Release notes

Features and improvements we've recently shipped.

July 12, 2023

ConvertKit Marketplace: Email templates by creators

Feature

The ConvertKit Marketplace is filled with free email templates designed by creators for creators using ConvertKit’s newly updated email editor. Go browse and choose a new design for your upcoming email, or explore and get inspired for your new email template design. 

With one click, they will all be added to your account, so you can customize the brand and content to make them yours. Go explore!

July 11, 2023

Template editor improvements

Improvement

We released a few updates to the template editor to continue to improve the email template design and editing experience, as well as to create a cohesive editing experience across the platform. Here are all the improvements:

  • Custom adjustments: For most of the elements in the email, you could only change the margin, padding, or content width based on specific settings we had. Now, you can input specific px measurements to get the spacing you want and create a look you need for your email.
  • Additional layout columns: You can now add layout blocks with up to three columns to create even more dynamic email designs.
  • Block menu in layouts: Instead of pre-set options in layout blocks, you now have access to the full content block menu in layouts as well.
  • Layout UI: For all layout blocks, you can now use the up and down arrows to easily move them around your email. In addition, there are also handy tools to duplicate or delete the layout.

We hope this update to the template editor continues to improve the way you build your email newsletters.

July 06, 2023

Creator Network: Matching Algorithms

Improvement

We've rolled out a new update to the Discover tab of the Creator Network to help you discover other creators to partner up with! These suggestions are based on the creator type you've selected and the creator topic that you write on.

Looking for more creators? You can refresh the suggestions on the top right. You can also collapse the suggestions as you're using the search bar/filters. Check out your new creator matches now.

June 30, 2023

Sort Creator Network analytics tables

Improvement

You can now sort the Creator Network analytics tables by in ascending or descending order on the Creator Network. This small UI update will make it easier for you to review the analytics around the creators you're recommending and who are recommending you.

June 29, 2023

New creator topic in the Creator Network

Improvement

We just added a new creator topic "Pets & Animals" in the Creator Network. If your content topic is around pets & animals, you can now update this under Creator Network > Recommended by > Settings. This will help increase discoverability for your newsletter and help you more easily find creators to recommend.

June 26, 2023

Google Analytics 4 Upgrade

Feature

We upgraded to Google Analytics 4 for you to be able to use Google Tag Manager. This allows for more page insights since we updated Google Analytics script for our landing pages.

June 23, 2023

Public post improvements

Improvement

We released a few improvements to the public posts (your public newsletter content) you feature on your Creator Profile. Here are the updates you'll see:

  • Navigation: We've added navigation to make it clear on how to navigate back to your Creator Profile, so readers can continue to consume your content for longer.
  • Sharing your posts: We've added in sharing capabilities on the top and at the end of the post to increase shares for your newsletter content.
  • Larger sign up forms: We improved the sign up form at the end of your public post to increase sign ups to your email list.
  • Read more: If you have more public posts enabled, readers will be able to see additional content at the end of each individual posts, so they can continue reading your content.

We hope this updates will continue to drive more engagement with your newsletter content and increase conversions for your email list.

Creator Profile mobile improvements

Improvement

We pushed out a lot of new mobile improvements to the Creator Profile to better the mobile user experience and increase conversions for you. Here is what we updated:

  • Link menu: Instead of a dropdown, all your links are now on full display, making it easier for your audience to access your content. 
  • Bio + Sign up form: Instead of hiding the signup form on mobile, we made your bio and sign up form visible at all times to increase new sign ups. 
  • Content tabs: Instead of a stacked dropdown menu, there is now a scrollable horizontal tab with all the different content information you've added to your Creator Profile. 
  • Sharing icons:We've also improved the styling of the share icons for your Creator Profile.

For more information about the Creator Profile, check out this Knowledge Base article. 

June 21, 2023

Reduced timeouts on subscriber filters

Improvement

Our platform and infrastructure team did a lot of indexing work to significantly reduce timeouts on subscriber filter queries. For creators with especially large email lists and number of tags, this means that you should experience improved loading times and near-zero timeouts.

June 20, 2023

Better experience with content snippets

Improvement


In addition to introducing new content snippet types, we've also made some improvements to the content snippets' editing experience. Here all the updates you'll see:

  • Content snippet preview in editor: When you add content snippets to your email, they will now show a preview of their content instead of the Liquid tags. This will make editing and writing your email content much easier, as you don't have to memorize what the Liquid tags represent!
  • Edit content snippets directly: You can click on a snippet's preview to edit it directly in your email editor–no more switching back to the content snippet editor to make changes. If you're using the same content snippet more than once in the email, any edits will be applied to all of them.
  • Available in block toolbar: You can now create snippets directly from inside your broadcasts and incentive emails via the block toolbar.
  • Search for your snippet: Have a lot of content snippets? We now have a search feature in the "insert snippet" modal, so you can find the snippet you need much faster.

We hope all these improvements to the content snippets will make your email writing and editing experience seamless. To learn more about these updates, check out the Knowledge Base article.