We’ve introduced an Online Candidate WordPress Option for campaigns who want a WordPress-based website configured with the design, content and tools that political campaign organizations require.
The package comes pre-loaded with standard campaign pages, forms and tools. We customize the design and add your initial content. Because we have already built our standard platform (and have over a decade of building political websites), we can provide our WordPress solution for a fraction of the price other professional web developers may charge.
Our focus is on creating an attractive, functional website to help you win your election.
How is the Online Candidate WordPress package different than just a regular WordPress and theme build?
We’ve put together a great set of features and design elements already configured for political campaigns. To make it easier to use, we’ve optimized the traditional WordPress interface, eliminating unneeded options and organized the system in a more useful way.
How is the Online Candidate WordPress version different from our Online Candidate packages?
Our Online Candidate packages have a content management system (CMS) that is custom-made for political websites. It’s designed to be simple to use for non-technical users, while offering flexibility and site options.
However, there are certain design features and functionality that that can only be achieved with a more complete CMS like WordPress.
Even with a simplified interface and with the website initially built out, WordPress has a learning curve. If you have used WordPress before, then you should be fine. If you are not familiar with creating or updating a website – or you feel you are technically challenged – our Online Candidate packages may be more suitable for you.
10 default pages and three forms (Contact, Volunteer and Endorsement) are included with your package. You can also create new pages and create posts in the blog (articles) section of your website.
Included plugins and features
- Events Manager
- Facebook Feed Display
- Twitter Feed Display
- Security Plugins
- Image Optimization
- Events Calendar
- Social Media Widget
- Donation Thermometer
- Social Media Links
- Pixabay public domain image integration
Over 30 content modules
- Bar Counter
- Call To Action
- Circle Counter
- Contact Form
- Countdown Timer
- Email Optin
- Number Counter
- Post Slider
- Social Media Follow
Can I add or update my own content?
Absolutely! Your site is set up so you can easily update your content and add new pages and posts. Things move quickly in a campaign, so you need to be able to make edits quickly.
How can I update my website?
With the built-in Divi Builder interface, pre-made page layouts are included. For additional flexibility, you can use Content Modules (listed above) like building blocks, and they can be combined and arranged in any number of ways. Drag and drop. No coding required.
Pages are also editable on the front-end with a visual editor. You can click into a paragraph and start typing, highlight text and adjust its font, size and style, or open the settings for any element and change its content, appearance and positioning. Dragging, dropping, resizing, copying, pasting, deleting and duplicating elements is simple.
You can edit or add content at any time.
What if I want custom modifications or programming?
That’s what WordPress is for! We can expand the capabilities and functionality for you. This may include things like member-only sections, discussion boards and so on. We’ll be glad to give you a quote for custom work.