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The basics of EasyEditor
By default an HTML document in EasyEditor is not editable. Nothing can be changed, moved, deleted, and text cannot be altered. When a document is marked up for use in EasyEditor, the user must specify which areas are editable, which can be dragged around etc. In order to mark up your document you need to be familiar with HTML. Initially try marking up an existing email, adding more and more EasyEditor features as you go along. Eventually, you will see that it is more efficient to build a template with EasyEditor in mind from the start.
Tell the system this is an EasyEditor document
If a template is not EasyEditor ready, it will open in our Classic Editor. To use EasyEditor, at the start of your document, you should add this line of code:
<!-- Easy Editor -->
This, and other EasyEditor markup, will be checked for when you template is uploaded and when you edit your HTML in the Template/Campaign editing interface.
Once your template is EasyEditor enabled you can:
By default, with the exception of the above, all markup for EasyEditor is done using classes. Most users familiar with HTML for email will know what these are, they don't affect the end email, and unlike custom tags, they will not be seen as invalid in your chosen HTML editor.
As an example to make the text in a table cell editable, you would use the following:
A list of available classes can be found in our EasyEditor markup cheat sheet.