Communication Templates

Communication templates are designed to be used as a rich email template, to support common headers and footers for your application. The template is wrapped around the HTML of a Communication.

Create a new Communication Template

  1. Login with a user which has the ContactManager or SecurityAdministrator role
  2. From the top right hand corner, switch to power user mode if not already in there

    Switch mode

  3. Navigate to the Admin module, and select Communication Templates
  4. Click the + symbol to create a new template
  5. Enter Responsive Template into Name
  6. Optionally provide your template with a description. This can be used to identify what they are used for if you have multiple templates in your system.
  7. To the right of the Template field, click Edit
  8. As we are creating a HTML email template, we need to edit the source code. This is not a requirement, and basic layout can be created using the editor, but HTML is required to completely style an email. Click the Source button to switch the editor to source code mode.

    Source button

  9. Paste the source code for your template into the editor. An example template is included below.
  10. Within your template, you must tell Skyve where the body of the email will be inserted. For example, if your template contains a header and a footer, the email body will sit in-between. To tell Skyve where this should be inserted, we add the expression {body} somewhere within our email template.
  11. Click Apply once the template source and {body} have been added
  12. Click OK
  13. Now we can use our template in a Communication. Open an existing Communication, or create a new one following the guide here.
  14. With our communication open, we can then selcet the template we just created from the Contents tab.

    Select template

  15. You can now send the email to tagged recipients, or use the Test Send to yourself button to send a test email.

Example Template

An example of a basic HTML template which can be used as a communcation template is included here. This is a modified version of the inline template from the responsive-html-email-template project on GitHub.

<!doctype html>
<html>
    <head>
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    </head>
    <body style="background-color: #f6f6f6; font-family: sans-serif; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin: 0; padding: 0; -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">
        <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="body" style="background-color:#f6f6f6; border-collapse:separate; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt; width:100%">
            <tbody>
                <tr>
                    <td style="vertical-align:top">&nbsp;</td>
                    <td style="vertical-align:top; width:580px">
                    <div class="content" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; Margin: 0 auto; max-width: 580px; padding: 10px;">
                    <table class="main" style="background:#ffffff; border-collapse:separate; border-radius:3px; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt; width:100%">
                    <!-- START MAIN CONTENT AREA -->
                        <tbody>
                            <tr>
                                <td style="vertical-align:top">{body}</td>
                            </tr>
                        </tbody>
                    </table>
                    <!-- END CENTERED WHITE CONTAINER -->
                    <!-- START FOOTER -->
                    <div class="footer" style="clear: both; Margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 100%;">
                    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:separate; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt; width:100%">
                        <tbody>
                            <tr>
                                <td style="text-align:center; vertical-align:top"><span style="color:#999999; font-size:12px">Company Inc, 123 Fake Street, Springfield OH 45505</span></td>
                            </tr>
                            <tr>
                                <td style="text-align:center; vertical-align:top">Powered by <a href="https://skyve.org" style="color: #999999; font-size: 12px; text-align: center; text-decoration: none;">Skyve</a>.</td>
                            </tr>
                        </tbody>
                    </table>
                    </div>
                    <!-- END FOOTER --></div>
                    </td>
                    <td style="vertical-align:top">&nbsp;</td>
                </tr>
            </tbody>
        </table>
    </body>
</html>