Is there an easy way to edit the email newsletter template? Will there be?

I’m currently sending out letters to my mailing list manually, but I also publish them to my website on a page that isn’t the homepage: https://sashinexists.com/letters

It would be pretty cool to be able to do this all from within ghost, and it would save me time too.

However, at the moment I’m using my own styling so the emails I send out really match the way my website looks.

I was wondering if it is be possible to do this from ghost, or if this may be a feature introduced in the future.

I’m not sure if you’re using a third-party service to send out your emails. If you are, check out Zapier and see if they have an integration for you to use.

If you’re currently manually writing & setting these emails in your normal mail app, you’ll likely have to change your workflow regardless of your choice of CMS.

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I already use ghost for my website, I currently blast my emails out with Mailgun. I write the markdown, use a script to convert it to strict html styled to look like my website and another to blast them to my mailgun list.

The members feature in Ghost is still in beta, so features like this are still under consideration. Sharing your workflow is still very helpful as feedback though :hugs:

I’m happy to be of help :slight_smile:

My desire is to be able to theme the email to any extent that would be possible, ideally so that the emails match the ghost theme of the website.

Although even a dark mode would be a decent step in the right direction.

I understand email styling is very difficult of course as the differences between mail clients is much bigger than that between browsers.

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High everybody, I created a new idea here based on my and the other needs concerning this feature :slight_smile:

Please vote as well so that we can support the prioritization.

Best regards
Sebastian

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I’ve added my vote to your idea - just wanted to say, the members feature is amazing in theory and has the potential to rival the likes of substack. It’s only lacking this one small-but-huge thing, which sadly makes it so far impossible to build an actual business/member community around. Excited for the Ghost team to get to this feature!

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Me too!

Hi @sashinexists,

you can edit the template.js file at:
/ghost/versions/3.13.1/core/server/services/mega/template.js

It contains the html template along with the css styling for the newsletter email., sent out through mailgun integration

Just know, that you’re editing a core file of ghost, so a future update of your ghost instance could overwrite your customization (keep a backup).

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This definitely helped me! Thanks a bunch @daniel1 !

I commented out the post content (line 885) so only the title and featured photo will show in the newsletter.