ShortStack Updates: May 2015

May's updates focus on improving ShortStack's usability and efficiency, including custom design services, updates to the share widget, entry restrictions, and form editing.

By Dana Kilroy ・2 min read
ShortStack Tips & Tricks

May's updates focus on small but valuable changes to ShortStack that allow users to navigate and build their campaigns faster. Here are some details.

Custom Design Services

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ShortStack’s pro designers have been building Campaigns since the company began in 2010.

Our designers know the platform inside and out and know which ShortStack features to include in your Campaigns to help you meet your goals.

Plus, we’ve designed and built creative Campaigns for clients in every industry.Whether you’re looking for a simple lead-generating social media Campaign or a complex, integrated marketing campaign with custom CSS, we can help you see results.

Updates to Share Widget

ShortStack's Share Widget gives visitors up to six different ways to Share a Campaign: via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn or Manually. You can configure a Title, Description, and Image to go along with the shares.

You can choose to use the Share Widget as a stand-alone widget so visitors can share your entire Campaign, or you can connect it to a specific widget so your fans can share more specific aspects of your Campaign.

For example, it's common for users to connect the Share Widget to the Promotion Widget.

Previously, when the Share Widget was connected to another widget and the user deleted the Share Widget within ShortStack, that connection would still exist on the published Campaign but would not work properly.

We've fixed this so that whenever you delete a Share Widget, we will automatically clean up any connected widgets as well.

Additional Options for Entry Restrictions

We've talked a lot about our Preview Control Panel. The Preview Control Panel allows you to test your visibility settings by simulating how your Campaign will appear to different sets of users, countries, dates, etc.

You can save views for one-click access later. These will appear under “Favorites” at the bottom of the panel.

Users may now disable entry restrictions within the live preview. The option to do so is in the preview/simulator panel.

Easily Edit Forms

We recently analyzed all of the Campaigns that have been built with ShortStack in the last year.

We weren't surprised to learn that 40% of the Campaigns built with the platform are promotions.

ShortStack's promotion widget/form is our most used feature, so we've made it easier for brands to edit the forms connected to their Campaigns straight from the builder.

By clicking on the pencil icon in the corner of your form you'll be taken straight to the Edit Promotion Form box.

Updates to the Video Widget

For users who are looking to include or collect videos on their Campaign, we've made it easier and increased our options for finding videos. We now provide the option to enter the Channel ID in the Video Widget in order to find videos.

This is especially valuable for users who use multiple YouTube channels.

About the author

By Dana Kilroy ・2 min read

Dana Sullivan Kilroy is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience delivering compelling content. Her work has appeared in national, award-winning publications and sites, including: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company, Inc.

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