Email and Landing Page Builders

Objective

Develop more robust options for creating emails and landing pages which are user-friendly and feature-rich.

Due date

May 16, 2021 

Key outcomes

  • A new builder for creating emails and landing pages

Status

PRE-RELEASE

Open Issues

10 issues to go until the next milestone

Problem Statement

The current email and landing page builder is quite limited in its functionality and has quite a few bugs that have been long standing.

This causes a lot of pain for Mautic users, who expect much more of the builders in Mautic. In particular, they expect easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interfaces and the ability to control and customise their layouts with ease.

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Scope

Must have:

  • Implement a new builder for the email and landing page builders in Mautic using the GrapeJS framework

  • The builder should be

    • a plugin,

    • independent for Mautic Core,

    • with the ability for a user to decide to use this core builder, or use an alternative.

  • Enable users to create emails and landing pages which are fully responsive and apply industry best practices

  • Allow users to:

    • continue with the existing email and landing page templates if they prefer to do so,

    • create from scratch in the new builder,

    • edit their existing templates with the new builder and make changes.

  • Initially ship as a beta release in the 3.3 release:

    • an optional plug-in that users can enable,

    • the existing builder remaining as the default builder.

  • Following testing in the beta stage, remove the existing builder and replace it by default with the GrapeJS plugin

  • The builder must be fully and comprehensively documented in the Docs and the Knowledgebase, as well as where appropriate in the Developer Documentation

Nice to have:

  • New / additional themes for email and landing pages that are applying industry best practices

  • Option for light colour scheme (as GrapeJS ships with a black colour scheme which is quite different to Mautic’s colour scheme!)

Not in scope:

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Initiative Coordinator/s

Contributors

Stakeholder/s

Initiative Coordinator/s

Contributors

Stakeholder/s

 

Product Team (@Ruth Cheesley @Dennis Ameling @Norman Pracht)

Email Tiger Team (@Ruth Cheesley)

Builders Tiger Team (@Ruth Cheesley)

Landing Pages Tiger Team (@Ruth Cheesley)

Education Team (@Ruth Cheesley @Favour Kelvin)

Timeline

Milestones and deadlines

Milestone

Owner

Deadline

Status

Milestone

Owner

Deadline

Status

Finalise release for 3.3 milestone

Alex H

Feb 14, 2021

Completed

Review feedback from 3.3 release and prepare plugin for 4.0 release

@Adrian Schimpf

Apr 18, 2021

in progress

Reference materials

Meeting notes and decision docs