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...
I want to use one of the constant contact templates, but somewhere in there add a block of HTML code.
We do course work and I have a script that will generate the courses I wanted to promote, it creates the HTML code and I'd like to add this to our regular eblast.
Any thoughts on how I can accomplish this without creating a whole new template from scratch?
After taking a look at your account, it does look like you are working with our editor that does allow HTML code to be modified. Just to note, editing the HTML for a block can be tricky if you aren't familiar with HTML coding.
There is an HTML button on the toolbar when you are editing a block, and it looks like this:You may have to disable your pop up blocker, or add Constant Contact to the allowed pop up group, as this Code View is in a new window. When you are working in Code View, and you want to save your changes, you will hit the Update button at the bottom of the Code View window. If there are any errors in the code, it will alert you to that.
If you don't feel comfortable in the Code View, we will absolutely assist you and see what will work best for you. You can email us at social_support(at)constantcontact(dot)com, making note of your username and a reference to this post, as well as include the code you wish to insert.
If you have any other HTML questions, feel free to reach out again here, or give our Support agents a call here!
I want to use the template I chose and have already built. Can I edit this with the HTML editor? If I am able to do this where is the code editor option located?
Great question! You are using our second-generation editor which has access to the HTML code view of individual blocks in the template. You can find the "HTML" button when inside of a block in the editor. Check out the image below:
If you wanted to use our advanced custom code editor, you would not be able to convert a template built in the second-generation editor into the full custom code. It would have to be recreated using your own HTML.
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!
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.
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.
Hello @D_Conway. It's possible that you are using our third-generation editor to create your emails which does not have access to HTML. I see that you spoke with our Support team yesterday about the difference between our second and third-generation editors. Our third-generation editor is completely drag-and-drop and every email you create using it is mobile-responsive. Please let us know if you have any further questions!