Bid Postings


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Add a Category to Bid Postings

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Note: Only System Administrators and Owners can add Bid categories

Instructions

  1. Log in to the admin side of the website.
  2. Go to Modules > Content > Bid Postings.
  3. Select Add Bid Category
  4. Category Name – Name of the Bid Category that the user will see
  5. Description – Provides a description of the Bid Category
  6. Allow Subscribers – Select “Yes” if you want to allow users to sign up for bid posting notifications. Note: You must have the Notify Me module for this function.
  7. Start Date – The default is blank and indicates the category will be available immediately upon publication. Enter a start display date to auto-publish at a later date.
  8. End Date – The default is blank and indicates the category will remain published until unpublished manually. Enter an end date if you want the item to expire and auto-unpublish. System Administrators will receive notice 48 hours prior to expiration.
  9. Permissions – Setting permissions at the category level is suggested.
    • View – May view the live side only
    • Author – Submit new items and modify/delete unpublished items
    • Publisher – Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify/delete published items and accept/reject submitted items
    • Owner – Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify/delete published items, accept/reject submitted items, create/modify categories and assign category permissions
    • System Administrator – Automatically has rights to all of the above

      Note: Check the Messages tab to make sure that the URL listed is correct.
  10. Select the Default Messages
  11. Check the URL in the message area to ensure that it shows your LIVE URL. If your LIVE URL is not showing:
    • Highlight the part of the link that reads “<<InsertURLHere>>” and replace it with your LIVE URL
  12. Select the tab on the lower right of the message area labeled Copy HTML to Text to copy the changes made to the HTML email message to the plain Text email.
  13. Change the URL in the HTML List Footer if needed.
  14. Select option to complete adding/creating category.
    • Cancel – Will delete what you’ve done
    • Save – Will save the work as an unpublished draft
    • Save & Publish – Will save the work and publish it for viewing

Note: The Bids Posting category will not be visible to the public until a Bid is added.\

 

Publish a Category

  1. Log in to the admin side of the website.
  2. Go to Modules > Content > Bid Postings.
  3. Choose a category under Unpublished Categories.
  4. Select Choose an Action > Publish

Note: A category must be published and have at least one published bid in it before it will show on the live side of the website.




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