Event – Add Event

Calendar Add Event is located under My Calendar > Add Event.

When you create a new event in My Calendar, you are creating one primary record in the database, with one start date and time and one set of event details.

My Calendar > Add Event

The Add Event screen is fairly long so that I will be splitting up the sections into smaller parts.

Event title
Event description

Description is the main event content area where you can add text, video, image information about the event.

Event – title and description.

Excerpt

You are able to select to show an excerpt in the event popup or other places. The excerpt is meant to give a short overview of the event.

Event – Excerpt

Categories

Select the General category or create new category/categories for your event by clicking the + Add Categories button.

Event – Categories

Insert the name and click Add Category.

Event – add new category

Defining a Primary Category.

Event – Primary Category

In the above example, I have added three categories Travel, Spain and Summer. I have to update the event to have these newly created categories show up in the Primary Category drop down.

Event – Selecting Primary Category

I can now select Travel category as the Primary Category for this event. The other categories become secondary.

Date and Time

Start Time and End Time of the event.
Date and End Date (optional) if needed.

Event – Date and Time

Instead of adding a Start and End Time you can click the All day event. Here you can rename the Time label and Hide end time if you choose to do so.

Event – All day event feature

Date and Time + Add Copy

By clicking + Add occurrence the occurrence screen is seen and one occurrence is added. Here one can add additional occurrences adjusting the date and time as is needed. The result is that all the events are added to an Event Group and connected to each other.

Event – Date and Time + Add Copy.

Click the links for a more detailed documentation for + Add Copy as well as information about Event Groups.

Repetition Pattern

With Repetition Pattern one can create a pattern of how often the single event is repeated. Starting from the first event and ending at the date “Repeat Until” field. I have included a separate documentation page for Repetition Pattern. Where you can learn more about getting the most out of this feature.

Event – Repetition Pattern

The featured image is seen in the pop-up card and in the single event card.

Event – Featured Image

Event Details

Host – The frontend will show an avatar if available and the words: “Host by (username)”
More Information – The frontend will show a “More information” link. More information text can be changed through Settings -> Text.

Event – Event Details

Event Location

Select an event location in the drop down you have previously made. (None are seen in the following screenshot, as I have not yet made a location.)

Event – Event Location

Event Location – Add a new location

Click the “+ Add a new location” button to open up the fields to add a new location. The checkbox Copy new location will add the location to the Locations screen.

Event – Event Location Add a new location

Fill in the information you need for your event.

Accessibility

Click the checkboxes to select the accessible options for your event. These will also be seen on the frontend events screen.

Event – Accessibility

Registration Settings

Add a link to an URL where users can get tickets for your events. The frontend will by default show a “Buy Tickets” link. Add additional information related tickets.

Event – Registration Settings

Check out the plugin My Tickets if you need additional registration or need to sell tickets. It integrates with My Calendar to handle ticket sales.

Next: Events -> My Events -> Click the title of an event to Edit Event.

Event – Add Event – Add Copy

+ Add Copy is located under My Calendar > Add Event > + Add Copy. In the following screenshot we can see the original event and two copies.

My Calendar > Add Event > Date and Time + Add Copy

When clicking the + Add Copy a new copy of the event will automatically be added containing the same Start and End time as in the original event. Make the needed adjustments. Click the bottom + Add Copy to add additional copies of the event.

Above we can see that I have added two copies (duplicates). Using the same time but changing the dates.

Clicking to Cancel an Event Copy will give the option to “Restore” (keeping the event copy) or “Remove” (deleting the copy).

My Calendar > Add Event > Event Copy – Restore or Remove Event Copy.

This is a multi-day event.

Will show multiple events as one event overview on the frontend. If used in relation with Events widget/shortcode or Today’s Events widget/shortcode.

When the rest of the event information has been filled out and you decide to Save Draft or Publish. Here is an example of saving the above original event and the additional two copies. A total of three events are now published.

My Calendar > Add Event (published) > Publishing multiple copies

Here we can choose to View Event (frontend) or Edit Event. Or we might click the Events link seen in the left WordPress menu.

The following documentation shows an example with using + Add Copy and Repetition Pattern.