HubSpot Ideas

DMul

dnd_area in custom emailtemplate

Hi hello Hubspot,
I would like to code an email template from scratch so i have total control over my HTML head section and thereby use the "dnd_area" HubL Tags to enable the use the D&D functionality.

dnd_area.jpgmodules.jpg

 

HubSpot Updates
In Planning
May 23, 2023 06:50 AM

Hi folks! 

 

I’m Mícheál, the Associate Product Manager of the Marketing Email tool, and I'm happy to report that this Idea is now In Planning! Our team is actively researching and scoping out a solution for Drag and Drop areas in custom email templates. 

 

The product development process is underway and we're hoping to deliver this feature as soon as possible. If you are interested in paricipating in the alpha/private beta period for this feature, please fill out this form or send me a message and we can set up some time to chat.

 

All updates will be relayed on this thread, so stay tuned!

 

Best,

Mícheál

13 Replies
DMul
Member

When custom template is combined with the "dnd_area" HubL TagsI could write my own HTML code including the head section and be able to use my custom made modules. That would be a very strong solution for those who want full control over there source code.

 

 

Adesignl
Top Contributor | Partner

I agree. This is needed.

Mícheál
HubSpot Product Team

Hi folks! 

 

I’m Mícheál, the Associate Product Manager of the Marketing Email tool, and I'm happy to report that this Idea is now In Planning! Our team is actively researching and scoping out a solution for Drag and Drop areas in custom email templates. 

 

The product development process is underway and we're hoping to deliver this feature as soon as possible. If you are interested in paricipating in the alpha/private beta period for this feature, please fill out this form or send me a message and we can set up some time to chat.

 

All updates will be relayed on this thread, so stay tuned!

 

Best,

Mícheál

melindagreen
Contributor | Platinum Partner
Hi Micheal,

We’re running into an image scaling issue when using these email DnD areas in the testing environment. Where can we ask a question about this or talk to someone?

--Melinda Green
Senior Developer
Fahlgren Mortine

stinhambo
Contributor

Hi @Mícheál - can you share some of your ideas so we can give feedback to help scope this out?

 

Things I'd like to see -

 

The ability to duplicate a module

Create module groups

Choose module variants (image left or image right etc)

 

Lastly, please remove all drag and drop code cruft when sending the email.

melindagreen
Contributor | Platinum Partner

This comes from one of our content editors:

 

In the HubSpot marketing email drag-and-drop editor, the only way to add text on top of an image is to make the image the “body pattern” of the component / layout. However, when this is done, there is an issue with the formatting of that issue on mobile. When you add an image as a “body pattern”, you have the option of having this image be “tile” or “stretch”. If tile is selected, then the image can appear multiple times. If stretch is selected, it looks like the image keeps its height but squishes the width of the image. See screenshots below (2) for reference.

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IsaKcc
Member

Hi there,

This new feature has the capability of resolving so much frustration that we have had (design, flexiblity etc.). On https://app.hubspot.com/whats-new/1918859/all?productUpdateId=13888216, it says there is a private beta now, but I cannot apply anywhere. What would I have to do for us to take part?

 

robbn
Participant

This is something we desperately want/need.  How do we get involved in the beta?

LMeert
Guide | Platinum Partner

Hi @Mícheál !

We have a client for whom we desperately need that feature as they have an ecommerce connected to HubSpot and they want to use HubSpot to handle all of their email automation needs.

We developped custom modules to perform specific product recommendations but we are stuck with web safe fonts and the client won't want to use these emails as they don't respect their new branding guidelines.
We know custom fonts are a bit risky given that they are not supported by all the clients, however there are workarounds but they all include adding some CSS into the <head> of the email. That feature would be a game changer, especially for people who invest money into their email marketing game, as it would let partners develop better modules with responsive features.

I requested the access on one of our HubSpot accounts a while back but still no news.
Any idea of the ETA ?

Many thanks,

Ludwig

robbn
Participant

Is it to be expected that when using this functionality, all the WYSIWYG RTE capabiliities for a OOTB text module no longer appear?

AN_PostProjects
Member

Hi @Mícheál - just curious how this feature is coming along. Would very much like to use it for a client of ours.

 

-Alex

CRMarketer
Participant | Platinum Partner

Any update yet, also in need for this option

joe12south
Participant

Update? Desperately need this.