Insert and Edit Media in Emails

Want to include a video in your email? Whoops! Email clients such as Gmail or Outlook won't show videos in emails. Sorry.

But wait! Simplero is smarter than that. Just insert your video into your email with Simplero, and we'll magically make it work. Communicating in style with sound and moving pictures couldn't be easier.

How do we do it? We take a still frame of your video, put a "play" button on top, and insert that into your email for you. When people click that, the email opens in their browser, and the video plays perfectly.

All this is handled for you. All you have to do is click a button and upload the video. Boom!

Inserting Media from the Media Library

This will work in a broadcast, autoresponder, landing page, or in the body of a content block on a site. Basically anywhere where you are inserting media into the body of a content block.

  1. In the email Body area of your content, select the Filmstrip icon (Media library)

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  2. The Insert media file screen will open. Select the media you want to insert and click the Insert selected button

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  3. If the media is not in your Media library, select the Upload link from the top menu

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  4. Click the Browse button to select your media file from your computer

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  5. Locate and select the media file from your computer, and click the Open button

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  6. You can edit the image appearance such as size and alignment if you wish and/or simply click the Insert selected button

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Alternate for Inserting images

This will work in a broadcast, autoresponder, landing page, or in the body of a content block on a site. Basically anywhere where you are inserting media into the body of a content block.

  1. In the email Body area of your content, select the Mountain landscape icon (Insert image)

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  2. The Insert/edit image screen will open. Click the Upload image button

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  3. Locate and select the media file from your computer, and click the Open button

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  4. You will be redirected to the Insert/edit image screen. Enter the Image description if you wish and click the OK button

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Alternate for Inserting Media to a Content Block

Anytime you are working with a page within your Membership site, there is an option for you to insert media to a content block.

  1. Select Content from your Simplero Dashboard
  2. Select Membership sites tab
  3. Select a Site from your list
  4. Select the Courses tab
  5. Select a Course and click the Lesson you want to insert the media file

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  6. In the Additional content section, there is an option to Add media file and/or Add worksheet

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Editing an Image

We've added the Image editor which is part of the new WYSIWYG editor, a neat little feature to make your lives a little easier when composing content.

  1. Select any image within your page
  2. Click the "Launch image editor" button from the toolbar or the "Image editor" button shown on top of the image.

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  3. This will bring up Adobe's great Aviary image editor.

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The image editor allows you to do a wide range of things to your images, from adjusting contrast ever so slightly, all the way to applying filters as you know them from popular camera apps. Whatever you do, you can now easily make your images pop without having to go through the hassle of finding and using a desktop image editor.

Embedding Videos

Something to note when embedding a video, most client email providers will not allow you to watch the video in the broadcast itself. The customer will actually need to click on the video and it will open in a web browser where they will then watch it. Generally speaking, this means with most other email service providers you need a still frame linked to the video URL. However, Simplero handles this detail automatically when you add a video from your media library to a broadcast or a library mailing.

When you send out the broadcast, Simplero substitutes the embedded video with the selected still frame from the video as a link to opening the email in the browser, where the video can then be played. This all happens behind the scenes, but only for videos in your media library – it will not work if you try to embed a YouTube or Vimeo video in your broadcast. In that case, you will need to manually insert a frame from the video as an image and link to the video on YouTube or Vimeo.

Lining up Pictures and Text in a broadcast

  1. In the email Body area of your content, select the Filmstrip icon (Media library)

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  2. The Insert media file screen will open. Select the media you want to insert and click the Insert selected button

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  3. You will be redirected to the Insert media file screen. In the Align area, select the Right Alignment option and select Insert selected button

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  4. You can also click any image within your page and click the Right Alignment button from the menu bar 

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  5. You can also type your text within your page, highlight it and click the Right Alignment button from the menu bar 

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3. Drag your photo to be in front of your text and your text will now align with the photo.

If you do not want the photo to be smashed against the text but would prefer a margin you can either edit your photo in advance to have a whiteboard or you can use our image editor to add a white border. 

See video below

Note: When adding MP3 or MP4 to a membership site page they can only be added via the Media File option in the Content area. If you try to add one of those files to the Body of the content area it will only show as an image. 

Also, uploading from a URL can cause the photo not to be responsive on a membership site page. To get the idea, sizing is best to upload via media library.

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