Configure email and text message opt-ins

When a person provides an email address or mobile phone number on your website, she can choose whether to receive updates from you. Here is what that looks like on a signup form using the Aware theme:


If she does not want to receive updates, she will need to uncheck the boxes next to "Send me email updates" and "Send me text message updates." 

You can choose to have these opt-in boxes unchecked. This means that when signing up on your website, a person will need to check the box next to these statements to be opted into email blasts and text message blasts. This is a site-wide setting, so the choice will affect every page on your website. 

1. Go to Website > [Site name] > Site settings > Basic


2. Uncheck the box next to "Email & text message opt-in checkbox defaults to checked"


3. Click the "Save site" button

save site button

Now people will have to actively opt-in to receiving email blasts and text message blasts from your nation. If someone does not opt into blast communication, her contact info will still be recorded in her profile. If you are using NationBuilder Mailboxes, you will still be able to send her one-to-one email. 

Please be aware that checkboxes are formatted differently in each of our public themes. For example, in the Publish theme default style, an opt-in checkbox that is checked is blue with a white check, whereas it is grey when unchecked. You can see this on the Publish theme demo site join page


If you’re unclear on how this feature works, please ask a question. If you would like to see changes to this feature, please submit a suggestion.