Published June 2nd, 2022 by Michael Nilsson
This guide explains how to enable the collection of information from your subscribers. Our subscription calendars allow users to subscribe to your AddEvent calendar and synchronize all of the events within that calendar to their calendar. When you create a calendar it defaults to not collecting any information from your subscribers, allowing them to subscribe anonymously. However, you can request to collect information from your subscribers.
The user will be able to subscribe to the calendar without entering any of their personal information. You do not need to make any changes to your calendar to allow your subscribers to subscribe anonymously.
Since no subscriber info is being collected, if you share the calendar via Add to Calendar links or button it will take your subscriber directly to the calendar service of their choice. If you want the user to see the calendar landing page, you will share the calendar landing page link
Collecting information from subscribers
After you have created your calendar you can enable the collection of information on the editing page. Here are the steps on how to get to the edit page of your calendar:
From the Dashboard
From the Calendar Page:
Now that you are on the editing page, scroll down to the last section of the page. Select I would like to know. By default, the name and email of your subscribers are mandatory to enter. You can uncheck the boxes to the left of each field to make the field optional
You can add additional fields to collect any other information that you want by clicking the blue text, Add custom fields
Supported field types include text, number, marketing consent checkboxes, multiple options (radio buttons and checkboxes), email, date, country, state, and query strings
Below is what a subscriber will see when they are prompted to include information before subscribing to a calendar. The add-to-calendar button will be replaced by a “Follow calendar” button
When the user clicks Follow calendar button, they will be prompted to enter the information that you have chosen to collect. Once they have entered the information required, they will then be shown an add-to-calendar button, and they can subscribe to the calendar following the same process as above
Once they enter the information, they will see the Add to Calendar button and can subscribe to the calendar
You have the ability to remove subscribers from your calendar, click here to learn how.