When creating a template, you'll need to include our variables for drop zones (e.g. header, body, sidebar 1,2,3, and footer).
The only drop zone required by our editor to create a working template is <aw:body> — all other drop zones are optional.
In order to place any content within a drop zone you must use our drag and drop editor.
All other content outside of a drop zone will be treated as though it was meant to be hard coded un-editable HTML.
Consider this the structural frame of your email. This is where you determine where drop zones for things like your header, body, sidebars and footer will be. We've provided you with multiple sidebars for added flexibility.
Note: Using drop zones appropriately adds convenience when switching between templates.
Once you've created this basic structure for your template and defined the drop zones, you have a functional template - if that's all you need, you can stop here and save the template, making it available in the template gallery for you or your client to use when creating messages.
Or, to further customize your template, click the Template Builder button at the bottom of the page.
Now you'll be able to use the AWeber message editor interface to insert any default content you'd like to have in place when the template is loaded. All the changes you make at this stage will be editable by the user.
Click Save & Exit at the bottom of the page when you're done.
Once you've saved your template you can access it in the template gallery whenever you work in our Drag & Drop Editor.
To find your template click on the Templates button.
Next, click on the My Templates button.
Then click on your template as presented below:
And finally, click the Apply button.