Welcome to ShortStack! We’re here to help you build the kinds of Campaigns that will help you meet your goals – whatever they may be. With ShortStack, you can engage with existing and potential customers, collect leads, increase sales, and maximize your social media presence. The products and features we offer — including contests, landing pages, polls, quizzes, Action-Gating, data collection and analytics — will turn your website and Facebook Page into marketing powerhouses. And of course everything we offer is mobile ready.
If you get stuck, we’re here to help! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To create a Campaign from a Template:
To create a Campaign from scratch (not recommended for new users):
Each Template is fully customizable. Templates are comprised of Widgets, which are the functions and features that form the building blocks of Campaigns. You can edit, add, remove, or rearrange any Widget added to a Campaign. For example, you would use a Video Widget to show a YouTube or Vimeo video; you’d use the Form Widget to display a contest entry form.
To edit a Widget, click on the pencil icon in the Edit Widgets Panel. You can also hover over a Widget in your Campaign, and select the Edit Widget icon in the upper left corner. Once you’re done changing content, click Save & Exit to apply your changes.
To add a Widget to your Campaign, click on its icon in the Add Widgets Panel. When you do, the Edit Widget window automatically opens so you can start adding your text, videos, and photos. Once you’re done adding content, click Save & Exit to apply your changes.
To remove a Widget, select the Widget in the Edit Widgets Panel. Alternatively, you can hover over the Widget in your Campaign, and select the Delete icon in the upper right corner. Then, at the bottom of the Panel, select the trash can icon. Then click the Delete button.
Note: When a Widget is deleted, it can be re-added to the Campaign. However, the settings from the deleted Widget won't be saved.
To rearrange Widgets in your Campaign, click the Widget you want to move, drag it, and drop the Widget in place.
The Widgets included in your Campaign will appear in the Edit Widgets Panel, where you can edit, rearrange, and delete them.
*Tip: Click here to learn more about each Widget’s capabilities.
To add a Form to your Campaign, select the Form Widget in the Add Widgets Panel.
To edit a new or existing Form:
Making additional Form changes:
To use a Style Panel theme:
To change the design of your Campaign without using a theme, click on a Widget to open the corresponding tab in the Style Panel. Each Widget has its own design settings, including background color, button style, typography, borders, and more.
Testing your Campaign before you publish can help ensure that the Campaign functions and appears as you expect it will. It’s also a great opportunity to address unexpected issues. Our team is happy to review your Campaign before it goes live; just send an email to email@example.com.
To test how a Campaign will function from within the Campaign Builder:
*Tip: Click the arrows to expand the Preview Control Panel for more options. Click them again to collapse when needed.
To test the appearance of the Campaign at various widths:
An autoresponder is an email that is automatically sent to a participant after they fill out and submit a form.
To set up an autoresponder:
View this document if you need additional help setting up your autoresponder.
To publish your Campaign, click on the big blue Publish Campaign button above your ruler.
Your Campaign is now published! Copy your Campaign URL, and post it anywhere. This is a responsive link, which means it detects how a visitor is viewing the Campaign (mobile, tablet, or desktop) and adjusts the display accordingly.
If you would like to publish to Facebook or further customize, you may do so by clicking the options below your link.
*Tip: See the “Promoting Your Campaign” section for suggestions after you are finished publishing.
Do you want to display your Campaign directly on your website or blog? If so, you’re in luck. You can embed Campaigns to a website or blog, including (but not limited to) Shopify, Squarespace, WordPress, or Wix.
After you Publish your Campaign, embed it by following these steps:
Visit this document if you need additional embedding help.
Making changes to published Campaigns:
Note: If you do not see Publish Changes, it means that your Campaign has no unpublished changes.
ShortStack provides you with a unique Campaign URL for every Campaign you publish. Using the URL we give you ensures your audience will automatically see the version of your Campaign that’s tailored to whatever device they’re using – mobile or desktop. Your URL is what you should use to promote your Campaign.
To locate the Campaign URL:
The key to a successful Campaign is promoting it. Without promotion – including advertising – even the best Campaigns can see very little traffic. Here’s a great resource that will help you create a promotion plan:
If you need anything, our top-notch support team is always here to help 24/7. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some additional resources to help you use ShortStack to the fullest: