Hi guys, welcome back. In this tutorial we’ll
take a look at Templates. So in this video we are going to look at the different kinds
of templates that are available . SO basically a template is a saved email design that can
be reused when creating your campaigns. As you can see we do not have a template.
So to create a template we’ll go here. Click on create template. So there are different
ways of creating a template. We have the basic way, this is whereby you’ll create the template
drag and drop , using the drag and drop features. Then we have MailChimp themes. Then we have
your own templates. These are templates that perhaps you have bought from, you have bought
a premium template or you have a template that you have used before and you’d like
to use it on MailChimp. So in this video we’ll take a look at Basic Templates. In the next
video we’ll take a look at Themes .Then in the next one we’ll take a look at how
to create or import your own templates into MailChimp.
So, under basic templates, to create a template you’ll simply choose one of these design
options that are there. So let’s select this one.
Let’s just have an overview of what is in front of us. So, here, we have the design
area. This is whereby you’ll select and edit . You’ll see how this is done, once
we start editing this template. Then on this side we have the elements . So, for instance
we have text . You can drag and drop an element this side. You can drag and drop any of these
elements onto your template. So if you want an image, another image , you’ll just drag
this somewhere there and where it says, drop block here , you’ll drop it there.
So this is for the content, basically what is inside here. Then we go to Design. You
can change the background of the template . If you want to change the Text color, this
is where you would do that. If you want to change the Font, the text of the heading.
Once all of that is done, you’ve made any changes , you’ll click on Save.
Now you can go to the preheader. The Preheader. Basically the same thing . If you want to
change the Font , the Background color. So we’ve taken a look at this template Area
, we’ve taken a look at the Content Area and the design. SO let’s go up here. Up
here what we have is the preview Mode. So if I click on , enter Preview Mode. This is
how it will appear on a mobile device. So to start editing this template, if you
come here, you hover, you’ll see that you can edit , you can copy the block , you can
delete the block. So let me add an image here, choose to edit. So you’ll browse. Let me
use this one, select this one. Then we can add a link to… So, if you come here, you’ll
see there is an option to move block . If you don’t like the design, you can move
it up or down. So if you want to move it, you just hover and you click and drag.
So let’s edit this part. The content… If you want to link, you’ll come here and
you’ll click on the hyperlink icon, paste in the link , then insert .So if you have
anything else to add , you can add it here . You can even add an image as you can see
. You can come here and add your image . For me this is all I want to do. I’ll save.
I want to add an image . If I click there it will take me to this part. I want to upload
an image, so I’ll choose this image. There we go. Well on this side, let’s look for
another element to add here. SO I’ll delete this .
let me find something I can add here. So let’s
add this. If you want to add another service, you can just come here and add it. Then I
want to edit the Text here . So I’ll Save and Close. And for me, that’s
all that’s involved. All of these will come from the details that
you entered . So current year, definitely, that’s the current year. List Company, that’s
the company name you gave on your list when you were creating a list . Then we have the
List Description, that will be here. Then the address will be here. The address was
also indicated in your list. Then the unsubscribe is here , update subscription is here.
If you feel you need to add anything else, you can just go ahead and add them here . For
example, let’s add a video . So I want to drop the block here. So I’ll click on that
. I just want to put a random image. So you can add the video URL here . I want
to add a link to all my videos . All the videos on the channel , so I’ll scroll up and add
the URL here .Then I’ll Save and Close. This will be enough to show you how you can
create a basic template. So if you need to add any elements do not shy away from using
these . You can add anything here .You can bring any of these here . You can just drag
them and drop them . If you want to add a divider, let’s bring the divider here. Then
we add it there. Another divider, let’s add it here.
Add anything that you feel you need to add . If you want to add, Contact us Button . I
will just add that here . “ get the Link , CTRL A, CTRL C” . Then I’ll edit . ‘ Contact
Us Here’ . So let me go to styling .Background to that Blue, then this will look better White
. Anyway guys, I will close this , then save
and exit. Then I’ll name the template , basic template , then I will save it.
See you in the next video where we’ll talk about Themes. MailChimp Themes. Until Next