# Auction Setup (new)

Auctria provides you with the tools you can use to create an auction/event website for your fundraiser.

Your auction website can be used to promote your fundraising event as well as include opportunities for your guests to preview auction items, register as bidders, purchase tickets to the "in-person" event as well as other for sale items, participate in silent auction online "pre-bidding", auctions with online only bidding, and more...

Bidder Registration/Checkout Tickets How To Set-Up Online Pre-Bidding
Auction Concepts: Silent Auctions | Online Auctions | Selling Items

You might also just simply want to make it possible for your guests to make "cash" donations!
See How To Add Cash Donations To Website for more details on this.

Setting Up An Online Items Auction

Creating an Auctria event and setting up your Online Item Auction.

Setting Up An In-Person Auction

Creating an Auctria event and setting up your In-Person Auction.

Setting Up A For Sale Items Auction

Creating an Auctria event and setting up your For Sale Item only event.

Setting Up A Donation Only Event

Creating an Auctria event and setting up your Donation Item only event.

How To Create A New Auction Website

Creating Auctria auction websites.

# Create Your Auction Website

When you first start with Auctria, your Organization will not have a website created although this is a straight-forward process to get a website setup and be publicly available.

From the main Auction Dashboard you can click on the "Auction web site" block, or scroll to the bottom of the page (if needed) and click on the Website sidebar entry.

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This will open the Website dashboard where you will find a video to help with explaining the process of adding a website as well as numerous templates to use as a starting point.

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Choose the template that most closely matches what you want to use for the event website by clicking its Select template button. Your template choice will be used to create your website and insert the elements that you will likely need based on the template theme.

INFORMATION

The website will be created immediately when you click the Select template button.

You can always customize the website and its elements to suit your specific requirements afterward. See Website Editor for more details on this.

# Define the Website Address

After the website has been created you will still need to set its "address". Click the "pencil" icon to edit the Event Website ID address field.

IMPORTANT
Website Addresses should only use letters, numbers, and hyphens (-). The use of any other type of "special character" or "punctuation" could potentially make your auction website unreachable.

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The Event Website ID is the portion of the URL after www.charityauction.bid/. In this case, the default Preferred Domain is being used. There are more auction domains you can choose from, see Set The Website Address for more information on these options.

Generally, your guests should be able to easily recognize the address being connected to your organization or to the current fundraiser event.

Make certain to click the "checkmark" icon to save the Event Website ID you entered.

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# Viewing Your Website

You can quickly access your Website dashboard from any Auction Dashboard page -- just click the yellow "world" icon at the top of the sidebar on the left side of the screen.

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You can also click on Website and then use either of the blue website addresses; click on the View Website button; or, click on the Edit Website button.

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# Customizing Your Website

When the website is opened in "editor mode" it will allow you to make updates and changes to the site. There is more information on customizing the website in our User Guide under Website Editor.

# More About Websites

The following additional User Guide sections and pages may be of assistance:



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Added: 2021-11-11
Last Updated: 11/18/2021, 3:09:02 PM