Creating events with Wicked Calendar is easy. To start, make sure you’ve activated the Wicked Calendar plugin. After the plugin has been activated, you should see a new menu item in your admin labeled ‘Events’.
Creating an Event
To create an event, simply click on ‘Events’ and then click the ‘Add New’ link in the left menu or the ‘Add New’ button near the top of the page.
Entering Event Information
Once you’ve clicked the ‘Add New’ button or link, you’ll be taken to a form that you can use to fill in your event information. Give your event a title and enter any details about your event in the rich-text editor. This information will be displayed on your event’s detail page.
Scroll down until you see a meta box labeled ‘Event Details’. This is where you can specify details about your event such as the date and time, location, and organizers.
Setting a Date & Time
Use the ‘Date & Time’ section to enter your event’s start and end date. If your event is an all day event, tick the box next to ‘All day’. You can also specify the timezone that the event’s dates and times should be relative to.
If you’re using Wicked Calendar Pro, you’ll also see an option labeled ‘Repeat this event’ that you can tick to make your event recurring. Click here to learn more about recurring events.
Setting a Location
If you’d like, you can provide information about the location of the event. When you save the event, this information will be saved for you as a Venue so that you can easily re-use it later for other events. You can edit the venue’s information at any time by visiting Events > Venues.
Enabling the ‘Show Google map’ option will display the event’s location on a Google map on your event’s detail page.
Enabling the ‘Link to venue’ option will hyperlink the venue’s name on your event detail page to the detail page for the venue so that your visitors can see other events at the venue. Disable this option if you don’t want the venue name to be linked.
Use the ‘Organizer’ section to provide information about the people organizing your event. If you’ve previously set up some organizers, you can select an existing organizer; otherwise you can create a new organizer. When you create a new organizer, the organizer information will be saved as an Organizer so that you can easily re-use it later for other events. You can edit an organizer’s information at any time by visiting Events > Venues.
To remove an organizer from an event, click the trashcan icon to the right of the organizer. Note that clicking the trashcan icon will only remove the organizer from the event, it won’t delete the organizer from your database. If you’d like to permanently delete an organizer, visit Events > Organizers.
Setting a Featured Image
Use the ‘Featured Image’ option to set the image that is displayed next to your event when it appears in a list. The featured image will also be displayed on your event’s detail page.