Now that you're familiar with your Events dashboard, you're going to be amazed by how easy it is to create your event and get to work.
1. Your first move is to create your event and select your event response type: RSVP or Ticketed event.
2. Now that you've decided what type of event you're hosting, we can start to define our event by filling in the details. These details are the backbone of your event and include:
- Event Title
- Event URL
- Event Type (concerts, trade shows, happy hours etc..)
- Date and location.
Pro tip: These can be edited later so no need to worry if some of the details aren't set in stone yet (except for attendance type and multi-sessions).
3. The final step in the event creation flow is selecting your theme — your first big design decision.
A theme is a preset website template that gives you a starting place for your design process. Once you fill out your event details, you'll land on your Theme Library, which contains four different categories:
- Recommended Themes: These are specific theme templates based on your choice of Event Type. All of these themes are built with your choice in mind, although they're extremely flexible.
- Starter Themes: Modestly designed, classic layouts versatile enough for every type of a event.
- Foundation Themes: These are clean, minimal designs — like wireframes. Foundation themes make it easier for those with advanced design skill to create their own theme with out having to undo designs based on Starter or Recommended themes. Think of them as blank canvases.
- Your Themes: These are themes that either you created or were shared with you by a team member.
Ultimately, the theme you select is dependent upon your objective.
If you find yourself gravitating towards a particular Splash layout or aesthetic, selecting a more fully fledged theme can save you from expending a lot of unnecessary calories. (Translation: Let our Designers do the heavy lifting for you!)
But if you have a very defined idea of something you want to create — if you are looking to build rather than remix — then a Foundation or Starter theme will be your best bet.