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HTML in Third Generation Editor

 At what point (if any) will we have the ability to edit message HTML code? I mostly use if for font size flexibility, but it's also useful for a vast array of message customizations...

 

Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

Hello @ErieBar. At this time, our third-generation editor does not have the ability to access HTML. I understand why you would want this access However, we are collecting feedback from our customers who would want this access so we can possibly implement easier editing options into the editor itself without having to resort to accessing the HTML of an email. I saw that you wanted the access for text editing. What types of editing would you be doing, either with the text or the layout of the email? Let us know and I would be happy to submit this feedback over to the appropriate teams!


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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

Hi Caitlin,

 

In the most simple terms, sometimes a 13 point font fits better on a line than 14. Sometimes less space between lines looks cleaner. It's really just a matter of what I'm feeling and seeing for a particular campaign. 

 

My first thought when working with the third generation editor was that it was oversimplified. Yes, I can fire out messages at lightning speed, but not having access to the code might alienate a particular group of CC users.

 

Thanks! 

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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

Hi @ErieBar!

 

I'm very happy to pass along that feedback, thank you very much! We really do take this sort of feedback seriously, as we want to provide the best user experience we can. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

 

 

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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

Hi! I too would REALLY like to be able to edit the HTML with in the third-generation editor! It's something that absolutely makes my job easier. For instance, if a client gives me content to make an email out of and I do some editing for inline styles in Dreamweaver, I want to paste the code into a new campaign. Also, if I want to stylize bulleted lists (i.e., their indents), I would like to add inline styles. Also, please add functionality to be able to designate headers (font, size, color) in the campaign designer. 

thanks!

CTCT Employee

Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

@KimberlyS3262

 

Thank you so much for the feedback!


I want to let you know that you can build your own email using HTML or XHTML with our custom code editor. Click Here for some more information.


Have a good one!

 

Evan G.
Customer Engagement Specialist
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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

I too built my entire email and then realized that there was no html editing option. Please make this available soon! Currently I'm wanting to edit my "mail to" button to include a subject and copy in the email - an easy update in html. Now I'm going to rebuild the entire email in a custom format.

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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

Hello @MandyS4. Luckily, you do not have to access the HTML to make this happen in our third-generation editor! Here is a link to our Help Center that will show you how to include a subject and body content when someone clicks on your mailto button. I will also submit your feedback over the appropriate team about being able to insert this text without having to include this code.


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Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

I find it very odd that I can reply to a message in your community with all the options I want to see in the Constant Contact Editor, but don't have access to those features where I really need them.  The current editor is much to simplified and does not allow me enough customization to appropriately address my customer's branding guidelines.  I cannot change styles of certain components without effecting the same type of component throughout the email.  I have used Constant Contact on and off for years for different customers, but I am now unable to continue to use it.  I am having to go with another product to meet my needs.  Very unfortunate, but with the minimalist version of the editor and without the ability to access the HTML, I am left with no other option.  I understand the benefits of the new editor, but it would be much better if you could turn on the additional features of the old editors in your account or something.

CTCT Employee

Re: HTML in Third Generation Editor

@ErieBar,


Thank you for providing the features that you would like for the new editor. I have passed the feedback along to the appropriate teams! We do not have an estimated date at this time, but if it is implemented we will make sure that you are notified. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

Thank you,

Mariah_P
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