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Create Categories for Feature Items
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Written by Daniel Murphey
Updated over a week ago

Categories classify different items listed in an Event App feature, like tiers of sponsors, sets of speakers from different organizations, or types of resources for attendees. The categories you create make it easier for attendees to find Event App content that's interesting and relevant to them.

Putting an item in one or more categories adds the name of each category below the item's label or subtitle in the features list.

💡 Keep in mind, we recommend setting up categories before creating feature items like speaker and sponsor profiles.

Categories are available with the following Event App features:

Adding categories to a feature is the same for all the features listed above. Let's learn how to add categories! 🙌

Create a category

The steps about to be described.
  1. When editing one of the Event App features that supports categories, click the Categories tab.

  2. Click New Category.

    💡 Keep in mind, save time adding lots of categories by importing them.

  3. In the modal that appears, enter the Name of the category that appears in the Event App.

    💡 Keep in mind, Category Name text is always white, so make sure the Category Color is dark enough to provide enough color contrast for readability.

  4. Select a Category Color that appears behind the category name.

  5. If you want to show items in the category to only certain attendee groups, click the Visible To drop-down and select the appropriate groups. If you set the feature itself as visible to only certain groups, then the groups you select for categories are subject to those selections.

  6. When you're finished, click Save Changes.

That's it! When you create or edit an item in the feature list, click the Category drop-down and select any categories the item should be part of.

The Category dropdown in the Edit Item modal for a speaker.

Now let's examine categories from an attendee's perspective.

Categories in practice

When attendees use your Event App, they can use categories in two ways:

  • The category is listed below the item's Name to give attendees more context.

  • Attendees can click the filter button in the top right corner of the screen to filter by categories or items with no categories. Selecting multiple categories refines the search even further!

    The filter pop-up in the Web App.

For the Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Custom List features, the category name also appears on the item's detail page.

Categories on an item in the Web App and Mobile App.

In the Mobile App, if all categories don't fit on the screen, users can scroll to the side to find the rest.

Animated GIF of a Speakers feature on a mobile device. The user is horizontally scrolling categories.

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

Questions? Chat with us, email support@socio.events, or attend a Face to Face session.

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