Insert Picture Into Text
With the new email update, I was told by Wild Apricot that you can no longer insert pictures into the text. This is an issue especially, for example, if I want to include a signature block and cannot include the company logo below the name, address, etc. I would have to instead include an additional image gadget and line it up just right with the signature block.
John Batdorf commented
Why is an item with 35 votes not responded by WA in 4 months?
John Batdorf commented
Another important feature removed in an email update. Why work so hard to make your product less useful? Please restore this basic feature ASAP, or allow use of the previous editor. I just spent 30 minutes pasting (I copy emails from Outlook due to WA text formatting bugs) that would have taken 5 minutes with the old editor. The extra work included: selecting from various inadequate layouts, adding multiple additional layouts and context gadgets, adjusting the layout cells to remove default padding, cutting and copying text (several times) to balance the columns. What a complete waste of time this is to generate an inferior looking email. If this continues, I'm going to have to use a 3rd party email system. I was thinking about this anyway with billing by (limitation) of email contacts, rather than active/members. Sad.
Fully agree! Taking away the text wrap around is a step backwards.
Patty Lyn Tweten commented
This "update" is below industry standards for emails. MailChimp and Constant Contact have this functionality. Why take it away? My newsletter has stopped because I do not have this functionality! Fix it.
Robert Howard commented
I know not having this is crazy but I have found a work around. I create the section for the picture in a blank web template, copy the html and then go back to the email and insert an html block and past it. I have also used this process for tables since they are no longer supported in the new email editor.
David Ritchey commented
Totally agree. WA should include the old email editing, which was much more useful in so many ways, in addition to the new one.
Barbara Foster commented
We are having the same issue. What gives??
Jen Burch commented
Hear, hear! I need this for so many reasons.
Josh Hooper commented
I have just been told that I can no longer insert photos/graphics in an email and have the text wrap around them. This is so incredibly backward. Wrapping text around graphics is a late-nineties capability. By eliminating it, you've taken your capabilities back by over two decades. I am so so so so so so deeply disappointed about this change.
Feel free to contact me to better understand how unacceptable I think this is.
Mark Walz commented
This is quite bizarre to me. The inline images feature seems to be missing from the latest version of WA email template and email campaigns. Can't add images into a text area add all! Would love to continue doing this as we have been and not have a seperate block for this. We want to wrap the text around our image. In addition, we can't change the background color of the sidebar. What can we do?