[UIkit] Update 3.1.0 and custom email templates

Custom template is a nice way of configuring our messages just the way we want. It’s available in the new version 3.1.0 via auto update or re-download from your Cartloom purchase. Here’s a detailed video about it:

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Excellent addition @Lucas

For anyone interested, it seems you can formatted HTML with inline CSS to the template settings box, and first impressions are it renders correctly across the popular email clients, although more testing is required to check this 100%.

If you want to add a table to the email the form sends out, here is a simple way to do it.

  1. Go here: https://divtable.com/table-styler/ and build your table.

  2. Once complete, take the produced code and put it together into a simple “page” by opening a text editor and wrapping the css like this: <style> css here </style>. Then, below that add the html code wrapping the html like this: <body> code here </body>.

  3. Once you’ve put the two bits of code together copy it and drop it into this page: https://templates.mailchimp.com/resources/inline-css/ and hit “CONVERT”.

  4. Copy the new code and add it to the form template box in settings.

I’ve run some tests and it works fine. I’ve tested it in a few email clients and the html renders fine. I’ve used that inline converter loads of times in the past and have always found it produced highly compatible code.

I’m in the middle of making the store for the new UiKitter.com site at the moment, but once all that is done and launched I’ll make a how-to video for doing this and add it to the site.

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Nice tip Steve @UiKitter