This is a complete documentation of the Decorator – WooCommerce email customizer plugin which helps you customize WooCommerce order emails to fit your business requirements.
Overview of the Plugin
The plugin allows you to customize WooCommerce transactional emails in a number of different ways.
- Customize the email container/header/footer/content of the WooCommerce emails.
- Heading specific customizations.
- Option to add custom styles to emails using CSS.
- Real-time preview of changes.
- Option to schedule changes to go live.
- Option to share preview link to view changes.
Installation of the Plugin
You can install the plugin either from the WordPress plugin directory or as a zip downloaded from the WordPress.org website. You can learn more about the installation procedure by reading the article How to Install a Free Plugin from WordPress.
Getting Started with the Plugin
To get started with the plugin, go to WooCommerce > Settings > Emails from your WordPress dashboard.
Towards the end of the page, you will see a button ‘Open Decorator’ under the subtitle ‘Decorator’.
Click the button Open Decorator to open the plugin settings.
Customization of WooCommerce Emails
This plugin allows you to customize each element of your WooCommerce mail. You can customize the header, content, and footer sections of your emails as per your requirements.
The left side of the page contains each section of emails that you could customize. The right side of the window displays a live-preview of the email template as you make changes on the left.
Background color – Here you can choose a background color for your outer email body.
Padding – Set padding to display the email.
Container width – Set width of the email container.
Border radius – Fix border radius for the container.
Shadow – Give a shadow effect to the email container.
The header section has been further divided into three sub-sections.
Background color – Select a background color.
Text align – Choose the alignment (right, left, center, justify) for header text from the drop-down.
Padding top/bottom – Adjust the top/bottom padding for header text.
Padding left/right – Adjust the right/left padding for header text.
Header image – Upload an image to be displayed on the header.
Font size – Adjust the font size of the header text.
Font family – Choose a font family to display header.
Font weight – Adjust the font weight of the header.
Text color – Choose a text color for the header.
From this section, you can customize both the footer style and footer content for WooCommerce emails.
Padding – Adjust padding for footer text.
Text align – Choose a suitable alignment for footer text from the given options.
Font size – Select a suitable font size.
Font family – Choose a font type of your choice.
Font weight – Adjust the boldness of the footer text.
Text color – Choose a suitable color for the footer text.
Here you can add the desired footer content for WooCommerce emails.
In this section, you get to customize the content inside the email body.
Background color – Select a background color for the email body.
Padding – Adjust it’s padding.
Font size – Here you can adjust the font size for the email body content.
Font family – Select a font type for the body text.
Text color – Choose your preferred color for the text.
Link color – Select a link color of your choice.
This section allows you to customize the table for order items.
Background – Here you can add a background color of your choice.
Padding – Adjust padding for the order table.
Border width – Adjust the border width for the table.
Border color – Select a border color of your choice.
Totals seperator width – Adjust the width of the total seperator line.
Totals seperator color – Select a specific color for the total seperator line.
In this section, you can individually customize heading 1 to 6 and also add custom styles using CSS.
You can add the CSS to the box for adding custom styling to email. To learn more about custom styling using CSS, refer to this article.
When you click on the Settings Icon (highlighted on the above screenshot) next to the ‘Publish’ button, a side window opens up with some advanced settings for you to configure.
Other than publishing the changes right away, you have the option to either save them as a draft or schedule a date for the configured changes to go live on WooCommerce emails.
Schedule Date and Time for Email Customizations to go Live
By clicking the radio button next to ‘Schedule‘ you will be able to schedule a date and time for the customizations to go live on your WooCommerce emails.
You can choose a date and time of your choice.
Share Preview Link
You can use this feature to see how the changes would look live on your website before publishing them. Plus you can share the preview with people who can’t access the customizer and get their feedback on it.
Note: Customization changes should be saved prior to activating the preview link.