Create New Website

To create a website for your event, click Website at the bottom of the main Auction Dashboard menu.

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For information on the Old Website Editor see the sections in our Archive Topics.

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As of January 2020, the New Website Editor is available as an opt-in feature. To start the process, click on the green New Website Release button in the sidebar of the Auction Website Dashboard.

The first time you access the Website manager page, there will be a message: No website has been created for this event.

New Website Release

Clicking on the New Website Release button will open the Website Features page where you can opt-in to the new Website Editor. We highly recommend this!

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Changing the Turn on the new website features option to Yes will provide access to the new Website Editor and all of the new and enhanced features it offers for new websites created afterward in the specific event.

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This option needs to be enabled for each event you want to use the new Website Editor with.

Create Website

After opting into the new Website Editor, clicking on Website in the main Auction Dashboard menu will display the default Create Website options when there are no websites created for the event.

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Click the Select this template button for the style of website you want to create and then click the Create Website button to start the process. A confirmation pop-up will appear that requires you click "Continue" to proceed.

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Website Address

Once the process is completed you will see the Website settings page where you should set your Website Address.

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Your website will have a public address in the form of charityauction.bid/SOMETHING You can chose the SOMETHING portion of the address. Using an address based on the auction/event name is often the best recommendation.

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You can only use letters, numbers, the - (hyphen) and the _ (underscore) character when creating your website address. DO NOT use spaces, or other characters such as punctuation marks, as these are not compatible with website addresses.

Click the blue "pencil" icon to open the Address field for editing. Once you have added your Address and clicked the "check mark" icon to save your changes you will see what your full auction/event website address will look like.

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Check the website address to make sure it is user-friendly, not too long, and relevant to your event. If necessary, you can make changes by clicking the "pencil" icon to update as needed.

Edit Website

Once your website is created you can click on the Edit Website button to make modifications, or you can follow one of your auction website address links and open the Website Editor from there.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020, 8:46:17 PM