If you've created your own template using MailChimp's template language or imported an HTML file you've coded, you can edit the template's code directly in your account. Below, we walk you through how to access a template's HTML code within the Templates section of your account.

  1. Navigate to the Templates page in your account.
  2. Locate the template you'd like to edit by browsing the template list or using the search option.
  3. Click the Edit button for the Code your own template you want to work with.

    Select Edit to edit Code your own template

    From this screen, you can edit the template using MailChimp's visual designer tools or click the Edit Code button to work directly in the template's HTML.

    Select Edit Code to work in template

  4. Click the Save button in the bottom-left corner of the Edit Code window when you're done editing the code, then click the Save and Exit button in the bottom-right corner of the template editor screen. 


  • Changes made to a template will reflect in any draft or scheduled campaigns using that template. Before making edits to a template, make sure there are no draft or scheduled campaigns that could be negatively affected by your changes.

  • The Edit Code button is not accessible in the Campaign Builder.

  • The Edit Code button is only accessible when working with Code your own templates in the template editor. If you want to edit the code for a template you made using one of MailChimp’s Basic or Themes templates, you’ll need to first export the template and then import it back into your account as a Code your own. However, you won't be able to add, edit, or remove any of the drag and drop blocks in the imported version.

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