Merge tags and Special links settings

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  • Picander
    Picander

    I really welcome these changes! With these features, we could now use Campaign Monitor with Beefree Pro, without having to edit by hand the generated HTML to include tags.

    Regrettably, it seems that the proposed "special links" for CM are not correct. By importing a HTML from BF Pro to CM, it finds the "webversion" tag does not find the unsubscribe tag.

    Tags in CM are not "[unsubscribe]" but like this:

    Is there a work-around, or a plan to fix this?

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  • Picander
    Picander

    Introducing a custom HTML block in the editor (as well as in this post), all "custom tags" are removed. Here is a link to the documentation of CM
    https://help.campaignmonitor.com/topic.aspx?t=40

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  • Massimo Arrigoni
    Massimo Arrigoni

    You can edit all the Special Links in your BEE Pro account. It's not clear what merge tag needs to be put in the HREF statement with Campaign Monitor. The documentation that you pointed us to does not clarify that. We are referring to the equivalent to this for MailChimp: http://kb.mailchimp.com/merge-tags/the-unsubscribe-merge-tag

    What is the equivalent to that with CM? That way we can update our default "Special Links".

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  • Picander
    Picander

    In CM, the tags are like HTML "elements" for paragraphs or divs, i.e. it needs to be opened and closed. This enable to customise the content of the text linking to the unsubscribe page - which is nice.
    It is not possible in this editor to introduce HTML Tags, these are removed.
    The link to the CM documentation contains information under the chapter "Custom coded emails", i quote:
    For custom coded HTML, the element automatically generates a personalized unsubscribe link for each recipient."
    I tried to use the Special Links as well, but it does not generate the desired results. I tried also to introduce the tags with a "Custom HTML Block", but BeeFree Pro remove the tags - as not HTML Standard (like DIV, P, etc.)

    Any other ideas? I subscribed to the new Team Edition mainly for this feature, as it would save me a lot of time editing the code manually after importing it to CM, but it does not work as I want.

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  • Massimo Arrigoni
    Massimo Arrigoni

    Thanks for the additional information. We'll review the information internally and get back to you!

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  • Picander
    Picander

    Any update on this, i.e. the compatibility of the merge tags with Campaign Monitor? I upgraded to the Team Edition only for this feature, but I tested today again, and it is not stil working (unsubscribe tags not recognised as such in CM, requiring additional coding for each mailing developed with Beefree).

    Otherwise, still the best editor available on the market - by far!

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  • Lil Bliffy Bo Walker/Block Huggin ENT/Promotion
    Lil Bliffy Bo Walker/Block Huggin ENT/Promotion

    I'm not quite sure I'm doing this right. Can someone help me. Thanks.

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  • Melania
    Melania

    Hi, thank you for your request. We sent you a ticket to check if your settings are ok. Cheers.

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  • Luciana Batista
    Luciana Batista

    Guys, my company uses beeplugin in the Startup plan, can I add the function of special links?

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  • Willow Elliott
    Willow Elliott

    Hi Luciana! You can definitely implement special links with a Startup plan for BEE Plugin. For more details, please refer to https://docs.beefree.io/special-links-merge-tags/. You can also open a support ticket through the developer portal if you need further assistance.

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  • max howard
    max howard

    Is there a way to change an image based on the info from a merge tag? For example, I have 3 different hero images for our email (football/cricket/tennis). I send an email with %FavouriteSport% as a merge tag and then the image changes based on the customers fav sport.

    Is this something that's possible?

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Max! This is possible, but this would be entirely dependent on the sending system you are using. You’ll need to figure out what merge tags/syntax can accomplish this in your sending system before you can implement anything in your BEE Pro account. This article can help with what to do on our side once you have more information from your sending system. 

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  • max howard
    max howard

    Hi Roisin, thanks for the info. I have the merge tags from our email sending tool (Adobe), but how do I upload multiple images into Bee?

    I basically need to be able to set rules so that Bee knows which image to display, based on the merge tag.

    Hope that makes sense!

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Max, you are most welcome.

    To achieve what you'd like to do you do not need to upload the images here but they can be hosted externally or with your sensing system if it offers this service.

    What you will have to do in your BEE account is set a placeholder image and then enable the Dynamic Image feature for it.

    Then you can set there the link that your sending system provides you so that when sending the email the image will change based on that link.

     

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  • Miguel Gonzalez Lugo
    Miguel Gonzalez Lugo

    is there a way to group merge tags?

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  • Andrea Scott
    Andrea Scott

    Hello,

    I'm using a rewards program that has a mailchimp integration. Will I be able to use those merge tags without issue?

    Thanks

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Miguel.

    Currently, it's not possible to group (nest) merge tags, but I will forward your comment to our product team as feedback to be considered.

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Andrea.

    You shouldn't have any issues adding and using the merge tags in your Beefree account, you can read Here how to do so.

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  • Miguel Gonzalez Lugo
    Miguel Gonzalez Lugo

    Currently I am using merge tags but when they are displayed items on the list appear with text aligned in the center. Is there a way to set a different alignment?

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  • Logan
    Logan

    Hi Miguel,

    Thanks for your response regarding your issue with implementing merge tags with your design. Have you attempted the following steps to change the alignment:

    • Click on the content block that contains your merge tag in the builder.
    • In the settings panel on the right, under "Content properties," look for the "Text alignment" option.
    • Here, you should be able to choose "Left," "Center," or "Right" alignment as desired.

    I hope that this helps solve your issue! Let us know if you continue to run into alignment issues, and we'll be happy to look further on our end.

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  • Miguel Gonzalez Lugo
    Miguel Gonzalez Lugo

    Thanks for your response, but I am referring to the little modal that shows all the available merge tags, not the current inserted one, is there a way to align all merge tags displayed on pop up to any specific alignment?

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  • Marianne Madsen
    Marianne Madsen

    Hi Miguel, 

    Are you referring to this modal? (see screenshot below)

    For this modal, the alignment cannot be altered by the user, but we can certainly share your request as feedback to our Product team. If you want to share some more details on your use case or why you would like this feature, that would also be really helpful for us. 

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