SimplyCast Answer for FAQ: How do I create an event?

How do I create an event?

Event FAQs

Note: The Event application is no longer available, but event planning can be accomplished in SimplyCast 360.

To create your event, look for the Event tab at the top of the page and select Dashboard. If the Event tab is not visible, you can access the Event Application Dashboard by clicking on the More tab and selecting Event.

Click on the Create Project button to create your Event. Enter a name for your event on the left and click on the Next button to continue.

Setup:

The Setup page allows you to specify the following information about your event:

  • Event Title - this is the title of the event.
  • Venue Capacity - This is the capacity of the venue hosting the event.
  • Currency - select the currency for your payment type.
  • Payment Types - Check off the payment types you wish to offer for the event. You can select from Pay at the DoorPay by Cheque, as well as Pay by PayPal.
  • Start Date - This is the start date for your event.
  • End Date - This is the end date for your event.
  • Sale Start Date for All Tickets - Set the start date for your ticket sales.
  • Sale End Date for All Tickets - Set the end date for your ticket sales.
  • Timezone - Select your event time zone.

To receive notifications of new event signups, choose the optional Send Me Notifications checkbox. Once selected, you can choose any one of your validated Sender Addresses.

When you are ready to proceed, click on the Next button.

Create Registration Type:

On this page, you can create different registrations for your event. Click on the Create Additional Registration Type button to add additional registrations. By default, events have a Free Registration. If you don't want to include this registration, you may delete or edit it.

When you create a new registration type you need to enter the following information;

  • Registration Type Name - This is the name of the registration. For example, you may want to create a ticket type for premium / VIP tickets.
  • Quantity - The number of tickets available.
  • Price - This is the price of the tickets.
  • Sales Start Date - This is the start date of ticket sales.
  • Sales End Date - This is when ticket sales will end.
  • Description - This is a description of this ticket type.

Once you have entered this information, click on Submit to add it to your list.

If you would like to have Multiple Tickets you can select this option from the left section.

Once you have finished setting up your tickets, click on the Next button to continue.

Associate Lists:

On the Associate Lists page you can select a list (or lists) to associate with the event setup. If you have an existing list, you can drag and drop it from the Available Lists box to the Connected Lists box.

If you do not have a list, use the New List button to create one. You can have any number of lists connected to the event. When a new attendee is added, the individual will be placed on any number of lists that you have associated with the event.

Once you have associated your list, click on the Next button to continue and create your event landing page and associated form.

Landing Page and Form Creation:

Since this article focuses on event creation, visit our other FAQs to learn more about landing page and form creation.

Once you have proceeded through the steps for landing page and form creation you will be returned to a page that displays an overview of your Landing Page.

Landing Page Overview:

From here you can see a preview of your landing page and associated form, as well as a button to labeled Edit Event Landing Page to make any changes if required.

If you are satisfied with your landing page, click on the Next button to continue.

Ticket Editor:

You will now need to create your ticket content. Using the Simple Editor you can create ticket information that people will receive when they register for your event. For more information about creating an email with our Simple Editor, refer to our video that talks about creating campaigns with our Simple Editor.

Once you have finished creating your ticket, click on the Next button to continue.

Distribution:

Now that you have created your event and associated details, you need to distribute it. Look for the Create Distribution button on the left to create a distribution. There are two types of distributions:

  • Email
  • SMS

Use the Create button under each distribution type to start a campaign of that type. Each campaign will contain a link to the event landing page.

Distributions you have created can be modified and sent using the Edit and Send button or removed by using the Delete button.

Once you have finished setting up your distributions use the Next button to continue.

Review Checklist:

The review checklist page displays an overview of the item from your event. There are three status types:

  • Green Check Box - This icon indicates the step is complete.
  • Yellow Exclamation Mark - These icons represent a warning of a potential issue.
  • Red 'x' Icon - This indicates a problem with the form that must be resolved before you may proceed.

Once these settings have been reviewed, use the Complete Project button to complete your event.

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