Getting Started

Welcome to the RallyBuilder crowdfunding platform! 

Below is a list of tips, tricks and information on getting started with RallyBuilder. If you have questions or need support, please visit the community support forums and start a discussion thread.

Available Video Guides:

  • RallyBuilder 101 – Full 20 Minute Overview
  • RallyBuilder 101 – Converting to a Creator Account
  • RallyBuilder 101 – Creating & Managing Projects

Available Information Guides:

  • RallyBuilder Payments – The Stripe System
  • User Avatars – Adding Your Own Profile Picture
RALLY BUILDER 101 – FULL 20 MINUTE OVERVIEW 

The following video is highly recommended for all users looking to start raising funds on the RallyBuilder platform. The video walkthrough provides a simple overview of account setup, management basics and account tab settings.


RALLY BUILDER 101 – CONVERTING TO A CREATOR ACCOUNT

Looking to get started with your own project on the RallyBuilder platform? The following video provides a walk-through of the simple step you need to take to convert your default backer account to a creator account.

Steps in summary:

  1. Go to dashboard
  2. Click the account tab
  3. Scroll down and click the checkbox under “Become a Creator”
  4. Click “update profile” button and refresh your page.

RALLY BUILDER 101 – CREATING & MANAGING PROJECTS

This video guides provides a basic overview of the Project Management section of the dashboard.

RALLY BUILDER 101 – STRIPE GATEWAY SETUP GUIDE

RallyBuilder uses Stripe as our platform payment gateway. All project creators must set up a Stripe account and have it connected to the Payment section/tab of the dashboard.

Note: Your Stripe account will not connect until it is approved and activated.

Click here for information about fees and how the fee structure works.

RALLY BUILDER 101 – USER AVATARS/PROFILE PICTURES 

Our system is built on a platform powered by an open source code infrastructure called WordPress. The platform is very connected with WordPress and all of the tools they make available throughout their network. The way WordPress handles user avatars/profile pictures is actually quite nifty, but requires an extra step in the beginning.

To get started, click here to go to Gravatar.com and set up a quick and free account. Once your account is set up, you can upload an avatar/profile picture and save. Make sure you use the same email address with Gravatar.com that you use here at RallyBuilder.

Once you save your avatar will be in place. What’s great about using Gravatar is that it adds your avatar to any WordPress powered site or product you use. Meaning, you’ll only need to make changes to your avatar at Gravatar.com if you want to change your picture across any WordPress sites you comment on, post on or do business with.

Note: We’re working on a script that will enable users to upload profile pictures directly into the profile. That said, we’ll always have Gravatar in place as it’s a great tool to use to manage your avatar across the web.

 

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