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.
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:
Spend 15 minutes browsing our product hub to get a sense of what you can do with Vito
Take the following 15 minutes to plan out what pages or sections you'd like your own hub to have
For the final 30 minutes, get stuck in setting up and customizing your hub's layout
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.
The highest impact way to make a hub your own is to add a bit of color. Here are five ways to do that:
Upload a hub banner and logo
Add icons and cover images to pages
Experiment with changing the background and text color on blocks
Replace the default placeholder images on livestreams and videos with custom ones
Add rich media like images and videos to your posts in the discussion feed
🎬 Watch this tutorial for pointers on how to edit 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:
Showcase your speakers, sponsors, organizing team, swag etc.
Share blog post-style updates
Curate lists of relevant links
Create topic-specific discussion feeds
Provide answers to event FAQs or a detailed attendee handbook page
You can set specific pages in your hub to be visible to:
Participants (logged-in hub members)
Visitors (the general public on the web)
All of the above
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.