Do you want an event website that impresses your attendees? Good news! On Nov. 14th, we’re launching our revamped “Event Website Builder” which will be made available for testing. With this intuitive website builder, you’ll be able to effortlessly create professional event websites. But that’s not all! In the coming months, we’ll also introduce various event-specific features to elevate your next events to the next level. In this blog, we’ll give you a sneak peek of what you can expect and answer any questions you may have, so you can be well-prepared to get started.
Intuitive, organized, modern, and professional – those are some of the guiding principles behind the design of our new builder. No technical headaches or complex codes involved. You’re free to design the website exactly as you want and you can fully customize it to match your own branding. The revamped builder gives you a ‘What you see is what you get’ feeling, and thanks to the power of drag-and-drop, you can effortlessly move elements of your website around, exactly where you want them. Pages, images, buttons, and more – like a digital puzzle, you can slide the elements of your website until you’re completely satisfied.
Discover the program widget
We’re also introducing an enhanced program widget. With this widget, you can easily create a sleek event program and directly place it on your event website. The program can include multiple locations, rooms, tags and sessions. You – and your participants – can filter it based on session type, tag, and track, and there will be a search field. In the future, it will be possible to categorize the program based on color.
Share your feedback and help shape our builder’s future
The new website builder will be available for testing and despite all the efforts of our developers, it may still contain bugs. Therefore, we would like to ask you to test it and provide us with your feedback. This way, we can continue to develop the feature together and ensure that it aligns as closely as possible with your needs.
To give your event website that true ‘WOW’ factor, more features will be made available in the coming months. Think videos, carousels with images, and special widgets for adding speakers or sponsors. All these features will be rolled out over the next few months.
Tip: Keep an eye on the newsletter, aanmelder.nl’s LinkedIn channel and/or the ‘New features – Event Management’ blog category for the latest updates.
But what about your ongoing events and how can you benefit from these exciting new options? Here’s a short FAQ that we’ve prepared specifically for you, so you’ll be well-prepared during and after the launch of our new website builder.
Will the new website builder affect my event website already created with the current website builder?
The launch of the new website builder does not affect the event websites you have already created. These websites will remain as is.
Can I choose between the current website builder and the new website builder when creating a new event?
Yes, you can. When you create a new event, you will automatically get the new website builder. You can switch between website builders through the settings of your event.
What is the added value of the new website builder for me?
The new website builder offers more possibilities for building a website, but most importantly, the end result will be different: by using new designs, you ensure that your website has a professional look.
The event specific features that will be added later, are specifically designed for event organizers and are usually unavailable in other event site builders.
I've already created my website and want to switch website builders, is this possible?
Yes, it is possible, but only if your event has not been published yet. Please note that the content of your website (text and images) will not be transferred when you switch website builders.
Let’s say you’ve created an event and made the website using the current website builder. This event has not been published yet.
You still want to use the new website builder for this event. You can switch website builders through the settings of your event. Keep in mind that you will have to recreate the website and populate the new website with the text and images.
You can even use both website builders to create your website so you can see the difference. But ultimately, you can only publish one event website 🙂
Can I switch website builders when my event is already published?
No, unfortunately, you cannot. Once your event has been published and your website is live, the choice of the website builder cannot be changed. We do this to prevent any content from being lost during the change of website builders.
What happens when I make a copy of an event?
When you make a copy of an event, the choice of the website builder is also copied. f you’ve created an event and made the website using the current builder, it will be copied as well. The same applies if you’ve made the website using the new website builder.
I use the classic templates for my websites, can I continue to use them?
Yes, you can. The classic templates remain part of the current website builder.
How can I provide feedback?
You can contact us by phone or email. We welcome your feedback! Approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the release, a pop-up will also be made available in your login environment asking if you would like to share your feedback. After entering your email address, you can directly schedule an appointment with our UX researcher, Lila. She would be happy to discuss your experiences within our builder!
Do you have any questions about the new website builder that we haven’t answered yet? Don’t hesitate to contact our support department, they will be happy to assist you. Ask your question via chat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 (0) 15 2400 119.