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Creating a new campaign
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eNewsletter Module
Creating a new campaign

To access the eNewsletter module from the Main Menu, click on “eNewsletter” in the Module Features Group. From the eNewsletter Menu, click on the “Create New Campaign” button.

Assign Campaign Name

A. Campaign Name: Create a name for your eNewsletter Campaign and place it in this field. This name represents a name for this campaign identifiable by you.

B. Select Data Table: Select the data table that you created when placing the SignUp object on the page. The data table name will be preceded with “UDT_” (User Data Table). However, you may send to any system table, including your Shopping Cart customers.

Match Required Field Data
If you used the pre-installed “Quick-N-Dirty” signup form, this step should be configured correctly by default. If you used a custom signup form, you must assign its data fields with the appropriate eNewsletter information.

Owner Information
Because eNewsletters are sent as emails, you must specify your desired “From” and “Subject” lines.

A. From Email Address: This email address should be a valid email address that you are able to retrieve. In real-world operation, your recipients will reply to these emails.

B. Subject Line: The text contained in this field will be displayed in the “Subject” line of the email sent to your subscribers.

HTML Content
In this step, you must select the actual content of your eNewsletter.

A. Newsletter Template: You must select a graphical theme for your eNewsletter. If you have not uploaded a custom-developed template (See Site Templates), you can select the pre-installed newsletter template (Default_Newsletter_Template.html).

B. Newsletter Content: From this option, select the Newsletter attachment page that you wish to use as the content for this Newsletter. To create a Newsletter Attachment Page, follow the same process covered in Chapter 4 to create a site page, but instead of leaving the “Page Type” drop-down set to “Menu Page,” set it to “Newsletter Attachment.” This becomes an available eNewsletter content page.

Advanced users who wish to custom-develop their eNewsletter, including content, they may do so and upload all images and HTML files via File Manager, then select the custom HTML file as the template and leave the attachment page selection set at “[NONE] Template Contains Content.”

Text Content
In this step, you must define the text message that recipients who cannot, or have chosen not to receive HTML will receive. Notice the variable [THIS_ID]. When linking to the HTML version of the newsletter for viewing, the campaign manager will insert the ID of the campaign here. It is important that you leave this as is.

Once you have finished, click on the Create Campaign button at the bottom right, which will create and ready your campaign, then return you to the Newsletter Menu.