Setting Up Events On Your Homepage

Administrators can alert homepage visitors about events that are scheduled to take place (whether online or on-site). The tool permits users to confirm their intent to attend and lets administrators keep track of who has committed. As with all content, you can also associate your Event content to be seen only by specific targets.

The video tutorial demonstrating how to set up events on your homepage can be viewed to the right. Click the icon to the right of the volume control to view full screen. 


Step by step directions can be found below.

For this tutorial, an event called Leadership Academy Orientation is used below as an example. To display an event on your homepage, you will need to first create an Event widget and place it on the home page of your site.

To create an event widget:

  1. Go to Customize
  2. Select Layout
  3. Locate the Events widget in the Add Widgets tab
  4. Click, drag, and drop the Events widget to the location where you want it to show on the homepage

5. After dropping the widget into the Layout, you will need to setup your widget’s settings in the Edit Widget tab.

Next, you will need to create your Event.

  1. Go to Applications
  2. Select Events
  3. Click +NEW EVENT

4. Fill out the details of your event as shown below

1. Title
Enter in a title for your Event

2. Describe
Describe your Event. Add color, images, videos, and links to your description to captivate your audience

3. Start/End
Date Set a Start and End date for your event

4. Location
Enter in the location of your event here

5. People
Limit Set a Limit for how many can attend your event. Leave this field blank for unlimited

6. Category
Assign your event to a category

7. Tags
Add tags to your event

8. RSVPs
Enable RSVPs for your event. This will give users the option of clicking a button on the frontend that asks them to confirm if they will be going to the event

9. Cover Image
Upload a Cover Image to your event. Images should not be larger than 215x 150 pixels

10. Comments & Sharing
Setup Comments and Sharing options for your users here

11. Publish Options
You have the option of publishing your Event at a later date than when you first create it

12. Targeting Options
Allow for only a certain target group to view and attend your Event

13. Click Save

Your event will look like this on the homepage. Click on the title of the Event to view the details.

Your event will look like this from the Event page. Users will be able to RSVP from this page, using the Confirm I’m Going button on the top right-hand corner of the page.

Once the user has confirmed that they are going, more options will appear. The user will have the option of canceling their confirmation or they will even be able to click on the iCalendar feature, which will create the event for the user inside of their calendar on their desktop.

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