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Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

Is there a way to get a clickable "forward to a friend" link in the body of the e-mail when you're NOT using a campaign?

 

We choose not to use CC's e-mail campaign for our daily news roundup which we send out every day -- just a lot easier to swap out the headlines / links in HTML code.

 

According to the Advanced Editor User Guide, we can use <forward></forward> and put the image source inside and that should be it.  While the image renders properly, it doesn't turn the image into a clickable link.

 

Any suggestions, as the miniature "forward e-mail" text-only link that can be included in the auto-generated footer is quite small and easy to miss.

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Re: Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

Hello @RaulN. I looked into your custom code email and I did see that the button you had inserted was not working. It looks like you are creating an HTML email which does require a different type of code to create the Forward to a Friend button. You will see that I did create a support copy of your email. This has the correct code inserted and the button is now working. The code that I used is:

 

<a href="hxxp://ui.constantcontact.com/sa/fwtf.jsp?m=$ACCOUNT.UID&amp;a=$AGENT.AGENT_UID&amp;ea=$SUBSCRIBER.EMAIL"><img src="hxxp://www.test.com/image.jpg"/></a>

 

I replaced the red text with the image URL that you wanted to use as the button. Also, you can replace the hxxp with http


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Re: Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

Hi Caitlin,

 

Is there a way to generate that forward link for all CC accounts? We'd like to add it to one of the templates as a button?

 

Cheers

Amy

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Re: Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

Hello @First-NameL51278. It looks like you are using our newest editor, called the third-generation editor, to create your emails. Unfortunately, this editor does not have the ability to add in a forward to a friend button nor can we edit the HTML to add this in either. It is a feature request that we are collecting feedback on and I would be happy to submit your feedback over to the appropriate team. 


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Re: Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

I tried using this code (you provided for another user) for my own "forward to friend" button and it led to a 404 page. (I did replace the "xx" with "tt".) Is there a generic code that everyone can use with our individual (custom) HTML templates?

 

<a href="hxxp://ui.constantcontact.com/sa/fwtf.jsp?m=$ACCOUNT.UID&amp;a=$AGENT.AGENT_UID&amp;ea=$SUBSCRIBER.EMAIL"></a >

 

Thank you.

Visitor

Re: Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

Hi. The code supplied worked like a charm once the email sent. Thanks!

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Re: Forward to a Friend - Advanced Editor

Hello @TomS450,

 

I'm glad that worked on the live send, I was double checking with teams here to see what could have been causing the problem, I'm glad that it was just the test-servers not inputting the link correctly.  Glad it's working for you now!


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