What is ShortStack?
ShortStack is a “Software as a Service” tool used to create campaigns that you can publish anywhere on the web. To design, publish and manage your campaigns, simply log in to shortstackapp.com.
ShortStack Main Menu
Here’s a brief summary of the sections you’ll find in ShortStack’s main menu:
The Campaign Builder is where you design and publish a campaign. Clicking the Builder link in the Main Menu will bring you directly to the last campaign you were working on.
The Dashboard is where you can view data for active campaigns and Forms. It should look familiar, as it's the first page you'll be directed to when you log in.
The Campaign Manager, or Campaigns for short, is where you manage campaigns and create new ones. There is also a table of all the campaigns you have created previously that shows a range of information.
ShortStack hosts and organizes all of your media files in your Media Manager. The Media Manager accepts PNG, JPG, GIF, MP3, PDF, XML, SWF, JS, and CSS files that are under five (5) megabytes. The Media Manager lets you browse all your media files, upload new ones, and delete them.
Here you can create new Forms, edit the ones you’ve already created, and view and export submitted entries.
Templates are pre-made campaigns you can use as the basis for your campaigns. You can choose from designs that we’ve made (Public Templates - shown below), or you can choose designs that you’ve created (My Templates).
When browsing Public Templates, you can click a thumbnail to see the full-size template, choose a theme to change the appearance, and then create a Campaign based on what you see. Once you click Make Campaign, you are directed to the Campaign Builder so that you can customize it.
When you've created a design that you really like, you can save it in the Style Panel as a Theme. This way, it's easy to use the same design aesthetic in multiple campaigns. The Themes section shows you all of the custom Themes you've created, and allows you to manage and use them.
To manage your account, click your name in the top-right corner of ShortStack. Here you can upgrade or downgrade your plan (Upgrade), change your billing and contact information (Account Summary), and manage your ShortStack preferences (Preferences). Read the Managing Your Account doc for more information.