Special Purpose Content Blocks

Special Purpose Content Blocks are blocks of content suggested, and in some cases required, for the a particular type of webform. These content blocks are not the same thing as message editor content blocks.

Special purpose content blocks are located above the body of a webform when you are creating or editing a webform. Depending on the type of webform you are creating, you will see different Content Blocks listed in the Special Purpose Content Blocks section. Sometimes a webform will require you use a special purpose content block in order for the webform to be considered complete. These blocks are denoted with red Required text and you will not be able to successfully save your webform without including them.

The following table describes all of the special purpose content blocks:

Content Block Description Relevant Webforms
CAPTCHA Allows you to add a CAPTCHA verification to the Add Contact webform in order to prevent attacks from spambots. For more information see Include CAPTCHA On Add Contacts Webform. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
Email Address Creates a text box that a contact can use to enter their email address. You can set this field to be a either a required or not required field for a contact by
  1. Add the Email Address special content block to the webform.
  2. Mouse over the content block on the webform.
  3. Click either Required field or Optional field, depending on what the current setting is.
  4. Select the desired setting from the Change Display list.
  5. Click Done.
Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • Lookup Contact
  • Manage Preferences
Email Address (Verify) Creates a text box that can be used to validate that the email entered in the email address text box is correct by validating that the email address (verify) entry matches the email address entry. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • Lookup Contact
  • Manage Preferences
Friends' Email Address Creates a text box that contacts can use to enter their friends' email addresses. You can set this field to be a either a required or not required field for a contact by
  1. Add the Email Address special content block to the webform.
  2. Mouse over the content block on the webform.
  3. Click either Required field or Optional field, depending on what the current setting is.
  4. Select the desired setting from the Change Display list.
  5. Click Done.
Applies to:
  • FTaF (Required)
From Name Creates a text box that a contact can use to enter their name so the friend knows who forwarded the webform. Applies to:
  • FTaF (Required)
Login With Facebook Creates a link that allows contacts to login using Facebook so that they can update, add, or lookup information they have stored with you. For more information see Allow Contacts To Login With Facebook. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • Manage Preferences
Message Creates a text box that a contact can use to enter their complaint. This information will help clarify why a contact felt a message is unsolicited. Applies to:
  • Complaint (Required)
Mobile Phone Number Creates a text box that a contact can use to enter their mobile phone number. If your account uses SMS messages, they can be sent to this number. For more information see Capture Mobile Numbers From A Webform. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • Lookup Contact
  • Manage Preferences
Note to a Friend Creates a text box that contacts can use to enter a message to their friends. The message will be included in the email that the friends receive when the webform is forwarded. Applies to:
  • FTaF
Preferred Message Format Allows contacts to specify if they prefer HTML or plain text messages. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • FtaF
  • Manage Preferences
Resubscribe Check box Creates a check box that unsubscribed contacts can use to resubscribe on the manage preferences webform. The resubscribe check box is required, but only unsubscribed contacts will see it when they access the webform. Applies to:
  • Manage Preferences (Required)
Required Check box Adds a check box that customers will be required to check to successfully submit the form. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • Manage Preferences
  • FTaF
Submit Button Creates a button that is used to submit the information provided by the contact via the webform. You can change the text that appears on the button by
  1. Add the Submit Button special content block to the webform.
  2. Mouse over the content block on the webform.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Enter the desired text.
  5. Click Done.
Applies to:
  • Add Contact (Required)
  • Complaint
  • FtaF (Required)
  • Lookup Contact (Required)
  • Manage Preferences (Required)
  • Subscription Confirmation
Twitter User Name Creates a text box that a contact can use to enter their Twitter user name. For more information see Capture Twitter User Names From a Webform. Applies to:
  • Add Contact
  • Manage Preferences