Since the same word can be used in a myriad of ways, we compiled a glossary of terms as Localist defines and uses them throughout our platform and Knowledge Base articles. We tried to keep it short and sweet. Want to know more? Click on the term and it will take you to the Knowledge Base article for more information.
The page where the admins can make changes to the platform and review events. Synonyms: the “back end”
Allow User Activity
Allows comments, reviews, and user-added photos; checked by default.
Allow User Attendance
Allows “I’m Interested” and “Invite Friends” functionalities; checked by default.
Application Programming Interface (API); a way Localist exports raw event data for custom tools created by the customer.
A list of all users who selected “I’m Interested” on Localist, Facebook, or bought tickets/registered through Eventbrite.
The photo an event takes following the Photo Fallback Chain if a unique photo is not uploaded or assigned.
An issue or problem resolved by a code deploy from Localist. Synonyms: error, problem, issue, 404
Uploading multiple data point at once using a CSV or XLS spread sheet; available for users, events, groups, and places.
Localist’s own native newsletter tool that allows effortless email Event marketing for your community.
The main page of an organization’s calendar. Synonyms: the “front end”
WHEN your audience will receive Bulletin content.
Page that feature events based on specific parameters.
Overall administrator of Channels on the platform.
WHO will be receiving Bulletin content.
Container CSS Classes
A unique CSS modification for only a specific Channel with the rest of the site untouched.
The best type of feed for importing calendar, user, or group data into Localist.
Allows changes to surface-level design elements, like colors, fonts, and sizes.
Unique URL for your Localist calendar match the rest of your site.
Custom Event Rejection
Message sent by Admin to the event submitter explaining why the event was rejected.
Any field you have added to the event submission form that is not standard. Synonyms: unique field
Custom Submission Form Guidelines
Guidelines highlighted in Custom Resources Box that inform the users submitting events. Synonyms: special instructions
A box on the calendar homepage or event submission form that holds information and is added using the Theme Editor.
Localist tool that allows Users to create their own custom email of Events sent straight to their inbox.
Can approve events in the Pending Queue and can add events to the platform.
Event Details Page
A dedicated page for an event that allows for a description, photo, map, I’m Interested, newsfeed, and additional information. Synonyms: event page, event listing
The unique number at the end of Eventbrite’s listing URL used for importing events.
A metric to measure the expected audience awareness, or the “reach” of an event. Synonyms: audience awareness
Localist’s algorithm to determine the most popular and interesting events to put in Trending by analyzing dozens of factors.
Exclude from Trending
Prevents an event from appearing in the Trending list.
A number assigned to an event that is used in importing from feeds. Synonyms: event number
Events selected by Admins to receive a prime spot on the calendar in the Featured Events carousel.
Featured Events Carousel
The box at the top of the page that slides through up to 10 featured events in upcoming order. Synonyms: featured box, featured banner
A way to pull external event content into Localist for centralized management.
Classification tool to divide and assign events to various categories.
Overall administrator of Groups on the platform.
The user can edit the Group description on the group landing page, approve Group members, and send messages to Group.
A dedicated page for a group that allows for a description, photo, map, events associated, newsfeed, and additional information. Synonyms: group page
Events that are only viewable to users with the URL.
A button for users to express interest in and receive information about an event. Synonyms: I’m Going
A type of feed that is designed for sharing calendar data; preferable over as RSS feed for Localist.
The guide sent by the Localist team to help you set up and maintain your platform. Synonyms: on-boarding guide
Hidden tags that are only used for internal purposes; great for SEO, common misspellings, and widget filtering.
A series of articles that Localist writes to help users and admins better navigate the platform. A great go-to for usage questions. Synonyms: help section
Events that are on the calendar that have not happened yet.
The 30 day calendar visible to help users view events for a specific date.
The user that submitted the event.
Archived events that have already passed.
Daily email to admins about events awaiting approval in the Pending Queue. Synonyms: awaiting approval
Where events submitted by non-admins or trusted users await approval. Synonyms: approval queue, approval page
Pending Submitted Events
The events found in the Pending Queue awaiting approval. Synonyms: events-in-limbo, unapproved events
Photo Fallback Chain
The process that ensures each event has a photo that is a relevant as possible. Synonyms: automatic photo, inherited photo
A collection of pre-selected photos for users to choose from when submitting an event.
A dedicated page for a place that allows for a description, photo, map, events associated, newsfeed, and additional information. Synonyms: place page, venue page
Overall administrator of the platform. Synonyms: overall admin, super editor
The live platform that will makes changes in real time to your site.
Public Event Submission Form
The form where users or admins input event details to submit or create an event on the platform. Synonyms: approval form, public form
Public Help Page
A page created by an admin to help their users navigate their specific platform from a blank theme file.
Events that recur on a regular basis or have multiple opportunities in a short time. Synonyms: recurring
Restricted to Place Pages
The event will only appear on the place’s landing page.
Restricted to Widgets
The event will only appear in the applicable widgets and not directly on the platform.
A type of feed for importing calendar data that adheres to the Calendar standard; least preferable for Localist.
Allows Localist to apply the same header, footer, and styles to every calendar page.
This report lists all social media activity on the calendar and the popularity of each service. Synonyms: shares
Events that have received a boost by an Admin, which can display different formatting, if selected. Synonyms: boosted events
A parallel platform that allows admin to test and experiment with changes without impacting the live platform. Synonyms: sandbox, trial, test platform
A smaller calendar within the greater Localist calendar created by using Channels.
Free text labels to assign to events in a temporary or ultra-specific category.
WHAT content you will be sending and how it displays in Bulletin.
A way to access the platform’s HTML to customize how event data is presented.
A file including the basic layout of a page that is customizable to include any type of content.
An algorithm that sorts events according to EventScore which factors in the uniqueness of event and popularity among users. Synonyms: popular
A non-administrator permission, but allows user to skip the pending queue when submitting events through the public submission form.
Events are sorted chronologically. Synonyms: chronological view, up next, soonest
Any person interacting with a Localist calendar. Admins, registered users, and people browsing the calendar without an account all qualify as users.
A page for the user to see a feed of all the events they are interested in, as well as their activity on the platform.
A URL customizable for your event.
How many many users can see an event depending on permission levels.
Events displayed on the calendar to anyone who visit the calendar. Synonyms: public
Visible Only When Logged In
Events displayed on the calendar only to users who have logged in through SSO, Facebook, or a Localist account.
Enables admins or users to embed and display a series of events on pages other than the main calendar.
The tool on the Admin Dashboard that allows a users to create a Localist widget for use on an external site or platform.
The different ways to display a Localist widget on an external site or platform.