Editing Events Template
There are two roles for events management in C9 :
- Event administrators - they can update, rename, delete, or copy existing templates.
- Event managers - they can only create a private copy of the shared templates.
To edit an event :
1 Go to Event Templates or Email Templates, in Event Management tab.
2 Click the Edit templates link against Event Template or Email Template option.
3 In the CQ instance launched, click a requisite option in the left margin. Move the pointer above the existing templates to display the options Edit Template, Create a Copy, Delete Template, and Rename Template for event administrators. Event managers can only create a private copy of the existing templates.
4 Use the components available to design your template by simply dragging and dropping them.
5 Once changes have been made, click on "Activate Template" Link in component box to save them.
CQ components to design Adobe Connect templates
Adobe Connect uses CQ technology to design and layout email and event templates and Event Catalog. Adobe Connect offers CQ components customized for Adobe Connect users and administrators. These CQ components can be dragged onto the template area and configured to quickly design and layout templates.
A container provides a demarcated area, in an event template, to contain any components you put there. Container helps demarcate an area of the page by allowing you to customize its background and restrict its dimensions.
Event Banner Small :
Showcase the small event banner, uploaded as Small Banner Image in event information, on the various event pages and in the email. You can customize various properties of the event banner such as, size, description, alignment, and title.
Event Banner Large :
Showcase the large event banner, uploaded as Large Banner Image in event information, on the various event pages and in the email. You can customize various properties of the event banner such as, size, description, alignment, and title.
Event Carousel :
Display a carousel view of the image uploaded as Large Banner Image in event information, for the featured events.
Event Duration :
Display the duration of an event. The duration is calculated based on the timings mentioned in event details in Adobe Connect Central.
Event Information Brief :
Display brief information about an event, entered as Event Information, in event information. You can also customize the font properties of the information.
Event Information Detail :
Display the detailed information about an event, entered as Detailed Information field. You can also customize the font properties of the information.
Event List :
Display a list of events, to create a catalog of events. You can filter the event listing using the existing event tags to display only selected events. You can showcase the events with logo, control alignment, display future events, control text formatting of the page, and so on. A few prominent settings available in this component are described below:
Events Per Page :
Specifying various numeric options in this field provides users the option customize the number of events displayed per page. To provide users with multiple options, use Add Item link to add more values.
Tag Panel Position :
Specify whether the Popular Tags panel should be displayed on top of the components, on the right side of the components, or not displayed at all.
Tag Panel Title :
Edit the title of the tag panel.
Show All Tags :
Enabling this checkbox displays the upcoming events on the Event Catalog page without any filtering.
Show Only Selected Tags :
When Show All Tags is not selected, you can select some of these tags to display only the corresponding upcoming events.
Event Logo :
Choose whether to display the logo of the event on the Event Catalog page or not. You can also set the width of the event logo in pixels. Maximum value of width is 500px.
Date View :
Set the first day of the week.
Display Future Events :
Set number of days ahead of the current date to display upcoming events on catalog page up to this date.
FIlter by Tags :
You can enable or disable tag based filtering. When enabled, you have the option to select a few tags and specify one of the following options:
•Show events having any of the selected tags.
•Show events having all of the selected tags.
•Show events having none of the selected tag.
Text Properties :
In this tab, you can adjust the text properties for the various elements of the Event Catalog page such as, header, event name, tag panel list, and so on.
Color Properties :
In this tab, you can set the color properties, fill style, border color, and so on, for the header and the popular tags section.
Labels Configurations :
In this tab, you can change the default values of different labels in the Event list component.
Event Login :
Provide the login workflow to event attendees, on the Event Login page.
Event Logo :
Add a logo of your event. Various parameters you can use to customize the display of the event logo are its size, description, alignment, and title.
Event Name :
Display the name of the event, mentioned as Name in event information. You can customize the font properties.
Event page menu :
Insert a tabbed bar containing links to the various event pages namely, Event Info, Speaker Info, Event Registration, and Event Login Page. You can create the design and layout of these four pages individually. To customize a particular event page, click on the link of that page in the Event page menu, and use the available CQ components to design the page. You can also configure the event pages to be displayed and their name in the tabbed bar, by modifying the Page Menu Options in the settings of this component.
Event Registration :
Provide the event registration workflow from where user register for a particular event, on the Event Registration page.
Event Start Time :
Display the event start time, as mentioned in the event information in Adobe Connect Central, on event page or in email.
Event Time :
Display the event time, as mentioned in the event information in Adobe Connect Central, on event page or in email.
Insert a header on the event page that displays the logo uploaded in Adobe Connect Central. You can also set the time zone of the various timings displayed on the page.
Horizontal Line :
Draw a horizontal line to demarcate various sections of the event page, using this component. You can control the blank space above the line using the height parameter.
Horizontal Separator :
Create a horizontal separator with specified blank space to improve readability of the event page, using this component. The height parameter controls the height of the blank space.
Link Button :
Create a button which links to event details, register page, speakers page, catalog page, or any other web page of your choice. You can customize the style of the button. The prominent customizations provided through the settings of this component are the following:
Link To :
Provide the hyperlink of the destination of the Link Button. The available options are Event Details, Register Page, Speakers Page, Catalog Page, and Hyperlink. If you select the Hyperlink option, provide the destination link in the Hyperlink field.
Define the style of the button by selecting Round Corners, Round Corners with Arrow, Plain Button, or Custom Image. If you select Custom Image, you can construct your own button by uploading images in the Left Image, Center Image, and Right Image tabs.
Set the height of the button to display the button label as desired on the custom images uploaded.
Customize the various properties of the button like, label, font size, font color, font family, and so on.
Speaker Brief Overview :
Display the Speaker Overview, entered in the event information in Adobe Connect Central, in your event templates. You can also specify the font properties.
Speaker Detailed Overview :
Display the Speaker Detailed Overview, entered in the event information in Adobe Connect Central, in your event templates. You can also specify the font properties.
Speaker Image :
Display the Speaker Image, uploaded in the event information in Adobe Connect Central, in your event templates. You can also specify the various image properties such as, size, description, alignment, and title.
Speaker Name :
Display the Speaker Name, as mentioned in the event information in Adobe Connect Central, in your event templates. You can also specify the font properties.
Insert text using a WYSIWYG editor. You can also adjust the font properties of the text.
The Text component available in the email templates provides additional Runtime Fields. Using these fields you can insert the values of the following variables in your emails automatically.
• Audio Conference Details
• Event Creator Name
• Event Description
• Event Duration
• Event Login Url
• Event Name
• Event Registration Url
• Event Site Url
• Event Start Time
• Event Summary
• Event Time
• Event Url
• First Name
• Last Name
• Time Zone
• User e-mail
• Speaker Name
• Speaker Overview
• Speaker Detailed Overview
• Speaker Info Url
Text & Image :
Insert text and images, and format their styles in one go, using this component. You can enter text using a WYSIWYG editor, set the font properties, upload an image, and format the properties of the image, like, alternative text, description, size, title, and alignment.
Time Zone :
Set the time zone of all the timings displayed on a page. Any timing displayed on the page is converted to the specified time zone. It is possible to left, center, or right align the time zone.
Account logo :
Display a logo of your organization, that is added in Adobe Connect Central, on the event page or in the email. You can customize its properties such as, size, description, alignment, and title.
Insert a title using a WYSIWYG editor and set its display style, using this component.