It's been a few years now we struggle with the Joomla editors to create Newsletters.
And I definitely don't blame them, they are optimized to create articles, content within Joomla.
Creating Newsletters is another deal, especially when you load a complex Newsletter-template, it can get quickly messy.
So we started to think about creating our own editor... to make your life and your clients' life easier. Here it is!
This new editor is included in AcyMailing since the 4.2.0 version. Don't forget to update first!
Instead of loading the whole Newsletter in an editor, we now display the entire Newsletter just like it will be sent and you can edit on the fly text or pictures without having a chance to break the Newsletter-template structure.
Thanks to colourful icons you will be able to EDIT, DELETE or DUPLICATE any area of your template.
Access the templates listing in AcyMailing and edit your Newsletter-template.
You will see four buttons in the editor so you can add your areas where you want...
Put your cursor in your content and click on one of the areas button to attach an editable area to that part of the Newsletter.
AcyMailing can also do it for you... simply save your Newsletter-template and if there is no area already defined, AcyMailing will propose you to automatically add them.
It's new and fresh so there are maybe a few issues... that's why we don't enable it by default.
You should access the AcyMailing configuration, click on the "interface" tab and change the editor option to "AcyMailing Editor".
You don't like our own editor? No problem, you can still use another Joomla editor and you can switch to our editor at any time you want.
When we don't find defined areas in your content then we will load the whole Newsletter in the editor like before...
That will be the case for your old Newsletters for example.
To make sure upcoming Newsletters can be edited with the new areas, go on the Newsletter-template section to add areas to your template.