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For complete help documentation and instructions for editing your website, please see the "Help" and "Getting Started" pages in the Campaign Partner control panel.

Account Questions

Pages

This is where you'll add and edit pages, change your site navigation and more.

News

Here you can add blog-style, chronological news listings that appear on your sidebar and home page.

Events

Manage your campaign calendar of events.

Issues

Highlight your positions on the issues. Includes sections for both a brief synopsis and expanded detail.

Photos

Create and manage campaign photo galleries.

Note: Your control panel also has a Campaign Dashboard, which shows your progress toward fundraising goals, website traffic, and other recent activity.

Other Questions

People / Contacts

Manage your volunteers, contributors and other contacts.

Account Questions

Where do I log in?

To log in to the control panel, go to https://admin.campaignpartner.com.

How do I reset my password?

To reset your password, click here .

How do I add more users to my account?

In the control panel, select Account > Manage Users, and click the "Add User" link.

How do I change or cancel my service?

In the control panel, go to Account > Invoices and click the "Need to make changes to your service or cancel?" link on the right.

Where can I find state election information and requirements?

Here's a state by state list of election offices: state election information.

Where can I order lawn signs?

Here's a list of vendors specializing in campaign lawn signs: political lawn signs.

Pages

How do I edit a page?

Click the "Pages" link, then click the "Edit" link next to the page you'd like to edit. Make your desired changes to the page content, then click the "Preview" button to preview your changes. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of the page, click the "Save Changes" button.

How do I add a photo to a page?

  1. Click the "Pages" link, then click the "Edit" link next to the page where you'd like the photo to appear.
  2. Click the Image Manager icon . A dialog box will pop up.
  3. Click the "Upload" button.
  4. Click the Select button to choose a photo on your computer that you'd like to upload.
  5. Once the photo is uploaded, click Insert to add it to your page.
Photos are automatically resized on upload to fit the width of your pages.

How do I wrap text around my photo?

If you've added a photo to a page and would like the text on your page to flow around the photo, follow the directions below:

  1. In the editor, right-click on the photo and select "Properties"
  2. Under "Image Alignment", click the down arrow and select the position (right, left, top or bottom).
  3. If you want to add space around your photo, adjust the Margin.
  4. Click "Ok", and save your changes.

I broke a page! How do I fix my text formatting?

For a professional-looking site, you'll want to ensure that your text has a consistent look from page to page (same size, same color, etc). In the editing process, though, you may inadvertently make changes that produce undesirable results.

To remove all text formatting from a page, use the Format Stripper . You can then add line breaks and other formatting as necessary.

The Paragraph Style dropdown menu shows the default text formatting options available for a given page. For a professional look, use the "Normal" selection for paragraph text, and the "Heading 1" selection for any headings or page titles.

How do I add a page?

Click the "Pages" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Add Page" link on the left above the list of pages. Add your page content, then click the "Preview" button to preview your changes. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of the page, click the "Add Page" button.

How do I hide a page?

You can hide individual pages of your site using the instructions below. If you'd like to hide your entire site, go to the Publishing & Security Settings page in the Campaign Partner control panel.

  1. Go to Pages.
  2. Click the Edit link for the page you wish to un-publish.
  3. Click "Publish Page?" box on the right (gray is unpublished).
  4. Save your changes.

How do I add a video to a page?

You can embed a video from any streaming video service (like YouTube, Vimeo, or your local news) using the steps below.

If the video is hosted on YouTube.com or Vimeo.com:

  1. First, find the video you'd like to embed, then copy the URL (like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX_v0zxM23Q)
  2. In Campaign Partner, edit the page where you'd liked the video to appear.
  3. Click the "Insert Video" icon.
  4. A new window will open. Paste the URL from YouTube or Vimeo into the field.
  5. Click the "Advanced Mode" link to adjust video settings (if necessary), then click the "Save" button at the bottom of the Insert External Video window.
  6. When you're satisfied with the appearance of the page, save your changes.

If the video is hosted on a site other than YouTube.com or Vimeo.com:

  1. Find the video you'd like to embed and click the Share button.
  2. Click the Embed button.
  3. Copy the embed code .
  4. In Campaign Partner, edit the page where you'd like the video to appear. Switch to the page editor's HTML view .
  5. Paste in the embed code from YouTube , then click the Preview button.
  6. When you're satisfied with the appearance of the page, save your changes.

If the video you're trying to embed doesn't have a sharing button, just send us a link to the page on the external site where the video appears, and we'll try to find a workaround. If the video you're trying to embed is something you have saved on your computer, just upload it to Vimeo.com (which is free and easy) or YouTube.com (also free, but more complicated), then follow the steps above.

  1. Edit the page where you'd like the link to appear.
  2. Enter the link text (like "click here to view my document…")
  3. Highlight your link text, then click the Hyperlink Manager icon. A link dialog box will open.
  4. In the URL field, Enter the URL for the page you'd like to link to.
  5. Click "Ok", save your page, and you're done!

How do I link to a document (like a PDF)?

  1. Edit the page where you'd like the link to your document to appear.
  2. Enter the text you'd like to link to your document (like "click here to view my document…")
  3. Highlight your link text, then click the Hyperlink Manager icon. A link dialog box will open.
  4. Click the Document Manager icon next to the URL field.
  5. Click the Upload button to upload your document, or select a document you've already uploaded, and click the "Insert" button.
  6. Click "Ok", save your page, and you're done!

Click the "Pages" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Manage Navigation" link on the left above the list of pages. On the Manage Navigation page, you'll see two columns - "Pages in Navigation" and "Pages Not in Navigation". To remove a page from navigation, drag the selected page title from the "Pages in Navigation" column to the "Pages Not in Navigation" column. To add a page to navigation, drag the page from the "Pages Not in Navigation" column to the "Pages in Navigation" column.

You can change the order in which navigation items appear by dragging and dropping the selected page title. You can also create heirarchical navigation by dragging a page title onto another.

News

How do I add news?

Click the "News" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Add News" link on the left above the list of news items. Add your news item, then click the "Preview" button to preview your changes. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of the news item, click the "Add News" button.

How do I edit news?

Click the "News" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the news item you'd like to edit. Make your desired changes to the news item, then click the "Preview" button to preview your item. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of the news item, click the "Save Changes" button.

How do I hide a news item?

Click the "News" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the news item you'd like to hide. Un-check the "Publish Page" checkbox, then, click the "Save Changes" button.

Events

How do I add an Event?

Click the "Events" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then double-click the desired event date on the calendar. Enter the title of the event, the start and end times, and any other relevant information. If this is a recurring event, check the "Recurrence" box, and select the appropriate conditions for recurrence (daily, weekly, etc). When you're finished entering the event information, click the "Save" button.

How do I edit an Event?

Click the "Events" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then double-click the event on the calendar. When you're finished making changes to your event, click the "Save" button.

Issues

How do I add an Issue?

Click the "Issues" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Add Issue" link on the left above the list of issues. Add your issue content, then click the "Preview" button to preview your changes. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of the issue, click the "Add Issue" button.

How do I edit an Issue?

Click the "Issues" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the issue you'd like to edit. Make your desired changes to the issue, then click the "Preview" button to preview your item. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of the issue, click the "Save Changes" button.

How do I change the display order of Issues?

Click the "Issues" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then drag and drop the rows to adjust the display order.

Photos

  1. Go to "Photos".
  2. Click the "Add a Gallery" tab.
  3. Enter the title of the photo gallery and an optional description, then click the "Select Images" button.
  4. A file dialog will appear. Select the images you'd like to upload from your computer (you can hold down the shift or control keys to select multiple images), then click the "Open" button on the file dialog. You can selectively remove selected images by clicking the red "X" next to the image.
  5. When you're ready to upload the files, click the "Upload Files and Create Gallery" button at the bottom. The gallery upload may take a few minutes, depending on the size of the files and your connection speed.
  6. Once your file upload has completed, you'll be redirected to the new gallery page. To publish your gallery, click the "Edit Details" tab, then check the "Publish Gallery" checkbox and click "Save Changes".

Click the "Photos" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the gallery you'd like to edit. To edit the gallery's Title, Description and Published status, click the "Edit Details" tab. To delete images or edit image captions, click the "Edit Images" tab. To add images to the gallery, click the "Add Images to this Gallery" tab.

Click the "Photos" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the gallery you'd like to edit, then click the "Edit Details" tab. Set the "Publish Gallery" status, then click the "Save Changes" button.

How do I add images to an existing photo gallery?

Click the "Photos" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the gallery you'd like to edit. To add images to the gallery, click the "Add Images to this Gallery" tab and select the photos to add.

How do I add a caption to a photo?

Click the "Photos" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the gallery you'd like to edit. To edit image captions, click the "Edit Images" tab, then click the "Edit" link next to the photo you'd like to caption.

Photo captions appear in the gallery's slideshow view.

Website

How do I select a different color scheme / theme?

Go to Site > Configuration. Choose from the list of available themes, then click the "Preview" button to test the theme on your site. When you find a theme you like, save your changes. If you don't immediately see the new color scheme applied to your site, it simply means that your browser has cached the page. Reloading your site (clicking refresh) a few times will force your browser's cache to update.

Go to the Site > Upload Custom Logo page.

How do I change the slideshow on my home page?

Edit your home page, then click the "Edit my home page slideshow" link at the top of the page.

How do I enable PayPal donations on the contribution form?

If you already have a PayPal account, go to Pages > Contributions Setup. If you do not already have a PalPal account, you can create one here: Political Fundraising with PayPal .

I have a fundraising form on another site. How do I link my donation button to it?

Go to the "Manage Buttons" page, then replace the URL of your Contribution button with the URL (link) to your fundraising form.

Here are some other options for online payment processing:

How do I link my Facebook/Twitter/YouTube buttons to my page/feed?

Go to the "Social Media" page, then enter the URLs to your social media pages in the appropriate fields and save changes.

How do I remove a button from my sidebar?

Go to the "Social Media" page, un-check the "Show button in sidebar" box for any button you'd like to remove, then save changes.

I already have a domain name. How do I point it to my Campaign Partner website?

If you don't already have email set up on your domain, log in to your domain registrar's control panel (where you registered your domain name - Godaddy, Network Solutions, etc) and change your domain name's nameservers (DNS) to DNS1.STABLETRANSIT.COM and DNS2.STABLETRANSIT.COM. Once this is complete, add your domain on the "Manage Domains" page.

If you do have email configured (or you wish to keep your existing DNS provider), it's better to simply change the A record on your existing DNS to 50.56.4.52. Note that if you have a CNAME record for mail accounts associated with your domain (like mail.yourdomain.com), you'll want to change this to an A record before proceeding. If you have questions about this process, please contact Campaign Partner support.

I'm ready to publish my site! How do I 'go live'?

Once your domain name is pointing to your site and you're ready to publish, go to Publishing and Security Settings. The correct settings for a published website are 'Search engines are allowed to index your website' and 'Anyone can visit your website'. If you see 'Search engines are blocked from your website' or 'Visitors are blocked from your website', follow the directions to enable access.

How do I change my password?

Go to Accounts > Manage Users, and edit your user account. Click the "Update Password" link to change your password.

I'd like to hide my site until I'm ready to publish. How do I do that?

You can restrict your site to outside visitors on the Publishing & Security Settings page.

Help! I see a blank page instead of my website!

If you've set your site to only be visible from certain IP addresses and your IP address has changed, you'll see a blank white page instead of your website. To add your current IP address to the list of safe visitors, just visit the unique sharing URL from the Publishing and Security Settings page in the control panel. If you're ready to publish your site, you can also enable access to all visitors on this page.

How do I change my or update my credit card information?

You can update the credit card used for your Campaign Partner service on "Billing Information" tab of the Account > Setup page.

People / Contacts

How do I edit a contact?

Click the "People" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the contact you'd like to edit. Make your desired changes to the contact, then click the "Save Changes" button.

How do I add a note to a contact?

Click the "People" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the contact you'd like to edit. Click the "Add Note" link toward the bottom of the page. Add your note, then click the "Insert" link to save.

How do I add a donation to a contact?

Click the "People" link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Edit" link next to the contact you'd like to edit. Click the "Contribution History" tab, then click the "Record Contribution" link. Add the contribution amount, the date added, and any notes, then click the "Insert" link to save.

What are contact categories?

Categories are an easy way to keep your contacts organized. By default, your site has categories like "Volunteer", "Contributor" and "Email Subscriber".

How do I add a contact category?

Click the People link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the Manage Categories link on the left above the list of contacts. Click the "Add a New Category" link. You can select whether to include these categories as checkboxes on your website's contact and volunteer forms. The "Category" field is the name of the category, and the "Form Text" field contains the text to be displayed on the volunteer and contact forms. For example, if you wanted to add a category for Phone Banking, you'd enter "Phone Banking" in the "Category" field, and "I would like to phone bank" in the Form Text field.

How do I import contacts?

Click the People link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Import Contacts" link on the left above the list of contacts. Select the CSV (comma delimited) file you'd like to import and click the "Upload File" button. Once your file has uploaded, you'll be able to match the column headers from your file to the system fields (like First Name, Last Name, etc). Once you've correctly matched the fields, click the "Preview Records" button. If your data looks correct, click the "Save Imported Data to Contacts" button. Otherwise, click the "Start Over" button.

How do I export contacts?

Click the People link at the top of the Campaign Partner control panel, then click the "Export Contacts" link on the left above the list of contacts. You can either export all contacts, or export just those in specific categories.

Your New Website

We've provided you with a temporary web address so that you can begin editing your website immediately. Click the "View Site" link at the very top of this page to view your site.

If you do not yet have a domain name, you can register one through us in the Campaign Partner control panel. We include a free domain with every site. Additional domains are $15/year. We'll take care of configuring your domain name to work with your website.

If you already own a domain name that you'd like to use with this website (or would prefer to register your domain somewhere else), first add the domain in the Campaign Partner control. After you've added your domain, contact your domain registrar (the company where you registered your domain, like Network Solutions or Godaddy) for instructions on how to update your domain's nameservers.

You'll need to update your domain's nameservers to:

Email

How do I get email accounts for my domain name?

Just contact us with a list of your desired mail addresses.

How do I send mass email to my contact list?

To send mass emails to your students (like email newsletters), we recommend MailChimp.com, which is free for lists of under 2,000 contacts. Other bulk email providers include:

You can easily export your contact list from Campaign Partner to use with any of these providers.