Create personalized drag and drop email templates

I would like to be able to create my own personalized drag and drop email templates in the design manager.

So instead of starting to create new drag and drop templates from scratch each time and adjusting them to the CI guidelines OR cloning templates which I have created according to CI, I want to build the basic templates by using the design manager. This way, users can select from my company-specific templates when creating emails (rather than choosing the five templates provided by HubSpot) and they are still able to be creative and do their dragging and dropping, but with certain design limitations. drag and drop overview_missing draeger.PNG


This functionality is essential for large companies in order to ensure that CI guidelines are being adhered to. If not implemented, the drag and drop is basically useless.

Also, simple cloining of drag and drop emails won't do the trick: Just think about the end of the year when the copyright date needs to be changed. This needs to be coordinated by using a global module (just like in the old Design Manager). That's just one of many exmaples where the new drag and drop reveals its weaknesses. 



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New Member

Completely agree! It's not practical to start from zero every time we need to create a new email and the classic editor feels more and more tedious as myriad other cheaper and lower tech email platforms are upgrading their technologies. There should be an easy way to set default styles and save your preferences for future use.

New Member

Agree! It's almost 2019... every email marketing provider now offers drag and drop email builder and templates. To further this capability, I would like to remove the templates I no longer want to see. For example, if I have my template library built, I would more than likely remove the HubSpot templates to keep the template screen clean.

Occasional Contributor

The new drag and drop builder is 99% exactly what I need. The last 1% is the ability to create my own custom HTML templates like I can with the current email editor. I hope we will have that ability carried over into drag and drop.

Occasional Contributor

+1 from me. The drag and drop interface is great but without the ability to use custom modules that can easily be added/removed then we won't be able to use it.

Occasional Contributor

+1. I need this feature for the exact reasons you mentioned. Having to start over every time is not workable for my team.

New Contributor

Agreed. In order to work with the templates, we need to make sure the guidelines can be met. Drag and drop is great, but people tend to do their own thing. The marketing departments in larger companies like ours, must face the same challenges. We need to make sure people can drag and drop, create their own emails without having to worry about guidelines. 

New Member

Agreed! Would love to be able to set up templates that others can use consistently instead of starting from scratch each time! 

New Contributor



New Contributor

Need this! great idea

Occasional Contributor