Email Guardrails, and Data Profiles bring peace of mind to your email creation process
With Email Guardrails, Dyspatch will tell you about mistakes you’ve made or opportunities you’ve forgotten about, before you even start testing your email. While you’re still in email creation mode, we’ll show you how to avoid having a message clipped in Gmail, remind you to add alt text to your images, hint at options to make your subject line and preheader perform better, and even help you with your localizations. And that is just the beginning.
Email Guardrails is your co-pilot in email creation. This comprehensive scanner will automatically report on formatting issues, ranging from:
- Broken links
- Badly sized images
- Incorrect syntax and personalization errors
- Accessibility issues
- And more!
Personalization and testing just got better in Dyspatch. With Data Profiles you can create account level profiles for specific personas or customer cohorts you cater towards in your email marketing campaigns. Ensure that your emails are accurate, and people are seeing the right dynamic data every time.
With the visual profile builder, you can easily create Data Profiles without having to worry about code formatting and syntax. Simply choose the type of data you will be setting, and add your data. For advanced users, or if you’re migrating your profiles from an external source, you can switch to the JSON input and just type or paste away.
Once your chosen profiles are set in the Dyspatch admin dashboard, they’re simple to toggle on and off while creating email campaigns using the Dyspatch Email Builder. With Data Profiles, you can easily preview what dynamic blocks and information your paid customers receive. Then with a click you can see how that email would look to a free trial, or unengaged account. It’s that easy.
When downloading PDF proofs of your Dyspatch email, you’ll now have the option to select multiple localized versions of your email for download. Making it easier than ever to integrate Dyspatch into your email approval workflow.
Click to edit is here, plus metadata, & folder updates
Get agile with click to edit
Editing your email content is more intuitive with our added click to edit functionality. Now clicking on elements within a block will automatically focus on the rich text editor in the left bar, allowing you to quickly and easily update your content without having to scroll the left pane to locate the text box. This is especially useful in multi column blocks with multiple dys elements within them.
Set your default metadata for each ESP integration
If you’re like us and you create a lot of emails, you’ve probably noticed that it can be time consuming to set the metadata on a per email basis. Well, now you’re in luck! Dyspatch admins can set global metadata specific to each ESP integration that will apply to every email created and exported by Dyspatch.
Find blocks faster with block folders
Spring is here and it’s the season of cleaning! And what better way to start than by organizing and categorizing your Dyspatch blocks. With block folders you’ll be able to sort and organize your blocks the same way you would with your templates.
Double your fun with double click to add a block
Dragging and dropping is part of the core functionality of Dyspatch, but what if your trackpad is broken, or you just want to add a bunch of blocks without having to move your mouse around? Well now you can also double click a block to add it to the bottom of your template, it’s as simple as 1, 2!
Team removal updates
As part of our ongoing permissions updates Admins can now delete teams. When a team is removed, its members will be removed from all workspaces they were assigned to.
New inline image editor, starter themes, & quality of life updates!
Edit like a pro with our Image editor
It's now easier to edit & adjust your uploaded images. Using our new image editor you can resize, crop, add watermarks, re-color your images and much more. Image editor is live now and available for all plans.
Streamlined starter themes
The traditional Dyspatch starter themes have been engineered to share a common set of baseline blocks (15 in total), to help make theme creation quicker and block management much more simplified. The new starter themes are now available for all new accounts and free trials. If you already have an account and would like to try them out, contact us and we'll happily add them to your account.
You can now simply search in Dyspatch using the keyboard shortcut CMD or CRTL + / on any screen! Our search has been rewritten so that you can quickly search blocks, templates and themes for your chosen keyword. On screen filters are available as well so that you can quickly pair down your results to find what you're looking for.
Editable styles updates
With our latest editable styles update, you can now show or hide dys-row and dys-column elements. making it simpler to add in optional elements and reduce the amount of code generated in your published emails.
Have you ever submitted a template for approval, only to immediately spot a spelling mistake? With our new undo submission, you can quickly unlock your submitted template without having to wait on someone else to give you feedback.
Locale groups re-imagined
Our global customers will notices that the locale groups functionality has been updated. You can now use them to create a pre-existing list of the default locales your company sends to. Use this new functionality to easily apply your frequently used locales to your email templates, saving you unnecessary clicks and streamlining your localization process.
Star your favorite templates
You can now favorite your email templates, and they will automatically filter to the top of your email templates in both workspaces and folders. Use this feature to star all of your frequently used base templates and email creation will be that much easier.
Read more in the Dyspatch documentation:
- Using Locale Groups to Group Similar Localizations
- Using editable styles
- Submitting a template for approval
Updates to editable styles & new toggle element functionality
Dyspatch now has expanded functionality around wrappers and rows. Now you can set padding and background colors on both elements in the visual editor. Providing users with more customization before sending and syncing your templates. You can also set these options at the theme level to ensure that guardrails are followed when anyone in your company is creating emails using your theme's custom blocks.
Optional elements bring new granular controls to your Dyspatch email blocks. Toggle images, buttons, and text boxes on and off at the block level, which will prevent users from creating unique one-off blocks for single emails depending on content.
There is also an update to the Dyspatch theme editor that will let you enable all editable block styles by default. This time-saving improvement will allow you to update your DML elements so that they can easily be customized by others in your organization.
Read more in the Dyspatch documentation:
New export options, Pardot integration updates, & robust theme previews
We know that you want to get your email sent to your subscribers as quickly as possible. To make it easier for you to download emails and sync them to whatever service you use to send, the Dyspatch template exporter has been updated with new email export options.
New languages supported in the Dyspatch email builder now include:
- AWS SES
- Simon Data
And ESP exports have also been updated with these popular services:
Our Pardot direct integration has also been updated to allow you to specify which campaign is associated with your email template, as well as set your Pardot tracking domain for your templates. We live for making Pardot users lives just a little bit easier!
Lastly, we've got some major updates around Dyspatch themes. Our theme selector has been updated with more robust theme previews, to help you differentiate between your existing themes at a quick glance.
Have any feedback? Let’s chat!
What else is new?
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A Game Changer: Block Designer is Here!
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Download Email in PDF, and more small-but-mighty updates
They say big things come in small packages, and that rings especially true of today’s fresh releases. We’re proud to announce four small improvements and additions to the Dyspatch platform that … More info about Download Email in PDF, and more small-but-mighty updates