As with all Modules, the Events Module is powered by the data in our CMS. Partners and Clients can use the Siteglide Admin UI to manage the Events in the Module. This Article will explain how.
For those familiar with our other Modules, like the Blog Module, you'll see plenty that's familiar.
Once you've installed the Events Module on your Site, you'll be able to find Events in the left-hand menu under Modules/Events. For a recap of how to install Modules on a Site, see here.
When you've reached the Events screen, you'll see a list of Events in the database:
You can add a new Event by clicking the "Add New Events" button:
This will take you to a new screen where you can add the details of the Event in the available fields. Read more about the available fields in the section below.
You can edit any Event's Details by finding it in the List and clicking either it's name or the "pencil" icon:
To delete any Event, firstly follow the steps above to reach the Edit Screen. Then, you'll be able to select the delete button.
Event Fields Explained
In the Add or Edit screens, you'll be able to fill in the details of your Events. You can use the tabs at the top of the Page to add:
The Details Tab
Here are the details for the available fields under the Details Tab:
ID- This is the unique ID for this Item in the database.
External ID- This is a unique ID used to handle Items that are imported into the database.
Item Slug- If Detail Pages are enabled, this unique "slug" will end the URL for the Detail Page- after the slug defined in the Module Structure. Learn more about Events Detail Pages.
Weighting- Optional - Used in Sorting
Release Date (UTC)- Events will not be visible on any Front-End Layout before this date. Dates should be entered in the UTC timezone.
Expiry Date (UTC)- Events will not be visible on any Front-End Layout after this date. Dates should be entered in the UTC timezone.
Enabled- Quickly disable this Event on the Front-End using this toggle. An "enabled" Event must also have been "released" and also not have "expired" to be visible.
Event Start- Unique to the Events Module, this field stores the date and time the Event itself begins. Dates should be entered in the UTC timezone.
Event End- Unique to this Module, this field stores the date and time the Event itself ends. This does not have to be the same day the Event started, if the Event lasts for multiple days. Dates should be entered in the UTC timezone.
Host- If you've also installed the Authors Module, this allows you to link the Event via Datasource to a "Host" who is running the Event.
Tickets- If you've also installed the eCommerce Module, this allows you to link the Event via Datasource to eCommerce Products. Generally these will be tickets to the Event, but this can be flexible and you can choose any Product you like.
The SEO Tab
If you've enabled Detail Pages, you can set up the SEO details for this Event's Detail Page here.
The Categories Tab
You can assign an Event to a Category here.
The Location Tab
This tab allows you to add location data for an Event, if required. This data will power the Map Layout, should you choose to use it, but the raw fields will also be available on all Events Layouts.
You can search for an Address and select it from the result set, or enter your Address and Latitude/Longitude manually.
If you want to output the location on a map then make sure your 'Google Project API Key' is entered in
- Events Module - Introduction
- Events Module - Enabling and Disabling Detail Pages
- Events Module - List View
- Events Module - The Calendar List Layout
- Events Module - Navigation - Introduction
- Events Module - Navigation - Browse by Category
- Events Module - Navigation - Browse by Host (Author)
- Events Module - Navigation - Browse by Event Dates
- Events Module - Navigation - Browse Events by Keyword
- Events Module - The Map List Layout
- Events Module - Tutorial - Selling Event Tickets