Take a tour of the upgraded look/feel of the Emphasis Theme, explore Emphasis exclusive features, and read up on frequently asked questions.
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Emphasis Exclusive Features
Channel Cover - A more prominent display is now available for Channel cover photos. Channel Admins also have the option to add a bold, solid background in the color of their choice.
Solid Channel Background
Channel Cover Photo
Channel Cover Photo With Color Overlay
Channel View - Users can now choose from 3 different layouts for displaying events on a Channel. Admins can now set a different display for each Channel by making a selection in the Card Size drop-down option in the Channel Layout Editor for each event list.
Card Size Field In Channel Layout Editor
Submit An Event Component - Your calendar’s homepage now comes equipped with a more prominent call to action to encourage your community to submit events. This comes in the form of a component in the Channel Layout Editor.
"New" Tag - To give users more insight on new and interesting events on your platform, a "New" Tag is now automatically included on event cards for events that have been approved within the last 30 days.
Featured Carousel Controls
The Featured Carousel component now has a play/pause button that starts and stops the slider.
Pop-Out Drawer Navigation - Platform navigation is now housed in a clickable drawer to allow more focus on event listings. Users can easily access all additional Channels, Widget Builder and Group/Department directories.
Event Filtering Options - In addition to filtering by specific event Classification, users can now filter events by when they are occurring. Select from Today, Next 7 Days, Next 30 Days or choose a date from the Mini-Cal.
Users can select multiple Filter items to sort by for each Filtering option by clicking on the box next to each Filter item they wish to include in their search.
Global Event Layouts - The Global Event Layout Editor allows for a streamlined layout for all Event Detail Pages on your platform. Select as many components as you feel necessary to provide users with the maximum amount of event details. Just like with Channels, you can arrange these components by dragging and dropping them to the desired position on the page. Global Event Layout
Global Event Layout Components
Per Event Layouts - Per Event Layout Editor allows Admins to set a custom layout for any single event regardless of what the Global Layout is set to. This is great for events that may not require certain components or for the addition of more complex components such as custom HTML.
Customize Layout Tab on Admin Event Form
Per Event Layout Editor
Featured Speaker + Group Components The addition of the Featured Speaker and Featured Group Components in the Event Layout Editor allows Admins to select a User and/or Group to be highlighted on the Event Details Page. For example, the Featured Speaker component can be used to highlight a set of speakers that will be presenting at an event. Just add each speaker as a User then they’ll be eligible to be selected as a Featured Speaker.
Featured Speaker on the Event Details Page
RSS - Previously only available on the Channel Layout Editor, the RSS component is now available for all events on your platform using the Global Event Layout Editor. This allows Admins to include an RSS feed of events to each Event Details Page.
Hero Image - The Hero Image component allows Admins to set an eye-catching photo to display alongside event details.
Social Links - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram links are now available to display on individual Event Details Pages using the Social Link Component. The prominent display allows users to easily share events on social media and spread awareness of events happening in your community.
Website Link - Add a link to an external website, like an additional information page right on individual Event Details Pages.
Public Event Submission Form Editor - The Submission Form editor allows Admins to pre-set the options they would like displayed to their users on the Public Event Submission Form.
Google Maps Quick Links The Google Map component now includes quick links for public transit, car and walking directions. Upon clicking on these links, users will be directed to the corresponding Google Maps results page.
Conferences - Conferences are a “moment in time” event spanning multiple days in a row and/or include scheduled sessions within the main “conference.” This may also apply to: festivals, workshops, orientations/trainings or special series.