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.

Top Answer
Kyle_R
Administrator

Hello,

 

Updating the status of this request to Under Consideration to support our new community idea statuses to add better insight into your feedback.

 

Thank you for all of your feedback on this topic; I know this request has been around for many years. This is something we would love to be able to implement. We’ve had some plans in the past that have been reprioritized. The current thought is that we hope we will be able to focus on this at some point in the future, and some of the ideas floated around have been really cool! That being said, I don’t have any sort of estimated time that it might be accomplished. We do have a potential new feature coming this quarter that may help. We will keep this thread updated.


105 Comments
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! 

JulieL34
Super Participant

This goes way back to 2015. What is Constant Contact's current thinking about it? Reusing previous emails tends to get unstable at times, but it's the only other way I've found to reuse content blocks once the ability to edit html was removed. Before, you could create your own file of code to drop into content blocks in the html view. Trying to do that without the code needs something like Word to do it and then you introduce all the funky stuff Word does.

 

Has there been any progress on this idea?

BethD469
Occasional Participant

Since this is apparently not high enough on CC's priority list, the only recourse we have is to get it upvoted enough times to make it a priority. Is there a CC subreddit somewhere that we can appeal to for votes?

PaulS7986
Frequent Participant

I've jettisoned CC after many years. They made too many changes to things that weren't broken. Good luck!

JulieL34
Super Participant

Very good question @BethD469!

Just writing over here in the community doesn't get the desired effect quickly enough and it's so tedious to get find the relevant threads sometimes.

JeromeW8
Occasional Participant

so still no way to save blocks of text and graphics for future use?  

Richardson-Chamber
Regular Participant

Adding another vote for this!!

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