Getting Started with Events

To Get Started:

In the main Dashboard you will see a  menu item: Events.

Events menu

Configure Your Settings

Let’s get started with setting configuration. Go to Admin > Events. You will see the initial ‘Getting Started’ screen that will guide you through a 4-step setup process.

Events - Get Started

Click on ‘Configure Your Settings’ Button. You will be sent to the Settings Page. You can also get to the Settings Page from the Events > Settings menu link.

Tutorial pop ups

When first going through the settings, you will also notice the step-by-step blue ‘pop up’ box that will guide you through your initial setup, as seen below:

Events - Tutorial popup

1. The Dismiss link will dismiss these messages for good.

2. You can click the Next button to proceed through the tutorial.

Should you want to see those tutorial pop ups again after they’re dismissed, you can go to Events > Get Started, click to open the Help drop-down in the upper-right corner of the page, click to select the Tutorialtab, then click the Restart the Tutorial link.


Events+ provides lots of helpful tips by way of blue information tooltips with a white ‘i‘ inside. If you hover over these or click on it a dialogue block will appear with some helpful tips on how to complete each field, as seen below:

Events - Tooltips
Hover your mouse over a tooltip to see a small pop-up, or click/touch the tooltip icon to display the tooltip on the page.

Plugin Settings

Here you’ll find some of the more crucial settings such as the url slug, payment and login options.

Events Settings

Set your root slug here lets you specify the url slug for your event listings. Let’s assume this is a events page is for WordCamp, so we enter into the slug field ‘wordcamp-events’, your url will now be:

Tick the Will you be accepting payment for any of your events? setting in order to allow ticket sales through PayPal. Additional PayPal settings will then become available lower in the page and when creating events.

The Allow Facebook and Twitter Login? setting will allow you to connect with both Facebook and Twitter.

Display public RSVPs? lets people see who else is attending your event. Using this option, friends of those attending might sign up to make the event all that more special!

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