Events Posts

Events are created under the “Events” menu in the dashboard. Find the “Events” tab of your Dashboard and click on “Add Event.”

At the top of the Add Event Page, you will see a text entry box for the event title. Below that will be box to add any text description about the event. Type details about your into the large content box. You do not need to include date, time and location – those will be entered into separate sections. This box should just include specific information about the event itself, such as speakers, audience, schedule of events, etc.

Use the Excerpt box to add a brief description that will show in a list of events.

Screenshot of add new event post text area

Date and Time

Box to add date and time details for Events


Box for adding location details to event post


Categories and Tags

Category and tag taxonomies are used to help users find events of similar type or subject. You can use Categories to create multiple event types that can be filtered or fed onto their own page. For example, if your department hosts many workshops, you may want to create a “Workshop” category by which site visitors can filter all your events. You could also create a page to display only “Workshop” events. Read more about working with Categories.

Tags are more commonly used to help visitors find events of a similar subject. For example, if your Workshop category covers events on WordPress, Web Accessibility, Content Strategy, etc. Each of those subject areas can be a tag and visitors could search for all events on that subject.

Categories and Tags boxes

Registering attendees (Bookings)

The Bookings feature allows you to enable online registration for an event. By enabling registration, you will be able to create a form that will appear on the event page for people to register for the event. Read more about using the Bookings feature.


 Additional Features

There are many other customizations you can make for the formatting of event listings, adding event information or calendars into pages through shortcodes and more. Full documentation on Events Manager is available through the plugin developer. See these pages for more information: