Ability to edit HTML in email campaign

Arghh not dig'n it. How can I view a new account in the old editor? The new editor is like the new social social sharing tool... a wicked drag.

254 Comments
Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi @DawnD652 we apologize for any inconvenience caused from our updated newsletter templates not allowing HTML access and have merged your comment into the thread for this feature request.

RONK6
Occasional Participant

Customers have only been asking for this feature for 6.5 years. has it. Just saying.

PaulineS56
Occasional Participant
I used to be able to access the HTML code level and edit a section of an email I was working on. Now, if I want to access the HTML code the only option is to do the entire email from scratch. PLEASE put the other option back! It makes a big difference, being able to tweak something in an email template I've created without having to start from scratch.
Caitlin_M
Administrator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hello @PaulineS56. For what reasons would you need to access HTML in order to make adjustments? 

Caitlin_M
Administrator

Reply from @PaulineS56 

Hi Caitlin,

 

We are a real estate company and I send out email blasts for the properties we are selling or leasing. Each property has different agents representing.

 

I used to be able to go in and copy a section of HTML code and paste it into another section. This helps a lot, for instance, when I want to switch the real estate agents info on that email blast.. Right now, without that capability, I have start from scratch every time.

 

PLEASE put that capability back into Constant Contact!

 

Thank you for that information. Would this information be copied between different campaigns? If we were to add the ability to save blocks for reuse between campaigns, would this fit your needs?

JulieL34
Super Participant

offers an html copy block so you can use their drag and drop campaign for most of the email and only insert the "code block" when you need to write code. This might help for a lot of the uses people want the code for. I am wondering if the Constant Contact developers have looked into this.

RobS16
Regular Participant

I also need html tweaking.   None of our mail blasts will render properly in older email clients.  When i called CC support, I was advised that - as a workaround until CC would fix things - I could "remove the 's' in https" for every individual image.  That workaround is now impossible, because I can't reach the html anymore

JohnB13104
Occasional Participant
I've been using Constant Contact since 2005 and I sure miss being able to make little tweaks in emails using the "HTML" editing button. Please bring that back! Thanks! (p.s. Your phone support staff are fantastic - super nice and knowledgeable!)
Vanwilgen
Member
For what reasons would you need to access HTML in order to make adjustments? 

To compensate for the editor's shortcomings? For example, maybe I want my font size to be 17. 

 

JulieL34
Super Participant

I agree with @Vanwilgen.

It astounds me that these questions are even still being asked. Constant Contact has been provided with dozens, if not hundreds, of examples documenting what we are trying to do (example: indent a paragraph, add a table, but really there are tons of examples!). It's rather insulting that the same question is posed in the same words every time someone raises the topic again. It's like CC is astonished that someone would want to do something outside their selected parameters.

HollieB47
Participant

I too, would love to have this ability.  My reasoning is that I have some information copied from my website and pasted to the email.  My website has a WYSIWYG editor so I can see the code behind it if I so choose.  Prior to using CC, I used MailChimp and was able to do a quick copy and paste of the HTML code. It was simple. A HTML block (similar to the text block) would fix the issue for me.

JulieL34
Super Participant

I can't believe they didn't censor out that company name of their competitor like they usually do.

Def agree with this suggestion--just have an html code block. That way Constant Contact can retain its "protection" of coding that works in mobile while allowing us to do things we need to do, like indent quotes, for instance, or add a caption under a photo.

SueA97
Member

With the previous editor, pretty much everything was possible.  Now there are many missing features, like the ability to copy HTML for one thing.  That is huge as using the drag and drop format is often inefficient and a huge time suck.  

 

We can't make adjustments to the width of some of the blocks and so my logo really looks weird now because in the old version, I could adjust the type under the logo to fit in seamlessly.  Now there is a big space because I have to insert a separate block under the one with my logo JPEG  . . .

 

Also we can't make borders either.

 

All in all, this "update" is a huge downgrade as well as a frustration.

Frankie_P
Moderator
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