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User Accounts

After a user has logged in through any available sign-on options, they will have access to various profile, preference, and setting options for their account.
Frequently Asked Questions

What type of user account can I create in the backend?

You can only create Localist (‘local’) user accounts in the backend. You’ll have to create a temporary password for the user — then once they log-in they can change it to something else. If you are using Single-Sign-On or social accounts, users can just log-in to automatically create an account. Passwords for SSO and social accounts, must be changed at the account source.

Account Settings

From your public-facing platform, hover over the user dropdown. Under Preferences, select Settings. By default, you’ll see your Account Settings (*required):

  • Photo
  • Full Name*
  • Email Address*
  • Zip code
  • Pronoun
  • Birthday
  • Connect with Twitter
  • Connect with Facebook
  • Connect with Google
  • Connect with LinkedIn
  • Change password

Notifications

All users are opted in by default to receive all notifications. They can change what they want to receive at any point in time. To access Notifications settings, navigate to User Menu > Settings > Notifications. If a user has not verified their email account, they will not receive any notification emails. Users can change Notifications settings on the following:

  • Someone sends me a message, friend request, or event invitation
  • Someone accepts my friend request or event invitation
  • Someone comments on an event I’m attending
  • Details changes on event I’m attending
  • A friend RSVPs to an event I’m attending
  • I submit an event, or it is approved or rejected
  • Digest of tomorrow’s plans
  • Reminder to leave a review for an event I attended
  • Periodic trending events newsletter

Privacy

To access Privacy settings, navigate to the Account Settings page and select Privacy. By default, all user profile information can be viewed by Everyone. Other privacy options are Just My Friends (applies to friends in Localist), and Nobody. Users can change Privacy settings on the following:

  • Main profile
  • Upcoming plans
  • Events I’ve attended
  • My followed places
  • My friends
  • My recent comments and reviews
  • My photos

User Dropdown

Hovering over the profile photo will display a drop down with links to various pieces of a user’s profile and account.

Administration

Link Details
Calendar Admin (If Applicable) This allows Admins access to the Admin Dashboard from the front end.

Me

Link Details
Dashboard Shows a complete overview of platform activity and number of follows.
Public Profile Shows the user what the public sees. It updates as they change their privacy settings.
My Calendar Shows a list of all events on which a user clicked the I’m Interested button. HEADS UP: Users who mark themselves as “I’m Interested” in an event will receive a reminder notification the day before the event and a prompt to review the event the day after the event. Keep in mind that a user is automatically marked as “I’m Interested” for event hosted by Place, Group, and/or Department Pages that they follow.
Messages If a user has corresponded with another Localist user, this is where the messages will be displayed.
Reviews All events on which the user clicked the I’m Interested button will be listed here to be reviewed at any time once the event is in the past.
Following Shows a list all “friends” added on the Localist platform and places that the user follows.
Photos Shows all photos added by a user.
Settings Edit Account, Notifications, or Privacy settings.
Log-Out Allows the user to log-out.

User Data Download

For security purposes, user data is not available via Localist’s API because it is publicly accessible. For this reason, user data has been provided as a CSV download that is only accessible to Platform Admins. To download your User List:

  1. In the Admin Dashboard, navigate to Users > All Users
  2. On the user results page, select Export CSV

Available User Data

  • ID
  • Name
  • Email
  • Role
  • Verified (yes/no)
  • Pending (yes/no)
  • Trusted (yes/no)
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Sign-up Date
  • Description
  • Twitter
  • Community
  • Tags
  • + Any custom fields you have added to your platform that apply to users.

Interest Report

Localist creates an Interest Report automatically for all events. The report includes all users that clicked I’m Interested, users who marked themselves as going on the corresponding Facebook event or who bought tickets/registered via Eventbrite.

Accessing the Interest Report

  • Navigate to a live event’s edit form in the Admin Dashboard

    You can do so by navigating to Events > Live or by searching an event’s name.

  • In the edit form,navigate to Metrics  in the top bar

    From there select People Interested

  • To export this data as a CSV, select the Download Interest Report button

    This reports lists the user’s name, email address (if they responded via Localist), the date they are attending and the source of their Interest.

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