Announcing HTML Emails for everyone! We recently replaced all the plain text emails that get sent by the site with great looking HTML emails.
You may have seen that any emails from us now have our logo and colors in it. Here is an example of the message asking us to approve a comment (contact info blurred for privacy…) :
Or you may have noticed that comment notifications coming from your own BlogSite have a new blue title and more attractive message area. Here is a recent one from my personal site, which is of course a Photography BlogSite.
Customize the Email Template!
Each BlogSite can customize the HTML template allowing you to adjust colors, upload a logo, add custom messages, contact information or a signature. Look under “Settings->WP Better Emails” and you will find a text area, similar to the post and page editor.
You can simply type straight into the editor, or switch to the HTML mode to see colors and add sections. It does take some HTML knowledge, but if you look at line 6, you can find the font and color choices for the whole thing. All you need to do is find the hex code for the colors you want.
Make a great first impression with your contact forms!
The same HTML template will be used by the contact forms on your site as well. Why would you care if someone fills out a contact form and the message that is sent to you looks nice? Well… did you know that the contact forms can send an auto-response to anyone who fills it out? Sending a prompt response that looks great, sounds professional, and gives you a chance to make a great first “branded” impression to potential clients.
To send an auto-response to anyone filling out your contact form, simply check the box for “mail 2″ and adjust the settings and message as you see fit. You will see that is is already setup to be sent to the person who filled it out.