6. Events (TEC) Overview

In the default LibPress theme, Events are located by clicking on News & Events in the Main Menu. Here, the events are displayed in a list form, but patrons also have the option of switching the view to a full month view, or other views.

Views that are available

  • List: Displays events in a chronological list by event start date.
  • Month: Displays events in a traditional calendar grid.
  • Summary: Events are displayed as a quick overview of upcoming events and shows the title, date, and time of each event
  • Week: Events are displayed for a specific week.
  • Photo: Events are displayed in a tiled grid.

Overview of Dashboard Options

Events – Go to list of events.

Add New – Click here to enter a new event!

Tags – Where you can manage tags, but they can also be added on the Add New page. Best practice is to use Categories for higher level categorization such as Kids, and tags are for more general use that would apply across the whole site. (For instance if you were to have several types of content on your site pertaining to “legal” topics, all these could be compiled into one search including any to do with legal events, such as talks on mortgages or wills etc.

Event Categories – Categories can be important for filtering events based on audience, eg. Kids, Seniors, Community, Author Club. You can apply more than one Category to an Event. NEW: This field can be added to the Main Menu! 

Venues – Manage your locations if you have several branches, outreach, or meet at the park! Any information added, such as address, will be included on the event page. NEW: This can be used to link all events in a Main Menu item!

Organizers – If your staff lineup changes, you can manage this here. Any information added, such as contact details, will be included on the event page. NEW: Can be added to the Main Menu if you wanted to highlight events by a regular performer!

Import – Could import other calendars through this function. Problems can arise, however…