You've filled in your Event Basics, configured your Onsite App, and designed your badges. Now you're ready to publish your Onsite event, set up your Onsite Kit, and start printing badges! This article shows you how to initially publish your event and manage it after publishing. Read on, or watch the video below for a demo!

Publish Onsite

Publishing your Onsite event adds the event to the Socio Onsite App so you can use the app at your event. Attendees can't see or access anything related to Onsite until they step up to an iPad at your venue. 👍

⭐️ Keep in mind, you must have at least one complete Badge and one Attendee in your event in order to publish it.

From the Attendees, Onsite App, or Badge tabs of your Onsite event, click the Publish button. In the modal that appears, select a team with an active Onsite credit, and click Publish Onsite. That's it!

Screenshot showing the process just described.

⭐ Keep in mind, if you've already published your event and need to simply publish changes to badges, go to the Badge tab, and click Publish Changes at the bottom of the page. Remember to refresh each check-in iPad by tapping Refresh all onsite data in the Onsite App's settings.

Manage Onsite Settings

After you publish your Onsite event, the tabs available to you change. Here's what's included in each.

Screenshot of the Settings menu expanded.
  • Basics lets you edit the Onsite event details you filled out when you made the event.

  • Attendees lets you view and add attendees to your Onsite event or link the event to an existing Socio Registration. Remember that all attendees added to your linked Socio Registration Event are added to Onsite automatically.

  • Onsite App lets you adjust your Onsite App configuration.

  • Badge lets you edit existing or add new badges. Remember to click Publish Changes at the bottom of the page whenever you make changes on the Badge page. Also, make sure to refresh each check-in iPad by tapping Refresh all onsite data in the Onsite App's settings.

  • Settings

    • Select Team lets you change which team the Onsite Event is associated with. The team you select must have at least one Socio Onsite credit available.

    • Pair an Event lets you select an Event App or Community with your Onsite event. This shouldn't be confused with the Integrate with Registration feature found on the Attendees tab. If you link an Event App or Community, attendees added to the Event App will be synced to Onsite, even if a Registration event is integrated.

      ⚠️ Caution! Attendees synced from an Event App won't have an associated Attendee Type. Consider adding attendees to your registration event if you need them to sync to Onsite with an Attendee Type.

    • Delete opens a chat window where you can ask our support team to delete the event.

That's all there is to it! Now that you've published your event, it's time to set up your Onsite kit and start printing those badges.

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