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Create an OC Venue page

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OC Venue pages are great for showcasing the features of venues available for hire within your city or council.

The fields built into the content type enable you to easily present what the venue is suitable for and specific features, such as location details, hours and contact details, venue capacity and an image gallery. 

One particularly important feature of the OC Venue content type is the ability to add temporary announcements. This feature allows you to warn your community of any temporary closures, warnings or disruptions to the ordinary running of the venue.

An example of a venue page

How to create an OC Venue page

  1. Right-click in the site tree where you want to create the page.
  2. Choose Create Page.
  3. Select OC Venue as the content type.
  4. Select which template you would like to use from the Template Name dropdown menu.
  5. Fill out the necessary details of the page.
  6. Add any supplementary information in the WYSIWYG Editor.
  7. Publish the page.

What to include on your OC Venue page

Use the following information to fill out OC Venue page fields:

Field Function
Page name Completes the unique page URL
Venue name The name displayed in the venues listing page and as the title of the venue page
Add venue summary A brief overview of the venue for listing pages and search results
Select venue categories

The categories associated with the venue. These categories are also used as a search filter on the venues listing page – they list what the venue is suitable for. 

Note: Site Managers or System Administrators can customize the preset options available for venue categories, features and capacity, before content authors start creating content. Visit our Manage the Venues module article for more details on how to do this.
Select venue features

Amenities/services available at the venue. These features are listed in a side panel on the page.

Note: on mobile view, all side panels are displayed below the main content area

Select venue capacity The number of people that can be hosted at the venue
Add main image

Main image for the venue used in the listing page and the OC Venue page

Note: When choosing an image, make sure it is at least 900px wide. This size will work for both templates available. 

Hours The venue's opening hours. If the venue doesn't have set opening hours, leave this field blank.
Extra details about hours Enter any additional details about opening hours, such as a public holiday or seasonal variations here
Location details
Street address Street location for Google Maps
Locality Suburb of venue for Google Maps
Postal code Post code or ZIP code of venue for Google Maps
Latitude Longitude (in decimal "lat, lon" format)

The latitude and longitude to determine the venue's location on a map. You can add this yourself, or it will be automatically generated from the street address when the page is published.

We recommend manually entering the lat/long for venues that don't have a fixed address. This will drop a map pin at the coordinates you specify.

Note: if you are adding this manually, please ensure the 'Overwrite lat/long values when the page is published' setting is set to 'No'. Access this setting from More > Site Management > your site > Settings > Location

Contact details
Contact name Name of contact person or organization
Contact email Email of the contact person or organization
Contact phone Phone number of the contact person or organization
Alternate phone number Alternate phone number of the contact person or organization
Venue website (starting with http:// or https://) Website URL for the venue
Temporary announcement 
What kind of announcement is this? Select from 'Temporary Closure', 'Announcement', or 'Warning
Add an announcement Text for the announcement 
Supporting information
Additional side panels Add additional side panel content using a WYSIWYG Editor. Use the field provided to name the panel and the 'edit' button to open the WYSIWYG Editor.
Add supporting images Related images of the venue for an image gallery at the bottom of the venue page
Add supporting links Venue related internal/external links
Add supporting documents Venue related documentation
Enter custom text & link Additional internal/external links
Add common search terms people would use when looking for this venue Venue keywords or metadata to boost page in search results
Content labels These labels organize your content internally (i.e. your site visitors won’t see the labels). You can make contents lists using these content labels.

What else?

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