Platform Settings

In this area of the Admin Dash, you will find 1) general platform-wide settings and 2) appearance settings (CSS and HTML).

Platform Admin


Navigate to Settings > Platform Settings.

Field Details
Platform Display Name This is the name that is displayed in breadcrumb links, feed data, emails and notifications for the platform.
Physical Address This will be used in the footer of all notification emails to prevent messages from being directed to spam folders.
Contact Email This can be any one email address. There is a Contact Us link on the event submission form and all inquiries from that form will be sent to this address.
Pending Digest Email This can be any number of emails. Every day at 4 PM a pending digest that includes a list of events in the pending queue will be sent to the specified emails. The digest does not take into account any filter restrictions on a user’s account, but when they navigate to the pending queue they will only see events that correspond to their restrictions.
Platform Time Zone Select one that applies.
Silent Mode When checked, Localist will not send any emails/notifications to users.This is unchecked by default.
Allow Community Event Posts When unchecked, the “submit an event” button will be removed from your calendar homepage and events will only be able to be added by administrators in the admin dashboard. Audience event submissions are allowed by default.
Moderation Level Applies to all event comments.

  • Automatically approve all posts: All comments and reviews will automatically be approved/published to the calendar.
  • Send any posts that contain links to the moderation queue: This is the default setting. Anytime a user posts a comment/review with a link or HTML, it will go to the moderation queue for approval.
  • Send all first posts to the moderation queue: When a user posts a comment/review for the first time, it will go to the moderation queue for approval. Once the post has been approved, all future posts from this user will automatically be published.
  • Send all posts to the moderation queue: All comments and reviews will go to the moderation queue for approval.


Field Details
SILK Wrapper (Brand Template) URL If you are using our SILK Wrapper feature, save your wrapper’s URL here. To activate the new wrapper or force an update, select the Refresh Wrapper link below the field.
Include Localist Styles Unchecking this setting will remove all default CSS from the platform.
User Help URL This URL will be posted on your platform’s Admin Dash.
Default Date Range Dictates the time range and amount of events that will be displayed upon selecting a filter so the number on the homepage will always reflect this. Select one of the following:

  • Today: Shows events for today.
  • This Week: Shows events within the current week.
  • Next 30 Days: Shows all events within the next 30 days.
Show Event Types on Event Items If checked, the Event Type associated with events will display when events are in lists (i.e. Trending, all events, Filtered pages, etc).
Default Map View Select one of the following:

  • Standard: Default street-view map.
  • Satellite: Google’s Satellite-view map.
Logo & Link If you are not using a wrapper or header/footer template, you can upload a logo here that will display in the top left corner of the default header. The URL entered will be attached to the logo.

Platform Themes

To edit the CSS of the Default or custom theme, select Edit Settings. To add a custom theme, please refer to our Theme Editor documentation. On the theme’s settings page, you will find the following:

Field Details
Variants Out of the box, Localist offers four variants that can be used as the base of your theme:

  • Default
  • Localist
  • Dark
  • Custom
Global Elements Here you’ll find:

  • Interface Colors: You can customize the color (with a color picker) for various content on your platform.
  • Fonts: You can customize the font family, font size, etc. for your platform.
Components This is where you can adjust the grid column widths.
Custom CSS This is where you enter and save Custom CSS to target individual elements.

Additional Platform Settings Documentation