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 one or more categories adds the name of each category below the item's label/subtitle in the features list. Attendees can also filter features by categories.

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, enter the Name of the category, then select a Category Color.

If you want to make items in this category visible to only certain attendee groups, click the Visible To dropdown, and select the appropriate groups. If you set the feature itself to be visible to only certain groups, then the groups you select for categories are subject to those.

⭐ Keep in mind, category name text is always white, so make sure the Category Color is dark enough for the text to be readable.

When you're finished, 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 on the web or mobile, 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. Selecting multiple categories allows for even finer filtering!

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

Screenshots showing categories on an item in the Web App and Mobile App.

On mobile, if the categories don't fit on the screen, users can scroll to the side to see 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! 🌟

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