# Fundraising Thermometer 2019
The Fundraising Thermometer element lets you add a visual indicator of your fundraising progress.
# Add a Fundraising Thermometer
To add a Fundraising Thermometer element, open the Content editor and select the Elements section.
Under Elements, click Others and select the Fundraising Thermometer element and then drag and drop it onto the website page. See Add New Element 2019 for more information.
A placeholder is added to the website page.
# Edit text
The text portion of an element is initially created with placeholder text which you will want to customize. To edit the placeholder text, double-click on on the text to open the Edit Content window.
The Edit Content window will appear.
Type over the placeholder text and use the toolbar to format the text.
Make changes to the text as needed, then click the Save changes button. Click the Cancel button to close the Edit Content window without making any changes.
When formatting text, be mindful people will be viewing the website on different sized devices, including phones and tablets, with different sized screens. It is best to avoid using hard-coded font sizes, since what may look big on a high resolution desktop monitor will look enormous on a smaller screen. Instead, use the predefined styles which will be scaled automatically based on the screen size, and to maintain a relative size to each other, without becoming too large.
# Customize the Thermometer
To Customize the Thermometer, click Settings.
Under the Options settings tab you can set the "Style", "Goal" and "Height" of the thermometer.
- Style - choose either a "Vertical" or "Horizontal" alignment.
- Goal - set the monetary goal. Only use numbers, no commas.
- Height - set the height (or length) for the thermometer.
The Income settings tab is used to set which streams of income should be included in the total raised.
Items to include income for:
- Total income from bidders
- Total donations from bidders
- Cash donations only
- Items matching the follow tags:
These will auto-fill based on your current tags.
- Selected items:
You can choose items from the drop-down selector.
Donor donations to include:
- Sponsorships only
# Save Settings
After editing the settings, click Save to continue making changes to the element, or click Save & close to save the element and close its Settings window. The thermometer will appear on your website page showing the progress towards your goal.
Click Cancel to not save any of your changes and close the Settings window.