Why Your Organization Should Use Localist Widgets

A Widget enables admins and users to embed + display events or a series of events on pages separate from the main calendar. A centralized calendar should not just be a central location, but also allow for events to be curated and selectively shared across multiple landing pages on your organization’s website.

1. Match Your Organization’s Brand – No More Clunky and Mismatched Solutions

Localist Widgets are completely flexible in both look and feel.

  • Colors & Fonts
  • Size
  • Layout
  • No 3rd party branding

2. Show More Details

  • Links
  • Place name (with a link to the Place Page)
  • Photo
  • Description
  • Date range

3. Save Time

No matter how your event data is entering Localist (be it a submission, a feed from a room scheduler, or a bulk upload) event data can be exported via Localist’s widget builder with just a few clicks.

  • In-house styling:  Localist offers a variety of styling options upon export, such as hiding images or truncating descriptions.
  • Automatic updating:  If something changes in Localist, such as an event’s time, the Widget will be automatically updated to reflect the change.
  • No hard-coding links or creating landing pages:  If the event’s location is included in the Widget, it will automatically link to the Place Page on the main Localist platform.

4. Connected to Your Localist Platform

Using Localist to export and embed event content goes beyond design, details, and saving time. By entering event content into Localist and then exporting the content, you are creating a centralized hub for curating, managing, and promoting event content instead of using various means to import into Localist.

  • Increased traffic and awareness:  Using Widgets will drive your audience directly back to the main platform where they can see extra details and learn about other events.
  • Consistent voice:  By creating a centralized platform, your content will be consistent in which details are provided, which terms are used to communicate these details, and how the content is displayed.