1. Wendy

    2/21/2013 2:13 pm

    I completely agree with Allison — there are so many thing that could easily be tweaked in HTML.

  2. Amanda Gagnon

    2/21/2013 2:18 pm

    Allison and Wendy – I hear you. There are reasons to make that option available and reasons not to. We found the reasons not to more compelling, originally, but I have forwarded your requests to our development team. Thank you.

  3. Neha

    4/19/2013 10:37 am

    Wow that

  4. Melissa Dinwiddie

    5/9/2013 10:27 pm

    I’m hugely frustrated by the inability to see the code. AND by the seeming inability to change the font size of personalization code!

    I intentionally make my fonts much larger than the default, so they’re easier to read on smartphones, but I cannot get the personalization details to change, so I end up with the recipient’s name MUCH smaller than the rest of the text, which practically screams spam! Very frustrating…

    Is there any way to change the font size of the personalization inserts? I select the item (ie, first name) and change the font, but the change is never reflected in the actual newsletter.

  5. Amanda Gagnon

    5/10/2013 7:26 am

    Melissa – You can, of course, edit in HTML only instead of the block editor. The ability to go back and forth between HTML and the block editor isn’t available because the email templates are designed in very specific ways that are very easy to break when people edit the HTML themselves. So many users were breaking them and getting frustrated that we removed the option, the theory being that anyone savvy enough to edit the code would work in the HTML-only editor. However, I will pass along your feedback.

    I just checked and was actually able to edit the font size for personalization variables. Here’s the process: set the font AFTER you add it in. It should work.

  6. Pauline Wallin

    5/11/2013 5:47 am

    I am with Melissa. It would be great to be able to switch back and forth between html and the block editor.

    This feature is built into WordPress and other blog editors, and I haven’t seen any epidemic of authors “breaking” the design.

    Prior to the introduction of your block editor I had already created my own template. Tried to install it as a custom template, but it didn’t translate well.

    Therefore, I now create my Aweber emails in Kompozer (a no-longer-supported wysiwyg html editor) and copy/paste the html code into Aweber.

    It’s a workaround, albeit cumbersome. Looking forward to your bringing back the switchable view!

  7. Amanda Gagnon

    5/13/2013 9:19 am

    Pauline, will pass along your story, thank you for sharing it. In the meantime, the template editor has received some updates and may now translate your template much better, so I’d suggest dropping the code in again. Don’t forget, when you load the template into a message, you’ll see different components based on whether you check or uncheck the “Keep My Content” checkbox. If it’s still not getting you the results you want, please call us at 877-293-2371.

  8. Tami Roberts

    8/21/2013 10:06 pm

    I love the block editor and would also love to be able to save the BLOCKS I create in an account library so I can add them to other newsletters with ease and reuse them at will. Thank you so much.

  9. Stephen Bray

    9/28/2013 6:22 am


    I notice that when I personalize my e-mail with Dear ‘firstname’ the deliverability seems to go up, at least the test doesn’t arrive in my SPAM folder, but without the personalization it does.

    However, when I personalize my mail the inserted ‘firstname’ has a different font from the rest of the mail . . . so I’m forced NOT to personalize the mail, because if I do it looks automated and naff.

    Is there a workaround for this?


  10. PT

    11/21/2013 12:50 am

    I’m having the same problem. Personalization is a different font and color. It doesn’t matter if i add it first or last. And it doesn’t matter how many times i set the size, style, or color. It is always different from the rest of the email.

    Looks spammy. Is there any way to fix this?

  11. Rachel Acquaviva

    11/21/2013 8:48 am

    Hi PT,

    You may want to try manually coding the personalization (for example, typing out {!firstname_fix}) into your email instead of choosing it from the drop down menu. For a full list of codes, check out our Knowledge Base article on personalization.

  12. Vicki Hoarty

    9/8/2014 2:12 pm

    Things I would love to see added:
    1. Would love to see a print option available for my recipients and would love to place it where I want. For instance, I write a food blog with a large number of photos and teaching material after each one. The end will encompass the recipe and I would like to offer a print recipe option in that block.
    2. Reading the other reviews, I certainly hope I have more options than just certain size blocks. I prefer to create my own blocks and have them be as long as I like. Note: It is a proven fact that people reading newsletters or websites do not take the time, nor want to take the time, to click on “read more”. If this will be the only option offered, we all stand to loose people from our lists in which we all work so hard to build.
    3. At the very end or bottom of the newsletter or broadcast, it would be nice to add an option, “email a friend”. Especially recipes, everybody likes to share recipes and that would help grow our lists.
    4. Adding a “link” in the drop down bar for us to place it where ever we like would be fabulous!
    5. Adding the link option to each of our pictures would also be fabulous.
    *It would be nice to add the Pinterest button to each photograph as well. Pinterest is the hottest marketing tool for e-business right now.
    6. One last thing today, I would love, love to have an option to place a button at the end of the letter that says, Subscribe to Newsletter. (Right next to Send to a friend.
    Note: This weekend I was creating a newsletter to include a download, which will be a 10 to 15 page cookbook as a free opt-in for signing up for my blog. I found that AWeber did not offer anything that would accommodate that large of a file and I did not want it to be an attachment anyway. BUT, I did discover that Dropbox offers the service, if I am a member and even if my recipients are not. Worked like a charm. I just linked my cookbook to the download button and Viola`! Worked like a dream.

    Other than that, thank you for working as hard as you do and progressing in your business so we can progress in ours.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the “help-staff”. Their patients with me has been exemplary and professional. Kudos to you all!