Event

Event is one of the six content types made available to all content editors. Content is automatically created for events that are in the official calendar, but you can edit these events to add more information and also add events that might not be in the master calendar, like informal study sessions and talks in your program.

Key concepts

  • Events are automatically created for items in the official calendar, but you can edit those events and add more information.

  • By default, all events will have a URL like /events/title-of-the-event and will be included in the list of main list of events for the site.

  • This content type does not use any components.

Creating Events

To create a new Event page see the Adding a New Page section of the Content Types documentation.

Editing the Event content type

The editing form for events is divided into two sections: a group of general fields at the top, followed by a section of tabs with more detailed information. At the bottom is an optional section for calendar links.

Screenshot of the editing interface for the Event content type

Title and Teaser tab

The title and teaser for Event works the same as in other content types. See our article on titles and teasers.

Tags

The tags field allows you to associate an event with one or more topics, which can be used to create lists of these events elsewhere in the site. To tag an event, begin typing the name of the tag and then select the tag from the drop down menu. You can add multiple tags by separating them with commas.

Events can be tagged with terms from these lists of tags:

  • Areas of Focus
  • Audiences
  • Programs
  • Research Centers
  • Resources

Start and End Date

All events must have a start date and time and may, optionally, have an end date and time. The site uses the Pacific time zone. The Event content type does not support repeating events. If your event occurs multiple times, create an Event page for each occurrance.

Location

The location field contains areas on campus which host events. To associate a location with an Event, begin typing the name of the location and select it from the dropdown list.

Admission Price

You can use this field to optionally list an admission price for the event. This is a free-form text field, allowing you to list multiple grades of admissions prices or other information that you may want to include beyond a simple dollar amount.

Open to the Public

Check this box if the event is open to the general public. Leave it unchecked if the event is only open to an internal audience.

The Details Tab

Screenshot of the editing interface for the Event Details tab

The Details tab is where you can add a text description of the event. There is an optional field to add an Opening Paragraph. Any text entered into this field will appear in a more prominent manner on the page. The Opening Paragraph is always the first paragraph on the page. Web editors are unable to move the Opening Paragraph to a different location on the page.

The Event Details field is the main body text of the Event content type. You have additional formatting options here, but cannot add any multimedia. To add an image to your Event use the Featured Photo field in the Teaser tab.

The Organizer Tab

Screenshot of the editing interface for the Event Organizer tab

The Organizer tab has three fields you can use to add contact information for the organizer of your event. The Organizer Email and Organizer Telephone fields will appear as clickable links to people viewing the event. All of these fields are optional.

Add to my Calendar

If the Event was imported for the 25Live calendar system, this field will contain a URL to let the person viewing the event page add it to their personal calendar. If you do not want this to appear, or if you would like the link text to be different, you can edit this field, but should otherwise not edit it.

See the Menu, Meta Informations, and URL Address section of the Content Types documentation.

By default, all events will have a URL like /events/title-of-the-event. You should avoid changing the URL Path Settings for an Event.