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Importing, Exporting, and Sharing Email Templates

NOTE: This feature has been updated. A more recent version of this feature is covered here.

Email Marketing templates are great for organizing newsletter designs, keeping a consistent look across campaigns, or getting a custom-designed email prepared really quick. We even offer free templates with the software to get you started.

Once you obtain a custom template, you can import it directly into the software:

The template you import must be an XML file specifically from our software. New custom templates that we provide will always be in this format. Other ActiveCampaign users can share templates by choosing “Export” for the specific template:

You will then have an XML file that can be re-imported into any ActiveCampaign installation, including all images:

If this is your first time importing the template, just create a brand new template and paste the HTML into the “Code Editor” tab:

Templates even include a custom preview image, which you can modify once you import the template into ActiveCampaign:

The preview image will show up in various sections, such as when creating a new email message/campaign:

This makes it super easy to locate the template you want to use.

For the most recognizable preview images, we recommend the size to be at least 200 pixels wide and 250 pixels tall.

In order to obtain a good preview image, it is best to view the template in a browser (or even preview the campaign before sending), and take a screenshot of it:

Once you have created your template and preview image, it is very easy to backup and share with other users.

Let us know if we can improve this in any way!

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