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For those of you creating email templates for your clients, the wait is over – you can now define default images. Default images are editable sections of an HTML email template that are inserted by the designer and are especially useful for displaying a fancy image ‘placeholder’ or defining images which won’t necessarily change from email to email.

This is especially great news if you resell Campaign Monitor and create templates for your clients to use in their campaigns, as it will potentially save a bit of time and confusion on their part and well, just look neater.

It’s also very easy for you to achieve, using a simple line of code in your HTML email template:

<img src="<$imagesrc link='true' default='default_image.jpg'$>" />

Instead of the client seeing simply a blank spot where an image can be inserted, you can now define a default image which the client can view and edit in the WYSIWYG editor:


That said, the process has not changed when editing email templates in the WYSIWYG editor – you and your clients can still change the default image at your leisure:


You can specify any particular repeater or floating image to be used as a default image and it needs to be in .jpg, .gif or .png format and included in the zip file with the rest of your template.

Give the addition of default images a shot in your next template and let us know how you and your clients go – hopefully, you will enjoy playing with our powerful WYSIWYG editor as much as we do!

New to email templates? Take a look at our WYSIWYG editor walkthrough, our new series of email template tutorials on our blog, or our list of email template tags.

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