Design Manager

Use global content across multiple templates

Last updated: November 19, 2019

Applies to:

Marketing Hub  Professional, Enterprise
Legacy Marketing Hub Basic
HubSpot CMS

When designing a site, there may be sections of the page that you want to keep reusing across your entire site. With the design manager, you can create global content to reuse across any template. 

Global content can be composed of either a group of content modules or a single content module that makes up an essential element of your website pages. This is content that you want to create once and then add across various locations on your site. 

Please note: changes to a global module or group will apply across every website page that uses the global content in its template. Flexible columns and coded modules can't be used in global groups. 

Add your global content

  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Files and Templates > Design Tools..
  • In the finder, click the template to edit.
  • Click a rich text module to customize it. In the module inspector, hover over and click the content preview in the Default Content section. You can then edit the content in the text field.

  • When setting up global groups, you can edit the options of multiple modules and group them. Select one module, press the Ctrl / Cmd key and click the group groupModule icon.

Make global modules and groups

To make a module or module group global, click the module or module group in the layout editor. In the module inspector, click the More dropdown menu and select Convert to global module/group.

Please note: global modules/groups can be used in email templates, but cannot be created from within an email template. Global modules or global groups that contain modules with smart rules based on country, device type, referral source or preferred language are not supported in email templates.


Add a global module or group to a template

To add a global module or a global group to a template, click Add in layout inspector. Click and drag your global module/group into the template.

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Remove a module from a global group

  • To remove a module from a global group, click the global group in your template.  

  • A second tab will open in the design manager, which will display all the modules in your global module group. To remove a module, click the module and click the trash can delete icon in the module inspector.
  • In the upper right, click Publish changes to take your changes live.

Manage global content

  • In a global group, click the dropdown menu in the module inspector below the group's name to view a list of your global content. 

  • Global modules can be converted back to a local module on any template. Global groups can be cloned and added to a different template, but not converted to a local group.