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Event Plug-in

Configure the behavior of the Event plug-in.

Last updated on 9/28/2012

  • Size of Excerpts – Specify number of characters to display for excerpts (typically 200 characters). Must be between 50 and 400.
  • RSS Feed Name - Enter a name for your RSS feed. If left blank it will be set to “yoursitename.com – Events”.
  • RSS Feed Desc. - Enter a phrase or sentence that describes your RSS feed. If left blank it will be set to “yoursitename.com – Event”
  • Result Upcoming Limit – Specify maximum number of days in the future to show events on the event result page. Defaults to 30 days. Light traffic sites with few events should set this value to 365.
  • Search Page – Select a specific page template that search results should be sent to. If none is selected, search results are sent to the page configured as the default for the “Event” plugin (see Web Pages).
  • Email Notifications – Select Yes to receive an email notification each time an event is submitted to your website. Events submitted by the public are inactive until the admin logs in to manually accept or reject the submissions.
  • Email Address – If desired, enter alternate email address(es) to send event notifications to. By default, notifications are sent to the address defined in Email Settings.
  • Display Captcha - Select Yes to require submitted events to be validated by Captcha forms. This recommended option will prevent spammers from making automated posts.
  • Event Submission Fields – Choose fields to display on the event submission form. The Default selection includes Title, Body, Website, Venue, and Address.
  • Event Submission Required Fields – Select required fields to display on the event submission form. Choosing Default makes all fields required.
  • Default Start Time – Enter a default event start time to show in the user’s dropdown dialog box.
  • Default End Time – Enter a default event end time to show in the user’s dropdown dialog box. 
  • Allow Comments – Select Yes to allow readers to comment on events. You may choose between moderated or unmoderated comments . Moderated comments are not posted until the admin manually approves the comments. Unmoderated comments are posted automatically. Permission can be overwritten at the Event level.
  • Member Comments – Select Only Members to restrict comments to members only. You may choose between moderated or unmoderated comments. Moderated comments are not posted until the admin manually approves the comments. Unmoderated comments are posted automatically You must have the Member module installed.
  • Email Notifications –Select Yes to receive an email notification each time a comment is added to an event. This recommended option helps you keep track of comments posted to your site.
  • Email Address – Set alternate email address(es) for receiving comment notifications, if desired. By default, notifications are sent to the address in the Email Settings section.
  • Display Captcha –Select Yes to require submitted comments to be validated by Captcha forms. This recommended option prevents spammers from making automated posts.
  • Event Sync Sources – List event source IDs whose calendars you would like to import into your calendar. Separate each ID with a comma. All events are tagged with the appropriate source.
  • Event Sync Email Notifications –Select Yes to receive an email notification each time new events are synchronized on the system. This recommended option helps you keep track of events posted to your site.
  • Event Sync Notify Email – Enter an email address to receive notifications when the system adds new events to the calendar. Leave blank if you do not want to receive notifications.
  • Event Sync Activate New Events – Choose whether to activate all synchronized events when they are added to the system. There are situations where a manual review is preferable.