We've made it easy to create stunning messages that will stand out in your contact's inbox with E-blast Templates!
Introducing E-blast Templates
What are E-blast Templates?
E-blast Templates are email layouts which are styled with colors, logos and photos to help your E-blast message look great. You can use these templates to create newsletters, fundraising appeals, event invitations and more!
Your account comes pre-loaded with a great selection of default templates that are ready for you to try out. Here is a preview of a few of them:
How do I work with Templates?
You can use our E-blast Template Builder - a design application built right into Keela - to create and edit your templates!
The Template Builder was updated on March 1, 2019. We added some new features requested by our clients (like a full-width layout and videos) and updated some other features to make them easier to use. We think you'll love the new drag n' drop feature - now you can build your template even faster!
Here's a preview of how the new Template Builder in action:
Can I customize the Default Templates?
Yes! You can create your own personalized templates based on one of the default designs. Each default template comes with placeholder images and text that you can easily replace with your own content in the template builder.
Can I build my own Template from scratch?
Yes! When creating a template, you can select the "Blank" template to build your own design from scratch in the template builder.
Can I import email templates created in another system into Keela?
It's not possible to directly import an email template from another system into Keela, but if you have unique, self-contained code from another system you can use the Code content block to insert it into your Keela template. Learn more about working with content blocks here.
Can I copy and paste text into my Keela template?
Yes! Our recommendation is to first clean the text to remove any formatting code first.
Other email systems and text editors (e.g. MailChimp, Microsoft Word) apply invisible formatting code to your text to define text styles such as font name, color, alignment, etc. Copying text from these systems often brings the formatting code with it, and this code is not always compatible with Keela - which can cause formatting issues or errors.
To remove formatting code from your text before bringing it into Keela, you can clean it easily using an code removal tool like this one.
Where are the Templates located?
E-blast Templates live in Campaigns, under the Templates tab. If you haven't created a personalized template yet, you'll be prompted to create one when you visit this tab.
The default templates will be displayed for you to choose from once you start creating a new template.
Ready to get started? Click "Create an e-blast template" in your Keela account and read on to learn how to create your own personalized template!