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Welcome to gigApp.com (Instructions)

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Q: How do I add a gig?
A: Gigs are automatically added to your schedule and displayed on the web when you finish adding the gig. There are two items that must be in the database before gigs may be added. These items are as follows:

  • At least one performance time must be in the database. The performance time is the time that your band hits the stage. This is not the time that the opening act performs. This time is exclusively for your band. To see how to add a performance time, click here.
  • At least one venue must be in the database. Venues are the places that you play. If you are playing at a town fair, a street festival, or even someone's house, these are considered venues. To learn how to add a venue, click here.

Once at least one of each of these items is in the database, you may add a gig at any time. To add a gig:

  1. Click on Add in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Gig.
  3. Select the date for your gig. The current month is displayed on the calendar. To navigate to other months, use the arrows on each side of the current month's name. These arrows will advance months one at a time in either direction. Alternatively, use the drop-down menus to select a date and jump to it.
  4. Select all of the gig details for your gig.
    • Venue Name: This is the name of the place where you will be playing. Notice that the drop-down menu contains all of the venues that you have entered into the database, sorted alphabetically.
    • Set Time: This is the time your band will hit the stage. Notice that the drop-down menu contains all of the performance times that you have entered into the database.
    • Headlining: This allows you to specify if your band is the headline act.
    • Accompanying bands: Choose the bands that will be performing with you. All of the bands that you have added to the database will be in this list. More than one band may be chosen. To learn how to add bands to the database, click here.
    • Show start: This is the time that the opening band hits the stage. If the opening band is your band, replicate your performance time here.
    • Number of sets: Choose the number of sets that your band will be playing.
    • Gig length: Select the length of time that you will occupy the stage.
    • Ticket requirement: Choose what ticket option will be used. Most options are self-explanatory. The "Split Ticket" option is used in case there is a show with dual pricing. For example, you might have a show where anyone over 18 is permitted. However, for those people 18-20, the venue may charge one price while charging those over 21 a lower price.
    • Cost: This is the cost associated with the gig. It could be a ticket price, or the door price to get in the venue. If the show is free, type in a 0.
    • Provisional cost: This is the cost for a split ticket bill. In order to use this field, "Ticket Requirement" must be set to "Split Ticket." Use this field when a gig has two different costs. For example, if the show is an "18 and over" show and costs $5 for people over 21, and $10 for those 18-21, put 10 in this box. Or, conversely, if there is a show that is free until 9PM, then $5 after, make it a split ticket bill and put 0 in the cost and 5 in this box.
    • Big Show: Check this box if this is a show you would like to highlight.
    • Gig Notes: Place special notes about the gig here. Examples include "Acoustic gig" or "Fan appreciation night. CDs $5!" or and other relevant info about the show. If you have a split ticket bill that needs further explanation, put that explanation here. For example, you may be opening for a show with more than 2 prices. If you need to further explain pricing, this is the place to do it.
  5. Click the Submit button.

Q: How do I add a venue?
A: Venues are automatically placed in a dropdown list on the page where you add a gig. To add a venue:

  1. Click on Add in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Venue.
  3. Fill in all of the venue details that you know:
    • Venue Name: This is the name of the venue. This name will be displayed on your web page. To make the name stand out more, consider using all capital letters. If the show is a street festival or any other place that is not technically a venue, put the name of the event here. Venue name is a required field.
    • Address: This is the street address of the venue.
    • City: This is the city in which the venue is located. City is a required field.
    • State: This is the state in which a venue is located. State is a required field.
    • Zip: This is the zip code for the venue.
    • Phone: This is the phone number that fans can call for venue information.
    • Web Site: This is the complete web address for the venue.
    • Directions Link: This is a link to the venue directions. You might want to go to Mapquest or Yahoo Maps and put the address in there. Copy the map's address from the address bar and paste it into this box.
    • Special notes: Not displayed on the schedule. This field is notes about the venue for band use. Examples include the name of the contact at the venue.
  4. Click the Submit button.

Q: How do I add an accompanying band?
A: Accompanying bands are bands who play with you. You may be opening for them, or they might be opening for you. To add an opening band:

  1. Click on Add in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Accompanying Band.
  3. Fill in the Band Name. This is a required field.
  4. If the band has a web site, fill in the appropriate address. The accompanying band names will be links when they appear on your schedule.

Q: How do I add a news item?
A: News items are little notices to your fans. Examples include, "Saturday is fan appreciation night. The first five beautiful women to ask Chris on a date will be greatly appreciated." Still awake? Just checking. To add a news item:

  1. Click on Add in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on News item.
  3. Fill in the news. HTML is acceptable here. However, if you type it in wrong, it will display incorrectly on your web page.
  4. Click on the Submit button.

Q: How do I add a performance time?
A: Performance times are the time that your band hits the stage. This is NOT when the doors open. It is when YOU go on. To add a performance time:

  1. Click on Add in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Perfomance time.
  3. Select a time.
  4. Click on the Add Our Start Time button.

Q: How do I add a user account?
A: To add a user account, you must be an administrator. People who are given accounts can update the gig schedule and the Latest News from any computer with an internet connection.

There are two levels of accounts.

  • Administrative: This type of account may add/edit/delete other users.
  • User: This type of account does not allow access to the accounts of others. This is the recommended setting.

To add a user account:

  1. Click on Add in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on User account.
  3. Fill out a Username, password, and account level.
  4. Click the Add User button.

Q: How do I delete an accompanying band?
A: Accompanying bands can only be deleted if they are not associated with a gig. To delete an accompanying band:

  1. Click on Delete in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Accompanying Band.
  3. Choose a band to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion.

Q: How do I delete a gig?
A: To delete a gig:

  1. Click on Delete in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Gig. By default, only future gigs are displayed. If you wish to delete a previous gig (Feeling guilty about playing the local nursing home all of a sudden?), search for the gig using the search options.
  3. Choose a gig to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion.

Q: How do I delete a performance time?
A: Only performance times not associated with a gig can be deleted. To delete a performance time:

  1. Click on Delete in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Performance time.
  3. Choose a time to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion

Q: How do I delete a user account?
A: You must be an administrator to delete users. To delete a user:

  1. Click on Delete in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on User account.
  3. Choose an account to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion.

Q: How do I delete a venue?
A: You may only delete venues that are not associated with a gig. To delete a venue:

  1. Click on Delete in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Venue.
  3. Choose a venue to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion.

Q: How do I edit an accompanying band?
A: To edit an accompanying band:

  1. Click on Edit in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Accompanying Band.
  3. Click anywhere on the band's listing.
  4. Edit appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit.

Q: How do I edit a gig?
A: To edit a gig:

  1. Click on Edit in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Gig. By default, only future gigs are displayed. If you wish to edit a previous gig (Gig's over, man. Let's make it look expensive!), search for the gig using the search options.
  3. Click on the gig to edit.
  4. Edit appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit

Q: How do I edit a news item?
A: There are 2 ways to edit news items. You can either edit a news item, or you can hide a news item.

  • Editing a news item
    1. Click on Edit in the navigation menu on the left.
    2. Click on News Item (Edit).
    3. Choose an item to edit.
    4. Update the appropriate information.
    5. Click Submit.
  • Hiding a news item
    1. Click on Edit in the navigation menu on the left.
    2. Click on News Item (Hide).
    3. Check the items you wish to hide.
    4. Click Hide Items.

Q: How do I edit a user account?
A: To edit a user account, you must be an administrator. To edit a user account:

  1. Click on Edit in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on User account.
  3. Choose an account to edit.
  4. Update the appropriate information.
  5. Click Submit.

Q: How do I edit a venue?
A: To edit a venue:

  1. Click on Edit in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Venue.
  3. Choose an venue to edit.
  4. Update the appropriate information.
  5. Click Submit.

Q: How do I view the accompanying bands in the database?
A: To view accompanying bands in the database:

  1. Click on View in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Accompanying Bands in database.

Q: How do I view the gigs in the database?
A: To view the gigs in the database:

  1. Click on View in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Gigs in database. By default, only future gigs are shown. Use the search feature to search for a particular gig.

Q: How do I view the performance times in the database?
A: To view the performance times in the database:

  1. Click on View in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Performance times in database.

Q: How do I view the news items in the database?
A: To view the News items in database:

  1. Click on View in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on News items in database.

Q: How do I view the user accounts in the database?
A: To view the user accounts in the database:

  1. Click on View in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on User accounts in database.

Q: How do I view the venues in the database?
A: To view the venues in the database:

  1. Click on View in the navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click on Venues in database.

 

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