Templates are used to facilitate the creation of email content. You can standardize the look and feel of your emails within the template. Then, create the email content using the template, making changes to the editorial content and images within the email content itself.
Templates Created Using the WYSIWYG Template Editor and the HTML Source Code Template Editor:
When you’ve designed your template, you can restrict users who are allowed to make changes to that template. In the WYSIWYG Template Editor, and the HTML Source Code Template Editor, click the 'Editors' tab. You’ll see a list of all the users in your account. By default, none of the users are selected. This means that anyone can edit this template. If you want to allow only a specific group of people to edit your template, or even restrict to yourself, then click the checkboxes next to the names of those users. Once you’ve granted edit access to specific users, only then will they be able to edit your template; nobody else will be able to from that point on.
NOTE: Template Editor permissions only apply to who can edit the template itself. When email content is created using a template in the WYSIWYG Content Editor or the HTML Source Code Content Editor, then users can make changes to the email content regardless of whether or not they have rights to edit the template.
Templates Created Using the Drag and Drop Template Editor
Controlling who has rights to edit a template created by the Drag and Drop Template Editor is set by clicking the 'Permissions' link and then selecting the users displayed on the 'Editors' tab of the modal.
Templates created using the Drag and Drop Template Editor have an additional level of access rights which control what the user of the template can do when creating email content using the template in the Drag and Drop Content Editor. This extra level of access control is perfect for increasing the efficiency of email content production. For example, a template can be set such that users of that template can only make changes to the editorial content and to the images — but they will not be allowed the make changes to the layout or to the styles used in the email.
By default, users of the template are free to make whatever changes they want in the Drag and Drop Content Editor. However, once you’ve set a permission, then users of the template can only make the changes in the email content that you allow.
NOTE: Access rights in the Drag and Drop Content Editor are defined by the template at the time that the content is created. If the template’s user permissions are later changed, then they will NOT be reflected in any of the previous email content that was created using that template. The permissions will only be reflected in new email content created after the change.
Allow Layout Modifications
Select this option if you want to allow users of the template to reposition any of the content elements including the layout grids, text blocks, image blocks, social media blocks and the custom design blocks. Users can also add and remove content elements on the canvas.
If you select any of the other two user permissions but don’t select this one, then the users of the template will not be able to reposition any of the content elements in the Drag and Drop Content Editor’s canvas. Neither will they be able to add or remove any content elements on the canvas.
Allow All Style Modifications
Select this option if you want to allow users of the template to change the style of any of the content elements including margins, padding, font family, font sizes, foreground and background colors, etc.
If you select any of the other two user permissions but don’t select this one, then users of the template will not be able to change any of the styles of any of the content elements in the Drag and Drop Content Editor. The Design tab, where the style properties are set, will appear greyed out in the screen.
Allow All Content Modifications
Select this option if you want to allow users of the template to change the editorial content of any of the Text blocks (Heading, Paragraph, Preheading), to change the URLs of any of the Media blocks (Image, Round Image, Clickable Image), and to change the HTML code of the Custom HTML Block.
If you select any of the other two user permissions but don’t select this one, then users of the template will not be able to make editorial changes to any of the Text blocks, nor will they be able to change the URLs of any of the Media blocks, or change the HTML of the Custom HTML Block. They will still, however, be able to make changes to the Social blocks.