General notes on your custom theme


Your theme requires a number of key pages to work properly. You can update and change the content on these pages as needed, but make sure that they don't get deleted and that the slug stays the same. Here's a list of the slugs for the key pages of your theme:

  • home (and all subpages, see below)
  • open_and_fair_decision_making
  • lives_and_livelihoods
  • healthy_waters
  • fish_and_wildlife
  • a_climate_safe_future
  • get_involved
  • take_the_pledge
  • the_rollbacks
  • the_solution
  • join

In addition to the pages listed above, your homepage contains 6 subpages. Each subpage relates to a section of your homepage, and is used to manage the content for that section. The slugs as well as the name for these subpages should not be changed. Since these subpages are intended only to manage content on your homepage, we also recommend keeping the "Who can view this page?" setting set to Admins (this will still allow anyone to see the content on your homepage, but they won't be able to access the actual page that's used to hold this content). You can use NationBuilder's content editor to modify the content for these sections, however doing so properly required a strong understanding of HTML and CSS. If you need to make changes to your homepage, we recommend getting in touch with us.

You can also use NationBuilder's Featured Content Slider feature to promote special content with a dynamic image carousel. To create a new slide (or edit an existing one), navigate to Website > home > Settings > Featured content sliders from your NationBuilder Control Panel. Images should be 1300px wide by 450px tall. Remember that the text displayed over the image is white, so be sure to use an image that will be dark enough so that the text is still legible. Use the vertical bar character ("|") between the top line of text and bottom line of the Headline/Action text for each slide.

When someone first comes to the website, the "Take the Pledge" button will appear in the top section of your homepage. Once they have completed the pledge, the "Take the Pledge" button is replaced with a number of other links. Any page that has the "Include in supporter nav" option checked will appear in this list (found under the Settings tab of each page).

When someone completed the pledge, they are tagged with " AA: 2015-07 - Federal Election Pledge". This is key to your custom theme recognizing that they have completed the pledge. Do not modify this tag, or the "Tag the signer with" settings on the Take the Pledge page.

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