Add the Blackthorn Events lightning component to your Community to display a list or calendar of Events or a dynamic Event!
This guide assumes you have Salesforce Communities setup.
Please note, at this time the "Build Your Own (LWR)" template is not supported.
Please make sure Blackthorn Event and Event Group Objects have Default External Access = 'Public Read Only' or 'Public Read/Write'. If Sharing Settings are set to 'Private', the Event page will not render in community.
Custom Community Domains
If you currently have a custom domain for a community, you will need to allowlist the domain before the component will load. Please navigate to CSP Trusted Sites in Salesforce Setup to add your site name and URL (Trusted Site URL = Community URL).
- Drag and drop the lightning component to a page.
If the Blackthorn Events community component is grayed out, it is because your lightning locker is not enabled. To enable lightning locker please navigate to:
Community > Settings > Security > Switch on Lightning Locker
The instructions below are for setting up a list or calendar view of an Event Group. The Event Group shows a group of available Events.
Define the Event Group.
- Only Events associated to the Event Group will be displayed on the component. To display all Events, leave blank.
Category Filter will allow to display Events by event type.
- Example: Conference, Virtual Event, Brunch, etc.
For view, select
Height, the default is 500px.
Click Behaviorfield defines how to open the Event details.
Enabling Show My Eventsfield will allow an Attendee to view the Events they are registered for.
Only define the
Go to the Event page in Salesforce that you want to post in your community. Click on the Event Page URL link.
Grab the last portion of the URL to load a single Event:
Here is the full link for reference:
What is this wizardry?! You are telling me that I can create a static community page but dynamically load any event I want? Stop playing, Blackthorn!
Yes, you can!
Open your community in "Builder" mode and click the settings wheel at the top.
Select a "Standard Page" in the pop-up menu.
Add the Blackthorn Events component to the page.
- Set Event Group = --None--
- Set View = List
- Click on the your page, you'll see a URL field, this is used as part of the dynamic URL.
- Now, any Event you want to give to your Attendees is a simple copy and paste. Here is the formatting for the URL to provide:
Here is an example URL:
Our suggestion would be to create the URL in a text formula field on the Event object.
Create a text formula field on the Event object.
The formula will be:
There are several steps that need to be completed before community users can register. External users need to be able to access your community and have the ability to log in. Salesforce documentation to enable this can be found here.
Once the 6 steps in the Salesforce documentation have been completed, you are ready to log in as a community user! Community users that have log in credentials will be able to log in and register for Events.
You may want to share your community with guests as well as verified users. To do this is simple! Follow these easy steps.
- From your community builder, navigate to "Settings" and click on your Guest User Profile.
Give the guest user access to the Blackthorn | Events (Community Guest User) permission set.
Make sure "Sharing Settings" are defined properly. To do this, navigate to Setup and search for "Sharing Settings". Set all Blackthorn Events Objects have 'Default External Access' = 'Public Read Only' or 'Public Read/Write'
Navigate to "Event Sharing Rules" and click
Recreate the settings below to allow access to view all Events by default:
Navigate to "Event Group Sharing Rules" and click
Recreate the settings below to allow access to view all Event Groups by default:
- Now all guest users will be able to access the Blackthorn Events community component!
The user you assign must have a profile that you assigned to the access the community. This will allow them to view the Blackthorn | Events lightning component.
This can be found under Communities > Administration > Members > Available Profiles.
Please make sure community users have the following permission sets assigned to them:
For authorized users:
- Blackthorn | Events (Community/Platform User)
- Blackthorn | Payments (Community/Platform User)
For guest users:
- Blackthorn | Events Community Guest Users.
There are two ways to test the community component for users. You can log in via the contact, or sign in directly to the community with the user's login credentials.
Option 1: Navigate to the contact record and click
Log in to Community as User.
Option 2: Log in to your community using the user's login credentials.
- Click on the Event you want to register for.
- You will see all contact information pre-filled into the ticket!
My Eventsis enabled from Step 7 for the Configuration in Community, an Attendee will be able to view all the Events they are registered for by clicking the "Heart" icon in the categories section.
In this example, the Attendee has registered for "SDO - Blackthorn Conference," notice the heart icon is full.
The following images show all the Events the Attendee is eligible to register for. Notice the heart icon is empty.
Q: My Events aren't showing the changes I make in Salesforce, what gives?
A: Salesforce Communities + Blackthorn takes some time to clear the cache and update the Event. Please wait approximately 15 minutes for this to happen. Please note, using the
Publish button in this scenario will not manually refresh the cache.
Q: How can I control what language is displayed in the community component?
A: The community component is controlled by the Salesforce user's
Locale setting. This can be found under User>Settings>My Personal Information>Language & Time.
Q: My Redirect URL is not working in the community component.
A: To fix this, add the redirection domain to CSP Trusted Sites on Salesforce (Setup > Security > CSP Trusted Sites). The redirection domain should have relaxed CSP rules or the parent domain (in this case
https://*.force.com - for communities) needs to be added to the frame-ancestor rule.
Updated 2 months ago