Ushahidi Platform User Manual
This manual gives you a step by step overview of how to set up an Ushahidi version 3.0 deployment, and how to make full use of the features the platform offers. You can:-
- download the software at no cost and host it on your own servers from https://github.com/ushahidi/platform.
- sign up for a deployment on http://ushahidi.com. There are currently three different plans available for you to choose from, which you can review on our plans page here.
For groups running social impact projects unable to afford the current pricing model, you can apply for a free responder plan here.
This manual will show you how to install the Ushahidi platform, or sign up for an ushahidi account, customise it to meet the needs of your project, manage people and incoming data, as well as visualise and analyse your data. It is meant to be a comprehensive learning guide for brand new users of the platform, as well as a reference point for those who may have some prior experience using the platform.
If you have any problems and need some guidance or help, reach out to us via:-
- Our chat feature on http://ushahidi.com
- Live Developer chat rooms on IRC/Gitter/Skype (posting on any one of these channels will post on all of them simultaneously)
- Ushahidi forums
Bumped into a bug on the platform or have a feature you would like to request? Share your feedback with us via our github issues page.
Looking to contribute to the Ushahidi platform? Visit our contribute page for directions on how to get started.
This guide has been updated based on content created on the initial support documentation by Sophie Shepherd, and new content on previously undocumented features by members of the Ushahidi team.
Feedback is welcome and will be incorporated into the guide.