Adding Events

This is probably the most important part of the website. It’s also the fiddliest. You need to be consistent and reliable here, which is why I (Bat) was such a crap Hierophant! Be better.

  1. Click Pages / Add New.
  2. Put in a title, including mundane year so people know it’s not out of date.
  3. In Attributes, set the Parent to Upcoming Events
  4. In Exclude Pages, untick the box
  5. Click Publish
  6. Edit the Permalink to be something shorter
  7. Paste in the following as the body of the page and edit it with details of the event:

Short description of the event

Event: NAME OF EVENT
Time: DATE (eg “Saturday 12 March 2005″, not “Sat 12/3/05″)
Location: FULL ADDRESS

Price:

Members: $xxx
Non-Members: $xxx

Timetable:

X.XXam Lists open
X.XXam Armour inspections

X.XXpm Doors open
X.XXpm First remove served

For bookings and any dietary requirements contact the Steward, NAME OF STEWARD, via email on EMAIL ADDRESS or phone PHONE.

Adding a map

You’ll want to put a map in, so people can find the event. Unfortunately, this is slightly tricky in WordPress’s editor

  1. Find the location in Google Maps
  2. Copy the Embed code from there
  3. In the WordPress editor, select HTML mode
  4. Paste the Embed code in
  5. Click Update
  6. Don’t go back to Visual mode! If you do, and you click Update, WordPress will kill the embedded map.  Ugly, but unavoidable until they fix the bug.
  7. The next thing you edit will now start in HTML mode.  You can change back to Visual mode there.  Just be sure not to edit and save any of your events in Visual mode if they have maps.

Link to the event

  1. In the Upcoming Events page, put a link to the event.  Copy this format:

NAME OF EVENT

WEEKDAY, DAY MONTHNAME at LOCATION.

Read on for full details and map…

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