Welcome! We've designed this section to be a helpful non-technical resource for individuals who are interested in using the Ushahidi Platform.
A Step by Step Guide on How To Use The Ushahidi Platform
This is a guide on how to use the Ushahidi platform. Within, we will explain how to download and install the Ushahidi platform, review the platform’s administrative capabilities, and briefly introduce the more advanced options for customizing and extending your deployment through plugins and themes. The guide will then introduce the main features of the Ushahidi platform, explaining all the tabs and functions that your users will interact with once your map is live on the web.
View Resources: Part 1: Installing the Ushahidi platform (1.2mb), Part 2: Customizing Your Platform (3.2mb), Part 3: The Administration Section (2.8mb), Part 4: The User Interface (2.5mb), Complete Guide (9.3mb)
Before Using The Ushahidi Platform
This document will walk you through some things you might want to think about before you start using the Ushahidi platform.
A Guide To Verification
This guide will take you through several considerations to keep in mind relating to report verification.
How To Map SMS Messages
This document explains the process of mapping SMS messages in the Ushahidi platform.
Election Monitoring: A Quick Guide
This document is intended to be a quick guide that collects tips, challenges & lessons learned coming from previous election monitoring deployments of the Ushahidi platform.
Election Monitoring: An Extended Guide
This guide walks you through some of the best practices and considerations related to the Ushahidi platform as a tool for election monitoring.
A Guide To Funding Your Project
This document is intended to provide you with some tips to think about when looking for funding to support your project or idea.