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Release Notes: September 2017

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Welcome to the September 2017 Release Notes! Here’s what's new, delivered, and coming soon for the past month. 

Changes & Updates:

  • Using a Read More Block?  You can now resize your image!  Just click and drag the arrows in the bottom right corner of the image. 
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  • You can now insert Account Details into your campaigns, just like you can insert Contact Details. When editing a Text Block, you can click the Insert Drop-down and choose Account Details.
  • We mentioned this in August’s Release Notes, and wanted to address a couple of quick things about the ability to drag & drop images directly from your desktop/computer. Reminder: You can now drag your images directly into your campaign, you no longer need to upload it to the library first. Important notes:
    • In order to drag your images into your campaign you need to drop the image into an image placeholder or drop it over an existing image in your campaign.
    • Your images will be uploaded to your library so you can easily add them to other campaigns.

You Asked, We Delivered:

    • 3-Column Layout in 3GE Campaigns! Wait, what?! Let me say that again - there is now a 3-Column block you can add into your 3GE campaigns! You’ll find it in the Build Menu section of your emails. Please note, you cannot drag content into a 2-column layout to add a third column, you will need to add in the 3 column layout block from the Build Menu on the left side of the screen, then add your content to the new layout.  
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      Editor’s Note: Technically, this was released in October, but it was live by the time that we posted this article. Since this was such a highly requested feature, we wanted to let you know as soon as it was available!
  • Now Fixed: If you pasted in double-spaced text from a word processor into your block, you could not change the spacing in our editor (3GE).  

Coming Soon:

  • An Alexa App! You will soon be able to add Constant Contact as a skill for Alexa. You will be able to ask “How is my campaign doing?” to get stats on your latest campaign and get marketing tips by saying “Give me a marketing tip.”

Other Resources:

Blog Post: [VIDEO] July 2017: What’s new with Constant Contact

Community Post: Release Notes: August 2017

Community Post: Release Notes: July 2017

Community Post: Release Notes: June 2017

Community Post: Release Notes: May 2017

KB  Article: Release Notes September 2017  

KB  Article: Release Notes August 2017  

KB  Article: Release Notes July 2017

KB Article: Release Notes (Running Updates)

Samantha_O

Hello, my name is Samantha and I started working at Constant Contact in September of 2011 as a Customer Engagement Specialist. I started on the Community and Social Media Support team in March of 2014. I am now the Constant Contact Community Manager! Outside of work I am mostly spending time hanging out with my pets (1 dog and 2 cats), binge watching shows, or reading. I am always interested in learning more about our customers, how others use the Community, and how we can help to make the Community better for our members.

2 Comments
Visitor

For the past several weeks, I have been having a problem dragging and dropping items.  They do not drop where I want them at all.  It's very frustrating.  It used to take me 15 minutes or less to create a newsletter and now it takes me almost an hour!  Not sure what happened, but if anyone has any ideas - please let me know.  I went with Constant Contact because it was so easy to use and such a time saver.  I am no longer saving time.

CTCT Employee

Hello @LisaB6910. I'm sorry to hear that you have had trouble using our drag-and-drop editor to create your emails. As you drag blocks into your email, there is a magenta line that appears and this is where the block will land once you let go of the mouse. We have created a short video for our customers that shows how to use the drag-and-drop editor and I hope that it will be useful for you. We'll be here if you have any more questions!