in a similar campaign dow the line? 
 
This would be useable in so many cases, but here is the context that brought it to me: 
We have a weekly email we send out, and we list events in it. We frequently have recurring events, though they might not happen every week - so while I start every weekly email with copying last week's, and so I can easily leave the weekly events and just edit them lightly, for the events that happen every few weeks, I need to re-create the block constantly. And this makes me sad! 
 
How beautiful would it be if I could save a content block and re-use it down the line. Do you see what I'm saying?
MichaelM6968
Frequent Participant

Could not agree more. I send out similar campaigns to several lists with different timings (weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc.). It would be great to be able to copy a block from one email to another, or to create blocks as templates to be used where needed.

ThomasG4527
Participant

Agree 100%!!! Has CC made this happen yet?

MCAANews
Participant

I frequently need to re-purpose content across multiple campaigns. For example, a meeting promotion goes out. Now I'd like to use that same text, image and link to highlight the meeting in our weekly e-newsletter. Rather than having to copy and select a bunch of stuff, it would be great if I could just select that entire set of information (text, image and link) and add it to the new campaign.

Patrick_W
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open

This is a great idea @MCAANews,

 

I'm opening it up for voting. 

Out of curiosity-- would this be something where you would like to open one draft email and copy a block/layout and move it over?  Or would you rather have the ability to "save" blocks/layouts that you know you're going to use in the future, and have them available when you're creating your email?

user5898
Participant

I have 2 businesses and we have standard footers for all our emails (I can create these each time I build an email) it would be great if I could build 2 custom templates with my headers and footers preset so I don't have to build from scratch each time. We also have some standard bits on most emails like the phone numbers and addresses for each of our sites it would be great if I could create a custom drag and drop to bring these in rather than typing them out every time. I know I'm just being lazy but it would help me out a lot.

BethD469
Occasional Participant

Please, CC, make this happen! I have recurring campaigns that vary slightly and would love to be able to choose from a personal library of my frequently used blocks. Help!!

HaileyP
Occasional Participant

Please make this a thing.

DeanM180
Occasional Participant

Yes!

TimothyF
Member

It would be great if there was a format painter option so that you could easily format font and also if we could save a block that we designed and then use over and over.

CVLT
Regular Participant

 Yes! We often re-use content in later emails and creating it over and over again is a pain.

StageWest
Participant

PLEASE, CC!

LisaB834
Member

The Third Generation Email Editor allows for blocks of text to be moved, copied, throughout a single email.  However, it also makes it infinitely more difficult to use those same text blocks in different emails without having two windows open and copying and pasting from a block in one email to a new email, or having to recreate an already created design anew in the next email.  It would be great to create a text block corral, for lack of a better term, so that you could store text blocks and have them available to drop load into future emails without all the copying, pasting, or designing from the start; similar to how pictures/images are stored. Or, include a button that opens the code for the entire box so that you can copy and past it into a new text block. The Second Generation Email Editor, though less agile than the Third Generation, made utilizing blocks from one email to another a breeze by simply going in, copying the code, then pasting the entire code into a new text block.

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