How to Enable HTML Mail Templates in Joomla 4

Learn How to Enable HTML Mail Templates in Joomla 4

One of the new features recently released is the ability to use HTML Mail Templates in Joomla 4. Mail templates in Joomla are used for any email that is automatically sent from your site. For example, when a new user registers on your site they can receive an email notifying them that they need to activate their account.

In the past, the Joomla mail templates only allowed the “Plaintext” mail format by default. The ability to use HTML lets you create more complex and better-looking emails. This can appear more professional and user-friendly to some people.

This guide will show you how to enable HTML Mail templates in Joomla 4. Once it is enabled, you will be able to modify the Mail templates using a built-in editor.

Enabling HTML Mail Templates in Joomla

  1. Login to the Admin Panel for your Joomla site.
  2. Click System in the navigation menu.
    Accessing the System Menu in Joomla 4
  3. Click the Mail Templates link under Templates.
    Open HTML Templates in Joomla 4
  4. Click the Options button over to the right.
    Option Menu in Joomla 4 Mail Templates
  5. Click the drop-down menu next to Mail Format.
    Changing the Mail Format in Joomla 4
  6. Click the HTML option.
    Select HTML Editor in Joomla 4
  7. Click the Save & Close button.
    Save & Close HTML Templates in Joomla 4

    You are finished when you see a “Configuration Saved” message.
    New Configuration Saved
  8. Now when you edit Mail templates in Joomla 4, you will be able to use the new HTML editor that includes a toolbar..

Before:
Plain Text Editor

After:
HTML Editor in Joomla 4

Now that you know how to enable the HTML Mail Templates in Joomla 4, you can begin building more advanced and compelling emails. Check out our Joomla 4 section for more guides to help you build a successful website.

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JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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