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Manage the Events module

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This task can be undertaken by users with the following roles: OC Site Manager and OC System Administrator.

You can manage settings for the Events module from Site Management.

  1. From the main menu, go to More > Site Management > your site > Settings.
  2. Select Event.
    Events tile icon in site management settings
  3. Make your changes. (See Settings for the Events module below for more information.)
  4. Save your changes.

Settings for the Events Module

Location of the listing page Enter the location of your Events Listing page in the site tree. If you've chosen to show events on your Homepage, this will be the link used when visitors click to see more events.
Event categories

Add a new category option in the Enter new category field. You can also delete our preset categories or drag them to change their order in the list.

Your visitors will be able to click the categories on an event page to see all events in that category.

Note: All OC Event pages must specify event categories. Deleting a category will remove this information from all OC Event pages that have been assigned that category. This means that you will need to revisit all pages with this category and assign them a new category.

Authors must comment upon publishing? Select this option to make it mandatory for authors to add a comment about their changes before publishing the page.
Feedback form

Choose how feedback forms are treated:

Disabled: Feedback forms will not show on event pages.

Turn on and show on pages by default: The feedback form will automatically be shown on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it off.

Turn on but hide on pages by default: The feedback form will not show on OC Event pages, with the option of turn it on.

Learn more about user feedback.

Form to use for feedback If you have multiple page feedback forms, select which one to use for event pages.

Page discussions

(Community Engagement module – premium)

Choose how page discussions are treated:

Disabled: Page discussions will not show on event pages.

Turn on and use site-wide setting: This is the default status for page discussions in Site Management (More > Site Management > your site > Settings > Page Discussions > Site-wide setting). The 2 settings available are:

Turn on and show on pages by default: Page discussions will automatically be shown on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it off.

Turn on but hide on pages by default: Page discussions will not show on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it on.

Learn more about page discussions.

Who moderates

(Community Engagement module – premium)

Choose who can moderate comments on these pages:

Turn on and use site-wide setting: This is the default status for moderating comments in Site Management (More > Site Management > your site > Settings > Page Discussions > Who moderates). The 2 settings available are:

Moderator role and the page owner/author can moderate: Only those with the OC Moderator role or the page owner/ author can moderate comments

Moderator role only: Only those with the OC Moderator role can moderate comments

Who receives notifications

(Community Engagement module – premium)

Choose which users will receive notifications when a new comment is posted or reported. Select users from the dropdown and click Add User. You can then choose if they will receive notifications for New Comments, for Moderator Reports, or both. The Page Author and Owner will automatically be selected for both.

Learn more about moderator notifications.

Page subscriptions

(Subscriptions module)

Choose how page subscriptions are treated:

Disabled: Page subscriptions will not show on event pages.

Turn on and use site-wide setting: This is the default status for page subscriptions in Site Management (More > Site Management > your site > Settings Subscriptions > Site-wide setting for pages). The 2 settings available are:

Turn on and show on pages by default: Page subscriptions will automatically be shown on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it off.

Turn on but hide on pages by default: Page subscriptions will not show on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it on.

Learn more about Page subscriptions.

Related content

Choose how Related content is treated:

Disabled: Related content will not show on event pages.

Turn on and use site-wide setting: This is the default status for related content in Site Management (More > Site Management > your site > Settings > Related content > Site-wide setting). The 2 settings available are:

Turn on and show on pages by default: Related content will automatically be shown on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it off.

Turn on but hide on pages by default: Related content will not show on OC Event pages, with the option to turn it on.

Learn more about Related content.

Enable add to calendar

Choose whether to show the 'add to calendar' setting in the Engagement tab on event pages. When 'add to calendar' is shown on an event, site visitors can save the meeting to their own external calendar, like Google Calendar or Outlook.

Disabled: The 'add to calendar' setting won't show in the Engagement tab on event pages. Content authors won't be able to turn 'add to calendar' on for a meeting.

Enable (Show by default): The 'add to calendar' setting will show in the Engagement tab on event pages. It will be set to show on the page by default, so content authors will need to switch it off on an individual meeting page if they want to hide it for that page.

Enable (Hide by default): The 'add to calendar' setting will show in the Engagement tab on event pages. It will be set to hide on the page by default, so content authors will need to switch it on on an individual event page if they want to show it for that page.

Show MyCity events on homepage Select this option if you want user-submitted events from MyCity to be included on the homepage.
Eventbrite (premium) For subscribers to the Eventbrite module, there are a number of options to manage your Eventbrite settings. Please see our Eventbrite articles for further details.
Show events from other sites Choose whether you want OC Event pages from other sites to be shown on listing pages for this site.

What else?

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