Custom starter emails: creating, using and editing/delete custom starter emails (Modern Editor)

You can turn any of your Modern Editor emails into a custom starter email. A custom starter email allows you to set up email design 'templates' your team can easily access for new email campaigns and helps maintain the integrity of your original design better than duplicating the last email created.

 

Your custom starter email shows up when you go to create a new Modern Editor email template,

 


Topics covered in this article:

Creating a custom starter email

Using a custom starter email

Editing a custom starter email

Deleting a custom starter email

 

 

Creating a custom starter email

 

Finish putting the final touches on your Modern Editor email. We encourage you to make all layout revisions to the email before saving it as a starter email. You can choose to include final content or you can simply leave all your block areas blank.

 

Pro Tip: To make the custom starter feel more like a template use placeholder images with dimensions called out and text areas with lorem ipsum text as well as word counts. Include style guidelines where needed such as when to use a heading 1 or heading 2, fine print, links etc. This will help your users follow style and content guidelines to spec!

 

Examples of custom starters set up like templates:

 

 

Follow these steps to make your email design into a custom starter email:



1. In Modern Editor when all your edits are complete, select "Save as starter".




2. Enter a name for your new starter email. Click Save.

 

Your starter email code will be saved under Emails > Media, nested inside the editor > starter-emails folder (/editor/starter-emails/),

 

 

 


Your starter email will also be added as a starter option when you create a new Modern Editor email.

 

 

 

 

Using a custom starter email

 

To use the **Custom Starter Email** for new email designs you are sending:

 

1.  Go to Email > Email Template

2.  Select Create an email template

3.  Select Use Modern Editor

4.  From the pop up window, under 'Custom starter emails' select this design. Give the design a name. Select continue.

5.  Select Edit in WordFly

6.  Begin customizing the content of your email that needs to go out!

 

 

 

 

Editing a custom starter email

 

From time to time you may have changes to your original email designs. You can easily make edits to any of your custom starter emails.

 

Follow these steps:

 

1. Go to Email > Media.



2. Scroll to the 'editor' folder, click on the name.  Select open.



3. Click on starter-emails. Select open.

 



4. Click on the name of your starter email. Select Edit.

 

5. Edit the HTML of your starter email. Click Save when you are done.




 

The next time you select this starter email when building a new Modern Editor email you will see these edits reflected.


 

 

Deleting a custom starter email

 

From time to time you may need to remove a design you had saved as a custom starter email. You can easily delete any of your custom starter emails.

 

Follow these steps:

 

1. Go to Email > Media.



2. Scroll to the 'editor' folder, click on the name.  Select open.

 



3. Click on starter-emails. Select open.

 


4. Click on the name of your starter email. Select Delete.

 



5. Confirm that you would like to delete the starter. Click Yes.



 

The next time you are building a new Modern Editor email this starter will no longer be available.

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