When you first click your Recent Drafts or List buttons from the main sidebar, you will be met with an empty Event List. Don’t fret, we’ll change this by creating a very simple event. Note: You can also click the Create a Sample Draft for Me button to have the system generate a test event for you.
Let’s walk through creating a basic event with a single ticket. Here we go!
In Count Me In - Events, every seat you want to fill will be represented by a Ticket. People will register tickets (whether paid or free). If you you have unlimited seating or don’t care about capacity for your event, you still need to define at least one ticket for your event.
Tickets determine a couple of criteria for your event(s):
We will create a single ticket for our event titled Movie Night Ticket (Creative, right?). Since we only have room for 50 chairs in our hall, we will set the QTY to 50. This will stop sales for Movie Night Ticket when the registered number of tickets reaches 50. There are more options available for tickets such as Description, Availability Dates, sort order and more. We will move forward with the default settings for now. We can proceed to the next section tab, titled Registration.
Add-ons are optional items that you can have people register for (and buy, if a price is set) like T-Shirts or event merchandise. They behave and are set up the same way as tickets. The only difference is that they do not they do not affect event registration or capacity in any way.
So let’s say we want to collect a first name and last name for every ticket that is sold. We will need to set Individual Registration (per ticket) toggled on. This will display two lists of fields.
To change or add fields, we can simply drag and drop them from the left column to the right column. They can also be re-ordered by dragging.
That’s enough to get us the information we need to verify when people show up to our movie night. Let’s move on to the Event Landing Page.
For more information, please see our full section titled: Creating Registration Fields
This section lets us determine what our Event Landing Page will look like.
There are two main sections to an Event Page:
Both the page background and header background can be defined as either a solid color or a full-coverage image.
Most of these options are just that, they’re optional. So we can define this section however we want. For example, we are not using the body section at all for this event.
We will make some simple edits…
So to recap: We uploaded an image of a classy-looking theater for our Header Background and changed the Header Section text in the editor below to reflect the simple imformation we need to get across.
After changing anything in the Customize screen, we can click any of the Preview Buttons in the teal menu bars and be taken to a preview sample of our Landing Page.
For more information, please see our full section titled: Customizing Your Event Page
This section will show us a summary of how we have defined our event and will let us define how notifications and receipts are handled.
And maybe most importantly, this is where we Publish our event!
There are two main sections:
We just need to make a couple modifications to the Emailing & Notifications section:
That’s all we need! We are ready to go live.
We can click the Publish Event! Button in the top right!
The Live Event URL is the address we will want to publish or link to from our site. This link could also be emailed out via a mailing list.