The Visual Content Editor (VCE), also called as block-based email editor is our main email creation module along with custom-HTML editors replacing the old VCMS.
As a quick reminder, here is the onboarding video about Email Content Creation:
What is the VCE?
The VCE is a flexible, intuitive block-based email content editor that uses simple blocks for fast email creation.
You can access it by selecting the Block-Based Email option on campaign creation.
Why should I be using the VCE?
Creating a block-based email campaign is practical and speedy. You can design your own campaign with minimum effort and then have complete freedom to change what you want in the email via inline editing.
Clear separation between what can be edited and what cannot makes this editor easy and safe to work with, and every element can be personalized. Blocks are easy to move around, and all content is edited in a live preview so you can watch your email develop as you build it.
What features are supported by the VCE?
The Visual Content Editor already supports most of the functionality of the standard editor (VCMS or template-based editor), and can already be used for regular ad hoc and recurring campaigns (such as newsletters). It can contain personalization variables, conditional text, link tracking, block targeting and other features.
Here you can find a list of the new features supported by the VCE:
- Drag and drop block arrangement
- Mobile and desktop preview and editing
- Inline editing
- Easy media access
- Link tracking, link overview
- Template creation/modification
- Retina image handling
- Restrict template editing
- Campaign-level and block-level variables
- Multi-language email campaign creation
The VCE multi-language campaign creation feature is in open pilot phase. If you have any questions or feedback or you need more details of this feature contact your Success Manager.
What features will not be implemented?
We are not planning to include the following features in the VCE:
- Tell-a-friend forms
- Social sharing section content
- Form management within emails
The VCE does not have full API support. For advanced usage and full API support, use the Custom HTML Email editor.
The email editor is split into three sections, from left to right:
- Live editor pane
Selecting a tab displays the controls for that tab on the left, while the live preview is always visible on the right.
Creating a campaign with the VCE
To create a campaign by using the VCE, follow the instructions in Creating a campaign from a template.