Administrators have the ability to create Announcements for their attendees. Announcements can be used as a simple greeting, message, instruction, etc. There are 3 different announcement types available: Home Screen Announcement, Global Announcement and Session Announcements.
Note: Conferences i/o doesn't offer push notifications or scheduled notifications, which many mobile event apps offer. However, you can change any of the 3 announcement types at any time, even while users are actively using the app. And any announcement change will be immediate. Also, session announcements are special in that any change made via session announcement will "push" immediately to all users who are viewing that session page.
From the Admin dashboard, click 'Announcements'
There are two types of Announcements within the app: Global and Home Screen.
Global Announcement - Appears on every page (at the very top) within the entire Event.
Front Page Announcement - Appears only on the home / schedule page of your Event. In the example below, you'll see a "welcome" announcement that is a front page variety.
Moderators can also create individual announcements within their Session. To do so, an admin or moderator will choose that particular session and visit Session Settings. The top choice called "Session Announcement & Details" will allow you to designate an announcement that will appear at the top of the page when users choose that session.
NOTE: These announcements support HTML coding/formatting. Also, any change made to a session announcement will push out immediately to all users viewing that particular session page.
Create a Hyperlinked Button Within a Session Announcement
To create a Call-To-Action button that will open content in a separate browser tab when clicked.
1. Copy and paste the code snippet below into the session announcement
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.conferences.io" class="btn btn-success">Button Label Text </a>
2. Replace the portion of the text highlighted in yellow with the link to your content (make sure to leave the " " marks)
3. Replace the portion of the text highlighted in blue with whatever you want the label of the button to say
For example, if I wanted my button to say "Click Here to Visit Google" and for the button to link to www.google.com, this is what the code snippet should look like:
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com" class="btn btn-success">Click Here to Visit Google </a>