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
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.
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.
eNewsletters are sent as emails, you must specify your desired “From”
and “Subject” lines.
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.
Subject Line: The text contained in this field will be displayed
in the “Subject” line of the email sent to your subscribers.
In this step, you must select the actual content of your eNewsletter.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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