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Section 12: Event Items


Adding an Event Item to your site (and the global calendar):

The following steps should illustrate how to add an event item to an area of your site. All events aggregate, regardless of their actual location, in the global calendar on the main Faculty website calendar seen in the figure below (if your site is located in the Faculty of Social Sciences).

Section 12: Figure 12.1 Calendar portlet closeup
Section 12: Figure 12.1 Calendar portlet closeup

Figure 12.1 Calendar portlet closeup

Step 1: navigate to the "events" area of your website, and follow step 2 to make sure you are logged into the system.  If you do not have an events area for your site already, it is recommended that you create a new area for event items in which case you will need to follow the instructions in Section 5.3: Creating new Sections to create a new folder for these items.

Step 2:
login to the area by appending the address to your events area with the following: "/login", you will be then prompted to authenticate with your user name and password, after which it will return you to the events section of your site in the active editing environment.


Step 3: Once logged in, navigate to the "contents" tab of the folder, and click on the right menu option: "add new…". Click on it to reveal the drop down options and select "event".

Section 12: Figure 12.2 "...add new" event item

Figure 12.2 "...add new" event item


Section 12: Figure 12.3 closeup of "...add new" event item icon

Figure 12.3 "...add new" event item icon closeup


Step 4: The "add event" page will have a series of form fields to fill out (see the next few figures below) as well as a date range selection area and the "event body text" area. Fill out all relevant information, remembering that the Event Must have a Title and an Event Start Date and an Event End date.

Section 12: Figure 12.4 event creation screen

Figure 12.4 event creation screen

 Section 12: Figure 12.5 event creation form details

Figure 12.5 event creation form details

Step 5 (optional):  Next, go to the "Settings" tab, just above the Title field, and select the check box beside the option: "exclude from navigation".  This will prevent the title from cluttering up the left navigation as a subset of the "events" folder or area.


Step 6: When your event details are completed in the form fields, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "save" button and you will then be able to view the completed event item preview (figure 12.6). By default the item will be "private" and thus not publicly visible.

Section 12: Figure 12.6 completed event preview

Section 12: Figure 12.6 completed event preview

Step 7: When you are ready to publish the event to the calendar and events listing, select the menu option int the top right area of the event view, "state: private", select the drop down option: "publish"


Step 8: rejoice!


Optional Social Media tie-in “Share this”:

Step 1:
edit your news/event item and hit the HTML button on the far right in the content editing area

Step 2: Copy the HTML code below (in red) and paste it at the very end of all the existing code in your news/event content area
Step 3:
select the “save” button

code to copy/paste:

<!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->
<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style">
<a class="addthis_button_facebook_like"></a>
<a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a>
<a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src=
<!-- AddThis Button END -->

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