Customizing the look and feel of your series

How to set up your series for success

Head over to the "Settings" page. Here, you can decide how you'd like your newsletter to appear when it reaches your audience’s inboxes. Customize who your email is sending from and written by, as well as what colors appear in the intro card or what logos top your send. 

 

Note: Features marked with a ⭐ require an upgrade from the Essential Package. Review our packages here.

How to customize your series

  1. Title and byline
  2. Series sender
  3. Link Access
  4. Series sign-up link
  5. Unsubscribe link
  6. Colors
  7. Font
  8. Intro card customization
  9. Logos and Banners
  10. Reactions

Once you have created a new series, head over to the settings page to get started.

1. Title and byline  

  • Your series title appears in your Workspace, the intro card, and subject line. 
  • The byline indicates who wrote the series and appears in every edition’s intro card. 
  • Editing your title or byline in the "Settings" page will be applied to all future drafts.
  • You can also edit the title, byline, and subject line directly in your edition’s intro card. Those changes will only apply to the specific edition that was edited. 


2. Series sender

  • The sender name is the name that appears in your recipient’s inboxes
  • The reply-to-email address is the address at which you will receive replies to your series
  • The sender email address is the email that appears in your recipient’s inboxes if you have set up a custom domain with Axios HQ.
  • The reply-to email address will also serve as the sender email address if a custom domain is set up. 
    • If you do not have a custom domain, your recipients will receive the series from noreply@axioshq.com
    • 💡 If you’d like to set up a custom domain with Axios HQ, reach out to your account manager! You can check out a short explanation on our Custom Domain integration here.

3. Link Access 

Manage who can read your series on the web. Each sent edition has a link that you can copy and share. Select between the three options below:

  • Recipients only: Only the people who were sent an edition can view it on the web.
  • Recipients and current audience: In addition to recipients, everyone in the current audience can access all past editions.
  • Anyone with a link: Your content will be publicly viewable on the web for anyone to access with the link.

4. Series sign up 


Generate a sign-up link to allow people to subscribe to your series.

  • Anyone with any email can be added to your series audience list.

5. Unsubscribe link 

Include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the edition to allow audience members to unsubscribe themselves from the series.

6. Colors


Set the color for your series.

7. Font



We offer two font options: Arial (sans-serif) and Georgia (serif). 

Want to upgrade your package? Reach out to your Account Manager or help@axioshq.com to learn more! 

8. Intro card customization


Customize your intro card by showing or hiding specific elements like series title, series byline, and Smart Brevity word count.

9. Logos and Banners

You have the option to add your company’s logo or banner to your intro card. 
  • A banner sits above the title of your series and spans the width of the column 
  • A logo goes in the upper left corner of the title
To upload a logo or banner:
    • Navigate to "Settings" > "Design" to access series branding
    • Select either a logo or banner
    • Upload your image. Use the image cropping tool to size your banner or logo to the optimal image specs. You can review the Optimal Image Specs here.  
    • Pro-tip: Use the ‘Preview Series’ button in the top right corner to see how your banner or logo will look. 
    • Save changes ✅

10. Reactions


Decide whether or not to include a reaction card.

  • This gives readers the ability to leave feedback in the form of a thumbs up / thumbs down button, with optional comments.

⭐ To turn off Axios HQ branding, please contact your account manager or email help@axioshq.com.