Exporting a Dyspatch Template to SendGrid

After your email has been approved by all stakeholders, you are now able to export that email and add it into your sending platform. This guide will outline how to add your email to SendGrid.

Downloading Your Email Template

Once your email has been reviewed and approved by your team's stakeholder, you can now export your template using the Download Template button.

You will need to select the HTML/Handlebars option to be compatible with SendGrid's templating system.

Selecting the download button and exporting to handlebars for SendGrid

A zipped file will be downloaded onto your system with the HTML, plain text content, metadata, and localizations (if applicable).

Getting the HTML Source Code

Adding your email template into SendGrid requires you to copy and paste your email's HTML source code. To obtain this HTML, unzip the folder downloaded from Dyspatch and open the HTML file so you can copy its contents to add the email template to SendGrid.

Here's how to open the HTML file and copy the HTML using your web browser or the text editor that is pre-installed with Windows and MacOS.

Web Browser

Most web browsers will have a "View Page Source" option. The following screenshots will outline steps for Google Chrome.

Open the HTML file in a web browser, and right click the page to open a drop down menu. Select the View Page Source option.

Right click to dropdown menu options. Click the View Page Source option

You will be presented with the HTML source code and you can copy the HTML and add the content into SendGrid.

Showing the source code of the HTML

Text Editor

Windows

Notepad comes pre-installed with Windows operating systems, so you should be able to search for Notepad and open the HTML file. Once opened, you can copy the HTML and add the content into SendGrid.

MacOS

TextEdit comes pre-installed with MacOS operating systems, so you should be able to search for TextEdit and open the HTML file. Note that you may need to adjust your preferences to allow HTML files to be opened in code format.

In the preferences settings, click the "Open and Save" tab. Make sure the "Display HTML files as HTML code instead of formatted text" is enabled.

Once you have the HTML, you can copy the HTML and add the content into SendGrid.

Adding the Template to SendGrid

Navigate to the Design Library section and select Create Email Design.

SendGrid Design Library

Select the Code Editor option and paste in the HTML source code into the Code Editor and save your email.

Copy and Paste your HTML into the code panel within the code editor

Once you have your email in SendGrid, you will want to add in your Subject Line, Plain Text content, and any other sending information you downloaded from Dyspatch.

Your email is now ready to go from SendGrid! You can now create a Dynamic Template to send your transactional emails or create a Single Send email to send your marketing emails with the "Your Design" option.

Select your design from either the dynamic templates or single send options

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