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Ian Patrick Hines

Ian Patrick Hines is the founder and CEO of Hines Digitalan award winning, internationally renowned, conservative digital agency that’s out to beat the left at their own game by out-hustling, out-organizing, and out-fundraising them.

From November 2012 – November 2013, Ian was a NationBuilder Tech Organizer, during which time he became one of the world’s foremost NationBuilder experts. He’s now helping campaigns and organizations get the most out of their nations as a certified NationBuilder Expert & Architect.

Prior to joining NationBuilder, he spent nine years in Maryland politics where he served in nearly every role from field organizer to communications director. In 2003, when online organizing was new and unproven, he managed the GenDean Blog — at just 17-years old — and his 2010 article on the potential impact of Square on political fundraising was featured on The New York Times' Bits Blog.

A fourth-generation Marylander, he currently lives in Severna Park, Maryland with his wife Christy and their three children: Oliver, Moira and Henry.


commented on Moderating Comments
Sebastián — Comments are published immediately. You can moderate them after they’re published by either (a) flagging them on the public site or (b) moderating them within the control panel.
posted 2013-09-09 13:26:20 -0700
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That sounds useful, actually.
posted 2015-01-12 09:59:59 -0800
commented on Justin Amash Signup Form
You can see a full case study on this project, here:
posted 2014-06-19 14:46:41 -0700
commented on How can I display my latest Tweets?
Lizbeth - You’d actually need to paste the Twitter embed code into the template in two places. In the screenshot above (as an example), you’d want to past it on lines 23 & 25. That’d show it both for folks who’re logged in and logged out.
posted 2015-07-06 06:46:52 -0700
responded to Include photos in FAQ? with completed
posted 2016-06-08 17:12:36 -0700
commented on Can slugs have slashes?
Elliot, when migrating an from an existing CMS to NationBuilder, one best practice is to use our Legacy URL Importer.

The importer can crawl your existing site, map it’s current URL structure, and allow you to specify which pages on your new NationBuilder site those old URLs should redirect to.

Additionally, you can specify individual URLs for redirection whether or not those URLs existed previously on your old site by visiting Pages >> Legacy within your nation’s Control Panel.

(Ex: redirect to
posted 2013-04-30 14:14:57 -0700
responded to Editing membership pages with completed
posted 2016-06-08 15:22:02 -0700
responded to How do I best handle a large list of redirects during a large site migration? with completed
posted 2016-06-08 10:58:48 -0700
commented on About Matt Brown (Detail)
You can see a full case study on this project, here:
posted 2014-06-19 15:03:17 -0700
commented on page.signup
A second list of optional tags? I don’t believe that you can.
posted 2014-11-22 14:50:51 -0800
commented on page_tag
Ron’s right. And it really ought to be a set of objects.

{{ tag.url }}
{{ }}
{{ tag.slug }}

posted 2014-11-22 10:43:18 -0800
commented on To be, or not to be...a long-scroll theme
I’d never thought of that. That’s smart. I’ve been giving clients written (PDF) guides on where things are buried, what fields I’m using for what, etc.
posted 2015-02-13 14:08:38 -0800