How to Create a Constant Contact Newsletter Archive

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This tutorial will show you how to transfer your Constant Contact newsletter to a co. web page so you can create an independent archives section on your company site. The first step is to access the newsletter you want to include and send a test version to your own email address. After you sign into your Constant Contact dashboard, you’ll see a list of recent emails you have sent out in the home tab under recent work. First, click on “view all” in the upper right corner of the recent work box.

Next, click on the icon of the newsletter you want to embed. This will take you to a preview screen.

There, you should see an option, “having trouble viewing this email, click here?” This option should have been included in your original email transmission, and it shows your newsletter on a Constant Contact web page. We want to transfer this to your company web page. So click on “having trouble viewing this email.

Next, you need to right-click on the text in the newsletter and select “view source” from the pull-down menu.

You can copy all the coding in the resulting document by hitting Control-A to highlight it all, Control-C to copy it into your clipboard.

Next, you can use your computer’s Notepad option to create a text file and type Control-V to paste the coding from the clipboard.

You may need to delete some sections from the beginning or the end of the coding to ensure you don’t get items such as the address to which the newsletter was sent or content from the footer of the newsletter.

Then, you can save the text file with an html extension and give it an appropriate name such as datenewsletter.html.

Next, you can upload the file to the root directory of your website by using a file transfer program such as Ipswitch.

Finally, you can test the uploaded file in your browser by typing your domain, forward slash, and the file name.

And voila, there’s your newsletter on your web site.

This tutorial will show you how to change the navigation bar on your blog. To do so, you will first need to access the WordPress coding and then change the permissions for the header file in your hosting company’s control panel.The permissions for a file controls who can make changes and it is usually restricted in its default setting … So, first sign in to your dashboard. Then, go to appearance in the left-side navigation bar and click on editor from the pull-down menu.

You will see a new window called “Edit Themes” and a list of files on the right-hand side. You will want to change the file titled header.php. Click on header.php to see the coding in this file.

Most likely, you will not be able to make changes to this file, or if you do, they won’t take.

In order to edit the file, you need to access your hosting company’s control panel and change the file permissions for your blog’s folder. You can do this in GoDaddy by first signing in and clicking on your account in the upper right hand corner.

Then, you need to expand your hosting section and launch your website.

Finally, click to expand setting and options, and then select the file manager.

Then you need to select the folder holding your blog and go to the top navigation bar to find the item titled “permissions.” Click on permissions.

Uncheck the box marked inherit and check the boxes titled read and write.

Then, you can go back to the header.php file from earlier, find the navigation bar, make appropriate changes to the text, and, if necessary, the html links, and you’re done. Finally you may also want to change the “permissions” back to the more restrictive setting.

That’s how you change the navigation links on your blog. You can also use the header.php file to modify or add hyperlinks to your blog by using the same method.