The Event post type is, as implied by its name, used for housing information about events.
To add a new event item, select Events › Add New from the menu.
To browse all events, select Events › All Events from the menu (or simply click the Events item in the menu itself).
To edit event-related settings, select Events › Event Options from the menu.
This post type contains a number of configurable options, some of which are shared with other post types, and some of which are unique to the Event post type.
Located at the top of the page, the title box allows content editors to provide the event with a simple title.
Located directly under the title bar, the content area includes a rich-text (visual) editor that allows content editors to input their content, and format it as required. There is also a text-based editing option for content editors with HTML proficiency.
The content area also supports shortcodes.
Events posts can be sorted into categories. This can be achieved using the Event Categories box in sidebar of the edit screen. To add the event to a category, simply click the checkbox associated with the desired category.
Note that the event categorization system is distinct from the News Post categorization system. This means that the categories do not cross over from one system to another.
To select a featured image for a news post, find the Featured Image box (generally in the sidebar) and click the “Set featured image” link. This will bring up the WordPress media box, where you can either upload a new image or select and image from the library.
Hide Featured Image
In some instances, content editors may want to use a featured image on a post for display on the home page and News Archive page, but suppress it on the actual post page itself. To do this, find the Hide Featured Image box (generally in the sidebar) and click the checkbox.
The following fields are specific to the Event post type:
Start Date – Use this option to set the start date for this event.
End Date – If the
Ends on This Date option is not checked, use this option to set the end date for this event.
All-Day Event – Check this box to indicate that this is an all-day event.
Ends on This Date – Check this box to indicate that this event ends on the same day that it begins (defaults to checked).
Start Time – Use this option to set the start time for this event.
End Time – Use this option to set the end time for this event.
Location of Event – Use this option to set the location for this event.
Registration URL – Use this option to set the registration URL for this event. If completed, this will cause a registration button to appear on the event page.
Event Email – Use this option to set the contact email for this event. If completed, this will appear in the sidebar of the event page.
Event Contact Phone Number – Use this option to set the contact phone number for this event. If completed, this will appear in the sidebar of the event page.
In addition to the options that can be set on a single page, there are also a handful of general options that can be set for Events at a global level.
Use this option to select the featured events that will be displayed on the home page and on the Events Archive page. Each post is selected in an individual dropdown.
Note that while all four events will appear on the home page, only the first three selected events will appear on the Events Archive page. Due to the nature of the archive design, the fourth event will be suppressed.
Sidebar Buttons Breakpoint
The purpose of this option is to ensure that registration and add to calendar buttons are always visible when an event page is loaded. On events with lengthy content details, the buttons at the bottom of the post can be pushed out of the viewport. In these cases, we want the buttons to also appear in the sidebar.
The Sidebar Buttons Breakpoint allows content editors to define the point at which this occurs. Simply define a pre-set number of characters. If the content exceeds this number, the buttons will be added to the sidebar.
Load More Button Text
Use this option to define the text that will appear on load more buttons on event archive pages.
Back to News Text
Use this option to define the text that will appear in the “back” buttons on event pages (this button takes users back to the Event Archive page).