Starter emails: Creating, using, editing, deleting

You can turn any Modern Editor email designs into a starter email for your team to use for new email designs.

 

 


Topics covered in this article:

Introduction to starter emails

How to create a starter email

Using a starter email

Editing a starter email

Deleting a starter email

 

 

Introduction to starter emails

 

Starter emails allow you to set up designs that your team can easily use for new email campaigns. Your team can find saved starter emails in the Modern Editor carousel when you go to Email Templates and select Create New Email Template. You can edit saved starters under Design Library > Starter emails.

 

You can make the custom starter feel more like a design template by using placeholder content for images and text blocks. For images blocks you can add dimensions on the image to guide image uploads. For text blocks you can use lorem ipsum text, and include any style guidelines such as heading 1, fine print, or links, and even include notes on word counts. Or, just leave all your content blocks empty as a blank canvas.

 

Example of starter design with placeholder content

 

 

 

Creating a custom starter email

 

Finish putting the final touches on your email design in Modern Editor and select Save as starter

 

1. Open your email design in Modern Editor.

 

2. From the top header, select Save as starter.

 

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

 

Your new starter will be saved under Design Library > Starter Emails.

 

Your team can find saved starter emails in the Modern Editor carousel when you go to Email Templates and select Create New Email Template. Starters are available under the Custom tab.

 

 

 

Using a custom starter email

 

Your team can find saved starter emails in the Modern Editor carousel when you go to create an email template design in Modern Editor. Starters are available under the Custom tab.

 

What to expect when you select a custom starter:

  • Select a custom starter when you go to Email > Email Templates and select Use Modern Editor from Create an email template.
  • Select the Custom tab to see all your custom starters in the Modern Editor carousel.
  • Custom starter thumbnails will help you see your design and select the appropriate one.
  • Use the filter options to filter by Labels or search by name.
  • Toggle over to the WordFly tab if you would rather use a WordFly starter design.

 

 

1.  Go to Email > Email Template.

 

2.  Select Create an email template.

3.  Select Use Modern Editor.

4.  From the carousel, select your starter design under the Custom tab.

Give the design a name and select Continue. From there, you can select Edit in WordFly to begin customizing your design using the starter design.

 

 

 

Editing a custom starter email

 

You may have changes to your starter designs. You can easily make edits to any of your custom starter emails under Design Library > Starter Emails.

 

 

1. Go to Design Library > Starter Emails.

 

2. Select the name of your starter email and select View/Edit.

This will open Modern Editor where you can edit your custom starter design. Click Save when you are done editing.

 

The next time you select this starter email your edits will be reflected in the new design.

 

 

 

Deleting a custom starter email

 

You may need to remove a starter email. You can easily delete any of your custom starter emails under Design Library > Starter Emails.

 

1. Go to Design Library > Starter Emails.

 

2. Check the box to the right of your starter email name.

 

3. Use the gear icon to delete the selected starter email(s). 

The starter email will be removed from your design library and will no longer be available in the Modern Editor starter carousel.