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Reader Login Options


CoveritLive's Reader Login options allow you to easily integrate existing login services (Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID) with your event. This can be used to control who watches your event and how Readers make comments.

For more advanced users, the Reader API allows you to connect your own proprietary login system with your CoveritLive events.

Use the Reader login options to:


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Instructions for Login Options



Getting Started

  • You can set up your Reader Login options at the template level (from the "Templates & Settings" page) or on an event by event basis (when building a new event). The steps are the same with either option.

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Go to > 'Add New' OR 'Templates & Settings'

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Enable your Options

  • Enable your login options by clicking the check box next to "Enable Reader Login Options".


Enable the Options

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Control Access to your Events

  • Viewing your Event: Select one of the viewing options. For public events you will likely want to keep your event open to all readers. For private events you can control access by requiring readers to login to view.

  • Commenting during your Event: If you select, "Readers do not have to login to view event" then you will be presented with three commenting options; no login required, mandatory login, or optional login. Select the option that best suits your event needs.


Set Viewing & Commenting
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Tip! Need to set up a pay-per-view event or drive site membership?
Use the Reader API options to set up your own proprietary login system. Next set your login options to require Readers to login. Only logged in Members will be able to access your event.


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SPECIAL FEATURE: Open Chat Option

  • In conjunction with the Reader Login feature CoveritLive allows for completely unmoderated comments. This option is available under the "Enable Reader Login" options section when you build your event. To turn on, please select your login services (at least one is required) and then click the "No Moderation" option. This option includes full banning capabilities, which are stronger then cookie or IP banning.

    Please note: All Auto-published comments will appear in the style of a Writer/Panelist comment (they will not be styled like typical Reader Comments).





Unmoderated Comments

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Tip! Open chat works best when used for private events with select members. We do not recommend open chat for large public events. To deliver quality content to your readers it’s important that the writer stays in control of the live event.

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Choose your Services

  • Select an existing service (Facebook, Twitter, or Open ID) to integrate these popular login services. Simply click the check box next to each service you want to use.

  • API for Advanced Users: If you have your own proprietary login system and want to attach the user profiles to your event, make use of our Reader API by selecting "Custom Service". To use Reader API you will first be directed to set up your service on your account's APIs page (located here). Once set up, a drop down menu will appear and you will be able to select your custom login service from the list.

    Reader Login API Documentation




Choose your Services
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Reader Avatar Option

  • Select to display reader avatars next to your readers' comments. The avatars will be associated with the service the reader used to login with (i.e. A Reader's Facebook avatar will appear if they logged in with their Facebook account).



Select Reader Avatar Preference
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Save Options

  • Save your options by clicking 'Save Options' (Event Build) or 'Save' (Templates & Settings).



Save your Options
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What Your Readers See

  • After your event is launched your Readers will be prompted according to your selected login options. Readers simply enter their appropriate username and password to login.



Readers Login Prompt
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