Excellent! Just wonderful. I’ll be creating a new campaign today and will make use of these new features right away. Thank you!
@Sean, I just checked out the web version of your campaign and clicked the Like button, which showed the Like lightbox for http://facebook.com/thinkuhi. is it working that way for you, or are you seeing a different issue?
@David Nope, its just refreshing the page – no lightbox. Using Chrome, about to test in FF and IE.
@David Also not working in FF & IE
Love it, thanks!
Awesome! Took away the ugly url problem of previous implementation.
Nice. Can see how we can use this well for clients who have strong FB following.
Works in Safari only
@Sean: This is a weird one. I’ve just tested again in Firefox and a Mac and PC and it worked every time. If you have the time, could you please fire an email in with browser versions and a screenshot or two and I’ll get our QA team on the case.
Strange indeed – just tested it on a 3G network and its working fine. Must have something to do with using our internal corporate network.
Thanks for your prompt response
Where does one put this tag?
Brilliant!!! We didn’t use previous FB like feature because it was ugly and appeared as weird domain name on FB iPhone app and also outdated quickly. Now liking FB website is whole new thing.
Thanks Campaign Monitor!
When I load the page in Chrome, FF and Safari I see this: http://d.pr/jPma Maybe try a hard refresh and if it continues let us know and we’ll get to the bottom of it for you. We haven’t heard of any other customers running into this one, and this feature has already been very popular.
A great idea and a step forward (in theory) – however I’ve tested this with one of our templates & it simply doesn’t work. I thought it was because I had tried to apply inline styling to the Tweet & FBLike buttons, but even when I remove this (and wrap it in as a span instead) it still won’t work.
OK I’ll try clearing caches and keep refreshing – looking at the source of the web version, the FBLike image is wrapped in an anchor tag which points to the web version link. On clicking the URL gets appended with #fi (e.g. http://email.thinkuhi.com/t/ViewEmail/r/EDB4776C7ACFD872#fi)
Great addition! Thank you. Great for new templates, but equally a great reason to pitch old clients on updating their old templates to take advantage of new tech like this.
This is a good step but what I really need is the ability to edit the URL I’m liking in the editor. My devs tell me it can only be hard coded. I do emails for music events so if I’m advertising 3 events in a single email recipients need to like that event specifically which changes every week.
Anyway, I’ll wait for that one.
Your devs might not be happy with me advertising this (*gulp*) but i’ll go right ahead anyway. It’s not the most elegant of solutions, but you can edit the likeurl directly from an editable area.
While editing, if you click on the little “source” to the top right of the editable area, you get the chance to tinker directly with the html. So instead of using the “facebook like” dropdown, just input the source directly, as suggested by Dave in the blogpost, and you should find that works:
The editor is tricky, so it won’t show up until you click the “preview email” button, but it does work. Give it a go and let us know if you have any troubles.
In the meantime, i’ll make a feature request, and if enough people demand this, we’ll look at implementing a more elegant way of doing this using the editor UI.
firstly this is a great feature that we plan to use a lot. Can you tell me if you have a “follow us” for Twitter in the pipeline?
Hi Kristy, we’re certainly open to the idea, but can’t confirm that it’s part of our future plans. I’ll add your vote for this internally and will keep you posted as to whether it’s something we introduce in the future.
Cool thanks for getting back to me.