Below are some tips and tricks for using your Settings page to customize your site exactly the way you want it! You can change your URL, your event date, location and password, update your privacy, add an admin and so much more from this page.
Once you navigate to Settings from your admin dashboard, you will see three tabs at the top left of the page: General, Menu, Security & Privacy, and Admin. First, we will start with an overview of the ‘General’ tab.
On the General tab, you can manage the basic settings for your site. You can edit your event handle (Joy URL), which is used at the end of your URL and is a unique name that identifies a Joy event, (for ex. the URL may be www.withjoy.com/event123456, and “event123456” would be the event handle), event display name, which is how your names will appear on your site (for ex. Sue & Bob or Bob & Sue), your names, your announcement banner, your event greeting, and the main date, location, event countdown and timezone for your event.
You can also decide whether you want to ‘hide or show’ an event countdown or the “Get Our App” page on your site, and if you want to delete your site, you can do it from this page as well. After making any changes on this page, be sure to hit ‘Save’ on the top right side of your screen.
Next you’ll see the ‘Menu’ tab. On the Menu tab, you can reorder, rename and enable/disable your event pages.
To reorder pages, simply click and drag on the dotted rectangle on the left side of each event page name, to move the pages up and down:
To rename a page, simply click on the event page name (i.e. RSVP, Welcome, Q&A, Schedule etc) and that will open a dialog box where you can change the title of your event page(s):
For instance, if you renamed your pages to “Bienvenido,” “The Plan,” and “Getting Here:”
And if you reordered those pages, they will appear like this on your site (in the multi-page layout):
Similarly, to enable/disable event pages, simply click on the event page name, (or the column on the right), and that will open the same dialog box where you can choose to “Show page in menu” or not.
If you choose to not show a page in the menu, then the page will be disabled, if you choose to have the page shown in the menu that means the page is enabled:
Make sure to click on “update” if you make any changes. 🙂
Security & Privacy
Next is the ‘Security & Privacy’ tab. There are quite a few settings available on this page that you can customize to your preference:
First, you can change and customize your event password, (what guests use to view the private sections of your site). Also, your Guest List and RSVP settings are located on this page. You can restrict your RSVP to only the guests listed on your guest list (you can read more about how that works here) and you can turn on the ability to “allow guests to add their own +1s” if you would like, (more info on how that works here).
You can also control the mobile app settings on this page, like allowing guests to invite other guests to the app, allowing Facebook and Instagram photo sharing, and allowing guest to see other guests in the mobile app. You can turn any of those functions off or on, according to your preference.
Last, you can also control the privacy mode of your website and event pages on this tab. Your site can be set to completely private, completely public or a mix of private and public (custom):
For each privacy mode, you will be able to see what your website and app privacy settings will look like for your guests. For example, whether or not guests need to know your event handle and event password on your mobile app will depend on which privacy mode you choose.
When you choose the ‘Custom’ privacy mode, you can choose which pages you want private (requiring a password) and which ones you want public, (password not required).
For any pages requiring a password, those will be hidden on your site until your guests enter the event password by clicking on the “Guest Only Details” box on your website.
*For the mobile app, if you have your site (or some of your pages) set to private, then the event password will be needed to log in (along with the event handle). Once guests enter the event password into the mobile app though, they will unlock the site all at once upon log in.
The last tab you’ll see is the ‘Admin Tab.’
You can view the owner and admins of the site along with any pending admin invites. You can also add new admins, transfer ownership of the site to another admin, revoke admin privileges, and resend admin invites. Lastly you can view how your admins logged into their accounts which is denoted with an icon next to their name (an envelope represents an email and password login, the red ‘G+’ represents a google login, and the Facebook symbol represents a Facebook login.
That pretty much does it! Happy planning. 🙂
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