How to set up Twitter for political campaign

Social media is one of the best ways to gather the support of your community, give updates, and inform the public about your stances. Twitter can be a great way to directly interact with voters, share news articles, and stay up to date with current affairs. Your social media will be a dynamic place that can quickly and at no-cost engage with supporters. 

Setting up political Twitter

First step is going to Twitter and clicking on the sign up button. A Create your account pop up box will appear, and you’ll be guided through our sign up experience. You’ll be prompted to enter information such as your name and phone number or email address.

You will then need to verify your email address or phone number. Afterwards you can customize your profile, including picking a profile photo and header. Then you can add a bio, set up your timeline by following people or Topics. And just like that you are ready to tweet!

Tips for picking a Twitter username

Your username, also known as a “handle,” is the name your followers use when sending replies, mentions, and Direct Messages. You should pick a username that matches your own name and is easy to spell. Try and avoid using numbers which might add extra confusion. This username will form the URL of your Twitter profile page. You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is not already taken.

Things to remember about Twitter

While there are many supporters on Twitter there are also people who will dislike you. This is part of any campaign and make sure you aren’t taking it personally. Do not feel like you have to respond to every direct message or reply tweet that is negative.

Basic Plan

Most frequent questions and answers

Why choose Ryvall?

While other web design options exist, Ryvall is built exclusively for campaigns. While other drag and drop website editors can make a beautiful site, they fall down when it comes to function. From day one, your site will collect valuable emails and volunteers that you can download easily. Additionally, Ryvall provides every candidate managed updates, so you never have to fiddle with the back end of your site. Instead, just send us an email and we will handle the updates for you, making editing your site painless. (Of course if you’re a tech savvy campaign that wants the freedom of access to the backend we can provide that as well).

What is included in the basic plan?

Every plan includes your domain name registration and hosting. Our hosting is backed by the Google Cloud Platform, delivering incredible reliability. Each site also includes a free SLL certificate. We handle all of the technical details so you don’t have to manage any hosting accounts and get lost in technical jargon.

What do I need to get started?

You will need to set up a way to accept contributions, write a short candidate biography, and have some kind of slogan for your campaign. With those items we can get a site up and running in three business days. Many candidates will also want to write short statements on the issues that are important to their campaign, as well as have professional photos taken. We can build a functional site with as little or as much content as you want.

Do basic plans include email?

Basic plans do not include email accounts. Instead, your website has a contact form that will be directed to the personal email of your choice, providing constituents a way to get in touch. If you need more advanced email features, consider upgrading to a standard or premium plan.

What design options come with the basic plan?

To start, you can select from three custom templates that are designed specifically for campaigns. Each template is mobile responsive, so your site will look great no matter what. With a basic plan you can upload a logo and select custom colors, or pick from one of our easy ready to go color palettes.