Working with custom templates in BEE Pro
This article applies to all BEE Pro plans. However, some features may be limited or unavailable on the Free plan.
In BEE Pro you can create templates from scratch or from a previously saved design. You can create separate templates for emails and pages. Templates help you start new emails with a predefined layout or common elements, keeping your email list clean and focused.
You'll find the templates section in the navigation bar, it will display your saved templates first:
In the Library section, on the top of it, you can search through keywords or tags. You also have a chance to create a new template. If you are using a Free plan, keep in mind that you can only store three custom templates at a time.
When you create a new template you can decide whether to create it for an email or a page:
When you select some elements from each category, you will be able to see the results straight away. The selection filters work with the operator OR. If you are searching through keywords, the search will be done with the operator AND.
After you saved the template you can edit the template from the three dots menu:
- View the template details, to get a bigger preview and edit the name, description or tags.
- Copy the template, to duplicate it in a selected workspace (multiple workspaces are available in the Enterprise plan. Free and Team subscriptions will just see one option as a destination).
- Delete it, if you don't need it anymore.
It's currently not possible to export templates from the Library tab in your BEE Pro account. We certainly understand that this can be confusing. You might actually be creating what, for you, is indeed a "template" (e.g. a template to use in a CRM system, an email marketing platform, etc.) So... we may change this in the future.
For now, if you are looking to export a template, the suggested workflow is to use the template to create a new email (or page), and export that design. Keep reading to find out how to create a new design from a template.
Creating an email from a Template
When you choose to create a new design, you will be prompted to select a template for an email or a page.
Your template can be one of our default designs - under Template catalog - or one of your saved templates - located under My templates.
When you mouse over any of the templates, you can either select it by clicking on Start designing or use the Preview feature to take a closer look.
Creating a New Template
You can create a new template by clicking on Create a new template from within the Library. Alternatively, you can select Create a template from the details page (that's the page that is displayed after you save an email or when you click on View details from the design list).
This feature is not available in the Free BEE Pro plan.
You can decide if default templates are available or not during the design creation process. This option is useful to keep your work focused or force other users to use a specific set of templates.
To configure it, go to your workspace settings page and scroll down to the Templates catalog section:
The Enterprise plan gives you the ability to set a different template option for each workspace.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Where is the navigaton BELOW my image to the bottom of my TEMPLATE? UX ELEMENTOR BUILDER is intuitive.
Hi David, thanks for your comment! Can you please provide more information about your concern?
How do you find the code for your templates?
Let me just briefly explain the issue that you likely ran into: you can export messages in many ways (here is a summary), but not templates... until they become a message.
This is because templates in BEE Pro are meant to act as models/layouts to start from & speed up the creation of a new email, not as "ready-to-export" emails.
We certainly understand that this can be confusing because you might actually be creating a "template" for your own use (e.g. a template to use in a CRM system, or an email marketing platform, etc.). So... we may very well change this in the future. For now, the workflow to export a template from BEE Pro is as follows:
1. navigate to a Project
2. click to create a new message
3. select any template to start from
4. edit the message, if needed
5. save it
you now have a "message" that was created from that "template"
now you can export it in a variety of ways, as described here
Sorry again for the confusing user experience.
Hi Team Bee Pro,
I loved the concept & enjoy using it.
But I found a big blunder that may cost me my reputation.
I have created a template for my weekly mailer in the organization, where there is a change of content & image. I loved the flexibility of the design by Beepro.
Recently, I noticed that if I change the content & design in the template for this week. My last week's email had an issue (not only in my sent box but my colleagues' inboxes also); it showed the new image. Obviously, the text & image mismatch.
If it is not available on free version, I should be prompted for it.
Request immediate help!
Hi Public Relations Officer IITH,
Without more information about your current situation, it's hard to determine precisely what happened here. Here is some information about how the file manager in BEE Pro works that could be helpful:
Please note that if you delete an image from your file manager that is being used in designs that have been sent, and you then upload a new image in the file manager in the same location and with exactly the same file name, this new image will now have the same image URL as your previous image. As a result, it will be displayed also where the previous image was displayed.
If you use the practice of deleting images from the file manager even if they are used in previous designs (and sent emails), we recommend uploading your images with a new unique file name to avoid this behavior. Alternatively, use a folder structure in your BEE Pro file manager to give your images a new location when uploading them.
We’re sorry for any confusion and inconvenience this caused!
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