Getting started guide
New to Vito? Start here!
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Written by Vicky Carmichael
Updated over a week ago

NB This guide is a little out of date behind our latest UI updates. We'll update it soon.

Welcome to Vito! We're excited to have you here. This article is for organizers and collaborators looking for guidance in setting up a hub for the first time.

An overview of Vito

Vito allows you to instantly create a hub for your event, community or business: an online space where you can share posts and updates, invite people, upload videos, host livestreams and post your schedule. Watch this short video to see it in action:

How to set up your own hub

There are near infinite possibilities when creating a new hub, but this step-by-step guide will walk you through some common scenarios and links out to various articles to help you find your way around Vito's main features. Feel free to skip any steps that aren't relevant to you.

The basics

Create a new hub for your event, community or business, and give it a name. You can optionally tweak the hub URL too. On saving, you'll land on the default homepage.

For every step in this article, you'll want to ensure Editing is switched on:

Editing mode toggled on in the admin bar

Start adding your own branding to the default homepage by clicking the links on-screen to customize the logo, tagline and banner. You can also experiment with adding custom content blocks to this page.

Your hub has a few default pages: Home, Posts, Schedule, Watch and People. These can be navigated to via the icons in the Explore bar:

Explore bar with home icon highlighted

Try posting a message to the discussion feed by clicking on the Posts icon. It could be a simple "Hello world!" or you can experiment with uploading rich media, which will automatically be added to your media library for use around the hub. Note that some of these features require you to upgrade to a paid subscription β€” more about that below.

If you will be hosting events in your hub, click on the Schedule (calendar) icon to set up an event or sessions. You can create multiple events, for instance if you're running a series of meet-ups, or just a single schedule, e.g. for a conference.

You can also create custom pages of content, which will appear in a pop-out sidebar to the left of your hub. To get started, click on the β‡₯ icon under the Vito logo:

Expand icon in sidebar menu highlighted

From here, you can add individual pages, a section (i.e. a group of pages), an internal link to content in your hub or an external link to a third-party website, or a discussion (which is a regular page with a discussion feed enabled):

Add to sidebar options: page, section, link or discussion

For help populating your new custom pages, check out this article. Pages (and even individual blocks) can be set to be visible to collaborators, participants or visitors. Read this post to learn more about visibility settings in Vito.

Some ideas for what you might want to add to your hub include:

  • Links to your blog or social media

  • Discussion feeds for specific topics

  • Pages of resources or show notes

  • Pages for your speakers, sponsors or special offers

For this last use-case, you'll find Cards a really useful feature. It allows you to create custom lists of items and display and re-use them around your hub. See this article for a more in-depth explanation.

Before jumping into other features to customize your hub and inviting other people, now might be a good time to complete your profile. And don't forget to replace the hub's default Code of Conduct with something specific to your event or community.

Next steps

As you click around the hub, you may notice that some actions (like adding images, videos and livestreams and inviting other people) require you to subscribe to a paid plan. The remainder of this post will cover these features.

Once you subscribe to a paid plan in Vito, you'll be able to upload videos and start livestreaming. Why not film a short welcome video and share it to your hub so that folks have something to watch when you invite them? To run a livestream, you'll need to connect to some streaming software β€” OBS Studio is a free, open source option.

If you'd like to grant anyone else in your team permission to view and edit the hub, you can invite them as a collaborator now. Be sure to share the link to this guide with them to help them find their way around!

Once you're happy with how the hub is looking, you can now open it up to participants. To sell access directly through Vito, simply connect your Stripe account and enable public registration. You can also add participants manually if you prefer. Or, if you're selling access via our ticketing software, Tito, you can make use of our webhook integration.

From here, you can keep adding to your hub and nurturing your community, and use Vito's Announcements feature to keep folks posted about new content.

If you get stuck, enable support access and then drop us a message in-app letting us know what you're trying to do and we'll be happy to help. πŸ€—

Questions? Search our documentation, email or chat to us in-app.

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