How to Create a Post or Event
To create a post or event in Raftr, simply click the “+” sign in the bottom main menu of the app.
- To Create a Post: Type what you want to say in the caption field, assign a topic, then tap the share button.
- To Create an Event: Click the calendar button within the create menu, then enter the event name, date, time, location, and description, assign a topic, and tap the share button.
When creating both events and posts you can also include images from your personal library, or add a gif from Giphy to make your post or event more eye-catching.
To create a post or event on the web version of Raftr click the “Post” or “Event” button on the left menu, fill out each of the required fields, and click the Post button.
Cross-Posting is a great way to increase the reach and awareness of event, as it allows you to share your event to multiple rafts at once. To cross-post an event to multiple rafts, you must first assign a main raft for the event to show on (usually the group/organization that is hosting the event) then tap the Cross-Post button, and select which other raft(s) you would like your event to show up on.**
**Note: To prevent clutter and spam, you can only cross-post events to the Free Food and/or the What’s Happening raft.
Filtering Posts & Events
To help users find the information that is most important to them, we offer multiple filtering options. From the main feed of both the app and web, you can filter the content on Raftr by topics and/or by specific rafts. Simply click the filter button, select which topics and/or rafts you want to see content from and click save.
Tip: Reset your filters to “all” when you’re done or you could miss out on an event or announcement.
Creating Automatic Event Feeds
To help everyone get the most out of Raftr, we work with university administrators to create a comprehensive events calendar. These events are automatically pulled from public calendars and added to Raftr with no additional work needed by administrators. Just keep adding events to existing calendars as you always have, and we’ll take care of the rest. For more information about how many calendars we can automate for your school, explore our plans page.