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Editable background image in email theme ... is it possible?

Using this email template as an example, you can see that there is text over a background image:

https://www.sendwithus.com/resources/templates/skyline

It is clear how to convert this template to a Mautic email theme where all the text is editable.

However, I have not been able to make the background image editable in the builder. Here is the relevant code:


<td background="https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/kmlo6MonRpWsVuuM47EG" bgcolor="#8b8284" valign="top" style="background: url(https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/kmlo6MonRpWsVuuM47EG) no-repeat center; background-color: #8b8284; background-position: center;">
          <!--[if gte mso 9]>
          <v:rect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" fill="true" stroke="false" style="mso-width-percent:1000;height:303px;">
            <v:fill type="tile" src="https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/kmlo6MonRpWsVuuM47EG" color="#8b8284" />
            <v:textbox inset="0,0,0,0">
          <![endif]-->

As you can see, these types of background images are coded in the cells of a table. Is it possible then to have an editable background image in a Mautic email template?

As far as I know, there’s no good way of making an email background image editable in Mautic’s builder. Technically it might be possible to organize your data-slots to contain the background image and thus make it accessible in ‘code view’ in a text slot, but I’m not sure how usable that’d be.

One of the new landing page templates from Mautic does have a builder-editable background image, but I think it uses some css that generally would not work in email clients.

Thanks Chris. That is exactly the conclusion I had reached as well. Do you think this is something that could be added with custom development?