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Current Footlights Online Resource Guide (for current clients)


Your Guide to Footlights.com

Logging In:

  • Go to www.footlights.com/umbraco
  • Enter the username and password you have been supplied with from Footlights. You can change your password once you are logged in.

Please note: Please do not press ‘Save and send for approval’ until you are completely done editing or uploading your event. The difference between ‘Save’ and ‘Save and send for approval’ is purely in the notifications we receive. If you press ‘Save and send for approval’ your event will be sent to us, letting us know that you want it live on the website.


Editing your Profile Page:

From within this login, you have access to your editable company profile page on Footlights.com.

Theater Company Profile Page

  • Click on your theater name under the Content section on the left. Here you can modify any fields necessary.
  • Under the Cities Serviced portion, you can select up to 10 nearby cities or suburbs that may benefit from your theater company’s location.
  • At the bottom of the screen, press the white arrow on the green button, and select ‘Save’ when it appears, before moving on.

Under the Images Tab

  • This is where you can upload your current company logo. Click the Add File button, and upload your logo directly from your computer.
  • Image dimensions are 360 x 243 (pixels). Make sure your logo can accommodate these dimensions, is web resolution (72 dpi), and in .jpg or .png format.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save’ before moving on.

Under Info for Website Tab

  • Under this section, please update or edit your contact information. Street address, phone number, email, company website, box office website, and social media accounts can all be shared here so patrons and website visitors can better contact you!
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save’ before moving on.

Under Info for Footlights Tab

  • Similar to the general Info for Website tab, this is where you can share private contact information with Footlights employees only. We can use these phone numbers and addresses to verify against our own contact information for you, to make sure we have the most up to date info as possible.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save’ before moving on.

Under the SEO Tab

  • In this section, we have placed fields where you can tweak your meta description and meta keywords for search engine optimization (SEO).
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save and send for approval’ before moving on to uploading your events.

Adding/Editing your Event Pages:

To access your current events and to add new ones for the website, click the black arrow to the left of your theatre company’s name (It will not show up until you hover over your name). It will drop down an Events menu. Click the black arrow to the left of the word Events, and all your current events should be listed.

To create a new event, click the three black circles to the right of the word Events that appear, and select Event under the Create menu.


Creating a New Event

Under the Content Tab

  • Enter the name of the show in both the ‘Enter a name...’ and Page title fields. Please note that whatever text is placed in the page title field will override the ‘Enter a name...’ field.
  • In the Summary field you can place a slight teaser and summary regarding what your show is about. Keep the summary under 200 characters or it will be cut off on the webpage.
  • Fill out all other fields as complete as you can.
  • Venue Button: We’ve made it easy for you to share where your production is taking place! Just click the Add plus sign and select your venue from the list that appears to your right. It may take a few moments for the entire list to appear. Your venue is listed under the city it resides in, and only select the venues with a black square in front of their title.

Is your venue not listed at all? Email info@footlights.com, and we will get that venue uploaded immediately! In the meantime, select a placeholder venue so you can continue to create the listing.


  • Event Dates: Click Add Row button to add show dates. Simply click the date to highlight the show date you would like to add. Add a row for every date you have a performance, and if you add the wrong date click the red garbage can button to delete. The sorting arrow button allows you to click and drag your dates to arrange them in the correct order.
  • Genre: You can select up to three genres to describe your show from the list provided. At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save’ before moving on. Under the Images This is where you can upload your event image. Click the Add File button, and upload your logo directly from your computer. Image dimensions are 360 x 243 (pixels). Make sure your logo can accommodate these dimensions, is web resolution (72 dpi), and in .jpg or .png format.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save’ before moving on.

Under the Specials Tab

  • We now have a feature to help you promote specials on tickets for your shows, in hopes to help you fill more seats!
  • Come up with a unique Promo Code to be used exclusively on Footlights.com, and enter it in the Promo Code field. Using the date fields, indicate the start and end date for the promotion. Finally, list any specific instructions regarding the promo code in the Instructions field.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save’ before moving on.

Under the SEO Tab

  • In this section, we have placed fields where you can tweak your meta description and meta keywords for search engine optimization (SEO).
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Save and send for approval’ before exiting the event or adding another event.

Make sure to click ‘Save and send for approval’ once your information is finalized, letting us know that you want it live on the website. Please allow 24-48 hours before your event published on Footlights.com. Copy may be edited to adhere to Footlights guidelines.




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