Configuring the EXM UI representation

Last updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Email Experience Manager for Administrator, Developer

According to the latest SPEAK guidelines, you should store all the user interface (UI) representation information of EXM in the Core database.

To access the Email Experience Manager folder, switch to the Core database and in the Content Editor, navigate to /sitecore/client/Applications/ECM.


Items in the ECM folder provide configuration options related to the UI representation of every control and component of the EXM module, including but not limited to the following:

Folder path



Contains the media resources used in EXM, such as icons and thumbnails


Contains the UI controls that are used on most of the module pages, such as buttons and tabs


Contains navigation elements, including primary navigation links and the start page link


Contains settings for retrieving the insert options for each message type - One-time, Subscription, and Triggered message

ECM/Dialog Renderings

Contains the renderings for dialog boxes


Contains all the major pages of the EXM module, including the home page and various message lists


Contains the dedicated pages for creating new messages and the task pages for created messages


Contains the UI controls that are specific for the selected page item


Contains the renderings for page elements that don't have a visual representation in the UI


Contains the temporary files that are used, for example, to create message variants for A/B testing


Contains the templates that are used for creating UI elements

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