How to test your event

Learn how you can test your event.

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Written by Ben Dharmanandan
Updated over a week ago

There are multiple ways you can test your event website and registration process. You may want to test the end to end process as an attendee would see it, or test as an administrator with ability to edit.

This article will cover the following:

Note: When completing test registrations, don’t forget to cancel those orders to keep your data clean.

Test the registration process as an attendee

This is recommended if you want to test the registration process as an attendee would see it.

  1. Click the "Preview your website" icon in the top left of the screen (TV monitor icon)

  2. Select the tickets to book (if applicable)

  3. Proceed through the registration process

Note: The “Preview your website” icon will skip any website pages, bringing you to the ticket selection page by default. Click on the website pages in the menu bar to test as needed. If only one ticket exists, you will be taken directly to the attendee details page.

Sending yourself an invitation email

To test the full end to end process an attendee might experience, you may want to send yourself an invitation email and register using the link in that email. To do this, check out our article about “Creating and sending invitation emails”.

Allowing external users to test

You may need to send the website to your client to test. In order for someone who is not an Eventsforce user to test, the event must be made "Live" and the registration dates must be open. You can then provide the person with the ‘Event URL’:

  1. Go to Setup > Event > Properties

  2. Ensure the event status is “Live”, then click ‘Save’

  3. Click “Copy” for the ‘Event URL’ on the right hand side

  4. Send this link for testing

An alternative option would be to add your client to the invitation list and send a live invite to them only.

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