Craft the perfect space

We've designed Vito to make it easy to customize your hub in any number of ways. It's so flexible, in fact, that it can admittedly be overwhelming! If you're unsure where to start, this chapter is for you.

Got an hour to spare?

Assuming you're brand new to the platform and really want to get the most out of your hub, here's a simple itinerary you can follow in around one hour:

You don't have to do this all in one go, of course, but don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to carry on once you get started. It's very satisfying being able to publish a unique website instantly with just a few simple building blocks.

Give your hub some personality

The highest impact way to make a hub your own is to add a bit of color. Here are five ways to do that:

  1. Upload a hub banner and logo

  2. Add icons and cover images to pages

  3. Experiment with changing the background and text color on blocks

  4. Replace the default placeholder images on livestreams and videos with custom ones

  5. Add rich media like images and videos to your posts in the discussion feed

🎬 Watch this tutorial for pointers on how to edit pages.

Add custom pages

Each Vito hub has a few default sections like a homepage, a discussion feed, a participant directory and a Code of Conduct, but for a unique experience we recommend creating custom pages of your own. Here are a few ideas you might like to steal take inspiration from:

Set page visibility for ultimate flexibility

You can set specific pages in your hub to be visible to:

So essentially, you can create two versions of the same hub: one to market your event to the public, and one to share your livestream and other content only with the folks who've registered to attend.

Stay on top of your schedule

Schedule-wrangling may the least fun aspect of event organizing. Speakers take a while to confirm their talk title and send through a picture and bio, and may even cancel last minute. Luckily, it's quick and easy to edit event sessions in Vito, and all updates appear in real-time (no need to refresh the hub). You can even make edits during the event itself, as sessions invariably overrun — but more on that later.

🎬 Watch this tutorial to learn how to set up an event and edit it on the fly.

Create your livestream channel(s)

If you're running a multi-track event, you can add as many livestream channels as you need. It's a good idea to set these up ahead of time so you can run test streams. We definitely recommend customizing the default placeholder image, and also linking your livestream channels to any associated events.

🎬 Watch this tutorial if you're new to streaming.

Upload a welcome video

Finally, if you plan to follow the step we outline in the next chapter, it might be nice to record a short video to welcome folks into the hub and help orient them in the space and connect with you.

Invite some collaborators

Unless you're a solo organizer, there's no need to do all this alone. Invite collaborators into your hub and split the workload. You might want to do this once you have a vision for your hub that you can share with them. You can even create placeholder pages, set them to be visible to collaborators only, and leave internal notes for what should go on each page.