Display Events Calendar on your Site
To display a calendar on your Chamber or membership organization’s WordPress website, create a page where you would like to display the calendar. Then, in the content area for that page, type in the following shortcode:
You can title the page whatever you’d like. By default, the Events shortcode will display a calendar view of all your event listings. It will show the event title, which will automatically be hyperlinked through to individual event listings page that includes all the details that you have entered for your event, including date, time, event location and a link to ticket sales.
Default to list view
If you want to your events page to default to a list format, you can do this:
Display single category
Use the ‘category’ parameter to display only one type of event on a page.
Add color to event categories
Spice up your events calendar by adding color to your categories.
From your WordPress dashboard:
- Go to Events >> Categories
- Select an existing category to edit or add a new category
- Choose a color from the color picker
- Be sure to click ‘Update’ to save your changes!
Events will default to the highlight color you have set for links in your theme. Events listed in two categories will default to the link color for your theme.
Link Event Page to Ticket Sales
The Chamber Dashboard Events Calendar Plugin lets you display a calendar of upcoming events on your website, and create robust event descriptions, including images, start and end dates, times, locations and even share a link to ticket sales!
From your dashboard, go to Events, then open the specific event and scroll down to the ‘Event Tickets’ section to add Ticket information.
Return to Calendar Link
Add quick link from individual events back to main calendar page
Make it easy for your site visitors to find their way back to the main calendar page by adding a link to every event listing.
- Go to Chamber Dashboard >> Calendar Options.
- Add the URL for your events calendar page.
- Add some text for your link, like ‘Return to Upcoming Events’ for example!
- Be sure to save your changes.