The Text content block offers a lot of flexibility for your layout. Add written information and links, then apply different font styles and settings as needed. You can even include images throughout your text.
In this article, you’ll learn how to use Text content blocks.
Before you start
Text content blocks are available in the drag-and-drop builder for email and landing pages. To learn more, read About Content Blocks.
To insert a Text content block into your layout, follow these steps.
Click and drag a Text block into your layout.
In the Content tab of the editing pane, add your text.
If you paste in content from an outside source, like a website or word-processing program, use either the Paste as plain-text or Paste from Rich Text Editor to prevent extra styling code from being added. If you’ve already pasted your text, use the Clear Styles tool to remove excess code before you style it in Mailchimp.
Edit style and settings as needed. Any styles you apply on the Content tab will override the styles you apply on the Style tab. Both Content and Style tab changes will override section styles.
Click Save & Close.
Edit style and settings
To edit style and settings in your Text block, follow these steps.
In your layout, click the Text content block you want to work with.
On the Style tab, choose font, size, color, and other preferences you want to apply to the entire content block.
To use these settings for all Text blocks in your layout, check the box next to Apply to all existing Text blocks.
On the Settings tab, click the Number of columns drop-down to choose either 1 or 2 columns. To adjust the width of the columns, choose an option under Column split.
Return to the Content tab to make any line-by-line styling changes. These changes will override any styles you apply to the overall content block or template section.
If your Text block is 2 columns, toggle between the Column 1 and Column 2 tabs to edit each.
Click Save & Close.
Enable Dynamic Content
When you design an email, you can turn any content block into Dynamic Content that displays only for certain recipients. This helps you target different types of contacts at the same time with a single email.
To learn more about Dynamic Content and how to enable it in your content block, check out About Dynamic Content.
Ways to use text blocks
After you learn the basics of how to use Text content blocks, here are some things to try.