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ECP Creation

FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REQUEST AN ECP ON THE NEW ECP PLATFORM, SEE THIS DOCUMENT.  WE WILL BE AUTOMATING THE PROCESS IN E7, BUT IN THE MEANTIME THE DOC LINKED ABOVE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE TEMPORARY REQUEST PROCESS.

PLEASE NOTE BELOW IS THE **FORMER** PROCESS FOR ECP CREATION BEFORE WE TRANSITIONED ECPS TO OUR NEW PLATFORM IN Q2 2014!

I. Request an ECP in Admin
If a user, venue, or band is interested in having their own ECP, there is a simple request process to follow in Admin for the initial set-up.

*Time-frame: Please plan two weeks from this submission process for the delivery of the complete ECP.  This gives the designer the necessary time for the matchup.  The due date in the Asana matchup task will automatically be designated as two weeks from the day of the request.*

Step 1: Click the “Promo” tab at the top set of tabs in Admin.
Step 2: Click “Event Calendar” in the secondary set of tabs.
Step 3: In the right sidebar, click “Request a new event calendar”
Step 4: In the “Title” field, enter the name of the ECP.
Step 5: In the "Original URL" field, enter the current venue or media outlet site to which we will match our calendar.
Step 6: In the “New URL” field, enter the appropriate subdomain: ecpname.doxxx.com

     EX. If the request is for the blog Noisepop, you would enter "noisepop.doxxx.com"
    ->Doing so will create the new web and mobile URLs needed, which will be “noisepop.doxxx.com” and “m-noisepop.doxxx.com”.

Step 7: Select whether to attach the ECP to a band, venue, or user.
Step 8: Begin typing the name of the band, venue, or user and select the correct option from the database.
     Note: The user will be selected by e-mail address.
Step 9: The checkboxes next to "Include" indicate the following to incorporate in the ECP:
    -"Powered" puts your DoXXX "Powered by" logo in the top right of the ECP
    -"Calendar" places a calendar in the right sidebar
    -"Desc in Calendar" shows the beginning of the event description below its listing 

Step 9: From the "Assign to" drop-down, select from one of our designers to do the matchup.
Step 10: Once you double-check that the above information is correct, click "Submit."

When you submit your new ECP request, not only will you set up all the necessary Admin components, but also you will have created a new task in the ECP Matchup project in Asana! Like magic, we have linked Admin and Asana.  

​II. Monitor the Matchup in Asana
*Time-frame: Please allow the designer two weeks to complete the matchup.  The Asana task will automatically be created with a due date 2 weeks from the submission of the new ECP.*

Step 1: Login to the Event Calendar Matchups project in Asana 
Step 2: Find the task created from your request submission in Admin.  The task title should be “Metro Name - ECP Name”
     EX. “Do415 - Noisepop”
     The assignee should be the designer you designated. 
Step 3: Review the subtasks that serve as reminder to the designer to complete all necessary items for the ECP:
     - Complete Matchup
     - Ensure Links in Nav Match

     - Style Mobile Version
     - Resolve JavaScript Errors
     - Login/Test/Confirm Functionality
     - Get Feedback from Requester
     - Complete Edits from Feedback

Step 4: Input any special requests or questions to the designer in a comment at the bottom of the task.
Step 5: While you are waiting on the ECP, you can check its status by communicating with the designer and viewing the assigned URL.
Step 6: The designers will leave a comment and tag "@" you if they have a question or when they have completed the matchup and are ready to receive tweaks and corrections.  Please communicate with the designer directly through Asana comments for questions, tweaks, and satisfaction once it is complete.


III. Additional ECP Options 
We offer both event and calendar widgets that partners can host on their sites.  These widgets can link to either your metro site or directly to an ECP.    

If an ECP desires a widget that you do not want to feature on your site, create it as normal but remember to set is as "Inactive."

1) An Events Widget hosted by you
- like what are in your "Featured Venues" section
- this is a widget they can embed on their own site that links to events on your metro site
- see here for an example: http://jsfiddle.net/cdaDm/
If needed, refer to this HelpDesk article on how to create a widget.

    To generate code so that they can host this widget:
    Step 1: Go to the widget's page in Admin
    Step 2: Click "Generate embed code" in the sidebar
    Step 3: Copy and paste the code in the "Events Widget" field to send them
*Note: The default code links to your metro site
 
2) An Events Widget hosted by them
- this is a widget they can embed on their own site that links to events on their ECP
- see here for an example: http://jsfiddle.net/TwJxX/

    To generate code so that they can host this widget:
    Step 1: Go to the widget's page in Admin
    Step 2: Click "Generate embed code" in the sidebar
    Step 3: Select the ECP from the bottom drop-down 
    Step 4: Click "Generate" and the code above will change to specify the ECP
    Step 5: Copy and paste the code in the "Events Widget" field to send them
*Note: Most of the time, the ECP for which you generate the code will match the user or venue widget BUT we gave you the option within the widget to select a different ECP in case the widget belongs to a separate promo user/venue that an ECP wishes to feature  
 
3) A Calendar Widget hosted by them
- this is a calendar widget powered by your metro they can embed on their own site that links to events on their ECP
- see here for an example http://jsfiddle.net/wK9kr/

    To generate code so that they can host this widget:
    Step 1: Go to the widget's page in Admin
    Step 2: Click "Generate embed code" in the sidebar
    Step 3: Select the ECP from the bottom drop-down 
    Step 4: Click "Generate" and the code above will change to specify the ECP
    Step 5: Copy and paste the code in the "Calendar Widget" field to send them


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