Goal

To create a block component which is then used to create the content for your messages or microsites.

Prerequisites

Content Management (email, forms, and general content creation) is an extra feature that must be enabled for your Mapp Engage system. For more information, contact your account manager.

You need the following permissions:

Permission Number

Description

2110

Content Management: View and Use Blocks

2111

Content Management: Create Blocks

2112

Content Management: Edit Blocks

2140

Content Management: Use Forms

2141

Content Management: Create Forms

2142

Content Management: Edit Forms

2143

Content Management: Delete Forms

Background Information​

A block represents a specific component in your content. This component can be used to create the content for the following channels:

  • Email messages
  • Email templates
  • Microsites

During the content creation, you fill the block with content.

Once a block is created in the system, you can reuse this block for all your email templates, email messages, and microsites. A framework defines where you can place a block in the final content.

When you edit a block, you can use the toggle switch Update blocks automatically and the changes will apply to all templates where this block is used. The toggle switch is off by default. Changes do not apply to already sent emails that contain the template.

If you update a block with the toggle switch off to update only the current block, and decide to update all other blocks later, you can come back to this block, activate the switch and save. In this case, the changes apply to all templates that contain that block.

Please note, automatic updates do not work for blocks in scheduled or prepared messages. Changes only affect the blocks in our Content Management System.

Define Block Information for Email​

  1. In the ​main navigation​, click ​Content Management​ > ​Email​ > Blocks.
  2. Click ​Create​.
    ⇒ The ​​New Email Block​​ window opens.
  3. Define the block information.
    In the ​Type​ drop-down menu, select ​Email​.
    In the ​Name​ input field, enter a name for the new block.
    The description field is not mandatory. Nevertheless, a description for the block is helpful. Use the description to provide additional information about the block.
  4. To save all changes and proceed, click ​Save​.
    ⇒ The ​Compose Block​ window opens.

Define Email Block Code

  1. In the Blocks tab, select a block that is an ​Email ​type.
    ⇒ The options ​Edit​, ​Copy​, and ​Delete​ appear at the top of the pane.
  2. Click ​Edit​.
    ⇒ The ​Compose Block ​window opens.

  3. Define the code of the block.
    If you have no HTML knowledge, you can simply paste the block code that is provided by your email developer here.

  4. To save all applied changes, click ​Save​ .
    For detailed information on the block name, description and creation, click the ​Information​ button.
    To close the ​Compose Block​ window, click ​Close​.
    You are prompted to save your changes or close and lose unsaved changes.

Define Block Information for Forms​

  1. In the ​main navigation​, click ​Content Management​ > Email​ > Blocks​.
  2. Click ​Create​.
    ⇒ The ​​New Email Block​ window opens.
    For detailed information on the block name, description and creation, click the ​Information​ button.
  3. Define the block information.
    In the ​Type​ drop-down menu, select ​Form​ .
    In the ​Form Type​ drop-down menu, select the type of form.

    • Subscribe​ to create a subscription form.

    • Unsubscribe - With Consent​ to unsubscribe with consent.

    • ​Unsubscribe - Without Consent​ to unsubscribe without consent.

    In the ​Name​ input field, enter a name for the new block.
    The description field is not mandatory. Nevertheless, a description for the block is helpful. Use the description to provide additional information about the block.
  4. To save all applied changes, click ​Save​.
    For detailed information on the block name, description and creation, click the ​Information​ button.
    To close the ​Compose Block​ window, click ​Close​.
    You are prompted to save your changes or close and lose unsaved changes.
  5. To save all changes and proceed, click ​Save​.
    ⇒ The ​Compose Block​ window opens.

Create a Form Block

  1. In the ​Blocks​ tab, select a block that is a ​Form ​type.
    ⇒ The options ​Edit​, ​Copy​, and ​Delete​ appear at the top of the pane.
  2. Click ​Edit​ .
    ⇒ The ​Compose Block ​window opens.
  3. Click ​Build Form​.
    ⇒ The ​Build Form​ window opens.
    For detailed information on the block name, description and creation, click the ​Information​  symbol.
  4. Drag and drop form elements onto the Build Form canvas. You can move the elements to the order you require.
  5. To edit the form elements, click the field element on the canvas.
    ⇒ The ​Configure Field​ pane opens where you can edit the following information: the label, hint text, required status, text color, and text size.
    When you are finished, close the pane.
  6. For Subscription or Unsubscribe - With Consent, click ​Configure Settings​.
    ⇒ The ​Form Settings​ canvas opens to enter a success message.
  7. To save all applied changes, click ​Save​.
    To close the ​Build Form​ window, click ​Close​ .
    You are prompted to save your changes or close and lose unsaved changes.

To define the subscription form, click the ​Information​  symbol and select the Subscription group.

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