How To Use Images and HTML Templates in RunSignUp Emails

RunSignUp’s email system allows users to enter their own HTML into their emails. This allows users to copy and paste any pre-existing formatted email into the RunSignUp email system. It also allows users to show images in their emails, as long as those images are hosted on the web. In order to use these options, you’ll need to click on the “Source Code” button in the Email Editor as shown below…

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This will open a window in which you can view the email HTML and insert your own HTML…

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Which will then be reflected in the email editor after closing the window…

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How To Add Images

In order to add an image to the email, you will need to know where the image is located on the web. This can usually be found by right-clicking the image on the web, and choosing the option to open the image in a new tab, as shown below…

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Once the image has been opened in a New Tab, you can copy the URL of this page, which will allow you to use it in your emails…

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Once you have the URL of the image you wish to insert into the email, you’ll create an <img> tag in the HTML editor of the email system pointing to the image’s location on the web, by setting the “src” value shown to the image’s location.

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This will then grab the image from the web, and insert it into your emails, allowing you to use images from around the web in your RunSignUp emails.

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How To Use Existing HTML Email Templates

If you already have an email template that you wish to use in the RunSignUp email system, you can copy the HTML of that email using a very similar process. First copy, the HTML of the email template you wish to use, and then copy it into the HTML editor, as shown below…

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Adding the Email Template HTML as shown then generates the formatted email, which can be edited or updated as needed within the email editor…

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If you are copying an HTML template from an external system, please make sure to remove any unsubscribe links, or other content that references that external system before sending. RunSignUp will automatically add Unsubscribe links to all emails, but leaving references to the other system in your email will cause confusion.

RunSignUp will soon be releasing new base email template options, allowing for easy insertion of a race’s banner or logo and will also include default formatting. Users will still be able to start with a blank template if they wish, and will continue to be able to use these options to use custom templates and images.

Author: RunSignUp

RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile experiences. More than 10,000 race directors, timers, running club officers and running stores use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, Blacklight Run, Bubble Run, Night Nation, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more. In 2015, over 10,000 races used the system to register more than 2.7 million participants. In 2016 over 14,000 races will use the system to process over 4.3 million paid registrations. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewal. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit www.RunSignUp.com.

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