Like all online platforms, GoFundraise has its quirks. Here are some of the common ones you might come across with Event Creator Vision and suggested workarounds.
Setting up the Event
Error comes up when adding a Location
Functionality around the 'location' setting in an event is not yet available. Please select 'My Event doesn't have a location' to proceed past this stage.
'Event Creation' failed message appears after clicking 'Confirm'
If you see the error "Event Creation Failed" at the confirmation stage, this happens if your Event Name is over 50 characters long (including spaces). Go back to Step 2 'Event Details', shorten the length of your event name and continue.
I click the 'Create Event' button from my Dashboard and it loads a blank page
There is currently an issue with the 'Create Event' button from top of the Dashboard. Please click the 'Create Campaign' button instead to start the Event Creator Vision Wizard.
This will load the 'Choose Your Event Type' stage as expected
Fundraising and Donations section
I've uploaded a default Fundraising Profile Image but it shows 'broken image' icon
The image itself has uploaded successfully and will be picked up correctly on the live site. It is just the thumbnail in this section which will not display.
Event Banner Widget
Updating the Event Banner when your event has more than one content page
If your event site has more than one content page, you need to change the Event Banner on all the pages, not just the home page. Otherwise saving a page with the old banner will overwrite the Event Banner across the site.
Issues with External Links starting with http://
If you have applied an external link to a button widget with the URL starting with http://, you'll notice that when the page is re-saved, the link breaks on the live site. This issue only happens with links starting with http:// on Button Widget. Links starting with https:// are unaffected, as are all external links when applied to Menu Items, Text or Image widgets.
- If the site you are linking to is available on https:// then use that URL instead
- Otherwise create an image to use as a button. Insert an Image Widget into the site and add your external link to it.
- Here are some online tools to help you create images that can be used as buttons:
Text on the mobile version of the site no longer seems mobile responsive i.e. text overlaps images, doesn't wrap on the screen.
This only happens to Text Widgets that you have moved within the Editor. Quick easy fix to fix is to expand/contract the widget, then save the page (like stretching a rubber band). When you next view the site on a mobile, the text should no longer overlap the images.
I’ve uploaded a new Fundometer Image to an existing widget but the error “Sorry, but we require more information” appears.
After uploading a new image, clicking Use Original/Crop Image and then clicking done, you might see this error come up.
Wait about 20-30 seconds until the ‘Crop Image’ and ‘Use Original’ buttons disappear. Then click the ‘Done’ button. This will successfully upload the image.
I’m trying to add a NEW Fundometer Widget but keep getting an error asking for more information.
To add a new Fundometer Widget (not when updating and existing one), you need to add an Event Target (in Event Details and Settings), add the Fundometer, and then remove the Event Target (if no longer needed).
Go to ‘Event Details and Settings > Event Target’ first and add an Event Target (you can remove this later)
Then go to the Edit Content and make your changes to the Fundometer.
Once done, go back into Event Details and Settings > Event Target and then remove the target setting.