To set up an event, regardless of whether you’re a Standard or PRO user, navigate to the Dashboard of your site and select Events → Add New. You’ll notice that this looks very similar to the page you see when adding a regular post.
Title, description, tags, categories, and the featured image operate identical to a regular blog post.
- Add a tile of the event
- Add your content about the event
- Select the category you would like your event to be associated with
- Assign a featured image to the event
The Event Calendar Section
Time and Date
Once you begin adding event details, the first thing you’ll need to decide is whether or not this will be an All Day Event. If it is, hit the checkbox; you’ll see the start/end time fields disappear upon doing so. If it isn’t an all-day event, leave this field unchanged.
Select the Start Date/Time. Start date will default to today and start time/end time will default to 8 a.m. / 5 p.m. respectively. However — assuming you haven’t set this event as all day — you can change these to whatever fits your event criteria using the dropdowns.
If you’re a PRO user, you’ll also see a dropdown for “Recurrence.” If that’s the case, leave “Recurrence” set to “None” for now. Read more details about Recurrence here.
Event Location will determine the venue for your event. Use a saved venue from the dropdown or create a new one on the spot. If you do create a new one, it’ll be saved in the dropdown for all future events you create. It’s also worth noting that you can add as many or as few venue details as you see fit; whether it’s a specific address or just a country, the plugin will accommodate your needs. You can also leave these fields entirely blank if you don’t want any venue information to display. However, you will need a full address if you want to use Google Maps options, Map View, and/or Location Search.
If you check the “Show Google Maps Link” box, it will include a nice button that links your readers to view the venue information at maps.google.com. If you check the “Show Google Maps” box, a map it will embed into the events page directly. You can include one, both or neither of these on an event-by-event basis. Keep in mind these options will only show if you have Enable Google Maps checked in the Settings.
Event Organizer details are similar to the venue details we added above. These focus on the person putting the event together. Once again, you have the option to pick from existing organizers via the dropdown or to add a new one using the fields available. Add as many or as few organizer details as you wish.
Event Website allows you to enter a URL if the event itself has a separate website. Otherwise, you can leave it blank.
Event Cost allows you to enter the price per person if the event is not free.
Additional add-ons are available.
*If you leave any of these fields blank they will not appear on the page.