In order for an auction to appear on your public site you must approve it so that it is in Live status. (You must also have at least one Live item).
Step 1: Once you have created an auction, you must set it to Live Status by approving the auction, as shown in the following video:
Step 2: Make sure you also have at least one item in Live status. Here is how to approve items:
Please Note: Even after an auction appears publicly, bidding start time is controlled by "Auction Start" in the dates tab of the auction settings.