Newsletter Glue Announces New Custom Blocks for Better WYSIWYG

Lesley and Ahmed from Newsletter Glue are currently working on making the newsletter editor of their WordPress newsletter plugin more WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).

Custom Newsletter Blocks

Currently the newsletter editor is home to core blocks, Newsletter Glue blocks such as the Latest Posts block, third-party blocks, site theme styling and more. Occasionally, these 3rd party blocks break in email, so the style you see in the editor isn’t always what you get in the actual email version.

After playing around with possible solutions, the Newsletter Glue team finally decided to create their own custom blocks and filter out 100% of external blocks, plugins and themes. In other words, instead of using the core headings, text and image blocks, you’ll be using the blocks they’ve developed in-house. This will give them a lot more control and allow them to standardise designs much better.

As soon as all the new blocks are ready (which are currently labelled beta), they’ll disable the core blocks in their newsletter and template editors. Note that they’ll maintain backwards compatibility, so any existing core blocks will still work. However, you won’t be able to add new core blocks in the future.

To sum up, the future version of Newsletter Glue‘s newsletter editor will be more WYSIWYG. This means that what you see in the editor is what your subscribers get in their inbox.


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