Using Aldryn Events

Note

This part of the guide assumes that django CMS has been appropriately installed and configured, including Aldryn Events, and that an Events page has been set up.

Add an event

Visit the Events page. You should see that the django CMS toolbar now contains a new item, Events. Select Add Event... from this menu.

Provide some basic details, such as:

  • the Short description is a brief summary of the Event, that will be used in lists of Events
  • an event must have a Start date, but the other date/time fields are optional
  • for the Location, enter as complete address as possible - Aldryn Events will pass this on to Google Maps to display a map, so it needs to be unambiguous and accurate

and Save your event.

It now exists in the database and will be listed on the Events page. Notice that the calendar also indicates that something’s on.

You can use the standard django CMS placeholder interface to add more content to your event.

Advanced settings

An event’s Advanced settings include:

  • precise Location latitude/Location longitude (this overrides the geolocation based on the Location field)
  • Event registration, that allows you to collect data from prospective attendees - their replies are stored in the database (see Aldryn Events > Registrations in the Admin.)
  • Event co-ordinators, who will receive the registration messages
  • an external registration link - for example, if you’re using a service such as Tito

Plugins

The Events page is the easy way in to events on the system, but Aldryn Events also includes a number of plugins that can be inserted into any django CMS page - indeed, into any content - to deliver information about events.

For example, if you have a news article announcing a series of seminars, you can drop an Events plugin into that page to insert an automatically-updated list of items.

Calendar

A month view, similar to the one that appears on the main Events page.

List

Choose the events you wish to have displayed.

Upcoming or past events

An automatic list of events.