# Old Website Editing (archived)
Your auction website has tools that allow you to customize your website to the degree that you are comfortable.
# Key Concepts
Web Content - individual blocks of static content.
This is typically text, or images, you add to the site.
Web Elements - dynamic elements can be added to a page.
These include, for example, viewing an auction catalog, showcasing Donors, or selling tickets.
Web Page - a page in a website you can configure the content of.
Template Page - a special type of page visitors do not see directly.
Content is added to the template page by an auction coordinator/administrator and will be visible on website pages based on the template page. This lets you define common styling, such as the background, for pre-selected pages.
# Static and Dynamic Content
Before you start editing, 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.
# Accessing Your Website
To open your website, click the website icon above the main navigation on the left side of your Auction Dashboard. If you have multiple websites, the default website will open in edit mode.
# Website Editor
The Auction website is managed from the auction Website Dashboard 2019 and auction Website Editor. Both are necessary and which is used depends on the task at hand.
When you open the website in edit mode, you will see a custom header bar and the editor sidebar.
Clicking the Content Editor (three cogs) icon gives you access to the Content Editor sidebar tools which you will use for Editing. This "three cogs" icon is only visible in edit mode.
From the auction Website Editor you can accomplish tasks like the following:
- identify which items will be displayed, and/or sold, on specific web pages
- update the website home page
- add a donation button
- set required fields for registration and purchases
- customize text and images in each element
- add/delete website elements
- customize the template page
# Page Elements
Each page of your website is made up of content and elements. These pieces can be text, images, or a combination of text and images; and, they 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 of the outlined area.
An Example Page
The elements you see on your website may vary depending on the template you selected.
The screen capture above shows the page elements outlined.
- a header element (identifying the event)
- a menu element
- 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 linking to the Tickets page
- a Contact element (with social media links)