Brightspot Content Types Guide


A newsletter is an email delivered to your subscribers that provides important announcements. Newsletters are most actionable when your organization has an email service provider through which to send the newsletter and measure its impact. Brightspot offers integrations with email service providers like Mailchimp and Sailthru, allowing you to create and manage newsletter campaigns within the same context you use to create the newsletter itself. If an integration is enabled, then publishing a newsletter will display additional widgets you can use to create and manage campaigns.

For details on these integrations, see Mailchimp and Sailthru.

To create a newsletter:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Newsletter.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the newsletter.
Field Description
Internal Name Enter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
Published Display Date Enter the date appearing on the newsletter, or leave blank to default to the date you publish the newsletter. This date is visible to the visitors to your site.
Above Select one of the following:
  • HTML Embed—Adds an HTML module above the newsletter's main content.
  • Promo—Adds a promo module above the newsletter's main content.

This module is visible to the visitors to your site.

Header Select one of the following:
  • HTML Embed—Uses an HTML module in the header.
  • Promo—Uses a promo module in the header.

This header is visible to the visitors to your site.

Newsletter Banner Enter a "breaking news" banner that appears above the newsletter's header. This banner is visible to the visitors to your site.
Content Enter the newsletter's main content by selecting one of the following:
  • HTML Embed—Content appears in an HTML module.
  • List—Content appears as a list of assets.
  • Newsletter Rich Text Module—Content appears in a rich-text module.
  • Promo—Content appears as a promo for another asset.
  • Quote—Content appears as a quote module.

This content is visible to the visitors to your site.

Newsletter Footer Select an existing footer, or create a new one. This footer is visible to the visitors to your site.

The following illustration shows just one example of how Brightspot renders a newsletter.

Rendered newsletter
Rendered newsletter

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