What this article is for
This article provides a brief overview on the other options available from the template selection screen, such as HTML Only and HTML & Plain Text.
To access the template selection screen go to 'Messages' and then 'New Message' from the right hand side of the screen.
Down the bottom of the template selection screen there are five other options for creating an email :
Create from Website
This tool lets you create a rough starting point for an email design, by taking a look at a website of your choice and pulling out logos and colours and using them.
Upload Raw HTML Code
This option allows you to paste in or upload a pre-existing HTML file that you can then use as your email message. Please note: If you create a message in this method the only way to edit it moving forward is with Raw HTML code so therefore this method is not recommended for any end users who are not HTML Experienced.
Create HTML + Text Email
This option lets you create your own HTML email with some WYSIWYG support, as well as a text only version. Please note: This method provides a toolbar to allow the end user to edit text and images only. If a design change (as in adding in another component) is required this will need to be coded in HTML. So depending on the end users HTML experience, this may not be the option.
Create HTML Only Email
This is the same as the above, except without the text only version. Please note: This method provides a toolbar to allow the end user to edit text and images only. If a design change (as in adding in another component) is required this will need to be coded in HTML. So depending on the end users HTML experience, this may not be the option.
Create Text Only Email
This option is for creating a very basic text only email message.
Recommendation for those of you that are not HTML Experienced:
If you have a designer creating a message for you to use inside the system and you are not HTML Experienced, please create new user login details and provide these to your designer with instructions to create your template from one of our System's Template options.
They can start from a blank template to have complete control over the design and design the template using the systems features. This will insure that moving forward the end user can have complete control over editing the template that has been designed for them (based on their experience).