Can't drop new content block between other blocks


Using the new editor, I am having much frustration trying to insert new content blocks where I want them in an existing email newsletter. I've tried both drag and drop and click and place methods, but in each case, the inserted block either goes to the top or bottom of the email regardless of where I try to place it. In addition to that, if I attempt to move the new block to the desired place, I am unable to do that. The screen refuses to scroll to allow me to move the block up or down.


This generally happens in the following scenario: I mostly work with "Read More" blocks. When inserting a new block of the same type between others, it works as expected. But when attempting to insert, say, a text block or a three-column block, that's when the unexpected behavior occurs. 


All of this worked in the old editor. Am I doing something wrong? I'm working on a Windows laptop using the Edge browser in the cross-device editor.  

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Hello @pkWinCity ,


It is still possible, as I was able to do it without issue in both the older 3GE builder and the newer CPE builder:



This was done without requiring a layout block or anything else first, just dragging and dropping the Read More blocks in side-by-side. I was also able to add other block types between two of the same type in both browsers, as shown below.

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As an initial troubleshooting step you can do from your end, try adding a Read More block fully on its own at the bottom of your email by double-clicking the block option in the left-hand menu. Then, drag over the other two blocks that will be in that row and drop them to the side of the bottom one. Then simply use the row's directional icon to drag it up to where you need it.





If you continue to have issues using a regular email builder (3GE or CPE), I'd recommend some basic connectivity troubleshooting. Please keep in mind that when I say connectivity, I'm not necessarily referring to just your internet speed. There are a number of elements that can affect website connectivity and accessibility on an individual basis. 


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See also:

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