How do I create an Event?

Fri, 2013-11-22 20:09 -- Ben Burr

To create an Event either go to your User page by clicking on your username in the upper right of the screen and select the Create Event tab on the left side of the page or click on Events and hit the “Add a New Event” hyperlink. 

Enter a title and if this is a Chapter Event under Feature Image upload your chapter logo.  Now enter the date information.  It is not necessary to enter the closing date.  However, to make this work properly the website needs to know your time zone.  If the times that are showing approximate your current time there is nothing to do.  You can reset your time zone by going back to your user page (click on your username in the upper right of the screen) and selecting the edit tab.  At the bottom of the Edit User page you will find Locale Settings.  Select your time zone and be sure to Save the setting at the bottom of the page.

Use the Location text box to give the location details of the event.  There is another text box below for the Description of the event.  Beneath the Location text box it is important to select the event type.  Be sure to select all that apply.  Beneath this, if this is a chapter event, it is very important to select your chapter so that the event will also appear on your chapter page.  Now fill in the description.  You can upload pictures to this box.  In the Categories and Tags box, check the appropriate Category and enter a Tag that will help search engines find this event.  Keep in mind that you want to be consistent from one event to the next so do not use, for example, sale one time and plant sale the next.  There is a wide range of acceptable choices for Tags.  Be sure to Save your work at the bottom of the page.