Campaign creators can edit their petitions by clicking Edit Content from the petition's signature page. In addition to the fields included in the new petition creation form, the edit page includes additional fields that allow the campaign creator to share petition delivery details or link to a campaign site.
After editing petition text, petition creators click Update Petition to save the changes.
- For small petitions (with less than 100 signatures), these edits will be sent to the moderation queue automatically.
- For large petitions (with more than 100 signatures), the petition creator will be asked to provide a reason for changing the text. The reason they provide and their edits to the petition will be added to the moderation queue, where they can be approved or rejected by organization administrators. This behavior is aimed at discouraging petition creators from changing the text of their petition after people have already signed.
Once the petition creator clicks to Update Petition or Send for Approval, the petition is returned to the moderation queue for admin approval. A notification is also sent to any admins that have opted to receive notifications about edited petitions.
Please note: edits to petition text are made live immediately. This means that supporters who view the petition after the petition is edited, but before the edits are reviewed by admins, will see the edited text. When moderating the edits, you're being asked if the edits should remain in place or if you want to roll back to the previous version.
To moderate an edited petition, click the petition title. The page you're brought to will show detailed information about the edits that have been made, including changes to the text fields, category selections, and the petition image.
Additions to text fields are underlined and highlighted in green, while deletions are struckthrough and highlighted in red. In addition to the edits themselves, the petition creator's reason for editing is displayed with the proposed changes.
From this page, admins can choose to Approve the changes (which will keep them live), Roll Back to the previous version, or make additional edits.
To make edits to the fields displayed on this page, click either the pencil or rewind buttons. Clicking the pencil will allow you to make changes starting from the new text, while clicking the rewind button will allow you to edit the field starting from the old text.
You can also edit the petition more thoroughly, including fields not displayed on this page, by clicking the edit button. If you want to prevent the petition creator from editing a field in the future, you can click to lock the field.
If you choose to approve the changes, the petition will be returned to its previous moderation status, which is included in the Moderation box. You can choose a different moderation status from the drop down menu.
After accepting or rejecting the changes, you'll be brought to the next petition in need of moderation.
Organization admins also have access to a log of the changes made to a petition, even after it has been re-moderated. From the petition's Admin page, go to the History tab view the log. In addition to showing edits to the petition, the log also provides information on when and by whom the petition was moderated.
[For those following the New CSL Admins tutorial, we'll look at ended petitions next.]