You can use the Web List feature in an enormous number of ways to add value and depth to your event. For a quick, high visibility way to link to a list of information, external resources, or activities that are best presented in a collection of websites, the Web List feature is a perfect solution!
Add the feature
From the Edit Event/Community page, click the Add Features button. In the modal that appears, scroll down to the Web List feature, click Add, and then close the modal.
It's a good idea to give your features a personal touch that represents your event! To customize the name and icon of the feature, or use groups to show it to only certain subsets of attendees, hover over the feature, and click the Settings (⚙️) icon.
Add list items
Now it's time to start adding links to the feature. Click the Edit button on the Web List feature, or select Web List from the Features dropdown.
This will take you to the Web List page. From here, you can either click the New Item button, or click the Categories tab to set up categories for different types of links.
Categories are ways to classify different types of links. Applying a category to a link adds the name of the category below the link name in the list and allows attendees to filter links by category. If you're going to use categories, it's best to set them up before adding links. To learn how to make categories, check this out.
From the Items tab, click New Item. You can also click the Import button to import multiple items at once.
In the modal that appears, fill in the following information:
Image - Set a custom icon for the list item. Click Upload Image to upload a custom icon, or click Select Icon to choose one from our icon library. Custom icons must be 1:1 aspect ratio JPG or PNG images no less than 100px and no more than 500px.
Name (required) - This should be short and informative so that attendees know where the link will take them at a glance.
Label/Subtitle - An additional line of text that appears under the link name. This could be a note such as "Opens in a new tab", or it could offer more info on what the attendee will find when they click the link.
Category - Select the Category the link belongs to, if applicable. Attendees can use categories to filter the list links.
Link - Paste in the URL that will open when the user clicks on the list item. If you want the link to open inside your event instead of in a new tab, uncheck the Open link in external browser checkbox. You can also determine if you want to use the Pass Data to URL feature.
⭐️ Keep in mind, we highly recommend testing before disabling the Open link in external browser option to ensure the content will display in the event correctly. For more info on what makes sites embeddable, check this out.
Add Internal Links - Link the item to other features of your event, such as Agenda sessions, Live Stream features, and more. For more info on items in Socio that can be Internally Linked, check this out!
Manage web list items
After you add items, they appear in a list on the Web List page. There are several actions you can take to manage them:
Filter by Categories (Items only)
Drag and drop to reorder
Edit or Delete
Assign to Category (Items only)
Web List in practice
When attendees click or tap on the Web List feature, they'll see each link listed out in the order you set when you added them. The Label/Subtitle and Category, if applicable, appear below the item name. When Web App users click on a link, it opens right inside your event or community, provided you unchecked the Open link in external browser checkbox for that item. Otherwise, it opens in a new browser tab.
Mobile users will see the website in their device's default web browser.
Here are some common examples of how organizers have used the Web List feature:
City Guide - Curate a list of restaurants, hotels, and attractions in the area surrounding your venue, and link directly to their websites. This is a good sponsorship opportunity too! Work out a deal with a local hotel or taxi company in exchange for being featured in your event. 🙌
Videos/Podcasts - Provide your attendees with a curated list of videos or podcasts that promote your sponsors or event, or support their learning gains!
Weather - Particularly if attendees will be outside for a portion of your event, it can be helpful to provide a direct link to the projected weather for each day of the event.
Books - Did any of your speakers write a book, or discuss a book in their presentation? Link directly to the book in an online store for easy purchasing.
Quick Links/Additional Resources - If you have information already on your website, such as the dress code, WiFi info, and parking info, link to it here and make it easy on yourself!
Venues - Will you attendees be traveling between different venues, or will their be an after-party at another location? Help them navigate by providing links to each of the venues' locations on Google Maps.
For a personalized discussion on how the Web List feature could be used in your event, reach out to your Socio contact!
After attendees have had a chance to click around the event a bit, you can check out the Feature Comparison chart on the Metrics tab to see the number of Clicks for each item in the list.
To see all of the additional data points outlined in the Export section of our Data Dashboard article, export the Metrics.
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