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*NOTE: We recently unveiled our new branding and pricing, and are in the process of updating these videos to reflect this. So, while some of the layouts and colors look different, the functionalities remain the same.
Lesson 4: Public vs. Private Events
In Remo 101, we created a public event. What this means is that anybody who has the weblink to your event is able to join. This is not published on a directory or searchable anywhere, as would be in something like Eventbrite or Facebook. It is only public in the sense that you are able to give the URL to your guests and they can access freely.
A private event is an event that is accessible by only guests who are on the invitation list. When you choose the private event, a pop-up button will ask you to confirm that you do indeed want to make your event private.
To build your guest list, open the invitations tab on the left panel and select guests. You want to be very careful to make sure that you are adding your guest emails correctly without typos. The emails are what forms the invitation list. The number one reason that guests have for having problems joining a private event, is if they are using either an incorrect email that’s not in the system, or if there’s a typo in the guest email.
You can manually enter one email at a time, or you are able to manually paste 200 emails at a time. Hit the enter button when you finish pasting to make them live, and then select add them to the guest list.
The system will prompt you to decide if you want to just add the guests to the list or to also auto send email invitations. If you’d like Remo to send invitations on your behalf, click, yes. If you are using your own email system to send invitations and messages, select No. The hourglass indicates that the emails have not yet been delivered. A check will show they were delivered successfully, or an X if they have not been delivered.
There are a few more specifics about the differences between a public and a private event.
With Remo’s event directory, you can link events as long as they are public. You cannot choose or select events that are private at this time. So if you notice there is nothing that we’re able to display here, even though we have an upcoming event because this event is private. We will go into more about the event directory in the Features Lesson.
Another difference between a public and a private event are the social share button options on the landing page. These buttons display on a public event landing page, but on a private event landing page, these buttons are no longer available.
If a guest tries to register for your private event and they are not on the list, they will get an error message. When they try to register their email, the system will indicate that the email is not on the invitation list, and it will say that they are not invited to this event and to contact the organizer if they believe this to be a mistake. Again, the common errors for guest access are, guests using a different email address from one in the system, or if there’s a typographical error on the address in the system. Both can be fixed at any time from the event setting panel with either a modification or a creation of the new email address.