Rules of the road

Once you create an account, you’ll be able to add and edit pages on our website. Please be respectful of other teams’ posts and pages and do not edit those even if you have “permission” to do so.

Basic instructions

There are 2 main areas for you to contribute to the website.

The first is to provide an introduction to your team. That’s your team page, You can edit it by logging in to, clicking "teams" in the left sidebar, and then clicking on your team name in the list that shows up.

The second is to provide updates for actions and events that your team is attending and/or organizing. In the lexicon of the website, an Action is something that has a due date, and that people can do mostly independently, e.g. “Call Feinstein by this Friday about blah.” An Event is where people do something at the same time, and often in the same place, e.g. a phone bank, rally, meeting, General Assembly, etc.

Creating a new post

To create either an action or an event, click on “posts” in the left sidebar on Siteleaf and then click “+ New Post” on the top right. There you can fill in all of the event details. The only required field is event-start-date (used for Events) or event-end-date (used for Actions). You are welcome to fill out as many other fields as you like, including a start date for Actions or an end date for Events.

Detailed description for creating a new post

Most of the fields to fill out are self-explanatory, but some are a bit subtle:

  • RSVP-link is a link to the website where an activist can RSVP, e.g. ActionNetwork or EventBrite

  • Location is automatically turned into a link on Google Maps, using whatever text you put in the field as a search term. So if it’s a business, park, plaza, etc., you can put the name, and if it’s a house, then the address works well.

  • Embed-code is how we get RSVP forms embedded directly into the website. To find the code for this, go to the ActionNetwork “manage event” page and find the “Embed this event” box, containing a bunch of code. Just copy-paste the code into the box on Siteleaf and our website will take care of the rest!

  • island specifies that the post is linked to a chapter on a specific island. You must use the names Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, or Kauai.

  • chapter is used if there is more than one chapter on an island (but you still should also specify the island as well!). The chapter name entered here must match the chapter name on the Chapters page exactly or else your post won’t be listed on the relevant page.

  • is featured controls whether the event shows up on the front page of our website. Please only feature up to two events per team or chapter at a time. We encourage you to feature your next team meeting!

  • pinned forces an event or action to the top of our homepage. Only one event or one action should be pinned at a time!

On the right sidebar of the new/edit post page, there are a few extra controls:

  • The big “Save” button, which (duh) you click on to save your post. Make sure it has the correct “visibility” (see the next point).

  • The Draft/Hidden/Visible buttons control visibility. Draft is for when you aren’t ready to publish the post but want to save it. We don’t use Hidden. And Visible is for when you are ready to publish your post.

  • Generate item preview allows you to view a preview of your post before publishing it. I have trouble getting this one to work. If it works for you, great.

Tags and Categories

  • Tags. You must add your team’s tag to your posts in order for them to show up on your team page! You can also add other tags, e.g. phonebank or call (for MoC calls), if you’d like. (Pro tip: if you tag your post with “call,” we will include MoC phone numbers on the event page automatically!) When you start typing, a menu will pop up with a list of previously-used tags which you can choose from. You can also make a new one just by typing in a new tag.

  • Categories. We use three categories, and each post must belong to exactly one: event, action or update. I already described events and actions. An update is simply a blog post with no associated real-world action.