How do I use global text snippets?

Global Text Snippets are bits of text (around the size of a few words) that you create in order to easily update multiple messages at once in your list, without forcing you to edit each message one at a time. You may not use them for everything, but there are times at which you may find them useful.

For example, let's say that you want to have a featured website in your messages, and you would like that to change every week. You could manually change each message one by one each week, or you could use global text snippets to do the heavy lifting for you.

Please note that there is a 100 character limit on these snippets. If you need more text than that, you can add the text directly to your messages, or use multiple snippets together.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. First, hover over the List Options tab and click List Settings.

    List Settings
  2. On the List Settings page, click "Personalize Your List" from the left-hand side of the page. From there, scroll to the bottom of the page where the Global Text Snippets are located.

    Personalize Your List tab
  3. Now, give the snippet a name and enter the text you'd like to start with and click the "Add" button. We're starting with domain here so that we can easily change the URL of our featured site, but remember that you can just as easily create a text snippet for anything you'd like such as webinar date, coupon code, event date, etc. These text snippets can be anything that you want to be able to change in many messages at once.

    Create the snippet
  4. Once you click the "Add" button, your snippet will be added to the list. The snippet box will show the name and text, as well as the dynamic content variable that you can use when creating dynamic email messages.

    Snippet with dynamic content variable
  5. When editing a message, click the text area where you would like the snippet to appear.

    Click the text area where you would like to add your snippet

    Next, click the "Personalize" button in the toolbar directly above the element you're working in.

    Click the Personalize button in the toolbar

    From the drop-down menu, first select "Your Snippets."

    Select Your Snippets from the drop-down menu

    Then, click on the name of your snippet in that menu.

    Click on the name of your snippet

    Once you've chosen the snippet you want, it will appear in your message. The snippet will be replaced with your text once the message is sent to subscribers.

    You will see the snippet in your message

 

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  1. Hover over the List Options tab and click List Settings.

    List Settings tab
  2. On the List Settings page, click "Personalize Your List" from the left-hand side of the page. From there, scroll to the bottom of the page where the Global Text Snippets are located.

    Personalize Your List tab
  3. Now, give the snippet a name and enter the text you'd like to start with and click the "Add" button. We're starting with domain here so that we can easily change the URL of our featured site, but remember that you can just as easily create a text snippet for anything you'd like such as webinar date, coupon code, event date, etc. These text snippets can be anything that you want to be able to change in many messages at once.

    Create a snippet
  4. Once you click the "Add" button, your snippet will be added to the list, and be ready to use in your messages.

    The snippet will be ready to use
  5. Now, you can just add this text snippet into any message you would like.

    Add the snippet wherever you would like in your message
  6. You can also easily access your global text snippets while editing your messages if you happen to forget the name of the snippet you need to insert. Just click the "Personalize" button in the toolbar directly above the message editor, and select the "Your Snippets" from the drop-down menu.

    Click Personalize from the toolbar directly above the editor

    Then select the Global Text Snippet you've created.

    Click Your Snippets and then select your snippet name
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