The website has tools that allow you to customize your website to the degree that you are comfortable.
Web Content: individual blocks of static content, typically text or images that you can add to the site.
Web elements: dynamic elements can be added to a page. These include viewing an auction catalog, showcasing donors or selling tickets.
Web page: A page in a website that you can configure the content of.
Template page: A special type of page that visitors don't see directly, but content is added to the template page by an auction coordinator/administrator and will be visible on website pages based on that template. This lets you define common styling, such as the background for pre-selected pages.
Static and Dynamic Content
Before starting, it's useful to understand the difference between static and dynamic content.
Static content does not change until you manually change it. Parts of your site like the header image, introductory text, and footer image are examples of static content.
Dynamic content will change as information in your event changes. Dynamic content is what keeps your website up to date without requiring you to manually update it with the latest information.
Access Your Website
Top open your website, click the website icon above the main navigation.
If you have multiple websites, the default website will open in edit mode.
When you open the website in edit mode you will see a custom header bar and the editor sidebar
Content Editor Icon
Clicking the Content Editor icon gives you access to the content editor sidebar tools which you will use for Editing. This icon is only available to you in edit mode.
Each page of your website is made up of content & elements.
These can be text, images, or a combination of text and images and can be either static or dynamic.
Some elements appear on all pages, and some appear only on select pages.
As you move the mouse over an element, an outline will appear with a link to the element's settings dialog in the top right.
The elements you see will vary depending on the template you selected.
The page above shows:
- a header element identifying the event
- a menu
- a block for handling bidder registration
- a tips element that is only visible to you as the organizer
- a content block promoting the event
- a button that links to the tickets page
- a contact element with social media links