Template designers can edit the restrictions of a template based on the individual zones within templates. Using Zone Restrictions, the template designer can deactivate the use of the various editing tools on a per zone basis, including: Delete, Edit, Copy, Drag, Drop.

Selecting Disable will remove all permissions from a zone.

To implement Template Zone Restrictions you must have administrative permissions for template creation.

Accessing Zone Restrictions

The Zone Restrictions tool is accessible through the Edit Template section.  This is the window that is accessed by either creating a template from an existing message or by selecting the Templates item from under the Messages tab. To select the template you wish to modify, you will want to either double-click the template name or highlight the template name and selecting Edit.

  • Click the Template Settings icon in the upper right
  • Click Bypass and Edit Restrictions 


Once activated, select the zone you wish to modify the restrictions for.  When you’ve selected this zone, you can then select the Zones menu on the left sidebar.

ZonerestrictionsClick the check boxes next to the editing options that you want to prevent users from utilizing in that zone.

Repeat these last two steps on any zone that you want to have restricted editing options.

Once you have selected all the zone editing restrictions that you want to implement, go back to the tools menu to activate them.


Click on Activate Restrictions to activate the zone editing restrictions you selected, and then click “Save Changes” to finalize.

As you can see, after implementing Zone Editing Restrictions, the Edit, Copy and Drag functions are no longer available in that zone.


There are important considerations for users who want to apply Zone Editing Restrictions to zones that are nested within other zones. Zone Editing Restrictions do NOT cascade from parent to child or vice versa, meaning that if you set Zone Editing Restrictions for one, those changes don’t automatically apply to the others. You must set your Zone Editing Restrictions for every single zone within the parent-child structure.

This issue usually presents itself when utilizing the two or three column zone. Each additional zone that is brought into each column will then have to be formatted independently with the Zone Editing Restrictions that you want applied to the parent zone.

For example, the two column zone above would have one set of Zone Editing Restrictions; any WYSIWYG, image, RSS, or other type of zone that you pull into each of the column zones would have its own set of Zone Editing Restrictions, making a total of three different Zone Editing Restrictions that you would have to set.