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Rebranding and Customizing the Software Design (Version 5.3.6)

Our Email Marketing software can be completely “rebranded,” or “white labeled.” This means that you can remove all mention of our company, and remove our logo and replace it with your own. You can also customize the appearance of the software by modifying the underlying HTML, and overriding CSS styles. Both the hosted Email Marketing service and the downloaded software (installed on your own server) are completely rebrandable and customizable.

To get started, click the Settings tab, then click Design Settings on the right:

 

Design Settings and branding settings can be changed on a User Group basis, such that each User Group can have entirely different branding/design settings, if so desired. Click “Edit” next to the User Group that you would like to adjust the templates or styles for. If you want to change the software logo, you must edit the Admin user’s settings:

Rebranding the Software

To change the name of the software (shown on the top of every page), type in a new Software Name:

To change the logo to your own logo (you must be editing the Admin settings to see this option), you can either type in the web URL to your own logo image file, or you can choose the “Upload” option from the drop down menu to upload an image file from your PC:

 

Many of our resellers like to add non-removable headers or footers to all outgoing emails in the system. This is useful, as it allows you to force an unsubscribe link on the bottom of every email, or force the “report abuse” link, or even just advertise your company or add a signature to all outgoing emails. You can also do this on the Design Settings page:

If you’d like to remove our company’s copyright information, as well as the version number of our software, license information, and links to external help documentation, scroll down to the bottom of the Design Settings page, and click the “Advanced Options” link. Doing so will display additional check-boxes that will allow you to hide this information:

 

Customizing the Layout/Design

Scroll to the section labeled “Templates & Styles.”

Click on the appropriate checkbox to modify either the HTML templates or the CSS styles.

When modifying templates, you can add or edit HTML, but do not remove the text that starts and ends with a percent sign (%), such as %ACCOUNTNAV%. These are placeholder tags for other content that is necessary to the proper functioning and display of the software.

When modifying the CSS styles, you are presented with an empty textbox, where you can add new or existing CSS rules. New rules could match up with any new HTML you’ve established as a template modification. Existing rules will override the style properties. If you are unsure of which CSS classes to overwrite, you can find out which CSS rules apply to which HTML elements by using certain browser tools to examine the underlying HTML/CSS structure. If you are using Firefox, we recommend downloading the Firebug plugin (shown below) — however, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer also offer similar built-in features that allow you to hover your mouse cursor over certain HTML elements on any page, and subsequently view each elements’ CSS properties.

 

Troubleshooting Design/Branding

If you’re design settings do not seem to be taking effect, please make sure the campaign list(s) have the correct owner:

The design settings used will be determined by the user that created the list (that the campaign was sent to).

More questions?

For more information about Branding or any feature of ActiveCampaign, please contact our Support Department. We would be happy to assist you.