Events module documentation

The events module allows you to add new events to your website. You can also edit or delete existing events.

Events are automatically arranged by date order, and will appear automatically on either the "upcoming event" page on the front end of your website, or one of the monthly calendar pages.

Access permissions

If you can't see these sections in your admin control panel it is possible that your user doesn't have permission to edit events, or that you don't have the events module enabled for your account.

If your user doesn't have permission to edit events, but your user does have permission to edit users, you can edit your own user and tick the 'can edit events' box.

If you don't have permission to edit your own user privileges please either contact the person in charge of your website. If that is you, then please contact us for help.

Renaming or moving your events page

If you have the events module enabled it will appear as a special page in your pages module.

By default this page is called "Events" and has the address of "/events".

This title, address, and various other aspects of the events page can be edited from the pages module.

The events page cannot be deleted from your pages module, but it is possible to mark it as unpublished if you no longer wish it to be displayed on your site.

When editing the special "events" page in your admin control panel you will notice you cannot add content blocks to it - this is because the content is automatically determined by the events you add.

Making your events the homepage of your site

If you want to make your events page the homepage of your site simply ensure that it is published and then drag it to the very top of the list in the pages module.

Adding an event

To add a new event:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Select "Add new event" from the shortcut bar
  4. The event will automatically have today's date and time, and your user assigned as the author. You can change these fields if you wish.
  5. Fill out the form. If you are not sure what a field does hover over the title to view contextual help for that field.
  6. Click on the blue "Save" button at the bottom of the form
  7. Proceed to add some content blocks to the event

Adding new content blocks to an event

Events without content blocks are just empty events - so at this point you'll definitely want to add content blocks to your event. Immediately after creating an event, or after selecting an event to edit, you will be able to add content blocks to it.

If you have not just added a new event:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Either click on the title of a event or on the edit icon next to it (a picture of a notepad and pencil)

To add a new content block to that event:

  1. Click the green "Add a content block" button on the right hand side of the page
  2. Choose the type of block you want to add from the "type" drop down list
  3. The type of block you choose will determine the fields that are available to fill in
  4. Images can be uploaded using the "browse" button where relevant. These are automatically resized after uploading
  5. Fill out the form.  If you are not sure what a field does hover over the title to view contextual help for that field.
  6. Click on the blue "Save" button at the bottom of the form to add your content block
  7. If there were any problems with the data on your form correct them an press "Save" again

Editing an event

To edit an event:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Either click on the title of an event or on the edit icon next to it (a picture of a notepad and pencil)
  4. Please note that when editing an event there may be some additional fields available which were not visible when you first added the post
  5. Make any changes you wish to make to the content of the form. If you are not sure what a field does hover over the title to view contextual help for that field.
  6. Click on the blue "Save" button at the bottom of the form to save your changes
  7. If there were any problems with the data on your form correct them an press "Save" again

Editing content blocks

When editing an event you will see an overview of the content blocks for that post on the right hand side of the admin control panel.

To edit a content block:

  1. Either click on the content block or the edit icon next to it (a picture of a notepad and pencil)
  2. If you wish to change the type of the content block select the new type from the drop down menu
  3. Change any fields you want to change on the form.  If you are not sure what a field does hover over the title to view contextual help for that field.
  4. Click on the blue "Save" button at the bottom of the form to save your changes

Reordering content blocks

If you want to change the order of your content blocks you can drag and drop them to their new position.

To reorder content blocks:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Either click on the title of a event or on the edit icon next to it (a picture of a notepad and pencil)
  4. Drag and drop the content blocks into their desired order
  5. Your changes are saved automatically

Deleting an event

Events can be deleted, but please note that there is no undo feature - if you're not completely sure you want to delete an event just edit it and mark it as unpublished.

You don't need to delete old events; once they have passed they will no longer appear on the "upcoming events" page, but will still be accessible from the archived calendar pages on the front end of your website.

To delete an event:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Click the delete icon (a red cross) next to the event you want to delete
  4. Click the confirm button if you are sure you wish to delete this event

Deleting a content block from an event

Content blocks can be deleted, but please note that there is no undo feature - if you're not completely sure you want to delete a content block we recommend that you move it to an unpublished post instead.

To delete a content block:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Either click on the title of a event or on the edit icon next to it (a picture of a notepad and pencil)
  4. Click the delete icon (a red cross) next to the content block you want to delete
  5. Click the confirm button if you are sure you wish to delete this content block

ICS calendar feed

And ICS calendar feed of your events can be accessed by your users if they click on the ICS icon from your events page. Alternatively you an use the following URL:

http://[YOURWEBSITEDOMAINHERE]/feed.ics

Duplicating an event

If you want to create a new event based on an existing event item you can duplicate it. To duplicate an event:

  1. Log into your admin control panel
  2. Select "Events" from the primary navigation
  3. Either click on the title of an event or on the edit icon next to it (a picture of a notepad and pencil)
  4. Click the "duplicate this event" link in the shortcut navigation

This will create a new event that has all the content (including the content blocks) copied from the event you have duplicated.

This new event  item will be marked as unpublished.

The URL Slug will automatically have a number appended to it.

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