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How To Create Events 2


Events

You can see new menu item called “Events” at the next image and in your dashboard. This is where you can organize and setup your events.


setupEvents


Create Event categories

All events are organized using categories.
You can add categories before, after or while adjust event posts directly.

Go to Events -> Event Categories to create event categories.

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Create Event Post

Go to Events -> Add new to create new event post.

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Assign Event to Category

On the right side you will see your events categories. You need to check in what category you need this event to be displayed.


If you don’t have categories yet, then you need to create one.

Click on + Add New Events Category link to do this. Type a category name and press Add New Events Category button.

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setupEventsCategory

Set Event Date

Now you need to set events start date and time. It’s an important step before you will populate events at your website.
These settings can be found below the editor while adjusting an event post in “Event options” metabox.
setupEventsDate


Click on the date field and choose the necessary date in a pop-up calendar.

Or you can simply type your date and time in this fields but keep the formatting I.E.:
07/31/2012
12:00 AM

This is most common issue.

Note: you can change time format in Settings-> General: Time Format.



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Repeatable Event


You need to check “Is repeating?” option to make your event repeatable. Here you can set Repeating Interval, End Time and Skip Dates for your event.
setupEventsRepeating

Event End and Skip Date options are necessary when you are populating your events in a calendar.

Generally what starts must finish, but that isn’t always the case. Use the End Date if there is a defined end date for the event – if there isn’t you can leave this field empty. This will indicate an open-ended event.

Event Skip Dates will be helpful if you need to set custom event recurrence. Use this field to exclude the unnecessary dates. You can check some examples on how it may be used below.

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Sample events settings

You can check a few examples of a different events settings.

1.


Simple event that starts on Saturday and ends on Sunday.

simpleEvent

2.


Simple event that takes place every initial day of a week (e.g. “Sunday at 12 AM”)

simpleEventSunday

3.


Simple event that takes place every initial date of a month (e.g. “25th”).

simpleEventMonth

4.


Simple event that takes place every initial date of the year (e.g. “New Year”).

simpleEventYear

5.


Event that takes place only on 1st and 3d Sundays every month.

simpleEventSundayThird

6.


Event that takes place only on even dates of a month.

simpleEventEvenDates

7.


Event that takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays excluding day-offs.

simpleEventTueThu

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Event map


Now you need to add event location.
setupEventsMap

Click New map. After that new options will appear.

1. Type your location and click Add button. You will see a pin with popup on the map.
2. You can edit address in popup on the map by clicking “edit” link directly in popup.

3. Add title for this location and press save button to save location.
Now you have a location for your event.
You can edit this location at any time. To do that rollover on location title and edit link will appear.



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Additional Information

You can add additional information such as phone and address that will be used to display on event page and upcoming event widget.


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Set layout and sidebar
for event post.


You can set one of three possible layouts for event post: Full width, Left Sidebar and Right Sidebar. You can find this settings at the right side below the event categories.


If you want to have same sidebar and layout for all event posts you can set it in global event settings.

Also there are additional widget area between the map and content. You can enable it by choosing Under title sidebar instance in “Title area settings” block below the editor.


You can learn more about layouts, sidebars and widgets here.


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Header Color Settings

You can set custom colors or background for every post at your website.

setupPagesHeaderColor

Choose “Custom Color” to override global settings applied under the Theme Options -> Header section.


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Slideshow Settings

Our theme is extremely flexible and allows to set unique slideshow, with unique settigns for each post/page or taxonomies.

Please note that this settings will be applied ONLY for the specific page/post, where you set it and not for the other pages/posts.

To set slideshow for specific post, scroll down to the “Slideshow options” block.

1. Choose slideshow type – here you can between our custom JCycle or Revolution slideshows. By default it is set to use global settings (global settings is set in Theme Options ->Slideshows)

2. Choose Revolution Slider (for revolution slider only) – you can create many revolution slideshows, so here you can choose which of revolution slideshows you would like to use.

2. Set slideshow category (for jCycle only)

3. and set max amount of slides for this slideshow (for jCycle only).

setupPagesSlOptions

You can also adjust different slideshow options specificaly for this page in “Slideshow effect options” block, such as (these options is for jCycle only):

1. Set slideshow Height.
2. Turn on/off next, previous navigation arrows.
3. Remove paddings
4. Set timeouts and speed
5. Set autoplay and pause on rollover.

setupPagesSlEffOptions

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Publish

Add information for your event in editor and click publish button
when you are done.


You can learn how to create rockin content for your post/page here.


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How to Show my Events?

Now when you know how to create events post you need to learn how to show your events.
To show your events on site, you need to use event widgets and shortodes.
Event Shortcodes

You can also learn what is widgets and shotcodes first.

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