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Edit the source code of an email campaign
Edit the source code of an email campaign

Fine-tune your code and customise it exactly how you want it.

Gareth Burroughes avatar
Written by Gareth Burroughes
Updated over a week ago

Before you start

Things you need to know:

  • Only edit the source HTML if you understand what you are doing. Otherwise, you might break your template.

Edit the HTML for the entire campaign

When editing the source for the entire HTML document, you can update any part of the campaign, including the <!DOCTYPE>, <head> and <body>.

To edit the entire document source code:

  1. Go to Campaigns > Email

  2. Find and select the email campaign you want to edit.

  3. In EasyEditor, expand the UTILITIES drop-down menu and select Edit source.


  4. Edit the HTML in the HTML editor.


    Be careful what you edit as you could break EasyEditor if you edit or remove the wrong thing.

  5. Select Save.

While editing the source, you can use the toolbar to do the following:

  • Return to the design view
    Select Edit design to exit the HTML source view and return to EasyEditor's normal view.

  • Insert a link
    Select Insert, the link will be inserted at the current cursor position.

  • Insert a data field
    Select a contact data field to insert it into your HTML code.

  • Insert an image
    When inserted, you may need to add width and/or height attributes as these work better in some older email clients and stop the image from breaking the layout of your campaign.

Find and replace text

The standard browser find-functionality doesn't work well in the code editor for various reasons. However, there is a powerful text search feature built-in that should allow you to do these actions:

  • Ctrl-F
    Start searching

  • Ctrl-G
    Find next

  • Shift-Ctrl-G
    Find previous

  • Shift-Ctrl-F

  • Shift-Ctrl-R
    Replace all

Use Command instead of Ctrl on a Mac.

Advanced usage

If you'd rather use the HTML source editor than EasyEditor itself, simply add <!-- eehtmlonly --> to the top of the <body> part of your email, and then save. Next time you reload the campaign, it automatically loads in the HTML editor.

Remove this code if you want to return to using EasyEditor again.

Read more in the section EasyEditor template markup.

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