To create an event website with the Attendease platform, you'll need to start with the Site Manager screen. This screen is found under the Website tab in the Event Dashboard.
From the Site Manager screen you can:
- Add and delete pages
- Edit page settings (page name, URL slug, description)
- Change page order in the site navigation
- Independently publish pages
- Independently show pages in the site navigation
- Duplicate a page
- Lock a page (to prevent changes or deletion)
- Save a site as a template
To see the Site Manager tutorial video, please click here.
This section contains options to determine behaviour related to your event website's navigation.
Make parent pages clickable navigation links
Enable this option if you want your parent pages to only open the dropdown menu when clicked in the main navigation menu, and not link to their own webpage. Parent pages without any children will still link to their own page.
Use Portal pages instead of event pages in the website navigation
Enable this option if you want to replace the website navigation menu with the portal navigation menu. This option is only available if you have an event listing website for your Organization.
Add and delete pages
To add a page, click the "Add Page" button from the top right corner of the Site Manager screen.
To add a page you must enter the following details:
- Type: Choose to add a new page or link to en external page/website. This setting is set upon page creation and cannot be changed thereafter.
- Name: Add the name of the page.
- Description: The description provides content that is displayed in the website page as a description of the event.
- Slug: Edit the page slug to give the page URL a unique name.
- Layout: Choose if website content is displayed in a single, two, or three column layout. Currently, only single column layouts are supported. This setting is set upon page creation and cannot be changed thereafter.
- Navigation Menu Parent: If you want the new page to be a dropdown menu item from an existing page, select the desired parent page in this field.
Delete a page
To delete a page, select the red "delete" icon from the "Actions" menu.
Note: Use caution when deleting pages as this action cannot be undone.
Edit page settings
To edit a page's settings, select the "Edit" icon from the "Actions" menu.
You are able to edit a number of setting, including Name, Description, Slug, and whether the page is a child or parent page. There are a couple settings—Type and Layout—that are locked upon page creation.
Change page order in the site navigation
To change the order of pages in the site's navigation, click the arrow next to the page name. Click the arrow pointing in the direction in which you want to move the page. If you have multiple sub-menu items underneath a top level menu item you are able to move these in the same manner.
Independently publish pages
You can choose which pages will be available when you publish or republish your event site. To have a page publish content ensure that the check box in the "Publish" column is checked. If you have a page you want to prevent from being published simply uncheck the checkbox.
Tip: If you are working on a page and/or have made changes but don't want these to be published yet then uncheck the box. This allows you to publish any other changes you are making to your event site.
Independently show pages in the site navigation
You are able to choose which pages are shown in the site navigation. To have a page shown in the navigation, ensure the checkbox under the "Show in navigation" column is checked. If you want to prevent a page from being shown in the navigation then uncheck the box.
There may be pages you want published but not shown in the site navigation. For example, you may want to remove the homepage link from the site navigation as clicking your logo on the event site also links to the homepage. Simply uncheck the box to remove that page from your site navigation.
Tip: Removing pages from the site navigation allows you to have "hidden" pages - e.g. landing pages that are only accessible if the user knows the page URL.
Duplicate a page
You can duplicate an existing page by clicking the "duplicate" icon from the "Actions" menu. This is useful if you intend to create multiple pages using the same format or content. Once you duplicate the page, you'll be able to use the duplicate page as a starting point.
Lock a page (to prevent changes or deletion)
To "lock" a page and prevent users without the necessary permissions from making changes or deleting the page, select the "lock" button under the "Actions" menu. Locking a page ensures that only users with owner permissions (or users who have a content_write privilege on their team) can delete or make changes to the page. If you are unable to lock a page, you do not have the adequate permissions to do so.
To learn more about assigning team permissions, see our article on Teams.
Save a site as a template
Save a site as a template by clicking the "Save Site as a Template?" button. This will save all of the site settings, webpages, page content, and page settings into a template that can be used to create a new event using the saved configuration.
Note: Using a template will only save settings and content based in the "Site Manager" and "Site Settings" areas. It will not save registration, scheduling, speaker content, etc.
To use a pre-existing template, select a template from the "Templates" dropdown field in the "Event Details" section of the New Event screen.