How do I begin building an event microsite?

By selecting the 'Edit Event Microsite' tile on the Event Dashboard, you can access the Event Microsite Editor, allowing you to begin tailoring the microsite specifically for your organization and attendees. The editor operates in a similar fashion to the Event Form Editor - you can add content in the form of pages, sections and images, and format your text using Markdown to fit your needs.

When you enter the Event Microsite Editor, you will see the following:

  • Pages (left column) - this allows you to switch between pages when editing/creating (by clicking on the page you wish to edit) and create new pages by clicking on the 'Add Page' option displayed. You can also re-order your pages by dragging and dropping them into place where required.
  • Preview area (central area) - this area displays any changes you make in the editor area (right hand column), allowing you to see your changes as you make them. To edit a specific section or page title, click on it in this area and the editing options will be displayed in the editor area to your right. You also have the ability to re-order your sections for your page in this area by dragging and dropping them into place where required. Please note that images will not display in this section when uploaded - they will be added when uploaded, but you will have to view the microsite to see them in action!
  • Add/Edit Sections / Pages (right column) - this section is the main area you will be working with. To add a page or section, click on the 'Add' button and select the option you wish to create.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The Event Microsite Editor allows you to Reset and Save any changes you make to your microsite - these options are available at the top of the editing area at all times. It is worth making a mental note to Save as often as possible (by clicking the 'Save' button) as there is no automatic saving in place, and if you forget to save you could easily lose your work!