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An overview of our Modern, Classic, and Text Only HTML email templates

They are fairly basic (because simpler templates tend to perform better — see here for our founder’s article on this topic!), but each provides a slightly different aesthetic through some subtle style changes.

You can access these templates from the Email Templates page.

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How to Preview Our Templates

To preview a template, simply click on it from the Email Templates page, and then click the ‘Preview Layout’ button on the next page. A browser window will pop up to show you what that template looks like.

First Things First

‘Text Only’ is exactly as it sounds: a text-only template without any bells & whistles! 

Sometimes simple is best. This is the template for simple and straightforward!

Two More Options 

The ‘Classic’ & ‘Modern’ templates have just a few additional styling changes. 

They both have a centered layout and larger font size, as well as basic button & text styling built in. The main difference between the two is that  ‘Classic’ uses a serif font, and ‘Modern’ uses a sans-serif font.

Do you need a custom template?

Straight out of the box, our templates are clean, simple, and responsive. You can even create buttons with the Classic/Modern templates (click here for a guide on that!). 

Unless you have a very specific style you’re set on, or if you’re just getting started with ConvertKit, chances are you might be just fine using one of our built-in templates!

That said, if you’re still looking for some more advanced customizations, such headers and footers, then a custom template might be a great option.

Creating a Custom HTML Email Template

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