There are many options for events on your calendar. The basic event types are:

  • A single, specific time event
  • A single all day event
  • An multiple day event
  • A repeated event

To add an event, click the Add Event button and give your event a title. This title will display on your calendar.

All day option

By default, the All day event will be off because most events happen on a given day at a certain time. This allows you to go to the next field and choose the day and time your event will begin and end. Hint - for events that happen on a single day, make sure your start date and end date are the same dates.

If you wish to put an all day event on the calendar - like someone's birthday - click the button that says 'off'. It will change to 'on'. It will also change your date field so there are no longer start and stop times, only start and stop dates.

Repeating Events

Repeating events have the most options. Should you wish to add a repeating event, click in the field to the right of the word 'Repeat' where by default is says 'None'. You can now choose to add an event that happens daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. No matter which one you choose, the next question will be when do you want the event to end. The default is 'Never' but you can also choose to end a recurring event on a specific date or after a given number of occurrences.

Repeat Daily

Repeating daily does not have to mean consecutive days. If you have an event that repeats every day for a week, you would enter '1' (one) as the repeat every _________ days. If you have an event that is not consecutive, but is a fixed number of days apart - you could enter the number of days from one event to the next. For example: The moon has an approximately 29-day cycle. You could set a Full Moon as a recurring event, daily, never ending, every 29 days. (That's not entirely accurate, but you get the idea) 

Daily repeating is not dependent on a specific date(s), but on a number of days between events.

Repeat Weekly

An event that happens every week, whether once a week or several specific days each week can be listed using the weekly option. First choose how many weeks apart the events are - every week, every three weeks, every 12 weeks. Then choose which day or days of the week the event occurs.

Repeat Monthly

Monthly repeating events can also be designated by frequency - every month, every three months, etc. Then choose a specific week and day of the month. Maybe your board has a meeting on the first Tuesday, or your book club meets on the third Friday, etc. 

Repeat Yearly

This one is an easy one. Repeat every year on the date you choose.

Editing Repeating Events

Repeating events can be edited on an individual basis or edit all of them at once. When you have edited your repeating event click save (or delete) then choose to save or delete only this one event, or all of them.

Details

If you event has just a few details you wish to include you can add them to the details field. If you have lots of details or if you wish to put information on your website that people can find without looking at your calendar, you can add a page specifically for the details of your event and use the Details Page field to link the event to that page.

Category

Every event must have a category. This allows your events to be sorted by the type of event it is. If you don't have a lot of events you may want to use the default category and not concern yourself with sorting events. If however your organization has many 'departments' and each one would like to list their events separately from the other events, you can use the Category field to designate which list a specific event belongs in.

Location

Location is an address that is connected to Google Maps. Enter a specific address and your event will provide a map from which directions can be obtained along with the event details. Enter something more generic like "the office" and results can be meaningless at best, embarrassing at worst!

 

 



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