First Steps before adding Events

Utilizing the Events Calendar on your website is not only easy it can save you time and effort in the long run as well as make it very simple for your customers to find event details, purchase tickets and check out what else is happening all in one place!

So how do you get started?

Set your Events Categories 

These are controlled from the Sitemap and will ultimately be the filters you and your customers can use to see specific events only. It's okay if you add a new one later but setting these in advance can make adding event more straight forward.  Read More About Event Categories

Double Check Your Year

Before loading up all those events double check that your year is set and correctly enabled in Tools > Site Settings > Year. Read More About Year Settings Here

Set Your Location(s)

Locations apply to both events & businesses. They can be real places or the fun names for stages, play areas, or local parks that may not have "official" addresses. Read More About Locations

Build A Template

Event templates can be a great way to customize how certain types of events appear on your website. Learn More About Building Templates

Learn about the Events Dashboard and Adding An Event Page Here

Consider Importing

At the top of the Events Dashboard there is the option to IMPORT - this allows you to download an excel sheet that once filled with event information and imported creates quick events in mass quantities. This might be a great way to import a history of events or even get a lot of event pages started at once.

Link in your Main Navigation

You might want to emphasize your event page in your main navigation. In this case "Copy" the page URL and then add a static link to your site map so you don't have to build two different pages!

Regardless of whether you utilize the calendar and event tools as an event venue, for one big event a year, or just to post community meetings the key to success is strategy. Get to know all the capabilities and ways you can adapt these standards for you!

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