Editing your acts
After adding an act or selecting an existing one, a modal window is shown where you can add or edit its information.
Titles and subtitles
The title of an act is required and can be anything you want. If your event is a conference, you can also add a subtitle. This can be left blank if you don’t need it.
Sometimes you want to highlight an act. By marking it as a headliner you can do so. This enables you to have special acts really pop out on your schedule.
Each act can have one or multiple categories. These categories can optionally be shown in your timetable. Additionally, you can use these categories to customize the design of your timetable.
The description will be the main bit of text shown when a visitor clicks on one of your acts in your schedule. Usually this is short biography of the artist or a summary of the talk. The description can be as long as you prefer, but we recommend a maximum of 500 characters.
Note: this is not a hard limit, you can go with as many characters as you need.
Descriptions support basic Markdown. Markdown is a way to style text on the web. Markdown is just regular text with a few non-alphabetic characters thrown in, like # or *. Formatting words as bold or italic, adding images, and creating lists are just a few of the things you can do with Markdown.
Here’s a quick overview of Markdown syntax that you can use in the descriptions:
# This is an <h1> tag ## This is an <h2> tag ###### This is an <h6> tag
*This text will be italic* _This will also be italic_ **This text will be bold** __This will also be bold__
[Blokks](https://blokks.co) Format: [Text](url)
![Blokks](https://blokks.co/images/logo.png) Format: ![Alt Text](url)
You can add a single image to each of your acts by dropping an image file on the drop area or by clicking that same area. This image will be the main visual of your act and will be shown in the timetable embed.
Note: Images that are added to your act cannot be larger than 2MB. Images are automatically resized and saved as JPG files to optimize loading times.
You can add multiple links to each of your acts. This will allow users to discover more information about your act. Additional links can be added by pressing the Add one more link button.
Instead of showing a full URL in your timetable embed for each link, you can show a label that describes that link. These are labels like Youtube, Facebook or Twitter. It’s also possible to add a custom label by selecting Other….
In some cases, you might want to add a Youtube video, a Spotify track or another piece of media content to an act. To do this, just copy and paste its embed code. We support many different embeds, but if you’re trying to add an embed code and are running into problems, let us know.
You can add multiple embeds, but we recommended only adding one. This helps your schedule load faster.
Disable user interaction
In some cases, it can be useful to show an act in your schedule without allowing your users to select it. For example, when an act is still being teased. Check this box to disable user interaction for that act.
Published, unpublished and canceled
Initially, all acts are marked as published. When you change an act to unpublished, it won’t be visible in your timetable embed. This is useful when your schedule is live and you want to add new acts without showing them to your users yet.
Acts marked as canceled are still visible but can have custom styling in your timetable embed.