Content + Code Blog

What's New — November: template parts

Our latest update is all about being able to make templates more customizable in very fundamental ways. Template versions: ability to update a current template’s code with a new version; emails using an older version are made uneditable and archived.

Variables: related to template versions, variables allows storing content in a database so code can be updated without losing changes. Using variables allows keeping current emails editable.

Styles: a region can now have multiple design options to choose from. A common example would be for aligning an image on the left or the right, or changing the color of a button based on set choices.

Components: drag and drop elements that can be placed within content like buttons. Components reside in the new sidebar in the editor.

Sections: the building blocks of a template — rows of standard layout options that are stacked on top of each other. Sections are also part of the editor sidebar and are also dragged in.

Layouts: meant for saving standard email layouts to reuse, like a regular newsletter for example Starter Template: with new accounts, we now include a bare-bones template option to get started right away, with standard layouts that can used for a basic email

To showcase all the new features, we’ve also launched a major upgrade to the Blocks Edit promo site. Be sure to check it out for more info along with the revised implementation guide.

Use Blocks Edit to improve the production workflow of your marketing emails. You can sign up for a free trial and try out all the new features for yourself.

Photo of Ovi Demetrian Jr By Ovi Demetrian Jr
Founder/Interactive Designer, Blocks Edit