By default, after creating a new workspace using a template, you'll find that a number of pre-created feeds exist there. These can be edited to suit your needs, or deleted. Below we'll explain how you can create a feed in your event.
Remember that by default, all the posts to the feeds that exist in your event will appear in the home feed, unless you configure the home feed to exclude the posts from certain individual feeds.
Creating a feed
To create a feed, go to the Feeds module (In the Interactivity category), select the Feed tab, then click on the New feed button.
In this window you can create and configure your feed, using the settings as follows:
This is the name of the feed, and will be visible to your audience. This feed name will appear if the feed's posts are displayed in the home feed.
The feed description will only be visible when linking the feed to other items in the event. It is not visible to the audience.
Allow posting / commenting / likes
Tick these boxes to allow users to post, comment, or like posts in this feed. If you do not tick these options, the audience will not be able to perform these actions on the feed.
Who can post / comment / like
In these fields you can specify who among your audience can post, comment, or like posts in this feed, by clicking on Edit who can post/comment/like. This will allow you to configure targeting for the feed. More information on using targeting is available in the Creating targets in Backstage article.
Allow sharing to external services
Ticking this enables a share button beneath the post, next to the "like" or "comment" icons, to allow app users to share the post outside of the event.
Sharing a feed post externally works differently depending on the platform that the app users are sharing to, as well as the version of that platform. This is caused by industry standard formatting discrepancies that exist between the different apps and their versions, and is beyond SpotMe’s control.
As a general rule, both the image and the text cannot always be shared together, and priority is given to sharing the post text (applicable to WhatsApp, Slack, LinkedIn). Sharing via Facebook will share only the image. When sharing a post via email, both the text and the image are included. Videos cannot be shared externally.
Show post's last reply on feed page
Ticking this means that the last reply to a post will by default be visible on the feed page.
Show people who liked a post
Ticking this means that your audience can see who in the event has liked a post.
Allow participants to optionally view feed sorted by likes
Ticking this allows your audience to sort their feed posts based on the number of likes they have.
Order posts by
Tick the box here to select the order in which you want the posts to be displayed in the feed. If multiple feeds are combined into the home feed, in can only be displayed chronologically.
Require posts/comments to be approved by a moderator
Tick the relevant boxes to determine if you want posts or comments to be approved by a moderator before they are added to the feed. More information on this is available in the How to moderate feed posts article.
Send email alerts or push notifications to moderators
Tick the relevant boxes to determine whether moderators should receive push notifications and/or email alerts when new posts are added to the feed.
Disable photo upload
Tick this box if you do not want your audience to be able to upload photos/images to posts.
You can add the feed moderators here, or choose them among the list of event participants.
This is the banner that will be displayed in-app at the top of your feed. Recommended format 2000 x 1000px (2:1 ratio) - JPG or PNG.
This is the icon that will be displayed in-app at the top of your feed. Recommended format 160x160px (PNG-24 or JPG).
Note: These settings can all be modified at any time. Simply go to Feeds module > All Feeds to find the feed to be modified and change the settings.
How do feeds work in my event?
How to post on a feed from Backstage?
How to exclude feeds from the home feed?
How to post a video on the home feed from Backstage?
How to moderate feed posts?
How do participants post in the event?
How to target feeds to your audience?