Website

Learn how to create and use various webpage types – like blogs, event calendars, petitions, surveys, and more. All actions taken on your website automatically connect to your people database.

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How pages work

Create and edit webpages

Learn the details behind your website’s functionality so you can take full advantage of every page and truly make the site your own.
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Clone a page

Page cloning will create and edit a complete copy of an existing page, this includes settings, attachments, images, text, etc.
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Edit content on your webpages

NationBuilder houses a variety of tools to help you build rich, interesting, interactive content on your site.
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Include files and images on a page

You can add images/videos to your NationBuilder pages in a few different ways, this HOWTO will outline each of your options.
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Configure featured content sliders

Featured content sliders are moving image displays you can add to pages. They can help entice visitors to other sections of your site.
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Schedule content

The scheduling feature in NationBuilder allows you to schedule any type of content, including blog posts, website pages, email blasts, etc,
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How to use social sliders

The social sliders feature makes your pages come alive by displaying an animated slider of the names and faces of everyone taking action.
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Embed Instagram on your website

You can embed a feed of photos from an Instagram handle or hashtag onto your nation's website.
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Configure email and text message opt-ins

When a person provides an email address or mobile phone number on your website, they can choose whether to receive updates from you.
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Remove email and text opt-in checkboxes from a page

Many of NationBuilder's page types provide default settings for email and text opt in checkboxes.
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How to use consent forms on your website

We've made it easy to clearly place your consent opt-ins on a webpage.
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Sharing your site on social media

Every page on your website has social media settings, which allow you to prompt supporters to share a page on Twitter and Facebook!
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Secure pages on NationBuilder

NationBuilder donation pages (along with all of the pages in your nation) are secure & use state of the art industry encryption technology.
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Delete a page

There may be circumstances in which you'd like to delete a page from your NationBuilder site, and there are a couple of ways to do so.
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Embed a PDF on a page

If you're looking to embed a PDF within one of your NationBuilder website pages, this can be accomplished in a few simple steps.
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Types of pages

Types of NationBuilder pages

NationBuilder offers a growing selection of page types that offer you rich features for developing your community!
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Create a donation page

This guide is for the Donation (v2) page, which uses NationBuilder's integrated payment processing.
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Setting up an event

Create event pages for community events, parties, etc. You can accept RSVPs, fill volunteer shifts, sell tickets, track attendance and more!
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Organize events with the calendar

Calendars can display all events in your nation, events with a specific tag, or only events created within the calendar.
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Start a blog

You can host as many blogs as you want on your NationBuilder website without any third-party software.
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Create a suggestion box page

A suggestion box page can be used to receive and respond to recommendations from your community.
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Create a signup page

Signup pages help visitors engage with your website and opt in to receive communication on both mass and one-on-one levels.
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Create a feedback page

A feedback page allows you to solicit feedback from your supporters.
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Create a directory page

A directory page is a sortable listing of supporters with customizable display preferences.
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How to use a redirect page

The purpose of the redirect page is to direct your visitors to an external website from a tab on your NationBuilder site.
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How to recruit volunteers on your website

People can volunteer to help your organization through a volunteer signup page.
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Create a survey page

You'll use this page type to display a survey on your website. You can then collect responses to the survey online.
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Create a petition

A petition is a great way to spur your supporters into action and encourage them to invite other people to join your cause.
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Create an endorsement page

Individuals and/or organizations can make endorsements. You can set a goal and feature important endorsements.
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Create an FAQ page

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages are useful in order to answer a variety of supporter questions directly on your website.
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Create an ActBlue page

Connect an ActBlue entity and automatically pull in all the donations. This can be your primary donation page, or a secondary one.
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Create a moneybomb page

A moneybomb page collects commitments to donate (aka pledges).
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Set up a vote pledge page

A vote pledge page gives website visitors and supporters on social media an easy way to express their support and share it with friends.
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Create a press release page

A press release page allows you to house all of your organization's press releases in one place on your website.
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Set up a splash page

Any page in NationBuilder can be easily turned into a splash (landing) page.
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Make a forum

Forums are a great way to engage with your supporters and get their feedback on the issues that matter to them.
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Configure your website

Configure your site settings

Your website settings are where you can edit the overall controls for your website.
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NationBuilder stock theme guidelines

Your nation comes pre-loaded with a selection of beautiful stock themes. You can choose one for your website & easily change the look/feel.
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How public profile pages work

Public profiles equip supporters to customize how they show up on your website, track their peer-to-peer fundraising efforts, and more
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Set up SEO in your nation

Take advantage of your nation’s website features to optimize your site’s search rankings on search engines such as Google and Bing.
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Set up your nation's rules

One of the steps in the setup process asks you to review the default rules for your nation. These rules live on a webpage on your site.
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Change the name of your website

You can change the organization name displayed on your NationBuilder site at any time.
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Remove parent pages from the top nav

"Show parent in nav dropdown" is a global setting for your entire website. When in use, the parent page is included in dropdown menus.
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How the supporter navigation works

You can include an additional navigation bar on your website pages, aka supporter nav. It can house your logo, additional links, and more!
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Include or exclude a site from search results

By default, any site created on NationBuilder will be crawled by search engines and included in results, however, this can be changed.
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How to use Google Analytics with NationBuilder

Here's a quick list of important first steps and strategies to get the most out of your tracking.
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How to verify your site with Google Apps

If you've connected a domain to NationBuilder, you can take an extra step to verify that you own your own domain with Google.
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Add a favicon, header image and logo to your NationBuilder site

You have the option to add images to customize your website. At a basic level, these take the form of favicons, logos, and header images.
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How to manage multiple sites within a nation

NationBuilder supports the creation of separate websites within a nation. Find out how to easily create/access all of your sites.
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How to share a website

You can share a site with another nation, allowing that nation to use the site.
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Integrating grassroots advocacy with your nation

There are a variety of ways to campaign against the status quo.
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Integration with other CMS platforms

We highly recommend using NationBuilder for your CMS needs, but we understand that is not always possible.
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Preserve an old website

To assist complex site migrations, we've created a simple import tool that will help you get started.
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How to deal with spam content

NationBuilder does a lot to prevent spam from getting into your nation, but if you notice spam getting in, use our report spam feature.
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Theming

Create a website theme with NationBuilder

Creating a custom website theme in NationBuilder is easy to learn, and this HOWTO covers all the essentials on how to get started.
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Add a widget to your webpage

Many popular applications can be embedded into a webpage automatically with our Embed.ly integration.
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Sync your nation's themes with Dropbox

Connecting Dropbox to your nation allows you to edit and sync website theme files and custom page templates directly on your computer.
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How to use Liquid with NationBuilder

NationBuilder uses the open source liquid template language to access objects and variables. Liquid allows you complete design freedom.
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Liquid Template Examples

For advanced users, we've put together a list of liquid snippets that can be used to add more customization to NationBuilder's templates.
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Support provided for themes

NationBuilder provides some specific support for themes.
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Share a theme

An HQ nation has the ability to share its custom theme with its networked nations, ensuring brand integrity across the network.
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How to include custom fonts in NationBuilder

Custom fonts, outside the limited subset of "web-safe" fonts, can be used in NationBuilder to underscore your brand identity and message.
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How to change the look of your Bootstrap Donation (v2) page

Your one-stop-shop for learning how to make updates to the look of Donation (v2) pages.
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Add fixed control panel navigation to custom themes

Public themes are equipped with fixed control panel nav, but custom themes created prior to this feature rollout must be manually upgraded.
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Create a signup page for organizations

You may want signup pages to allow the creation of organization profiles. You can accomplish this with a few small tweaks to your template.
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Create individual address fields on forms

Most NationBuilder forms include a single field for submitting an entire address. This can be changed by editing the liquid in the template.
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How to make a multi-level top nav dropdown menu

In NationBuilder's public themes, the top nav dropdown menus are one level deep. But, you can create one two levels deep with some tweaking.
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How to change the look of your Donation (v2) page

Your one-stop-shop for learning how to make updates to the look of Donation (v2) pages!
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Adding an Ecwid shopping cart to your NationBuilder site

If you are looking to turn your nation into an online store, give Ecwid a try and you could be up and running in minutes. 
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How to move the Publish theme blog post image

By default on the Publish theme, photos will appear next to the blog post in a column, you can change this to a more traditional layout.
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Moderating user generated content

You may want to allow user-submitted content, but you want the content to be approved by an administrator before it appears on your site. 
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How to request and display custom people fields on public profiles

Custom people fields can be requested on the account settings screen and displayed on public profiles much like they can be on webpages.
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Update your theme for consent forms

We've made it easier to clearly place your consent opt-ins on a page.
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Introduction to custom fields

Custom fields support the collection of key data points not available in standard NationBuilder fields.
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How to request custom people fields on webpages

This HOWTO assumes you understand the complexity of using custom fields and have already created custom people fields.
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How to request custom donation fields on a donation page

This HOWTO assumes you understand the complexity of using custom fields and have already created custom donation fields.
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How to request custom people fields on donation pages

Donation pages are unique in that they can accept both custom people fields and custom donation fields.
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How to request custom people fields on endorsement pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Endorsement pages.
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How to request custom people fields on event pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Event pages.
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How to request custom people fields on feedback pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Feedback pages.
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How to request custom people fields on invoice pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Invoice pages.
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How to request custom people fields on moneybomb pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Moneybomb pages.
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How to request custom people fields on volunteer pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Volunteer Signup pages.
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How to request custom people fields on survey pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Survey pages.
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How to request custom people fields on petition pages

This page includes example code snippets for including custom people fields on Petition pages.
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Styling payment fields

Donation (v2) pages use pre-built UI components to securely collect payment information. We give you full control to customize the styles.
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