Creating a new email
This article applies to the Email builder in all BEE Pro plans.
In BEE Pro you can create a new email in three different ways:
From a Template
Select one of the many professionally designed email templates. Use the search by keyword feature to narrow down your selection or click on the drop-down arrow for each category. By the way, new templates are added all the time!
Once you've edited and saved your template, it will be available in your Library. Use the drop-down menu to select View details.
Beneath the template details, there is an option to Generate email from this template.
If you're using a Free BEE Pro account, this will bring you to the email builder. If you're using a Team or Enterprise account, you will be asked to choose a destination project folder for your new email.
Once you've selected a folder and clicked Confirm, you will be redirected to the Email details page for your new email. Once the details are saved, you can begin designing your new email.
By the way, you can also add your own custom templates to the template catalog by saving an existing email as a template on the Email details page. Once you do so, it will be available under My templates when you create a new email.
From an Email
You can create a new email by cloning an existing one. To do so, select Copy from the actions menu for the email that you want to use as a starting point.
Select Start from scratch from the New email area.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
any plans to enable book marking to have hyperlinks access a placeholder within the message?
Hi Steven, you can add anchor links using the custom HTML block in the BEE editor. You simply add a few lines of HTML code for the anchor name and then you can add the URL links. We'll be writing a tutorial on this very soon on our Email Design Workshop blog: http://emaildesign.beefree.io/. So, stay tuned!
Hi Sergio - do you know when they will make a tutorial on this? I would love to know how to do this. Many thanks!
Hi Lisa, here we go: https://emaildesign.beefree.io/2016/09/how-to-add-anchor-links-in-email/
Having serious issues with this. When I copy an old message it messes with the photos. (I.e. I created email A & send then copy email A to create email B. When I look back at email A it's showing email B's photos - which are completely wrong!) Can anyone help me?
Hi Jessika, what you describe is not an issue that we are aware of in BEE Pro, or that we can replicate. We just tried again:
* Created XYZ, a copy of message ABC
* Edited images in XYZ and saved the message
* Went back to messages page and opened message ABC: all the images are correct.
Could you provide more information on what you are seeing? Could you better detail the steps you are taking?
Where is the template catalogue in BEE Pro exactly? My "templates" area is completely empty. Thre's no link to the template catalogue visible on the FREE version. Do I keep switching back and forth between BEE Free and BEE Pro? If I want to add team members and client users, will I have to keep telling them to go to the FREE version to grab a new template from the pre-coded catalogue?
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