SharpSpring's marketing automation platform has a large number of simple and designer email templates that you can use to create emails that represent your brand in the best way possible. If you prefer, you can also create a custom email templates by modifying existing templates. This article will show how to copy and modify email templates.
The following user roles have access to create and edit emails:
- Marketing Managers
- Copying Templates
- Deleting Content Blocks or Layouts
- Copying Content Blocks or Layouts
- Adding Content Blocks or Layouts
- A Note on the Email Designer
- Ready to Learn More?
To copy simple and designer email templates, do the following:
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Deleting Content Blocks or Layouts
To delete unwanted content blocks or layouts in a template, do the following:
Important: Deleting content from a template is irreversible. The template feature does not have an undo function.
Copying Content Blocks or Layouts
To copy content blocks or layouts in a template, do the following:
Adding Content Blocks or Layouts
To add content blocks or layouts in a template, do the following:
Note: Dragged content can only be dropped onto purple lines.
A Note on the Email Designer
The email designer takes any of the styles in the HTML for Email Standard Styles, pulls them into the database, and removes them from the HTML. Do not be alarmed when these styles are removed from the HTML in the View Code mode.
The email designer will look at the first <style> element in the <head> of the HTML and find the CSS for the relevant classes. If the styles are transparent, that means the color is not in the database. It is either in the email’s standard styles or in the head of the email. If that happens, the color will be set in the database. Though it no longer shows in the head, it will appear.
Use these styles to ensure that your desired global styles are brought in by the email designer. If you make a template outside the SharpSpring application and import it, you will need to put styles in the head.