Formatting when uploaded to Mailchimp

By Exporting a Design to Mailchimp

Is your email design being displayed incorrectly?

Usually, the edit mode in Mailchimp will display your Mail Designer 365 email design inaccurately. If you come across this problem, don’t worry. Mailchimp’s editor view does not read the more advanced designs you can create with Mail Designer 365 properly. Your email design is still safe and intact.

After uploading your design to Mailchimp, open your template in the preview mode rather than editor view. Mailchimp’s preview  mode will show you your complete design as it’s supposed to look.

You can find Mailchimp’s preview mode by clicking “Preview and Test” from the upper right corner of the Mailchimp website. Then, choose “Enter preview mode.” The format of your email design should now look the same as it does in Mail Designer 365.

 

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text

Using placeholders with Mailchimp

By Exporting a Design to Mailchimp

With Mailchimp, you can use “placeholders” or “merge tags” in your email design

Placeholders or merge tags are helpful for creating content. With their help, you will be able to insert your personalized details into your emails automatically.

To use Mailchimp placeholders

‣ Go to a text area within your design

‣ Right-click and choose “Insert” > “Mailchimp”

‣ Choose the placeholder you would like to add:

Adding a Mailchimp placeholder in Mail Designer 365

This will add a placeholder into your text. Remember, this will later be replaced with information from your Mailchimp account.

For more information about Mail placeholders:

More on Mailchimp

This manual covers the basic steps you need to upload your design as a Mailchimp template from Mail Designer 365.

If you want to learn more about the other Mailchimp features, then please visit the Mailchimp support pages for detailed information:

https://www.maildesigner365.com/goto/mailchimpsupport

Here, you will find more information on how to manage recipient lists, use merge tags, and customize the Mailchimp footer at the bottom of emails.

 

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text

Uploading a design to Mailchimp

By Exporting a Design to Mailchimp

Before uploading your design to Mailchimp, you have to add a Mailchimp Unsubscribe Link to your template.

To add a Mailchimp Unsubscribe Link

‣ click into the text area you want to add the link to.

‣ choose ”Insert” > “Mailchimp > “Unsubscribe Link“ from the top menu bar.

Upload your email design

You can now upload your design to your Mailchimp account. Choose a name to save your design as and click ”Export”:

Your design will then be uploaded to your Mailchimp account. You can then view it on the Mailchimp website to see how it looks and use the new template in your Mailchimp marketing campaigns.

 

How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text

Exporting a design to Mailchimp

By Exporting a Design to Mailchimp

Export your email design to Mailchimp

If you’ve created a newsletter design that you want to email to large number of users, you might want to send it out with Mailchimp – a professional email marketing service.

While you can send your newsletter directly to your readers via your own email address, most email providers won’t allow you to send emails to hundreds or thousands of readers at a time. That’s where Mailchimp comes in. This service can send emails to large numbers of newsletter subscribers at a time.

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Mailchimp offers free accounts to get you started, with paid accounts available for users with larger numbers of subscribers.

To start using Mailchimp

First you’ll need a free Mailchimp account, so head over to their website to sign up:

https://www.maildesigner365.com/goto/maildesigner-mailchimp-signup

Once you have a Mailchimp account, open one of your templates in Mail Designer 365 and choose “Mailchimp” from the send menu:

Exporting a design to Mailchimp

You’ll be asked to enter your Mailchimp API key:

To add your API key:

‣ Go to the Mailchimp website and sign in to your Mailchimp account

‣ Choose “Account” > “API keys & authorized apps” from the menu

‣ Copy your API key

‣ Paste it into Mail Designer 365 

Mail Designer 365 can store your API key in your keychain, so you only need to set this up once.

Why an API Key?

In order to add new templates to your Mailchimp account, Mail Designer 365 needs your MailChimp account API key. The API key will allow Mail Designer 365 to upload templates on your behalf.

After this, you will be able to directly export emails to Mailchimp. Find out more in our integration guide.

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How Can We Help?

A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
Layout Blocks
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text