Creating a custom dashboard for your event

30 Nov 1999

You may have your event up and running already, be planning your next event or are in the process of setting one up and want to add some unique user experiences with the entrant dashboard. 

The general uses for custom dashboard we see are to:

  • Display leaderboards for the event
  • Display important messages
  • Allow the entrants to edit webform submissions
  • Ask additional questions after registration

This support article will cover the basics of creating a custom user dashboard within your event. 

Event Pages

When within your event, click on the “Event Pages” button within the white middle navigation area.

You will now see all of the pages within your event split into three sections:

1. Public Pages are event pages that anyone can see like the home page and event-specific donation pages

2. Non-Public Pages are the pages that are required for the fundraiser to be logged in to see and are accessible from the fundraiser's dashboard. These will be set to a certain login type (Member or Team), these determine if they appear in the individual's dashboard or the team dashboard respectively.

3. System Pages are the pages relating to the functionality of the event such as for the registration flows, donations etc. We suggest not editing these as these are used for the functionality of the platform.

View Non-Public Pages

To view a non-public page you will need to log in as an entrant, head to any fundraisers account currently active in your event and click the “login as this user” button. 

If the page was set up to be displayed on the sub nav, you can log in as an entrant and you will see your new page as an option in the fundraiser's dashboard sub-navigation.

If you have not made the page appear on the sub nav, you can still view the page to make any changes before going live. The URL will be in this format:{site url}/login/view/{page url}. An example is

Adding Content to Existing Pages

To add content to an entrants dashboard we need to find the event page we need to add it to. First head to the “Events” module in the main black navigation area, when you see your list of events, click on the edit button to the left of the event you want to edit.

As we are wanting to add to the fundraiser's dashboard, we will be editing the Non-Public Pages. Let's add a message for the fundraisers to see once they log in by editing the Fundraiser Dashboard page. This is the first page the entrant sees when they log in. 

When you are editing any of the event pages, you will notice it looks like the page editor for any normal event page so you are likely familiar with the process of adding content to the page. 

Note that any content you add to pre-existing Non-Public Pages will be put above the systems template content that supports additional content.

Since we are adding a message to all fundraisers, let's put in a text block by clicking the text block row preset, edit the content to have the message you want to display, for demonstration purposes, we will put a welcome message.

Save the text you have entered and publish the page.

Adding New Pages

We will now add a page to the fundraiser's dashboard, you may want to do this to add a resources page for your entrants to download or have a webform that you used in the registration for your event you want entrants to be able to adjust afterwards.

For this support article, we will show how to create a resources page for fundraisers to download assets such as posters, email signatures.

Head back to your event pages and scroll to the Non-Public pages section. Towards the top right is a blue “+ Add Non-Public Page” button, click on it to start creating your new page.

Depending on what you may want right now will determine what you want to settings you apply to the page but the main things you will need to look for are:

  • Page Type is set to “Non-Public Page (login area only)”
  • Protected Type is set to either Individual or Team depending on which dashboard you want this page to appear on
  • The page URL is unique within this event
  • The page name is short and clear as to what it is for as this will be what appears in the sub-navigation. 
  • Depending on if you want the page to appear in the fundraiser's dashboard navigation, make sure the “Yes, Display on Sub Nav” option is set correctly in the navigation and display options.

Save the initial setup of the page to create it and be brought to the page editor.

Like any other page, add the content you need. For this example, just a text block and an assets block is all we will need.

Edit the content blocks to have a title and a brief description of the page.

In your asset content blocks, select the assets you want to display.

Publish the page to make the changes live.

You should be able to log in as an entrant and view the page on a URL like ({site url}/login/view/{page url})

And that's it. You’re up and running with a customised fundraiser dashboard for your event.

If you’d like further help please pop in a support ticket from your Funraisin admin and our team will assist you.