How do I use the HTML editor?

If you're good at using HTML or you're a web designer, our Custom HTML Editor is perfect for you. This tool lets you control how your email looks in detail, ideal for those familiar with HTML.

If you're not familiar with HTML, no worries! Check out our Drag & Drop Email Builder. It’s simple to use, and you don’t need to know coding. Plus, if you need help moving your stuff over from the HTML editor to the Drag & Drop Editor, our team is here to help.

Custom HTML Editor

Step By Step Instructions

  1. From the Account Dashboard or "Drafts", click on "Create a Message" and select "Custom HTML Editor" from the dropdown menu.

    Click Create a Message to find Custom HTML Editor

  2. Start by entering the subject line for your message at the top. 

    Enter subject line for draft message

  3. Below the subject line, you'll find the main editor area where you can begin typing or pasting your HTML code.

    HTML editor input area

    To personalize your email, click on the desired part of your HTML code where the personalization should appear. Select the "Personalize" option from the top-right corner of the editor. This will open a dropdown menu with various personalization variables that you can insert into your HTML.

    Personalize draft message by adding personalization variables

    Each of the drop-down options expand to show more personalization variables.

    Personalization variable options

  4. The editor automatically generates a plain text version of your email to ensure compatibility across all email clients. If you wish to customize this version, click on "Plain Text: Auto" located at the bottom left-hand side of the editor, then choose "Custom" to make your edits. Remember to save your changes by clicking "Save & Close."

    Plain Text version of HTML message

  5. Once you have finalized your HTML code and personalizations, click "Save & Exit" to save your work.

    Click Save & Exit to return to the Drafts page

  6. To schedule or send your message, click the "Schedule" button.

    Click Schedule button to send out message

And that's it! With the "Custom HTML Editor", you can effectively create customized and engaging emails for your audience. 


What if I have issues designing my messages?

Custom design solutions galore!

AWeber offers hundreds of templates you’re welcome to use! If you would ever find yourself wanting to modify an existing template or would like a custom template built for you to reflect your branding, our Template Team would be happy to modify existing templates or design a custom template for you!

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