Ecard block

The “Ecard” block is used to create the ecards your supporters can send from an Ecard page.

You should set up your confirmation message before adding the Ecard block. To do this, go to Pages > Components > Web Pages and add a new page of type “Ecard”.

How do I add them to my page?

To add an ecard block to your page, expand the right toolbar by hovering over it with your mouse.

Click on “Ecard” to reveal the Ecard block and drag it into a row on the page.

Ecard block settings

  • Header – this is the text that sits above the Ecard choices
  • Preview Text– this is text that instructs the supporter to preview the card
  • Allow supporters to add a personal message? – ticking this will allow supporters to enter a custom message in their Ecard email. You can then specify the Header that will show above the personal message input box (e.g. “Add a personal message:”), Default Content for the personal message (can be left blank), and whether you wish the personal message to be mandatory or not
  • Allow supporters to set a delivery date in the future? – ticking this means that the supporter can choose to send the card later, rather than straight away. If they leave the date blank, it will send today. If a future date is selected, it will be scheduled to send on that day around the time the page is submitted
  • Recipients – these are the fields that lets the supporter enter the recipients’ email address and name. Maximum of 4 emails can be added in this area.
  • Confirmation Email – this is the message the supporter (the person sending the eCard) will receive, with a confirmation link, confirming they wish to send the Ecard. Once it is confirmed, the eCard will be sent. Note: the confirmation link is valid for one hour.

Adding Ecards

To build a new Ecard, click on the add Ecard button in the editor.

This will allow you to choose existing Ecards or create new ones. If you want to use an existing card(s) just click the card to highlight it and then click

To create a new Ecard just click instead.

  • Name – this is the name of the Ecard for your own internal reference
  • Subject – this is the subject line of the email that will be sent with the card
  • Sender – if you would like the e-card to be sent from your organization instead of the supporter (we recommend sending from your organization for deliverability)
  • Thumbnail – this is the preview image that the supporters sees when selecting a card (we recommend a 200×200 size image)
  • Create your email – this is the body of the email that will contain the card

Updating the Ecard image

Double click the placeholder image to open the “Insert Image” tool.

You can use this tool to select an image from Engaging Networks library, upload an image from your computer, or paste in an image URL. After you have chosen your image, just click Insert Image to place it into the email body.

You can insert dynamic content such as supporter data, ‘transaction data’ or the personal message/comments by using the blue WYSIWYG editor.

Confirmation Block

The sender will receive a message and will then need to confirm “sending the Ecard” to the recipients that they chose. Without this, the Ecard will not send to the recipient.

Note: If utilizing the Ecard from a donation page (redirecting to the ecard campaign), this confirmation is automatically bypassed.

To create or update message, click on the pencil icon here.

Create or edit the Confirmation Message to the sender.

  • Name – this is the internal name of your message
  • Subject – this is the subject of the email sent to the supporter that wishes to send the Ecard
  • Landing Page – this is the web page the supporter sees once they click the confirmation link. This is set up as a web page
  • Sender – this is the name and email address that the confirmation email will come from (we recommend setting this for better deliverabilty) 

Don’t forget to create the confirm link by highlighting the phrase and clicking on the blue paper clip. Without this link, you will not able to send the Ecard

Once you have added your Ecard and filled out your settings click to save the Ecard block to the page.

Updated on October 16, 2020

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