What Does Your Campaign Website Say About You?

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You only have one chance to make a good first impression. For political campaign websites, visitors are probably looking for information, so they may be more likely to stick around longer. But even if a visitor decides to learn more about you as a candidate, what you say and how you present yourself online influences voter support. [Read more…]

Candidate – a new Political WordPress Theme

Candidate is a WordPress theme designed specifically for political and public figures. Drawing inspiration from the modern political arena and experience in building politically themed websites this design is flexible enough to fit any political option and social issue. With a few simple adjustments your site can go from a serious campaign presentation to a more informal grassroots movement. It’s easy to work on and has everything you need to reach out to your supporters.Political Candidate WordPress Theme

Theme Features

  • 50,000 possible layouts
  • 6 custom post types
  • 19 page templates
  • 10 custom widgets
  • ‘WooCommerce’ ready
  • ‘Easy WordPress Donations Plugin’ ready
  • 8 Google fonts
  • PSD and Site template included
  • Well documented

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Politican – a Responsive WordPress Political Theme

Politician WordPress ThemePolitician Responsive WordPress Theme uses a great deal of white/dark space to create a clean feel to this site. The elements of this web design are nicely spaced out to create a clean overall design. The light/dark background and elegant typography combines to make a very fresh design. This website is far from minimal, yet uses very clean edges, accentuated by the contrasts between content areas and backgrounds to create a highly clean web experience.

Theme Features:

  • WordPress 3.5 Ready!
  • Full Localisation Ready (contains .po files)
  • Responsive WordPress Theme
  • 6 Color Variations
  • Crossbrowser compatible
  • 2 Custom Widgets
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • 15+ Custom Shortcodes
  • Sortable Gallery Page
  • 2 News Page Layouts
  • Extensive Video Documentation included!

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Maintaining a Political Campaign Web Presence

campaign website2‘If you build a website, they will come’ is still a common belief held by many new to the internet. However, the reality is that people won’t come to your political campaign website unless you promote it both online and offline. [Read more…]

Politico – a Political WordPress Theme

politicoPolitico is a Political WordPress Theme.  WordPress is an easy to use and very popular content management system and best of all it’s free.

Features:

  • Translation ready (.POT file included)
  • WordPress 3.0 menu support
  • UNLIMITED banner colors [Read more…]

Politic – A BuddyPress Political Theme

Politic – is a wordpress based political theme that incorporates a variety of custom widgets like video, Facebook, Events, etc.  It’s home page is highly widgetized making it an easy to use and configure political wordpress site.  Here’s what the author has to say (not us):

A brand new premium political theme is on the block. I’m proud to introduce you to

Politic: Campaign & Political WordPress Theme, our very first file on this beautiful market, extremely unique with a bunch of cool features, just enough to keep you busy. This one can definitely become the perfect theme for you.

Politic is meant to make you look good, professional and make you stand out as a trusted candidate for the people. This theme is definitely fast, with a rating of 87/100 on Google Pagespeed, which is just a proof of the fact that this theme is also SEO optimized.

Politic is BuddyPress ready (1.6)! This feature will allow you to easily create your own social circle, because you’re the candidate, and social networking with the people is an extremely important asset to have today. All the major US political candidates haven’t won a term, without a little bit of Social Media. BuddyPress with various add-ons will help you, will help you achieve things you never thought you would. Be a part of a vibrant open-source project, join in!

The theme features a unique styling for the Events and WP Email Capture plugins, which you’re notified promptly to install automatically, upon theme activation, enabling you to easily plan events with advanced functionality and collect emails for your campaign.

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Theme Features

  • Awesome design
  • Strong focus on user-experience, usability, and beautiful typography
  • Easily change colors via Theme Options
  • Custom Background via Theme Options
  • Custom Widgets: Flickr, Twitter, Video, Resolutions, Campaign Builder, Newsletter, Facebook, Recent Posts, Events
  • Post Format Support: Audio, Video (both can be Self Hosted), Standard, Slideshow, Image
  • Easy to use Theme Options (Unbranded)
  • Custom Menus and Featured Images
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Page Templates: Home, Archive, Full Width, Contact
  • Custom Login Logo
  • Visual Shortcode Creator (Alerts, Tabs, Toggles, Columns, Buttons)
  • Layered PSD
  • Full localization!
  • Readable and well-documented code
  • Extensive Documentation
  • Last but not least: Quality Support

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Campaign – A Political WordPress Theme

WordPress is a Content Management System used by over 20% of all websites currently on the Net.  It provides an easy to use content management system, a huge community of developers and plugins and lots of “snap on solutions” for political campaigns.

Here’s are some of the best WordPress Political Themes.

  1. CAMPAIGN – POLITICAL WORDPRESS THEME

Campaign is a theme that’s made to help you win in your political race and be the hub of your campaign. It’s built with the WP Email Capture plugin (both the free and premium versions) in mind to collect names and emails of your constituents and The Events Calendar

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plugin to display all of your upcoming events. There’s also an easy to set up donation button in the header. Whether Democrat, Republican, or any other type of party, this theme will handle any politician or cause.

Features

  • New to 2.0: Responsive – Check it out on your iPhone and iPad!
  • Translation file included! – Use Campaign in any language
    • English & French included
  • Optional Donate Button in header menu; Can link to anywhere! Not just PayPal
  • 2 body styles, boxed and full width
  • 4 color schemes: Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow
  • 6 background pattern options
  • 2 Content Layouts – Left & Right
  • Includes optional disclaimer in footer as required in the USA by the FEC for political committees.
  • Styled for The Events Calendar Plugin, WP Email Capture Plugin
  • Collect emails and export them into any email service such as MailChimp or Constant Contact
  • 4 custom widgets including a SlabText widget to make slick typography on the fly
  • Option to display a single category, or all posts on home page
  • Fields to easily embed YouTube and Vimeo videos on the home page, in slides, and in posts
  • jQuery slider on the home page, plus jQuery hovers and lightboxes for images.
  • Social Media Icons
  • Use any number of widgets on the Home Page Banner and in the Footer. Campaign will automatically size them and make them look good.
  • Easy setup with easy to follow instructions.
  • Valid XHTML

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Using WordPress Theme Templates to Build Political Campaign Websites

WordPressBy Paul R Turner –

It wasn’t long ago that candidates running for local office had to pay a lot of money to professional website development companies if they wanted an impressive political campaign site to showcase their candidacy. Today, though, any candidate can create and manage their own campaign website with WordPress, a free content management program. [Read more…]

How SEO Consultants Can Use Social Media Marketing to Achieve Results in Political Campaigns

Social Media 2Social media marketing has become an essential method of campaigning for political office. During the U.S. presidential campaign in 2008, the Barack Obama campaign team had harnessed the power of social media advertising to achieve victory. This was a phenomenon at that time.

While it is not the only marketing component of any political campaign, social media is certainly a primary one. The reason it plays such a major role can be attributed to the following factors: [Read more…]

7 Ways to Ruin a Political Campaign Website

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Lack of Content: The time a campaign launches is NOT the time to start putting together the website content. The website should be fully built out before it is publicized. You only have one chance to make a first impression with voters. If your website is in bad shape when they find you, then you’ve made a bad first impression. Also, there should be enough content for people to satisfy voters interested in an issue. One good technique is to summarize your issue and position on a web page, and then provide a downloadable PDF for those interested in more detail. [Read more…]