I love the new Civi mail enhancements in 4.6 but just wondering what happened to the "upload content" button. Is it still possible to upload mailing content from a file?

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In the HTML rich text editor, there is a button called "Source". You can use this to send custom HTML:

  1. In a text editor (e.g. Notepad), open the desired file. Copy all the markup.
  2. In the CiviMail UI, click "Source". Paste the markup.
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    This is "The" solution, but I think the question speaks to usability - sounds like import HTML or import HTML template might make a nice feature request. Apr 6, 2015 at 20:49
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    I'm sorry but this isn't a real replacement for the old upload html button. While the new editor is nice, it modifies my custom html email and breaks it all together. Even if I don't click out of the 'Source' mode. It should not modify the html code at all! That was the nice thing about the upload option. Jun 18, 2015 at 17:34
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    I have to agree with Sonicthoughts and Apotropiac. Many organisations let external designers take care of the newsletter design and just want to upload the finished file - not C&P any code... Also, the editor modifying the code has been a huge pain for a long time - the upload button was a good workaround.
    – Fabian
    Jun 19, 2015 at 7:41
  • If ckeditor's "Source" view munges the code, then that seems like a bigger issue that would affect more apps (not just CiviMail). Anyone know if ckeditor has a solution -- such as an extra option or plugin?
    – Tim Otten
    Jun 19, 2015 at 18:06
  • In my case, I had thought ckeditor was munging the HTML but it was actually an error in my HTML. I believe that ckeditor is stripping some excluded tags and trying to correct incorrect HTML. So it can depend on how messy the source HTML is.
    – herb
    Oct 14, 2015 at 11:42

You can also copy and paste content into the editor. I see that there is even a paste from Word button so hopefully most needs can be met.

Luckily with the new, more robust, editor any necessary modifications needed after pasting should be easier to make.

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