If you want to link to a Loopify page, it needs to be a part of a Page block in an active Flow. After you add a page to a Page block, it is important to know that any links will lead to the Page block, not the page itself. Let's explain:
- You have a running email campaign (not in a Flow). The sent emails have a button that links to a page published in a Flow. The key part here is that the button's link is not to the page, but to the Page block. It is a fixed link. This means that no matter which page you put in this Page block (while the email campaign is running), the email button will link to the one that is currently in the Page block.
Tip: This is extremely helpful if you somehow realize that the email button leads to a broken page and would like to quickly fix that - just edit/change the page in the Flow and your already-sent emails will be fine.
It is the same case with an email campaign linking to a page block in a single Flow. Here's how that will work out:
Note: Any email/SMS/Print links that link to a page in Loopify, will always link to the Page block itself, not its containing document.
- In a single Flow, you have an Email block and a Page block. The Email block contains an email document; the Page block contains a page document. The email in the Email block has a button that links to the page in the Page block. If you decide to change the page in the Page block or add an entirely new page - the button in the email will still link to that changed/new page, because it links to the Page block itself, not the containing document.
Now that this concept is more clear, let's see how the link will behave in duplicated and shared-to-branches Flows.
Linking in duplicated and ready-made Flows
A Flow campaign with its blocks and connections can be fully duplicated or shared to branches. This means that according to our example, the email linking to the page will also be duplicated, after a few tweaks. So, in a duplicated flow:
- If you first access the button of the email (without finalizing your page), you'll see that it will still link to the page, but a red text below the page will say Unresolved. This means that yes, we know you'd like to maintain the link to this page, but you first need to resolve (finalize/swap) your page.
- If you first resolve the page (without finalizing the email), you'll see that the button of the email will still link to the page, but a yellow text below the page will say Unsaved. This means that it is good that you have resolved your page, but you need to save the Flow.
- When you finalize both your email and your page block, and you save your Flow, the button connected to the page will finally show a heart-warming green text.
Note: We have used the finalize process in our example. A page block campaign can also be swapped with a different one. The linking results will still be the same because again, the connection is between the Flow blocks and not their containing documents.
All clear? We hope so. Now that you got this covered, you can head over to some other advanced Flow articles.
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