Creating Events

How do I create an event?

Step 1: Click "Add Event" from the module's admin bar.

Step 2: Fill in the fields in the popup. Only "Title" and "Start Date" are required, all other are optional.

Step 3: Click "Save" to save and exit or "Save & Add More" to save the current event and then open a new form.

How do I edit an event?

In any List view

Step 1: Hover over the event to edit.

Step 2: Click the pencil icon.

Step 3: Make the necessary changes and click "Save".

In any Calendar view without a List

Step 1: Click on the event to edit.

Step 2: Hover over the event.

Step 3: Click the pencil icon.

Step 4: Make the necessary changes and click "Save".

If the event links off from the module, you'll need to change the display to a list view and follow the first set of instructions.

How do I delete an event?

Step 1: Hover over the event to delete. Do not use the "Delete" option from the module's dropdown.

Step 2: Click the trashcan icon.

Step 3: Click "OK" at the prompt to confirm deletion.

Please note: once an event is deleted, it cannot be undeleted.

How do I control the date(s) of the event?

Use the Start and End Date fields to control the days across which the event will display. Making an event span multiple days will make the mini-calendar and full-width calendar display the event on each day it spans.

Use the Start and End Time fields to add the times. Remember to add leading zeros to your hours and select the appropriate am/pm.

What is the Summary?

The summary field controls what appears under the event and its date(s) on any list view.

What is the Body?

The Body field is a rich-text editor and can be used the same way a text module can.

What are tags and how do they work?

Tags are words or phrases that are related to your event. Adding them to the "Tags" field, separating them with commas (,) will create a list of links at the bottom of the event. When a user clicks on a tag, other events with the same tag will be displayed.

If "Tag Cloud" is selected in the module settings, the tags will display above the Calendar module.

My event is too detailed for a simple text editor, what are my options?

The best option is to create a hidden page somewhere on your site and link the event to it via the URL/Link field.

For ease of use, it's a good idea to create the page with the event title, then change the page title every time it occurs. For example, a yearly convention can be named ABC Convention and the page title can be 2015 ABC Convention - Location, State.

My event is too simple for the detail view, what are my options?

If the event doesn't need anything besides a summary, add a hash (#) to the URL/Link field to disable the detail view.

How do I allow comments?

Step 1: Create or Edit an event.

Step 2: Click "Options" from the left.

Step 3: Use the drop-down to select the comment settings for the current blog post

  • Do not allow comments ← Default, No comments, by anyone
  • Allow comments ← All comments, by anyone
  • Allow comments with approval ← All comments, by anyone, but need to be approved before they show.

Step 3a: Only allow registered users to comment: Click the checkbox marked "Only allow logged-in users to comment" to limit comments to those who have an account with your website. The setting still needs to be on one of the "Allow" options for comments to be made.

Step 4: Click "Save" to save and exit or "Save & Add More" to save and bring up a new form.