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How to add an Event

Back at the ‘Getting Started’ screen, let’s go ahead and create a new event.

Getting Started - Add an Event

Click on ‘Add an Event’ Button. You will be sent to the Event editor. You can also get to the editor from the Events > Add Event menu link.

Add New Events sub-menu

The standard WordPress article creation page will appear, with a few modifications to it. First of all, you will notice the Step by Step blue ‘pop up’ box that will guide you through the rest of your setup.

Start by adding the Event title.

Add New Event

The Event Details meta-box lets you add important details about the event.

Event Details
1. Enter a location for the event
2. Recurring event button
3. Enter start and end dates/times
4. Optionally, add more dates
5. Select the event status (default: Open)
6. Specify whether this is a paid event

Enter the Event location. If you have the Google Maps plugin installed you will notice a small globe next toEvent Location.

Event Location - Google Maps

You can click on this globe which will bring up a box to add a map to your Event.

Events - Google Maps

  1. Enter a name in the Give the map a name field for easy future reference.
  2. Enter the location(s) you want to display. This can be a specific address or a general area such as city and state/region.
  3. Click the Add button to add the location to the map as a pin.
  4. You can optionally make changes to the map, customizing the zoom and other options through the Map options button. Then click the Save changes to this map button to save the map.
  5. Click the Insert this map button to insert this map into the event.

The result you will see on your Event page will something like this:

Google Maps front-end
Default display of Google map

Enter Start and End date and time.

You can also add more dates to your Event by clicking on the ‘Click here to add another date to event’ button.

Update the Event status (default is Open). Statuses are as follows:

  • Open – available for registration/purchase
  • Closed – closed to further registration but still shown in event listings
  • Expired – events that are already passed, these will still show in event listings
  • Archived – closed and no longer shown in listings
  • Cancelled – using the Event cancellation add-on, you’ll also have a cancelled status

If this is a paid event, select Yes from the Is this a paid event drop-down. A new text box will become available where you can enter the cost of the event.

Note that if you activated the Payments via MarketPress Products addon, you will see an additional dropdown menu where you can select the product your event should be associated with. You must create the product in MarketPress before you can select it from the dropdown in the event editor. See the FAQ below for more.

Add your Event details using the visual editor.

Event Details

See who has RSVP’d in the Event RSVPs section.

Event RSVPs

1. Clicking Export will let you export a CSV list of RSVPs. Here’s an example of the output:

"User ID","User Name","User Email",Attending,"Ticket Count","Payment Status"
1,David,david101@gmail.com,Attending,1,N/A
15,Tyler,tyler_p@gmail.com,Attending,1,N/A

This CSV file provides a way to get a printed list of RSVP’s and can also be easily imported into spreadsheet software such as Excel.

When using the Additional fields add-on, the additional fields will be included in the exported file as well.

2. In the user details section, you’ll see user’s name, their paid status and a couple other options. Clicking Cancel attendance will cancel this user’s attendance status. And clicking Delete attendance entirelywill completely remove any record of this user’s registration.

Click on Publish to make the event public!

Events - Publish

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