Christmas Templates in GatorExpress

We've created some fabulously festive templates for you to use in GatorExpress. They're so easy to use, you should have plenty of time to make it to the Christmas party! The first thing that you need to do is pick a template and download it from our Christmas page.

Templates - Go to the HTML Upload feature

Templates - Go to the HTML Upload feature

Once you've downloaded the ZIP file for the Christmas template that you would like to use, login to CommuniGator as you would do normally. Then, navigate to the Templates menu and select HTML Upload

Templates - Upload the template ZIP

Templates - Upload the template ZIP

Once you reach the HTML Upload feature, you will see the above page.

Select an Images Folder

Select an Images Folder

Choose where to save the images for the template. If you are not sure where is best, then select the New Folder option and call it Xmas Images.

HTML Upload - Set "Is Template?" to "Yes"

HTML Upload - Set "Is Template?" to "Yes"

You must set the Template option to Yes if you wish to use GatorExpress to edit the email

HTML Upload - Select the ZIP file

HTML Upload - Select the ZIP file

When you press the Select button, you will be prompted with a file dialogue to select the ZIP that you downloaded from your computer. As a default, this is likely to be in your Downloads folder.

HTML Upload - Process the Upload

HTML Upload - Process the Upload

Once you have picked the ZIP file, set a name for the template and hit Process

HTML Upload - Success Message

HTML Upload - Success Message

You will get a Success message if the template uploads properly

Campaigns - New Gator Express Campaign

Campaigns - New Gator Express Campaign

Now head over to the Campaigns menu and select New Gator Express. If you cannot see this option, GatorExpress might not be configured for your account in which case, contact your Account Manager to get it turned on and configured for you.

GatorExpress - Campaign Setup

GatorExpress - Campaign Setup

In the GatorExpress setup screen, the Christmas template that you uploaded should be the first option in the dropdown list of emails as this is ordered by recency. Once you've set the Campaign name and Subject Line, select Create Campaign

GatorExpress - Content Fields

GatorExpress - Content Fields

GatorExpress will give you an editable field for each Content Field that it finds in the Christmas Template. These will be clearly labelled on the preview area on the right hand side. You can toggle these on and off using the Show/Hide Containers button

GatorExpress - Edit Content Fields

GatorExpress - Edit Content Fields

As you select each Content Field, you can insert and format your copy.

GatorExpress - Image Content Fields

GatorExpress - Image Content Fields

Most of the templates have editable image fields to enable you to include your logo.

GatorExpress - Logo Size

GatorExpress - Logo Size

Due to the responsive nature of the template designs, the logo will be placed at the actual size of the image file. Please ensure that you upload a logo that fits the space allowed in the template.

GatorExpress - Further Help

The rest of the process of creating your campaign is as per normal for GatorExpress. If you would like more information on this, you can visit the GatorExpress Quick Start Guide.

If you wish to change something in the template which is not set as a Content Merge Field, then you can edit the template or the email itself in the regular GatorMail Editor.

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