How does the Article block work when creating a message?

Use an "Article" element to create a uniform look for your blog articles and other posts. It includes a headline, a text area, and a "read more" link that you can customize.

This article explains the different parts of the "Article" block so you can decide how you would like your "Article" block to look in your message.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. First, in the message editor, drag the "Article" block from the "Elements" toolbar and drop it where you want the "Article" to appear.

    Article Element

  2. Click on the "Article" block you have dropped into your message. On the right side of the editor, you will see your "Article" properties that can be changed. Click on the drop-down for "Article Type" to choose where your image is to appear in the "Article" block.

    Select Article Element

  3. By default, the "Article" block will contain a "Read More" link. This would be a hyperlink to direct subscribers to another URL for more information. The text that appears for the "Read More" link in your message can be changed. From the "Article" properties, enter in the text desired for this hyperlink in the "Link Text" field.

    Read More Link Text

  4. You can enter the URL you would like subscribers to be directed to in the "Link URL" field. If you did not want the "Read More" hyperlink, do not enter a URL here.

    Read More Hyperlink

  5. To edit the image that appears in the "Article" block, click the image placeholder or the Edit image button. From there, the steps will be similar to how you would insert an image using the "Image" block.

    Edit Image Button

That's it! Now, the "Article" block in your message appears with the changes made. Clicking on the article will allow you to make alterations as needed.

Example of Article element

What if I have issues designing my messages?

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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