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Event Statuses

By default, all events in Localist are considered “live.” If you have a changes of plans do not delete your events! Using Localist’s built-in status option will ensure that your community is as up-to-date as possible when browsing your events.

Adding an Event Status

In your Admin Dash event form, you will find the Status dropdown below the Description box. You will find the following options:

Field Details
Live This is the default status for events.
Canceled If selected, “Canceled:” will be appended to the beginning of the event’s title on the listing and details page.
Postponed If selected, “Postponed:” will be appended to the beginning of the event’s title on the listing and details page.
Sold Out If selected, “Sold Out:” will be appended to the beginning of the event’s title on the listing and details page.

HEADS UP: If you manually added a status phrase to the title, you will need to remove it before applying a status. Once applied, administrators will also be able to refine the live or pending event lists to display only a particular status.

Bulk Updating Event Statuses

  • Start by logging into your Admin Dashboard

    Navigate to Events > Live

  • Select Export CSV in the top bar.

    Localist will send the resulting CSV to your account’s email address.

  • Open your CSV and find the column labeled Status

    Add one of the following: Canceled, Postponed or Sold Out

  • When complete, navigate to Events > Bulk Add > Upload

    Event listings on your platform’s homepage and in Widgets may take 15 minutes or so to update.

 

– HEADS UP –

One caveat to this is if you’re using Excel, be sure to check that you see the full numerical Localist ID (first column) and not something like “918+”. If you do see an incomplete number like that, you should not use Excel in this workflow or else you will end up with duplicates after uploading. Google Sheets and Numbers are both working alternatives if you encounter this!


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