Publish upcoming events for listings, have business owners ability to add events related to their businesses. With paid listing feature, make money by selling business owners membership to publish events in your directory or offer it for free.
To use the events functionality you must have either "Pro" or "Enterprise" license.
The events functionality can be enabled from admin panel, by checking "Enable Events Functionality" on "Events Settings" page under "Settings" menu.
On this page you can also configure the following:
Enable Moderation - If enabled you will get an option to verify the posted event before it is published onto your website
Only listing owner can post event(s) - Enabling this will not allow any user other than the owner of the business (listing) to post an event for the business
Allow poster to edit his/her event(s) - Allows event poster to edit the posted event
Allow poster to delete his/her event(s) - Allows event poster to delete the posted event
Flay description while exporting - If a number is provided then at the time of exporting the event, its description will be truncated to have these many characters
After the events are enabled and related setting have been saved, the visitors will start getting a new navigation menu labelled "Events" on the website.
Before you move onto adding events, there should be events category defined in your application.
Events categories can be managed from admin panel, by using "Event Categories" option under "Manage Contents" menu. A few sample event categories are shown here.
Adding an Event
If events functionality is enabled and event categories are defined, a user who is registered on your website can start posting an event for a listed business, unless the configuration to allow only listing owners to post events exists.
Here user has to provide information under following heads:
Listing - The business for which the event is being posted, if the setting for event to be posted only by owners is enabled, then the poster will only get the names of listings that he owns, otherwise all published listings will be available. This is an autocomplete suggestion box, i.e. when you start typing you will notice that the application would suggest the names of the businesses that have the matching title.
Category - Here the event category needs to be selected
Title - An attractive title to grab the site visitors attention
When - The date and time when the event would start
Up-to - The date and time when event would end
What/Why - A description for the event
How (Event Site) - The URL for the site from where more details can be taken
How (Ticket Site) - The URL for the site where one can procure the tickets from
Price - Whether the event is free or is there any price, also if its not free then one has to enter the price range
Image - Event's image, more than one image can also be uploaded.
If moderation of event is enabled under the settings then administrator will have to publish the event.
Once an event is published, it is shown to the website visitors on "Events" page.
The events list can be filtered on the criteria like:
Time - This includes - All, Today, Tomorrow and so on
Category - All event categories are available here
The list can also be sorted on the given criteria
Viewing an Event
An event is shown with the following additional details and options:
Add to Google Calendar
Add to Outlook Calendar
List of persons interested
Venue - the address mentioned for the business
Map - that corresponds to the venue
Discuss it - visitors can also leave their comments
Showing Interest in Event
One can also show his interest for an event, by opting:
I'm In, or
When the logged in user has shown interest in the event then the event view changes to reflect the same.