|When creating emails, you can customize the content within individual layouts and elements. This allows for flexibility in your design. This article will detail the features of the Block Editor.
Regarding Email Creation
To create an email in SharpSpring, you must first start with a template. Though using either a created template or an existing template is up to you, emails can only be created by using a template.
For more information on the email creation process, refer to the following articles:
Accessing the Block Editor
To open the Block Editor in an email, do the following:
Note: Edit Block is not available for elements. To edit element content, you will need to click directly into the content.
After inserting a layout or element, you may want to reorder them and modify their placement in an email.
Clicking and dragging the Drag to Reorder option allows you to place the layout or element block anywhere in the email—provided there is a purple line. The purple lines serve as anchor points and keep layouts and elements in fixed locations within the email.
Layouts do not need to be, in a thematic or design sense, the same throughout your email. You can edit individual layout blocks to meet your needs.
To edit layout block formatting, do the following:
Layout Editor Settings
The available Layout Editor settings are as follows:
Adds an image behind element content. The image can either come from image files uploaded to the File Manager or be entered as URLs from online image hosting websites.
|Background Color||Fills the area with a solid color behind element content.|
|Border Color||Sets the color of the border that surrounds a layout block.|
|Border Size||Sets the size of the border that surrounds a layout block.|
Sets the overall space between the content in a layout block and its surroundings in the email.
If you like the overall look and feel of a customized layout block and would like to use it elsewhere in the email, you can copy the block. Doing so will create an identical duplicate of the original layout block.
To duplicate a layout block or element, do the following:
Making Blocks Dynamic
If you have dynamic content enabled in the email, you can set individual layout blocks to change what content they display. Layout blocks can display different content, depending on which dynamic rules or personas are set to the block.
To make a layout block dynamic, do the following:
Note: Only a single dynamic rule or persona set can be active at a time for a layout block or element.
Note: To remove dynamic status for a layout block or element, click Add a Rule Group to Make This Element Dynamic > Revert to Default.
There may come a time when you no longer need to use a particular layout block in your email.
To remove a layout block, do the following:
Be aware that deleting a layout block will remove all content within the layout from the email.