6 Steps to Mastering Your Free Trial Site

The first 30 days of your trial is for getting to know your website. The next 30 days are to show it off! Nonprofits that make the most out of their trial site can better assess our designs and features—and move closer to launch without paying a penny.

Screenshot of where to find the support forms in the back end

Visit Your Dashboard

Don’t be afraid to log in, click around and see the sights! The first screen you’ll see is your website’s dashboard, which is a helpful jumping off point for everything you want to accomplish. On the left, you’ll see a menu full of options:

Screenshot showing the Pioneer theme homepage

Hone Your Homepage

The most exciting transformation of your trial website happens on the homepage. Our themes include a structured template for adding your content with lots of flexibility.

Jump right in by changing the main image, swapping in your own mission and tagline, and adjusting each section with text and visuals that help you see the possibilities.

Update page organization in the customizer

Play With Page Organization

Wondering how your site will look once you adjust or rename key pages? Rearrange, add or remove pages on the site to match up with your mission and see what fits in the menus.

If you transition to a Grow or Amplify website plan, one of our content strategists will help you finalize the perfect website structure.

Screenshot of editing blocks in the back end

Be Creative With Your Content

Looking at the administrative side of a page, you’ll see that it’s made up of a series of blocks that stack on top of each other with seemingly endless possibilities and settings.

To get a feel for how the page editor works, try updating the Mission and Team pages with different types of blocks for text and multimedia content.

Screenshot of the event system on the Scholar theme

Try the Event System

The Event Management System is just one of the perks of our Grow and Amplify website plans. Get a feel for how you might use it at your nonprofit by exploring the placeholder events in your trial site and creating a new one of your own.

Get Help When You Need It

Explore our support articles and reach out for email-based support anytime by using the form in your website’s dashboard. You’ll hear from us within one business day—the same commitment we make for the lifetime of your site.

We offer additional support if you transition to one of our website plans after the trial. Clients on Grow and Amplify plans have a dedicated project team to help with your content strategy and to format pages. After launch, Amplify clients can request us to make website changes for you.

 

Take the Next Step

Reach out to us anytime with questions about our website plans and the best way forward based on your goals. Hundreds of nonprofits have trusted us to launch their sites, and we’re standing by to do the same for you.