Introduction to Drag & Drop Builder
Drag & Drop Builder lets you create beautiful and fully responsive newsletters simply by dragging and dropping text boxes and images. In this JungleMail tutorial, you will learn the fundamentals of this tool.
& Drop Builder basics
Open JungleMail and follow the steps in this tutorial to get acquainted with the builder.
1. To get started, go to the Templates tab and select a built-in or saved template or a click Start from Scratch to begin from a clean slate.
2. Once you have chosen a template, you will continue onto the Content window. This window contains the available sections and blocks you will use to build your email. All of their general settings can be customized in the Design tab. During this step, you can also provide a Subject of your newsletter and use mail merge columns from recipients list to personalize subject line for every recipient. 3. Now you can start designing your email by simply dragging and dropping the sections you want to use into the email body. The section acts as a container. It has between 1 to 5 columns in which you can drop blocks. Note that sections cannot be dropped inside other sections.
Each section, by default, inherits the settings which are configured in the Design tab. However, each section can have its own unique settings. A series of options that will help you configure the selected section will appear to the right. Here you will be able to change the style of the section in the Style tab and configure dynamic content in the Dynamic tab.
4. Next, you can insert blocks into the sections you placed in the email body. Here are the blocks you will find in JungleMail. 5. After you have dragged a block into one of the sections in your email body, a series of unique options that will help you configure that block will appear to the right. For example, if you just selected a text block, this is where you will be able to edit the text, change the background, fonts, and colors. And if, for example, you added an image block you will be able to choose a different image or upload a new one from this configuration window.
6. Any of the blocks you have inserted can be made dynamic. This makes they are linked to certain lists in your SharePoint which are then queried with the click of a button. This is an easy way to personalize emails and save you time. To learn more about Dynamic Blocks and Dynamic Sections, click here.
|Block Type||Description||Block Unique Options|
|Title||A block for <H1> text||background color, link URL, font family, font color, font size, line height, text alignment, style, padding, dynamic block|
|Subtitle||A block to <H2> text||background color, link URL, font family, font color, font size, line height, text alignment, style, padding, dynamic block|
|Text||A block of multiple lines of text||rich text editor, inherit editor background, background color, font family, font color, font size, line height, text alignment, style, padding, dynamic block|
|Image||A block to insert or upload an image.||Image URL, link URL, Alt text, adjust to width, image alignment, padding, dynamic block|
|Button||A block of button and the link to a webpage or a file to download||button text, link URL, Background Color, font family, font color, font size, border radius, alignment, style, button size, padding, dynamic block|
|Divider||A visual divider, or horizontal line, between blocks||border style, thickness, line color, width, alignment, padding|
|Spacer||Extra spacing between blocks||spacing (height)|
|Social||Social icons so recipients can follow you or your company on social networks.||icon set (7 designs), 9 social media icon options (Facebook,Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, Yammer, Youtube, Glassdoor) all of which can be fully customized to match your individual branding and design. You can remove unnecessary icons or add more.|
|Html||A block of your custom HTML scripts to further personalize your campaign||HTML editor|
A section acts as a block container. You can add up to 5 different blocks in one section. Note, however, that you cannot drop one section inside another.
To add a section:
1. Select the Sections tab, then select the Default tab inside it.
2. Drag and drop the selected section layout in the newsletter body.
3. To configure section settings, click on the section. The editor will open on the right. Similarly to the block editor, it has two tabs:
- Style: configure background properties, paddings, borders etc. By default, each section inherits style settings configured in the Design tab. However, if you modify the selected section's style in the Style tab, those settings will override Design settings.
- Dynamic: specify Section Visibility, Item Picker, Dynamic Content and Dynamic Content population layout here.
4. After you've configured the section, click Save to save changes.
You can save your custom section to quickly retrieve it in your next newsletter. For more information, see Saved Sections.
The Design tab contains default settings for a newsletter body, as well as for frequently used block types such as Title or Button. By default, blocks and sections inherit their design settings from this tab. However, if you make changes to block or section settings in the Style tab, those settings overwrite Design settings.