Get Started with the Smore Editor

A guide to creating your first newsletters

The Smore Editor

The Smore Editor allows you to control the content, look, and feel of your newsletter. Learn more about the components that make up the Editor below:
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1. Newsletter Location

You can update the geographic location of your newsletter. We use this information to properly tag your newsletter in "Trending" newsletter boards or "Featured" newsletter boards.

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

On the right side of the Editor, there is one big gray button -- "Publish Changes" (or "Done Editing").

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.

Please note:

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.

3. Design

On the right side of the Editor, under the "Design" section you can control style, background, color, and font.

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!”

We’re sorry to hear that and we’re sure you worked hard on your newsletter!

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.

Need more info?

For more information, visit our full FAQ library. If you have additional questions, contact our Customer Service team at