Event Visibility

Localist offers visibility settings that control where and how an event will be displayed to users.

Click here to view our Event Visibility Comparison Chart. This chart explains where your event will or will not be visible based on your selected visibility option.

In this article you’ll find:

  • Visibility Options
  • Assigning Visibility Options to Events

Visibility Options

1. Public

By default, all events are Public which means they are displayed on the calendar at all times and to anyone who visits your calendar.

2. Unlisted

This option will prevent the event from being displayed on the calendar. The only way to see the event is if the event creator or an admin circulates the event’s URL. After creating and saving an Unlisted event, select View Event in the bar that appears. This will take you to the Unlisted event details page where you can access the URL.

3. Restricted

This option restricts the event’s visibility to specified locations. When selected, a few options will appear:

  • Place Pages:  The event will only be visible on the Place Page that it is linked to. For example, if an art gallery is having a year long exhibition, you may not want the event to appear on your calendar every day for a year. If you mark it Place Page, users visiting the place landing page for the art gallery would still see the event, but the event won’t appear on the calendar homepage.

RELATED ARTICLE: Place Landing Pages

  • Widgets:  The event will appear in any widgets that are curating based on the classifications assigned to the event, but it will not appear on the platform. For example, if you have internal meetings or events for a specific group of people, you can assign a tag, group, or filter that allow you to pull the events into the widget. Once the widget is created, this will be the only place the events will appear.


  • Logged in Users Only:  Users must be logged in to see the event. Google will not crawl these events, but anyone can see it once they login.


  • Channels:  Similar to restricted to Widgets, the event will only appear to Channels that are curating based on classifications assigned to the event, but it will not appear on the platform. For example, this option can be helpful for announcements around festivals.

4. Exclude From Trending

Checking this box will prevent the event from being included in the Trending list. This is ideal for events like holidays or academic calendar dates that may receive a lot of traffic, but doesn’t add quality or content to the homepage. This is helpful for recurring meetings or weekly events that don’t want it to appear above a cool one-time event since more people interact with the regularly recurring event.

RELATED ARTICLE: Trending Events and Homepage Channel

Assigning Visibility Options to Events

Visibility is only available to Platform and Event Admins and is not available on the Public Event Submission Form.

1. Per-Event In the event’s create/edit form you will see Visibility listed under the last section of the form, Settings.

2. Bulk Uploading In a bulk upload CSV your template will include (or you can add) columns titled:

  • Visibility: Enter Unlisted or Restricted. Since events are Public by default you do not need to specify if they should remain public.
  • Sponsored: Enter 1/y/yes/true
  • Place page Only: Enter 1/y/yes/true
  • Widget Only: Enter 1/y/yes/true
  • Exclude from Trending: Enter 1/y/yes/true