These new additions should help end users and administrators alike.
In this brave new world we’ve all been living in, we have been working to adapt our system so it is better suited to display both virtual and in-person events. We’re grateful for your feedback because it allows us to better understand how we can improve things t for the Network as a whole.
Your Two-Step Event Submission Form now includes a section that allows those submitting an event to indicate if the event is virtual or not. If ‘Virtual’ is selected, the form automatically releases an ‘Virtual Event Detail’ field that allows the individual to add text, links or media pertaining to the fact that the event is virtual. The ‘Virtual Event Detail’ field also has the option to be suppressed if the administrator does not want to allow it to display on the form once ‘Virtual’ is selected.
(P.S. Almost everyone in the Network has been transitioned to the Two-Step Submission Form, but if your site hasn’t and you would like to, just reach out to us.)
Events that select the ‘Virtual’ option, and are approved, trigger a bar to be displayed on the listing. This was a common improvement request from our Network Members, who were experiencing confusion from end users about what was a virtual event and what was not. This bar now gives a prominent visual cue to help users differentiate the site’s listing. If the administrator choses to allow the ‘Virtual Event Detail’ field to release when an event is being submitted, anything that is placed in the field will display in the gray section below the ‘Virtual’ display bar. If the field is suppressed, only the black bar will display.
All of the labeling is customizable, so if the language your organization has been using to communicate with your audience is different from what we have set as the default language, let us know and we can change it to match the rest of your site and communications. Also, if the admin chooses to suppress the ‘Virtual Event Detail’ field from the Two-Step Submission Form, they can still add details to that section of the listing from their administrator dashboard view before publishing it. Suppressing it on the front end does not make it disappear on the admin side if things.
This improvement is now deployed Network-wide. If you have questions, please reach out to us at: NetworkSupport@artsopolis.com