Categories are a great way to classify different items listed in a feature, such as to highlight different tiers of sponsors or label sets of speakers from different organizations. Putting an item in a category adds the name of the category below the item's label/subtitle in the features list, and attendees can also filter features by category. If you're going to use categories, it's best to set them up before creating the feature items (speakers, sponsors, etc.).

These are the features that have categories:

  • Speakers

  • Sponsors

  • Exhibitors

  • Documents

  • Web List

  • Custom List

The process for adding categories to a feature is identical for all the features listed above. Now, let's take a look at adding categories! 🙌

Create a category

From the Edit Event page, hover over the Features dropdown to select the feature you want to add categories to.

Screenshot of the Features menu expanded.

On the feature page, click the Categories tab, and then New Item. You can also click the Import button to import a list of Categories.

Screenshot of the process just described.

In the modal that appears, simply enter the Name of the category, and click Save Changes.

Screenshot of the New Category modal.

That's it! When you create or edit items in the feature list, you can select the categories you made to assign items to them.

Screenshot of the Edit Item modal for a speaker. The Category dropdown is expanded.

Now let's take a look at how attendees see categories.

Categories in practice

When attendees are using your event app, they'll see categories in two ways:

  1. The category is listed below the item's Name.

  2. Attendees can click the filter button in the top right corner of the screen to filter by categories or No Categories.

Two screenshots showing the category title on an item and the filter button on the web app and mobile.

For the Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Custom List features, attendees will also see the category name when they click into an item.

Now you know all about Categories. Go try them out for yourself with your speakers or sponsors! 🌟

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