When I upload, I get this error. "You need to have either a <$title$> or <$description$> tag in your template." I understand what it means, what I want to do is get around having to add those tags. I started with a CM template and I'm using <$currentmonthname$>, <webversion>, <forwardtoafriend> and <unsubscribe>.
I don't want to add the <title> or <description> tags the import tool asks for, I already have all the text in the email and formatted according to CM's guidelines.
If I have to include tags how can I do it when the text and images are already in and formatted?
If you don't actually want to use an editable template, then you don't need to use the 'templates' tab at all. You can just import the complete HTML page during the campaign creation process (choose 'HTML and plain text' instead of template as the campaign type).
Without the template tags I'm using, how do I know what the URLs will be? Also, I tried adding two image template tags, and that let it by the filter, so that's the workaround I'm using.
The <webversion>, <forwardtoafriend> and <unsubscribe> tags are all used in non-template campaigns too - it is just the editable components like <$description$> that are specific to templates.
If you don't want to edit the content before sending, then using a template isn't necessary (and will restrict you a little), so we'd recommend just importing the HTML.
Thanks for the super quick turnaround :)