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Advanced Features in the Events Module

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016 03:26PM CST

**Please note: a few of these features apply primarily to our responsive designs. Please keep this in mind as you read through the article. If you don't see some of these features in your CMS, there's a good chance your site is not responsive. If you need help finding out whether or not your design is responsive, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-409-6631 x2 and we'd be glad to assist you!

Events

To get to the Events module in the Content Management System (CMS), click on the Publish tab and then go to "Events" on the left hand side. This section will list all of your events by date. From here you can edit an event, delete an event, as well as save an event as a draft (or publish an event that was previously saved as a draft).You can also "Feature" an event which will update the way it is displayed on your live site.* If you do choose to feature an event, we recommend making sure you add a Featured Image. This can be done from within the CMS at any time by clicking "Choose an Image" under the Featured Image section in the event you wish to feature. *Please note - when you go to your Events page on the live site, the first thing to show up will be your featured events. At this time you can't change which tab shows first, so this is a great reason to feature a few events!

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Categories

The Categories section is a tool that makes it much easier for people to differentiate between multiple different events. To get here, click Publish > Events > Categories in your CMS. You'll see a button in the top right corner that says Add Category. Once you've added a few new categories (for example Youth Group, Women's Ministry or Weekly Services), you then have the option of adding a color to the category. Simply click "Pick color" and select the color you'd like to use. This section will also display how many events you have in each category, as well as allow you to rename or delete a category you no longer need.




 

Locations

The Locations section allows you to add locations for your campuses, groups, or other types of events. To get here, go to Publish > Events > Locations in the CMS. To add a new location click the "Add a New Location" button in the top right corner. From here you can add the name of the location and the full address. These locations can be connected to your events at any time.



Settings

If your design features upcoming events on the homepage, this section will be useful to you! Here you can select if you'd like your homepage to show ALL upcoming events or if you'd like it to only show the FEATURED upcoming events.





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