Do you want to change the appearance of the emails your WordPress site sends?
By default, all email notices sent by WordPress are in plain text and quite dull. They don’t look like an email from a brand-conscious business.
In this article, we will show you how to add beautiful email templates in WordPress for all outgoing WordPress messages.
Why Use Email Templates in WordPress?
By default, WordPress sends many email notifications. If you run a single-author WordPress blog, then you can probably get away without using any email templates.
Using colorful HTML templates for your emails provides a better user experience for your users. Also, using your brand logo and colors makes your emails look more professional and aesthetically pleasing.
Let’s look at how to add beautiful HTML email templates in WordPress.
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Setting Up Email Templates in WordPress
Upon activation, simply go to the Email Templates page and click on the ‘Open WordPress Email Editor’ button.
This will launch the email customizer window.
The Email Templates plugin uses the WordPress customizer, which allows you to create your own beautiful templates with a live preview.
The customizer has different sections.
First, you need to click on the ‘Settings’ tab, where you can enter your site’s name and the email address to use in the From field of outgoing messages.
By default, the plugin will use the email address defined in WordPress settings. However, you can change that to use any other email address.
Next, click on the back arrow to return to the template sections.
In the ‘Template’ tab, you can select whether you want a full-width template or a boxed layout. You can also choose a background color.
Once done, just click on the header section to set the header of your email template. You can add a logo or use text.
By default, the plugin will show your site’s name as text in the email header. You can change that to whatever you like. You can also change font size, header text, and background colors.
In the ‘Email Body’ section, you can change the appearance of the email body area.
You can choose a background color, adjust text size and color, and choose a color for links in your email.
Lastly, don’t ignore the ‘Footer’ tab.
By default, the plugin will show your site’s name with the copyright sign. You can customize it to your requirements.
You can also change font, background, and text colors.
Once you are done designing your email template, click on the ‘Save’ or ‘Publish’ button to store your settings.
After that, click on the ‘Send test email’ tab to see a preview of your email template. The plugin will also email the admin address in your WordPress settings.
If you are not receiving emails from your WordPress website, then you will need to install the WP Mail SMTP plugin.
It allows you to send your WordPress emails securely using SMTP. It fixes WordPress email deliverability issues and ensures that your WordPress emails don’t end up in spam.
For more details, see our tutorial on how to fix WordPress not sending emails issue.
The Email Templates plugin does not affect emails sent by third-party email marketing services. For that, you will have to design your emails using the tools offered by the email service provider.
Most email service providers like Constant Contact and ConvertKit have templates that you can use. See our article on how to add email subscriptions to your WordPress blog.
We hope this article helped you add beautiful email templates to use in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on adding the Email This option to your WordPress posts and our expert picks of the best WooCommerce email customizer plugins.