Participants must be logged in before bidding, voting, or donating in an online event so their transactions can be recorded against their user record.
Sending Invitations to your known supporters provides the easiest access to your Online Auction, Voting Contest, or Virtual Live Auction - but you won't be able to send invitations unless you have their name and contact information uploaded to your event site ahead of time.
To allow access to the wider public, you can display a signup link in your nav bar (and in the public catalog) to allow visitors to your site to create their own account.
These instructions cover how to enable and customize your Signup page for one or more online activities.
1. Choosing your settings:
Go to Admin > Site Settings > Signup > Signup Settings
It may be helpful to preview the signup process before choosing your settings. If you wish to preview, make sure your signup button and links are enabled, then skip to Step 3.
Click on the Help icons for more info about each setting and, when appropriate, to see where it displays.
The signup form provides access to all activities and is programmed to be "smart": once completed, the user will be directed to the correct page based on which feature is visible to the public (online auction, voting, or virtual event). If more than one type of event is underway, users will be given button options to choose which page to visit first.
If you are using the event site for a single online event, feel free to edit the Button text to something more descriptive, such as "Signup to Vote; Signup to Bid; or Join our Virtual Event".
The standard signup form requires complete contact information (including phone and email) and requires the user to create a password for future access. If you don't need complete contact info and/or do not want users to create a password, check the box to use the Tickets fields instead, then select the desired fields to display in your tickets settings.