Settings Palette

The Settings palette allows you to manage your message at a high-level.

This includes providing message design options, the ability to set default product mappings, and to globally find and replace message content.

You can click the Reset button in the editing panel to revert all of the settings back to when you opened the element or container.

Note: There is no Reset button for Set Product Defaults, Find/Replace, or Clear Canvas.
Element Description Notes
Message Design Gives you the ability to set global style options for the entire message. The formatting of elements in a message always defaults to the most specific, or lowest, defined settings. For example, you have a three column container. One of the cells in the container has a text element.
  • The Message Design Setting for Background Color is blue.
  • The Container Design Setting for Background Color is green.
  • The Text Settings for Background Color is purple
In your message, the cell that contains the text is purple, the other two cells in the container have a green background, and the background for the rest of your message is blue. To set the message design:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Click on Message Design.
  3. Adjust the design settings for the message. For more information about each design option, see Design (Format) Message Content.
Find/Replace Opens a Find/Replace window that you can use to find or find and replace content in your messages. Find/Replace will search all of the text in your message, including text used on buttons or text in lists or tables. To use find/replace:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Click on Find/Replace.
  3. Enter the text you want to find in the Find: box.
  4. Select Yes or No to indicate if you want your search term to be case sensitive.
  5. If you want to replace the text, enter the replacement word or phrase in the Replace: box.
  6. Click Find to find all instances of the search term.
  7. Click Find/Replace to replace all instances of the search term.
Clear Canvas Completely deletes everything in the message including elements, containers, and settings. When you clear the canvas you are resetting the message back to its initial state, which is empty. Clearing the canvas does not remove any changes you've made to the subject line, only all of the content on the message canvas. To clear the canvas:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Click Clear Canvas.
  3. Click Clear Content.
Edit CSS Allows you to apply an external CSS to the message. Applying a CSS is a useful option if you want to consistently use the same style settings across several different messages. When you use a CSS, any settings you adjust in the message are taken into consideration based on the CSS settings. This means, styling defaults to the lowest level setting whether that setting was defined in the CSS or in the message settings.
To edit CSS:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Click Edit CSS.
  3. Copy the CSS from your document.
  4. Paste the CSS into the Edit CSS box.

    You can resize the CSS editor window by increasing or decreasing the size of the palette.

  5. Click Done.

If a setting is defined in the CSS and also defined in the message editor, you may see some unpredictable results. For more information about using CSS, see Use CSS To Style Your Message In The Email Message Editor

Set Product Defaults Where you can map products to the placeholders used in product tags.
Note: You can only use product data in your message if you have imported product data into Bronto. For more information see Products.
When you map a default product to a product placeholder this product will be used every time this message is sent, unless you specify a different product placeholder mapping at the time you schedule the message. To set product placeholder defaults:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Click Set Product Defaults.

    If you have already added product tags to your message, the placeholders for the tags are displayed.

  3. Enter the Product ID you want to map the placeholder to in the Default Product ID box.
  4. If you do not see the place holder you want to map, click Add Placeholder, enter just the product placeholder text in the Product Placeholder box, and then enter the Product ID you want to map the placeholder to in the Default Product ID box.
  5. Click Save & Close.

A product placeholder mapping made on the Schedule Message page will always override a default product placeholder mapping that was made using the message editor. For more information, see Map Product Placeholders When You Schedule A Message.

Message Metadata Allows you to add metadata tags using the Open Graph protocol to your message. When you add metadata, you must add both a property and content for each tag. Because Bronto uses the Open Graph protocol for metadata, the property must be appended with og:. To add metadata:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Click Message Metadata.
  3. Click Add Metadata Tag.
  4. Enter the meta property in the first box.

    For example, add og:image for an image.

  5. Enter the content in the second box.

    For example, provide the URL for the image.

  6. Click Done.

The metadata will be included in the html head of the message. For more information about metadata tags and the Open Graph protocol, see

Sync Subjects If this box is checked, both the text version and the HTML version of the message will use the subject line for the HTML message. Because the message editor provides the ability to view and edit a message in both HTML and text view, it is possible that there may be two different subject lines for the message, or someone might forget to write a subject line at all for one of the versions of the message. Generally, you will want the subject lines to match, so this box is checked by default to avoid a message going out with an inaccurate or outdated subject line. To sync the subject lines:
  1. Click on the Settings palette.
  2. Check the Sync Subjects box.

However, it is possible you may want the text and HTML versions of a message to have different subject lines. If this is the case, simply clear this box.