How to Import a Custom HTML Template

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If you want more control over your email design than our templates offer, you can code your own HTML template and import it to your MailChimp account.

After you import your custom HTML template to your account, you can use your template for future campaigns.

In this article, you’ll learn a few ways to import your custom HTML template, and where to modify the code after it’s imported.

Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin this process.

Import Options

After you or your developer code your template's HTML, you can import the template with one of these methods.

Paste in HTML

To create a template by pasting in your own HTML, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Templates page.
  2. Click Create Template.
  3. On the Code Your Own tab, select Paste in code.
  4. On the Edit Code screen, replace or edit the example code, and click Save in the editing pane.

After the file is imported, you'll find it on the Templates page and on the Templates step of the Campaign Builder in the Code Your Own tab.

Import HTML or ZIP File

To create a template by importing a ZIP or HTML file from your computer, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Templates page.
  2. Click Create Template.
  3. On the Code Your Own tab, select Import HTML or Import ZIP.
  4. Click Browse and choose your HTML or ZIP file.
  5. Name your template, and click Upload.

After the file is uploaded, you'll find it on the Templates page and on the Templates step of the Campaign Builder. Review our ZIP troubleshooting tips if your ZIP file won't upload correctly.

Customize Your Template

After you import, you can make changes to template design on the Edit Code pane instead of importing a new template. In this pane you can also add files or images from the File Manager to your template.

If you code your template with MailChimp's Template Language, you can tweak your design in the Edit Design pane.

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