Bid Postings


Add a Category to Bid Postings

Who can use this feature?

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This article will show you how to add a category to Bid Postings.

Important Note

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


  1. Navigate to Modules > Content > Bid Postings
  2. Select Add Category
  3. Fill in the information
    • Category Name: Name of the category that the user will see
    • Description: Provides a description 
    • Allow Subscribers: Will allow users to sign up for bid posting notifications
      • Note: You must have the Notify Me module for this function
    • 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
    • End Date: The default is blank and indicates the category will remain published until unpublished manually; enter an end date if you want the item to expire and auto-unpublish
      • Note: System Administrators will receive notice 48 hours prior to expiration
    • 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      • Author: Submit new items and modify/delete unpublished items
      • Publisher: Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify/delete published items and accept/reject submitted items
      • Owner: Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify/delete published items, accept/reject submitted items, create/modify categories and assign category permissions
    • The Default Messages tab will allow you to edit the messages that are sent
      • Note: Check the Messages tab to make sure that the URL listed is correct.
  4. Saving Options
    • Cancel: Will delete what you’ve done
    • Save: Will save the work as an unpublished draft
    • Save & Send: Will save the work and send it for approval
    • Save & Publish: Will save the work and publish it for viewing

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