Create Events on Style 6/7 Websites
Creating events on a Style 6/7 site is the same as a Jvillage Core style site, with the added benefit of:
- Adding a home page slide directly from the event
- Adding images to the home page event feed
- Adding leading image in the event details
- Adding just a link to a third party video instead of needing an embed code
- Login and go to Content > Add Content > Event
- Add the Title and Description of the event. You can format text, add images and hyperlinks to the event Description in the Body. If you want to add a lead image, or video without using an iframe code, please see steps below.
- If this is going to be an event that feeds to the “What’s Happening” block on the homepage, you will need to upload an image in the Image option by selecting “Open File Browser”.
- Use the File Browser Directory to upload your event feed image into the folder you want to use for these event images. If a folder has not been created, use the Add Directory tool to create one. Upload the image, then select it for this event. NOTE: Your images should be sized and cropped prior to uploading – there are no tools to size images once they’ve been added to the File Browser. If you are unsure of the size, use a current image featured in the event feed for accurate and optimal size measurements. Landscape oriented image are best, and image that do not feature text.
- The image you uploaded will appear as a square thumbnail, with the option to remove it and replace it with another image if needed. You may enter Alt text for SEO and Title text to assist with screenreaders.
- If you want a video to appear with your event description, you can enter the third party (ex. YouTube, Vimeo) link to the video in the Video settings. The video will appear at the bottom of the description. If you want the vide to appear elsewhere in the event description, you will need to use the iframe embed code and add it to the Body in the event settings.
- Next you need to tag the event so that it is included in the What’s Happening event feed on the home page, and so users can search for events by category. You can select more than one event Type. If you do not see the event Type you need to tag the event with, you can add a new Type through Structure > Taxonomy > Event Type. NOTE: To select more than one Type, hold down your Control (Ctrl) Key while selecting.
- You can add Tags to the event for SEO.
- To add this event to various event feeds, select the appropriate boxes under Event Postings. Event calendar is the monthly calendar; Footer Block is the event feed in the footer; Front Page Block is the What’s Happening feed on the home page; Subpage Sidebar is the event feed on subpages in the side bar.
- If you want an image to appear in the home page slideshow, open the Home Page Slideshow settings.
- Add a Title that will appear on the slide (larger text than subtext)
- Add subtext in the Copy field
- Upload an image through the file browser (there should be help text to let you know what the dimensions should be)
- Set the sort order for this slide – the lower the number the sooner it will appear in the rotation (we suggest using 5’s or 10’s for your sort order so you can insert images in between other current slides.)
- The home page slide will automatically link to this event description.
- You will note at the bottom of the screen that the event will be given an alias – you can use this alias to link to this event description via emails, newsletters, other pages on the site.
- If you want to check the event details before the public sees the event, go to Publishing options and select Unpublish. You’ll be able to review the event details page, but you won’t be able to preview the home page slideshow or view the event on the calendar or event feeds.
- Save (an publish when ready if unpublished) the event and check all aspects of your event: Event detail page
Home page event feed (What’s Happening) (may not show due to chronological order of events) Footer event feed (may not show due to chronological order of events)
Subpage event feed (may not show due to chron