Set up Modules

Create modular content blocks to be used by your team.

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Written by Felix Higgs
Updated over a week ago

Modules are a useful email creation technique for defining layouts to be used an re-purposed on a large scale while maintaining consistency in each of your emails.

Go to the Admin section by clicking on the button on the top left:

Under the Modules sections:

Create Module Categories

You can create module categories to help you find and sort your modules and use them in the right section of your emails.

Here you can create a new category by giving it a name and selecting save.ย 

You will then be able to see the categories that you have created. You can also edit and delete the categories from here:

Pro Tip - Define your module categories before building out modules so you can easily assign a module to a category while building.

Access Modules

You can access the modules section by finding the module management option on the homepage and clicking on Modules.

From here you can create new modules, see all modules created, search for modules and make edits to existing modules.

Create a New Module

You can create a new module from the 'Modules' or you can build modules directly from an email.

Click here to find out more information about building modules directly from an email.

Build from the Modules section

Under Modules, click on the Create New button and select Email or Landing Page. From here you can use the builder to create a module that you want to save so others can re-use it. You can use the Knak builder to create your modules in the same way you would create an email. If you need help using Knak Builder click here.

You can give the module a name, assign it to a category and assign it to a brand. This will ensure that it's easy for other users to find and will be used in the right circumstances.

When the module is 100% finished you can select 'Published' which will make it available for use from within the email builder.

Pro Tip - You can assign your modules to all brands or just a selection. Under the brands drop down select as many individual brands as you need.

Pro Tip - You can save a portion of an email as a new module while you're building. More details here.

Module locking

When you don't want the user to be able to edit any part of the module, you can lock the module by going to Modules > Modules and selecting the module and turning the Locked switch on. Please note, modules are unlocked by default and any emails that are using the module will be updated to the latest version when it is locked.

When the user tries to make an edit to a locked module, they will see this:

Troubleshooting: Text Being Replaced when Out-Of-Date Modules Updated

If text elements in active text-only modules are deleted and new ones are added (in the module), the placeholder text in the asset may show as the previous text instead of the current text in the asset.

The way to fix this is to merge the new module version in, and update the text manually.
We recommend you don't delete text elements in text modules unless absolutely necessary in a live module.

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