Identifying templates and content

The Content Library uses different types of icons to identify HTML templates and other non-template content elements. You can also adopt a naming conventions and folder structures within your organization to further distinguish the various types of content in the Content Library.

The Content Library identifies content types as follows.

  • Rectangle with horizontal lines: template HTML templates for email and landing pages.
  • Rectangle with image: non-template Content elements that contain a single image, text, or HTML asset that is not used as a template.
  • Rectangle with stacked squares: dynamic content Content elements that contain multiple image, text, or HTML assets. This type of content displays assets according to the value of a specific personalization field.

When you define a content element that contains an HTML file, you must indicate whether the attached file is to be used as a template or as other HTML content. You indicate the intended use by selecting or clearing the Is Template option in the content element properties. Identifying content elements as templates helps to ensure that the system adds the correct type of file when you drag content into an email or landing page. The system displays a warning if you attempt to add the wrong type of content.

Note: The Is Template option is not required for images or non-HTML content.

In some situations, the system might not be able to clearly determine a content type. For example, the system cannot determine the content type when you upload multiple files in a compressed archive and select a mix of different content types. The system also cannot determine content type for content elements that existed in the Content Library before the introduction of the Is Template option.

If the content type is unknown, the system displays a warning icon Yellow triangle and selects the Is Template option in the content element properties. The system prompts you to designate a content type the next time that you edit and save the content element.

If you change the content type designation, the system changes the icon that displays for the content element in the Content Library tree.