Create WordPress Events in All-in-One Event Calendar
Mar 11, 2015
Ready for a quick rundown on creating events with All-in-one Event Calendar by Time.ly?
Find the Events tab on your WordPress Admin Menu, choose Add New, and we’ve begun to create WordPress event number one!
Now you may configure an event location. Simply enter the name of the venue and the physical address. All-in-one Event Calendar is going to geolocate the venue for you, and will create a google map on the event page so people can easily locate the event.
The gist here is that you may enter the price of your event so that visitors know it’s not free, and a link to a location where tickets can be purchased if, for instance, you’re selling tickets with Gravity Forms.
Additional fields to note are Categories, Tags, and Featured Image.
You may optionally use Categories and Tags to help visitors sort your events to find events.
The Featured Image should not be considered optional – it is the picture or graphic that will be shown in various places on your website with the event you are creating ( and probably want images on your site! ). In addition, it is the image that will be shown on social media services when someone shares your event.
Bonus Tutorial: Populating Your Events Calendar with ICS Feeds
Maybe you already have a public Google Calendar – or you use Google Calendars – and you don’t want to bother managing your website calendar separately. You should consider integrating your event calendar and your google calendar using the ICS feed.
Get your Google Calendar ICS Feed
- Click the settings gear in the top right, choose settings.
- Click the Calendars tab.
- The names of your calendars are hyperlinks – click the name of the calendar that you want to sync with your site.
- Find Calendar Address, click the ICAL link. You should get a link that looks like this ( but longer ): http://www.somecalendar.com/public/basic.ics
Enter your ICS Feed
- Click Events and Calendar feeds.
- Copy your ICAL link into the Feed Subscriptions URL field and then click Save Settings.