Hide the XING Events event home page
All organisers who really don't want to use our ingenious event home page, now have another new option: You can not only hide the event home page from search engines, but make it completely invisible. You will find this option under “Edit event > Sales channels > Event home page”. Of course, you can still view the event home page in the TicketingManager and make it visible again if necessary.
New menu item “Hardware”
Under “Manage entry”, instead of the old menu item “Barcode scanner”, we have introduced the new item “Hardware”. It provides you with an overview of all devices that we rent out through our partner Choose2rent for the entry process with EasyEntry. We have arranged this overview in three tabs according to devices for check-in, printing, and on-site ticket sales. You can find out which scanners, printers, and card readers you can use with EasyEntry and which of them you can rent from us, and you will receive useful tips on how to use them on site.
Automatic time zone for online events
Online events on XING are now automatically set to CET/CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time). If the event takes place in a different time zone, you will have to adjust the time of the event in CET accordingly.
Share events from the event page
From now on, you can also share an event directly on the event page in the XING Android app. A tap on the familiar “Share” icon allows you to share the event with your contacts on XING, via email, Twitter, or Facebook.
Cash payment on site
In the browser version of EasyEntry, our entry management software, cash payments are now also possible as an option for on-site ticket sales. If you want to use this option on site, you will need to connect a cash register system.
Address verification when publishing an event
From now on, if you publish an event on XING and do not enter the address of the venue correctly (e.g. Hamburg in Bavaria), an error message will appear. This prevents attendees from being confused by incorrectly entered addresses.
Automatic remember functionality for events of the same organiser
The system now automatically remembers events for which you are the main organiser and which appear under “Your events”. This is especially useful in the XING app which does not have the tab “For organisers”.
Subordinate data fields using drag and drop
Under “Request attendee data”, you can now simply drag and drop a data field onto the desired parent data field. If you need to make further adjustments (e.g. if the field is dependent upon a drop-down menu), a lightbox opens in which you can adjust the rest.
Country-dependent data fields
In the “Request attendee data” menu, you can now make data that are queried per order (“Order data”) dependent on the country (or billing address) of the ticket buyer. Simply edit the corresponding data field and select “Address” as the reference field. Also works with free events.
The new proximity search for event advertisements
As usual, you can run an event ad on XING. You can use various criteria to define the target group and thus ensure that the ad reaches the right XING members. We have now once again significantly expanded these criteria: With our proximity search, you can now also narrow down XING users very precisely to a specific locality.
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