Add Event

You can add new events through Events → Add New Event in the WordPress Administration Panel.

The Events → Add New Event screen

Events contain most of the same options as standard posts. You can read about these in the Add New Post chapter. Additionally, they contain post options specific to events.

Event Options

Event Options are found below the editor on the Edit Event page. If the Event Options are not visible, make sure they are checked inside the Screen Options area at the top.

If you are adding a new event, make sure you have saved the post before editing event options. Otherwise, the event options will not be visible.

Set to Right to display the sidebar on the right. Choose “No Sidebar” for Full-width page.

Select Sidebar

Choose Sidebar

Header image

The header image is displayed behind the title at the top of the single event page in the front-end. Select a wide but short image, around 1680px x 275px. Click the + button to upload an image.

If you don’t add a header image, the default background color will be displayed.

Event Status

Select the Event status (Open, Ongoing or Completed).

Date and time

This field denotes the date and time of this event.

Date and time under the title


Event details

Press the Add New button in order to add a new detail for this event. The information will be displayed on the event listing pages and in the sidebar of single events.

Event location

A user-friendly name of the location or building where the event will take place.

Event address

User-friendly address of the event which will be displayed above the map in the information panel. Consider including some directions or a description of your event location to make it easier to find.

Event Google Maps location

Maps are displayed using Google Maps, so check your location is displayed correctly there before pasting it in here. This field can accept coordinates as well as addresses.

Remember to include your Google Maps API key on the Theme Options page for maps to be displayed correctly.

Pin map icon

The pin to be placed on the map in the location you set in Event Google Maps location. The recommended size for this is 64px x 64px, but any other size will also be handled correctly.


Add the URL which will be used with buttons asking users to RSVP to this event.

“Be a Volunteer” Page

Choose the “Be a Volunteer” page, which will be used with buttons asking users to volunteer.

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