Building a Template from Scratch

Content Blocks

If the component you drag and drop into the layout is a Text, a Button, or an Image, you will be immediately prompted to choose what content should fill this space with a list of available content blocks for that component type.

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You can choose from existing content blocks by scrolling through the list of available options and clicking on it, or by searching for the available field. Or, you can create new at any time.

Determining what content fills this space is important because:

- This tells the template which piece of content to put there

- This tells the preview if it should use generic placeholder content or an existing content default in the layout

- This content is going to appear later when you are creating your email.

Example: If you drag in an Image component, you will be prompted to select from all existing Image content blocks or create a new custom one. If you select the existing Header Image content block for that space, the generic Header Image placeholder or real content you previously set as the default will appear in that space. If you choose to create a new custom content block, a generic image placeholder will appear for that space until you set a real default.

After selecting a content block, existing or new, you can always change it.

  1. Click on the content area in the preview to open the attribute editor for that content block.
  2. Click on the name of the content block in the blue bar at the top of the editor menu.
  3. Click the pencil icon next re-name and save the new content block.

Tip! Section, Articles, Menu, Social Links, Divider, Spacer, Editable HTML, and Static HTML components do not prompt you to select what content will fill that space.

Tip! Section, Divider, Spacer, Editable HTML, and Static HTML components will become static content once you use your template in the email designer. This means this content cannot be edited or turned off/on in the email designer.