Get Started with the Smore Editor
A guide to creating your first newsletters
The Smore Editor
1. Newsletter Location
Try tagging by where the newsletter's subject is, versus where you're editing it from. For example, if you're in Florida editing a newsletter about a New York event, set the location to "New York."
2. The Publish button
Publish Changes (Done Editing) - This button saves the newsletter and changes the online, published version to be the most recently edited version of the newsletter. It's like a "save draft" and "publish" button all in one.
Changes are auto-saved- The newsletters are automatically being saved every five seconds. This feature lets you know that the changes on the newsletter were saved.
In order to ensure that you are viewing the most updated version of your newsletter, make sure to click "Publish Changes" when you are finished with your most recent edits. If you do not do so, your newsletter will be in "Change" mode, which is a draft.
Pro users can also upload their own "Custom Backgrounds" in this section. Click here for more information on how to do this.
For details about all of our design styles, be sure to check out the Design Styles Guide!
4. Add more stuff
The "Add more stuff" section of the Editor has over 10 options to make the content of your newsletters more robust.
To add more stuff, you can either:
1. Scroll down to the bottom of the Editor and select what you would like to add
2. Hover over any section in your newsletter and click the green "+" button
For more information, check out our Add more stuff Guide!
Changing content positions: To change the position of your content or images, simply click on the section you want to move and drag the content box to the desired location on your newsletter.
“My entire newsletter didn’t auto-save after an hour of work!”
At this time, the automatic saving feature works only if you have your Smore Editor open on one browser, tab or computer. This means that if you have your Editor open on multiple browsers or computers, the changes will not be saved. Additionally, it is best to use Google Chrome while editing your newsletter to ensure that you have the ultimate experience.