An Event Portal Site - also referred to as a Portal - is designed to display a list (or multiple lists) of events managed by an Organization or Business Unit. This is useful for organizations that manage recurring events such as roadshows or webinar series, or simply want a place where users can browse or search a portfolio of events.
Note: Portals are available on the Attendease Premium and Enterprise subscriptions.
Enable your Portal
The setup and configuration of a Portal Site is very similar to the setup of an Attendease event site. Both use the Attendease Site Manager, General Settings, Page Editor, and Content Blocks. Like event sites, Portals also use a theme to determine the default look and feel.
The primary difference is that a portal site has access to the Event Listing block and Member Event Listing block, which are specific to Event Portal Sites.
To set up a portal, navigate to your Organization dashboard and select the Website tab from the left sidebar menu. If this tab is not present—and you are subscribed to one of the above listed plans—please contact your CSM or email@example.com to enable it.
Setting up a Portal
The Portal Website tab has the same layout and screens as on an event website’s Website tab.
- Use the General Settings screen to configure the global site settings for the Portal - including logos, typography, meta information, social settings, etc.
- On the Site Manager, add, edit, or remove pages from the portal site.
- The "Page Editor" allows you to edit the portal pages, just as you would a regular event site.
A “My Events” page—with the Member Event Listing block—is automatically added to all Portals. When an attendee is signed into their Member Account, they can click their name to see the “My Events” option. On this page, the attendee can see all upcoming and past events they have registered for in your Organization or Business Unit. This page cannot be removed.
Below are a few examples of how you could set up your Organization or Business Unit’s Portal Site. Note that for all of these options you will see the “My Events” page in the Site Manager.
To publish a Portal, take the same steps as you do when publishing a regular event site. Click “Portal Website” in the top navigation and select to “Publish” from the drop-down menu.
Single Page Portal
Create one page that has all of the pertinent information about your organization and the events you intend to display. Add an Event Listing content block to the page. Display all events or just one particular segment.
Create a "Home” page and then additional pages - each featuring an Event Listing block displaying a different segment of events. For example, one page may display upcoming events, while the next page may display past events that feature on-demand videos or recordings from those events. Another scenario is that there are three different pages, featuring online events, in-person events, and internal events, respectively.
Portal specific content blocks
Your Event Portal Site can use any of the content blocks that are available for individual event websites. In addition, there is the Event Listing and Member Event Listing block.