Events can be created by clicking on the "New Events" button indicated in the following screen shot:
After you click the "New Event" button the following screen is displayed:
The minimum information required for an event is a name, start date and location. You are also required to add a time, although a default 12AM is already inserted.
The events admin page is where you can view all of the events in the system. From this page you can edit events, edit images and delete events.
Editing an event is just like adding an event. You can edit an event by finding it in the events list and click on the pencil button on the right side of the event.
The description tab is where you enter your detailed description for the event. The description is displayed on the event detail page.
Enter information about the event organizer.
The SEO tab allows you to optimize the event details page for search engines.
SEO URL– The keywords entered in this field will be dynamically added in the URL of the event detail page. This field should be unique for each event.
For example, if you have an event setup for the Ariana Grande concert you should enter "ariana-grande" as your event page name the event detail page URL would be the following:
Enter keywords that are relevant and targeted towards your product. Targeted keywords in the URL help your SEO rankings. If you enter several keywords use hyphens as dividers and not underscores as hyphens have proven better for SEO.
SEO Tag (Title Tag) - The Title tag shows up in the top bar of the user's browser when they go to the event details page and is one of the most important things in good search engine positioning. Each page of your site should have a unique title tag with its own keywords that relate to the page. Title tag length should be between 50-80 characters long - including spaces. You should optimize for 1-2 of your most important event keyword phrases in the title tag.
Recurring events are events that occur more than once in regular intervals. Recurring events are useful if you want to create many single-day events using the same information once.
There are a few important differences between single and recurring events. Here’s a list of them:
- When a recurring event is created, the start and end dates become the starting and ending dates where an event can occur, according to the recurrence options used.
- Each recurrence is treated as a separate event.
- If a person makes a booking at a recurring event, they are booked for the specific day, not the whole recurring set (more options on the way).
- Deleting a Recurring Event will delete attached recurrences.
To manage categories, see the following screen shot.
To manage locations, see the following screen shot.