Our tools offer a simple Test Mode so that you can see how your tool will work live from end to end. We always recommend building at least a day of testing into your campaign timeline.
Step 1: When you first create a new campaign tool, Test Mode will be on automatically. You can find Test Mode settings at the bottom of your campaign tool's Basic Configuration page:
You will see three test settings:
- Test mode (targets will not be contacted) - you will always see a red "TEST MODE" banner on your tool when in test mode,
- Tool is live - for when your campaign is live,
- Tool is live but can still be tested by logged in users - this setting is helpful for testing your tool once your campaign is live. This will put your campaign tool on test mode for your team members, but it will remain live for your supporters.
By entering a Test Mode email address, phone number, or Twitter handle, you can get live results for your campaign tool (like seeing how your submission tokens look in action!) without actually needing to contact a target.
Please note you either need to turn auto-approve on, or manually approve your letters if you're testing emails.
We're working on improving this experience. Stay tuned for updates!