Events can be listed on your website's navigation bar and/or in the Upcoming Events sidebar widget.
The information that appears in the Upcoming Events Widget is propagated from the Events category in your FASO account control panel.
Note: the sidebar widgets show at the bottom of some templates and are not supported on all templates.
See this FAQ for more info: Sidebar Widgets ~ Add, Remove, Reorder
The Upcoming Events Widget displays only the 4 most recent events with the most recent (closest date to today) listed first.
NOTE: Any event you add in this manner will automatically be listed in the Upcoming Events Widget.
NOTE: when entering the url of the event, enter the full url.
Also see this FAQ: How do I add an image to my Event?
Note: you can change the url to display text on your live website.
In the URL field, change the url to a hyperlink as per this example:
<a href=https://Full-WebAddress-of-Zoom-Or-Other-Resource.com>Painting Your Animal Dreams</a>
NOTE: replace https://Full-WebAddress-of-Zoom-Or-Other-Resource.com with your own content!
Events are listed chronologically by the beginning date of the event.
The end date is also important. When that date is past, the event will be classified as 'archived' and will no longer list as a current event. To see an Archived Event, a site visitor would click the link at the bottom of your website page 'View archive of past events'.
Be sure to use both beginning and end dates when entering your events.
If you list a reception, and that date is before another event date, the reception will be listed first on your website.
Make sure to enter dates as NUMBERS.
Example: Friday, March 20th, 2020 needs to be entered as 3/20/20.
To rearrange the order of your navigation bar categories, click on a category name and drag the category up or down in the right, Menu Structure, column.
For more info on using the Your Site Navigation screen, see this FAQ:
Manage Your Site Menu / Edit Navigation Bar
You can choose to display workshops and/or events in the Upcoming Events widget. Here's how:
For info on setting up your Workshop page, see this FAQ:
How to Set up your Workshop Page
The Events page is specifically designed to function per the date of the event, moving any past dates to the Archived Events screen.
It also automatically propagates info for these Special Edition Newsletters:
If you need more flexibility regarding layout than what the pre-set template page for Events provides, you can create a custom Events Page in the Pages Category.
Add the Page to your navigation bar instead of using the Current Events category.
When using the Free Form Pages Category for your Events Category you will need to list all event information in the text editing area of the page. You can even add photos, hyperlinks, and a map if you like.
See this FAQ:
How do I set up a custom Page?
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