We recently introduced a new email editor for Broadcasts that gives you greater control over text and image formatting so you can create beautiful emails that better reflect your brand. In this article, you'll learn how to use the different components of this editor:

  • Navigating the email editor
  • Adding products to emails
  • Adding discounts to emails
  • Editing images
  • Editing text
  • Adding store logo

Note: Want access to the new editor? Get in touch with our support team! Please note that this editor is only available for broadcast emails at this time. 

Note: Need help with the old editor? Click here for a guide on that tool.  

🗺 Navigating the editor

First, let's take a quick tour of the email editor by discussing the different menus you'll encounter:

  • Content
  • Rows
  • Settings

Content is where you'll find many of the blocks that will determine your email's message and purpose, such as text, images, and videos. You can adjust the padding of each content block and determine whether it will appear on desktop / mobile versions of the email. 

Rows let you define the structure of the email, as well as showcase products and offer purchasing discounts. You can adjust the background color, padding, and borders for each row.

Your row structure determines how your email is arranged and where you can drop different content blocks. You can toggle the Show structure button to see a dotted line outline of your email and see where you can rearrange content.

Settings include general options that apply to the whole email, such as background colors and default fonts. 

📦 Adding products to emails

You can add different types of products to your emails:

  • Best sellers
  • Newest items
  • Chosen products

Note: When you add a product row to Jilt, you will see merge tags / placeholders instead of the actual product(s). To view the product(s), go to Actions > Preview.

For best sellers and newest items, Jilt will determine which products to display that meet these conditions. For chosen products, you can pick the products that you'd like to showcase.

To add best seller or newest items products:

  1. Go to Rows and select Products > Best sellers or Products > Newest items from the drop-down menu.
  2. Pick the desired row layout and drag/drop the row into your email. You can modify the row further in the email if you'd like.
  3. Click Actions > Preview to view the product(s) selected by Jilt for the row.

If you want to choose which products appear in the email:

  1. Go to Rows and select Build custom row from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select Product Row in the pop-up window.
  3. Pick Let me choose from the Show these products drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the product names that you'd like to show. 
  5. Update the other settings to tweak the appearance of the product rows. 
  6. Click Create product row.
  7. Drag the row into the email. You can modify the row further in the email if you'd like.
  8. Click Actions > Preview to view the product(s) you've selected for the row. 

Note: You can also use a custom row to tweak the appearance of a product row for best sellers or newest items.

💸 Adding discounts to emails

You can add discounts created in your store, which makes it easy to share your coupons and promotions with your contacts. 

To add a discount to your email:

  1. Go to Rows and select Build custom row from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select Discount Row in the pop-up window. 
  3. Enter the discount code and expiration date. This does not create the discount in your store - you'll need to do that ahead of time to ensure it's setup properly.
  4. Click Create discount row.
  5. Drag the row into the email. You can modify the row further in the email if you'd like.

🎨 Editing images

First, let's get an image into your email by following these steps:

1. Drag an Image block into the email from the Content tab.

2. Click Browse.

3. Click Upload to choose your own image or Search free photos to pick a photo from the thousands of images in our library. 

4. Click Insert to add the image to the email. 

Note: Working with lots of images? Use folders to keep everything clean and organized! You can upload or add images directly to a folder. 

Now that you've added an image to your email, there are lots of ways you can edit it to ensure it's just right for your email. 

  • From the Content tab, you can change the image's width, alignment, and padding.
  • For more editing options, click Apply effects & more - from here, you can add filters and frames, resize and crop, and much more!

🖋 Editing text

You can choose your text's font, alignment, color, and styling inline by selecting the entire Text block or the particular chunk of text you want to modify. There are some other options in the Content panel that will apply to the entire Text block - text color, link color, and line height. 

There are a couple of special features in text editing that will appear when you select text inline in the email:

  • Special links: Insert the unsubscribe link into your email. In most cases, this will be present in your email footer. 
  • Merge tags: Merge tags let you quickly add information about your store or customer (such as their name) in your email. This makes it easy to personalize your emails to each recipient. 

Note: Don't like how your email footer looks? You can edit that! however, you must include at least one unsubscribe link in your email to comply with email marketing legislation. We also recommend including your store address (which you can add with merge tags) to comply with CAN-SPAM, CASL, and other legislation

🖼 Adding store logo

You can add a store logo to your Jilt account by going to Settings > Brand > Choose Store Logo. Once you've added a logo there, it will be automatically added to the top of new Jilt emails. 

Want to add your logo elsewhere? Use an Image block with Dynamic image enabled, and then enter the {{store.logo_image}} merge tag as the Dynamic URL

You can then view the logo by going to Actions > Preview

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