You can make changes to a master template and have them apply to both templates and template instances.
You should not rename the blocks in your master templates if you are using the child templates for your campaigns. If you rename a block in a master template, it will be removed from the existing child templates.
To change a master template, go to the Templates home screen and filter on Master templates:
Select Edit against the template you want to change.
Make your changes and select SAVE & PUBLISH.
Next, locate and open a template which uses the master template you edited.
A pop up displays:
Select Apply changes, or Dismiss to ignore the changes to the master.
Once you apply the changes you can’t revert back to the previous version.
Changes can only be applied from:
- Master template to a standard template
- Master template to a template instance
Changes you have previously made in editable blocks of a template - e.g. copy or images - will not be affected by applying styling changes.
Changes to the template don't automatically apply to the template instance in a campaign. You need to apply changes to both templates separately.
Updating blocks in your campaign template
Once you’ve made a change to a master template and it is saved and published, you’ll need to go to the campaign template and click Apply changes when prompted.
Only content that is not editable in the visual editor will be automatically updated.
This is to protect your previously edited content, e.g. images or paragraphs of copy, from being overridden by content from the master template.
To update your editable blocks with changes you made to the master, you should remove and then re-add the blocks in your campaign template.
We recommend leaving some areas of the template uneditable, e.g. company details and footer links, so that when an update is made to the master template then it can be inherited by all of the campaign templates automatically once you’ve clicked Apply changes.