The Updates feature allows you to post public updates to your campaign. In addition to having these show up on your campaign, you have the option to send the update via email to your supporters.
You can find Updates within the Campaign Editor. (Click Campaigns > Edit this Campaign > Updates.)
Add an Update
In Add New Update, you can add an update to the campaign. Once an update has been created, you can save it as a Draft and see it in the Drafts (3) section, or you can publish and later view it in the Published Updates (2) section. There's also a Deleted Updates (4) section in case you ever need to go back to an update you have deleted.
To add an update:
- Click Add New Update (1)
- Enter at date, title, and update information in the body section. You can also use the rich text formatting tool bar at the top, and add images or videos.
- Click Save to Drafts or Publish Update
Email an Update to your Supporters
Before hitting "Save to Drafts or Publish" you have the option to send an email of this update to your supporters. Toggle Email This Update to Your Supporters When Published to Yes. You will then have two options:
- Email to opted-in supporters only - this will send an email only to supporters who have clicked "Add me to the mailing list" in this campaign
- Email to all supporters in this campaign, even those who opted out - this will send an email to all supporters who have participated in this campaign
Don't forget to hit "Save to Drafts" or "Publish Update" once finished!
Show or Hide Updates on Campaign Page
You have the option to display your Update(s) in your Widget and/or Landing Page appearances.
For campaign widgets, go to Widget Appearance > Additional Pages > Updates Page and switch the Updates Page toggle to "Show".
In your campaign landing pages, you can display your Updates on the Homepage and/or on an Additional Page.
To display updates on the Homepage, go to Landing Page Appearance > Homepage Elements & Layout and switch the Updates toggle to "Show."
To display updates on an additional page on your campaign site, go to Landing Page Appearance > Additional Pages > Updates Page and switch the Updates toggle to "Show".