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Overview

This section refers to the content in an event below the header and in the main column. It includes the following blocks:

  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Payment
  • Cancellation
  • Speakers
  • Location
  • Gallery

Introduction Block

The event introduction is a line of text that can be used to give an overview of the event. This field only accepts text and is not able to receive any html formatting.

The introduction is used in a number of places on your website depending on how you are displaying events.


Editing the introduction

To add the event introduction simply type directly into the space available.

Event Introduction in the website

Once you have added the content required for the introduction you will need to save the event at the top of the page to view the changes on your website.


The introduction can be seen in multiple places across your website.

1. Introduction in the event stub in a grid widget Event Introduction in the website


2. Introduction in the event on the public website Event Introduction in the website


3. Page Meta Description

The introduction is also used as the page meta description if the page description has not been set. See the article on the settings panel to understand more about this.

<meta name="description" content="We invite you to participate in ..."/>


Description Block

The description block holds the majority of the content for your event. The description accepts a wide variety of html formatting for the user such as headings, lists, links etc

Using the editor

Setting default values for the description


Payment Block

The payment block is an editable textarea that can be used to display any relevant information regarding payment of your event.

The payment block has the added feature of being able to insert the users default payment details into the payment block. The users default payment options can be added in the profile settings page in the dashboard.


Cancellation Block

The cancellation block is an editable textarea that can be used to display any relevant information regarding the cancellation policy for your event.

The cancellation policy has the added feature of being able to insert the users default cancellation policy in the cancellation block. The users default cancellation policy can be added in the profile settings page in the dashboard.


Location Block

Setting the location

The location block allows the user to specify the location for the event. If the event does not yet have a location the location drop down will be shown whereas if there is a location set then the map of the location will be visible as well as the instructions for the location if they are populated and the display location instructions is checked.

Event Introduction in the website


Speaker Block

It is possible to assign three different categories of speakers for your event.

  • Guest Speakers
  • Featured Speakers
  • Speakers

Depending on your system the label for speaker may be translated into another label such as facilitator or GTT Staff.

There are three blocks available to assign speakers to the event - guest speakers, speakers and featured speakers. If a team member is already assigned as a featured speaker they will not be available in the speakers drop down list nor in the guest speaker block.

Managing speakers

Auto adding a speaker

When a speaker is assigned to an event their profile picture will show in the event as well as a truncated version of their bio. When the user clicks through to their bio it is possible to see any other relevant information as well as view any other events the speaker may be speaking at.

Speaker layouts

It is possible to display your speakers for an event in a number of different layouts. These include:

  • List (Default)
  • 2 column grid
  • 3 column grid
  • featured list - the first speaker image is 50% of the block width and the subsequent speakers use the typical list formatting
  • featured
  • profile images

When an event is first created the user who has created the event is automatically assigned as the speaker.


Gallery Block

The gallery block allows the user to display of grid of images associated with the event. The images that are displayed are determined by the use of a "tag" that can be used to group images.

Images can be tagged via the media manager

Tagging Images

Setting the tag for the gallery and displaying the images

Tagging Images


Image (Sidebar)

The Image block available in the sidebar allows the user to display an image on the page. When the user clicks the edit icon the image panel will show the image upload zone and display previously uploaded images from the users library.

Tagging Images


Contacts (Sidebar)

The contact block allows the user to display the name of the main contact's for the event.

Contacts


Booking button (Sidebar)

The booking button can be used to connect the event to the relevant registration form or to click through to a manby inserted link. See the booking function help for more information regarding this.

Book now

Adding and removing blocks

Adding Blocks

Blocks of content can be added to the event by clicking on the available content block tags at the bottom of the page. After an item is added it is no longer listed int he vaailable blocks.

Adding blocks

Removing Blocks

Blocks of content can be removed by clicking on the trash can icon that appears while hovering over the section you want to remove. After an item is removed it is now available int he available blocks list.

Removing blocks


Reordering Blocks

Content blocks can be dragged and reordered by clicking on the label of the block and then dragging to the desired position.

Reordering blocks

When a block is reordered the order is automatically saved and there is no need to resave the event.