Savable blocks

It would be nice if we could create blocks that we could save into a library of sorts. All of our campaigns use similar contact blocks but very different headers. It would be nice to not have to recreate the block from scratch, or to exit the campaign, find the other campaign, copy the code, then head back to the original campaign.

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KathyN485
Participant

So, the answer is no? You can't? Really wish I could do this too!

DairyWest
Occasional Participant

We often use the same content in different email campaigns that are going to different audiences.  It would be great if there was an option to copy an entire block of content from one email campaign to another.  Right now, it seems the only option is to recreate the block and copy/paste the copy and go find the same photo in the library.

LaurieG0
Participant

It is amazing to me that this is still an open thread after 3 years. We run a small college and regularly mix and match previously created content blocks into new mailings. Having to recreate every time is a huge productivity hit.

MichaelM6968
Consulting & Training

It’s been 2 1/2 years; what is the procedure to get this elevated to get CC’s attention?  Or at least an official response?

PamelaB3
Occasional Participant

Agreed!

LanaM64
Occasional Participant

I agree with MichaelM6968.

 

Come on, guys.

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi everyone! We apologize this tool is not yet available. There are many factors that are used to decide what is added to or updated in our product which can cause us to sometimes not have a timeline for when a feature will be available. Though we are still collecting feedback through this thread. In fact the more requests we receive the higher a priority it can be given with our Product Team.  I did also want to make you aware we have read your feedback, as all feedback is read by Constant Contact employees. I apologize while we may not respond to every comment – it is acknowledged. So thank you for submitting your feedback on our templates. We are always open to ways we can better our user’s experience! In fact, here is a section of our Community that helps explain what we do with our customer’s feedback.

JeffP08400
Occasional Participant

It is pretty clear that nothing is going to change on this. Software is supposed to make your life easier, and while it may be that way for some of the users for Constant Contact, it certainly is not for me. Updates should add, not take away functionality, and that is what we have been dealing with for so long. Pretty ridiculous at this point.

nyckr
Frequent Participant

+1 please add this feature. It is one of the most frustrating things about using this platform.

LoriM1
Participant

I've been asking for this function for 5 years now.  I send out many different campaigns as we have five business locations and different target markets.  There are blocks that are constant in each campaign and I have to recreate them each time.   It seems like a very simple function that would save many people the time and effort to continuously recreate the same blocks over and over.  Please add this as a function.  Help your customers save time.  We've been with CC for many years but it may be time to look for other alternative solutions that are more user-friendly and efficient.

 

JaneC6
Retail

So I think if Constant Contact just had the basic functionality to be able copy and paste multiple blocks/objects and then also to be able to save those copied blocks to reuse in existing email campaign or new ones.  Like have another tab to the left that has my Blocks/Objects and you can drag and drop just like a regular block. That would be awesome!

SabrenaF4
Occasional Participant

Hello, 

 While the campaign WYSWIG editor is nice, there's some room for improvement. One major piece that would make e-mails that much better is adding the ability for opacity within the style creator.  In addition a section creator would be great in order to easily segment the page up and keep consistent formatting. A great example of a WYSWIG editor that has robust capabilities is the Cvent WYSWIG. More design capabilities would really make this product so much better. 

 

Thank you for your consideration!

SabrenaF4
Occasional Participant

Hello, 

 I have had some issues with the email creation tool. If I misspell a word and right click to fix it, the format for the entire block of content disappears. This is very frustrating when trying to make a quick fix. 

PaulS7986
Frequent Participant

In Legacy I could open any campaign, copy a block's HTML and paste it into a new campaign. Why has this function been removed?? Please restore it ASAP.

A suggestion from a fellow user: (if the restoring the html button can't work, for whatever reason): A SIMPLE SOLUTION WOULD BE TO ALLOW US TO HAVE OUR OWN LIBRARY OF BLOCKS THAT MAINTAIN FUNCTIONALITY AND DESIGN, SIMILAR TO OUR OWN LIBRARY OF IMAGES OR DOCUMENTS.

 

PS. I'm already shopping for a new program, can't wait much longer.

 

ZischaS
Participant

If only I could easily copy and paste or drag and drop from one email to another, instead I have to build the template then copy and paste in individual information. I'd love to be able to "select all" "copy" "paste" in order to move from my old template to a new one for instance.

NazziN
Participant

Yes, I would like to have the ability to create a signature block at the bottom of an email then save that block to use in other emails from other employees and just add my signature block and sent to my clients.

CyberSecuritySummit
Occasional Participant

Being able to copy/edit HTML from one campaign to another is a very important feature and should be added back in a future update. Having to recreate footers or other blocks is new campaigns instead of copy/pasting HTML is time consuming and unnecessary. The block editor as it currently is feels like 'email for dummies.' and is extremely frustrating. Please bring back the edit HTML feature soon.

 

Another efficiency would be the ability to save blocks to a library to use in other campaigns.

RebeccaO57
Occasional Participant

I believe I've submitted this request before, but since there still isn't a fix I'm adding another request and sharing a workaround for the Savable/Insertable/Customizable Block Templates option.  Ideally I'd like to be able to right-click on a section, choose 'Save as Block Template', and have it saved in a separate Block Template Library.  y workaound has been to create my headers and footers as .jpg images and then upload them into constant contact into my photo library, in a separate folder for quick retrieval.  When designing a new email, I insert them and resize as necessary.  They're not as crisp as I'd like them to be, but it saves me a ton of time.  Hope this suggestion helps others who are still frustrated by not having the ability to save templates directly in Constant Contact.  

PaulS7986
Frequent Participant

Sounds good, Rebecca. Very clever workaround using jpgs. Personally, I'm looking into jumping ship after nearly 10 years with CC. Why do companies need to change things that are working? (and too often break them.) There are too many chefs! And sadly, none seem to know what the other is doing. I agree with someone who wrote a comment about CC creating a more limited access to things in the new ???EDITOR??? It's believed that doing so makes the Pay EXTRA (above membership) Design Services become appealing (i.e. necessary.) I'm also reading far too many frustrated customer comments that parallel my own problems with CC. Seems like we're not being heard. All the best!

RaymondF67
Frequent Participant

Several iterations back, Constant Contact allowed us to copy and paste content from one campaign into another.  It allowed us to see the html, which then could be copied and pasted into the new campaign.  It worked very well as it maintained all content and formatting when pasted.  The loss of that option took an easy process and made it so much more difficult, particularly in situations where you want to copy pieces of other campaigns and insert them into a new one.  Please bring the 'copy and paste' feature back in some form! 

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