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Adding a Externally Ticketed Event to your Opendate Venue Website

Adding a Externally Ticketed Event to your Opendate Venue Website

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April 3, 2024

0:01 Hey, it's Joel with Opendate and today I'm going to show you how you can add an externally tick it at event to your Opendate venue website.

0:12 I'm currently logged into my venue website here and I'm going to go ahead and click on the collections tab at the bottom.

0:16 I'm going to click on events. In your Opendate website, it may be listed as shows or concerts. You can see here all of the events that have automatically synced over from Opendate.

0:27 I'm going to go ahead and create a manual event. So I'm going to click new event. And then I'm going start to enter the info for my event.

0:35 This is The Black Keys. There are a lot of custom fields down here. We're going to use several of these but we don't need to use all of them.

0:44 When they sync automatically from Opendate, most of these get filled in. For the manual event, we just need to enter a few key fields.

0:51 The first being public, we need to set this to true with a capital T. That will allow the event to show up on your website.

1:00 We need to set the published date. If you want this to show up instantly, you can set that time to now or any time in the past.

1:07 If you want to create the event now and have a show up at a later date, you can set that date and time.

1:12 I want to show up now so I'm just going to enter a time from yesterday. Ticketing provider: all Opendate events get listed as Opendate as the ticketing provider but I'm going to enter in the ticketing provider for this externally ticketed event.

1:28 For the purchase link, this is the link where your visitors to your website will be directed to purchase their tickets.

1:38 I'm going to enter that link here. And then I'm going to go ahead build out the rest of the event. So I'm going to set an event date.

1:43 We're going to say this event is on Friday at 8 p.m. I'm going to add an image for this event.

1:55 I'm going to specify door times as 7 p.m. on Friday and the show starts on Friday again at 8 p.m.

2:09 I can go ahead and enter any of the rest of this content. If I have a specific event presenter other than myself. I can enter the event content.

2:24 I can enter in our ticket price. I'm going say tickets are $35. And then that's all we need for this event.

2:33 So I'm going to go ahead and hit create. And you can see that now my event is here at staged for publish.

2:39 It's not live on the website yet. So we can go and check that and make sure everything looks good. I'm going to go ahead and publish this event and make it live on the website.

2:47 So I'm going to hit publish. And that's going to go ahead and publish. And then we can go ahead and take a look.

2:53 And you can see the event has been added to the home page of the site. I'm going ahead and click on tickets so I can take a look at how that event actually looks.

3:06 And you'll see now here we're at the event details page. All the info that I entered is there, details that I've entered are there.

3:15 Typically for an Opendate ticketed event you'll see the ticketing widget at the bottom. Since this is being ticketed externally.

3:23 Clicking the get tickets button is going to take the user out to that link that we that we provided. That's really all there is there is to it. I hope that was helpful and as always let us know if you have any questions.

3:36 Thanks.