Topic: Display links to external resources in agenda and summary of bookings as buttons  (Read 1962 times)

We would like to add URLs to external resources like Zoom and YouTube videos to the sessions and presentations of our conference agenda. We prefer that these are displayed as buttons rather than long links.

We would also like to display buttons instead of URLs on the page "Summary of Your Selected Options".

Does ConfTool have such a feature?

(A German version of this article is available.)

Yes, ConfTool Pro provides a setting that automatically converts the URLs that you set for the sessions and / or presentations as described in the forum entry "How to connect ConfTool to external resources for a virtual conference" to fancy buttons in the agenda.

Please go to the page "Main Settings for Conference Session Overview":
Overview => Scheduling => Main Settings for Conference Session Overview
For the option "Convert Links to External Resources to Buttons" choose the setting "Yes, convert URLs to buttons." (see image 1).

The links are now automatically converted to clickable buttons (see image 2).

The same feature exists for the page "Summary of Your Selected Options" that shows the summary of bookings of participants, which can also include external resources for each event / item (see link).
Please go to:
Overview => Settings => Main Settings for Participant Registration
Again, for the option "Convert Links to External Resources to Buttons" choose the setting "Yes, convert URLs to buttons." (see image 3).

Buttons are available for the most common streaming platforms, video conferencing programs and virtual conference tools.
If a button of a service provider is missing, then drop us a line and we will try to add it to the list.