Wordpress - Adding/Managing Events

Modified on Tue, 15 Feb 2022 at 09:27 AM

Select Events in the side menu in Wordpress Admin Interface

1. Creating an Event

Select ‘Add New’ 

The ‘Add New Event’ is very similar to the  ‘Add Post’ except for the ‘Event Details’ meta-box, to define event date/time and repeat occurrences and (optionally) a venue.

In Edit Event:

  • Add Title
  • Add Content
  • Select a Category
  • Update Event Details (refer below)
  • Preview Changes
  • Update

2. How to fill in the Event Details

  1. Enter start and end date/time. If the event is to reoccur, this is the date/time of the first occurrence. Best to select the date/time picker. Enter date or times manually, make sure is format shown.
  2. Select 'Recurrence’ for 'the new event.
    Options for Daily, Weekly, Monthly etc then day of week/month. A summary at the bottom will indicate how the event will repeat with the current settings.

Note: Make sure you select an end date. After this date, no further recurrence dates will be added. If you do not choose a date, it will default to the event’s first start date and therefore only occur once.

3. Creating a Venue

To create a new venue click the ‘Venue’ sub-menu on the Events menu bar in your admin area. This displays a table of currently saved Venues. To create a new one, simply click ‘Add New’ at the top of the page.

The only required field is the venue name. When the address, postcode or country inputs loose focus, the plug-in uses Google Maps to find the latitude-longtitude co-ordinates of the venue and displays it on the map. These are stored and can be used to display venue maps.

Since 1.6 you can create a venue from within the event edit page by clicking the ‘+’ icon next to the venue drop-down.

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