To set your event as 'public' simply use the switch. Don't worry, people can't find the event page unless you give them the url.
You will need to confirm you want to 'make it public'.
You can then choose to share via WhatsApp, Facebook or with a link.
You also need to invite some guests that are members of Classlist before you can set your event live and 'publish it'.
You can add any class, year, group or the whole school.
You can choose just to publish your event, which will list it in your events list without sending invitations. You may do this if you are adding events far in advance and don't want to send invitations yet.
Or you can choose 'publish and send invites now'.
Obviously only parents at the school will get these invites.
For your other guests who will use Guest Checkout you can now share the event url.
Please note, if parents use the Guest Checkout they can buy tickets but they won't appear within their Classlist account as e-tickets. So it may be better not to share the Guest Checkout url with members!
Parents who aren't yet members
Some schools use an event to launch Classlist and get parents registered on Classlist.
- Choose a class, year group or 'whole school' for your event guests even if you don't have any members yet.
- Use the sharing options to send parents the link to the guest checkout via WhatsApp, Facebook or a link you can put in the school newsletter or email for instance
- After parent get tickets to the event they will be asked if they want to join Classlist.
- If parents get tickets but don't join Classlist you will have their email details in the guest list for you event, you and could then invite them to join Classlist later on the Invite Parents page. Copy their email and paste it here to invite them to join Classlist. That way they will get your future announcements and events even if they don't join up yet.
Eg You can download the list of guest checkout tickets and then copy and paste the list of emails to invite them to join (NB only do this if they are a parent at the school as it will send them a pre-approved invitation!).
- You need to have invited a group of parent members to the event too - it can't be guest checkout only. It won't go live as a public event until it is live as a parent event.
- You can't use Paypal for public events, it needs to be Stripe. This is because Paypal has various pending payment statuses that we don't feel are compatible with public events as someone could pay the day before your event and you wouldn't have got the money by the time the event starts.