April 2016 | New fonts, improved special links section, curly bracket support
Here are the main changes introduced in April of 2016:
- New fonts
- Easier "Special links" selection
- Support for curly brackets in merge tags
Let's take a closer look.
You can now choose from a wider selection of fonts in the BEE editor, including Lato, Open Sans, and Roboto.
How will these fonts render in email clients?
The new fonts are not supported by all the email clients, but we've built CSS font stacks into the BEE editor that automatically fallback to a web safe font in the case a subscriber's email client is not able to render that particular web font.
To keep the HTML code optimized and the BEE editor working smoothly, we have made a small change to the way the font family is applied to a text block via the text editor: the font attribute is now applied to the entire text block. If you need to style different paragraphs using different fonts, simply move them into separate text blocks.
More about using fonts in BEE editor.
More easily and quickly insert special links
Special links allow those that embed the editor into their application to make it easy for users to attach certain links (e.g. "unsubscribe", or "web version of the message", or a link to landing pages available in the application, etc.).
Please note that the new Special links UI applies to images or buttons only. The Special links UI is found under the Content Properties > Action > Special links (in blue), as you can see below:
It now automatically organizes special links in categories...
... and allows users to easily search for a specific link.
Support for curly brackets
Do your merge tags use curly brackets? The BEE editor now supports the double curly brackets syntax. This had been requested by many users of the plugin as their applications used that particular syntax.
Until now, this syntax was not supported as it conflicted with the code used by the BEE editor itself. The conflicts have been resolved, and you can now use this popular syntax in your merge tags and merge content. We hope this helps!
See the full list of changes in the release notes article.
Please post a comment below (or contact us) if you have any questions on the above.