Localist offers visibility settings that control where and how an event will be displayed to users.
To edit an event's Visibility, navigate to Events > Live > select the desired event from the list. Once in an event's edit form, scroll to the Visibility section and you'll see the following options (click the Visibility dropdown to see more):
|Exclude from Trending||Checking this box will prevent the event from being included in the Trending list. This is ideal for events like holidays, internal meetings, repeating events that may receive a lot of traffic, but don’t add quality or content to the homepage. For example, this prevents a weekly repeating event from ranking above a cool one-time event because the repeating event has more lifetime traffic.|
|Public||By default, all events are Public which means they are displayed on the calendar at all times and to anyone who visits your calendar. Public events are also eligible to be curated into any Widgets and/or Channels.|
|Unlisted||This option will prevent the event from being displayed on the calendar. The only way to see the event is through the event URL, circulated by the event creator or an Event Admin. After creating and saving an Unlisted event, select View Event in the bar that appears. This will take you to the Unlisted event details page where you can access the URL.|
|Restricted||This option restricts the event’s visibility to specified locations. When selected, a few options will appear:
|Visible||Unlisted||Place Pages||Widgets||Logged in Users Only||Channels||Exclude from Trending|
|ICS and RSS Feed Export||✓|
|Non-Logged in Users||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Assigning Visibility Options to Events
1. Per-Event: In the event’s create/edit form you will see Visibility listed under the last section of the form, Settings. 2. Bulk Uploading: In a bulk upload CSV your template will include (or you can add) column headers titled:
|Visibility||Enter Unlisted, Restricted, or Logged In (for Restricting to Logged in Users only). Since events are Public by default you do not need to specify if they should remain public.|
|Place Page Only||Enter 1/y/yes/true|
|Widget Only||Enter 1/y/yes/true|
|Exclude from Trending||Enter 1/y/yes/true|
Search & Past Events
- Search Bar: After entering a search term, the platform will display all events, places, and groups that have a match. After selecting “events,” a user can elect to sort the results, which can be found on the right hand side above the normal filter list. If a search term is not found in any future events, the user will be prompted to Search Past Events.
- HEADS UP -
The the list is sorted by relevance by default.
- Mini-Cal: Users can navigate to past months or future months for the next three years to select a specific date. The current month will display dates with events in bold. Users can use the arrows to navigate between months.
- Filters: Depending on your platform’s “Default Date Range,” users will be shown events matching the filter for today, this week or this month.
- Place and Group Pages: Every place and group page displays the next five upcoming events as well as the most recent five past events.
- All Events: Depending on your platform’s “Default Date Range,” users will be shown all events for today, this week, or the next 30 days.
- Tags: Unlike filters, tags are free text and are not selected from a predetermined list so they are not listed anywhere except for on the event landing pages. If a user clicks a Tag on the Event Details Page, it will take them to a list of all other events with the same Tag.
Why Localist Doesn’t Purge Data
- It creates an archive for your organization. This is helpful for admins who want to recreate event listings or users who are curious about past events.
- It is a huge boost for SEO.
Adding a “Past Event” Disclaimer
This can be done by using your platform’s Theme Editor.
From here you can style these messages with the selectors .pastitem and .pastpage
How does the search bar pull events?
When you enter something into the search bar, it will return all results (i.e. events, landing pages, users, etc.) based on relevance of the item to the search term.