# Setting Up A Donation Only Event (updated)
Setting Up A Donation Only Website is one of the easiest and most straight-forward event websites to use in Auctria.
# Create The Website
Once you have gone through the Initial Setup you will need to finish up with creating your website. In this case, simply choose the Basic: Donations Only template and all the major work is done.
For a bit more visual details click on the Preview template button on the Unknown link 'CreateNewWebsite' page.
# 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.
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.
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.
# Make The Site Your Own
You can also make other changes to the "basic" website by using the Website Editor.
# Enable Bidder Registration
Although you may not have any bidding for a Donation Only website you will still need to enable Bidder Registration/Checkout as it is required for the checkout portion when donors make their payments.
Start by clicking on Website -> Bidder Registration from the main Auction Dashboard menu.
This will open the Bidder Registration dashboard. Scroll down to the Online Bidder Registration.
You will need to set Enable online bidder registration and ticket purchases to Yes.
Remember to click the "checkmark" icon to save your change after making them in a settings section.
Although your event was live immediately, your Donors will now be able to pledge their donation and make their payments.
# Further Options
You can now continue to add items to your event and make further customizations as needed.
- See the Credit Cards Concepts section to learn about how to accept credit card payments through our integrated credit card processing services.
- Add details about your Donors to help promote them online using a Donor Catalog.
Last Revised: 2021-11-15