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 in a collection of websites, the Web List feature is a perfect solution!

Screenshot of a Web List feature in the Web App. It's been renamed as

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.

Screenshot of the process just described.

Edit Settings

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 limit its visibility using Groups, hover over the feature and click the Settings (⚙️) icon.

Screenshots showing the settings cog on the Web List Item and the Web List Settings modal.

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 drop-down to open the Web List page.

Screenshot showing the Selected features panel. The Edit button on the Web List item is indicated.

From the Web List page, click the New Item button to add a new item to the feature, or click the Categories tab to set up categories for different types of links.

Add Categories

Categories 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 lets attendees filter links by category. If you plan to use categories, it's best to set them up before adding links. To learn how to make Categories and assign them to Speakers and other feature items, check this out.

Screenshot of the Categories tab in a Web List feature.

Add links

From the Items tab, click New Item to add a new Web List item.

⭐️ Keep in mind, you can also import Web List items in bulk. To learn how to import import multiple Web List items at once, check this out.

Screenshot showing the process just described.

In the modal that appears, fill in the following information:

Screenshot of the Edit Item modal. It's being configured to link to an Uber booking link.
  • 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.

    • Image uploads must meet the following criteria:

      • 1:1 aspect ratio

      • JPEG or PNG

      • No less than 100px and no more than 500px

  • Name (required) - This should be short and informative so that attendees know at a glance where the link will take them.

  • 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 information about the link.

  • Category - Select the Category the link belongs to, if applicable. Attendees can use categories to filter the list of 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. Determine if you want to use the Pass Data to URL feature.

    ⭐️ Keep in mind, we highly recommend testing before unchecking the 'Open link in external browser' option to make sure the content displays in the event correctly. For more information on what makes sites embeddable, check this out.

  • Add Internal Links - Link the item to other features in your event, such as Agenda sessions, Live Stream features, and more. Check out our Internal Links article for more information on internally linking certain features.

Manage web list items

After you add items, they appear in a list on the Web List page. There are several ways to manage them:

  • Filter by Categories (Items only)

  • Search

  • Drag and drop to reorder

  • Edit or Delete

  • Multi-select and:

    • Export

    • Assign to Category (Items only)

    • Delete

Animated GIF showing a user re-ordering and multi-selecting list items.

Web List in practice

When attendees click or tap on the Web List feature, each link is listed in the order you set when you added them in the Webex Events Platform. 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 if you've unchecked the 'Open link in external browser' checkbox for that item. Otherwise, it opens in a new browser tab.

Screenshot of a Web List feature in the Web App. The feature is renamed

Mobile users will see the website in their device's default web browser.

How others have used the Web List feature

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. 🙌

    Screenshot of items in a Web List feature.
  • Videos/Podcasts - Provide your attendees with a curated list of videos or podcasts that promote your sponsors or event, or that provide educational content.

  • Weather - If there's an outdoor element to your event, it's 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 resources already on your website, such as the dress code, WiFi, and parking information, use a Web List as a central hub for these items.

  • Venues - Will your attendees need to travel between different venues? Is the after-party at another location? Provide links to each of the venues' locations on Google Maps to help attendees navigate.

For a personalized discussion on how you can use the Web List feature in your event, reach out to your Webex Events contact!

Metrics

Once attendees have clicked around the event, 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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