The Calendar+ plugin provides an easy way to create, manage, and share your calendar and upcoming events.
Once you’ve activated the Calendar+ plugin in Plugins > All, you will see a new Events menu item added to your main navigation which you use to create and manage your events.
Calendar+ plugin is a CampusPress only plugin.
Add New Event
To add a new event, go to Events > Add New Event.
On the Add New Event page, you will add you event details just as you would add content to a post or page. Below the content area, there is an Event Details area. Here you can:
- Set the event date
- Select whether it is a regular or recurring event
- Select whether it is an all day event or has a specific starting/ending time.
If you have created Event Locations, you can select a location for your event next to the event title. (See Adding Event Locations below.)
You can also choose an Event Color and create Event categories to help organize events.
When you are finished creating your event, save your draft for further editing or click Publish.
Add Event Categories
Event categories can be created in two ways. First, you can go to Events > Event Categories and add a new category there.
The categories you create will then be available in the Event Categories box when adding a new event.
Alternatively, if you begin creating a new event and decide to add a category, you can add it using the Add New Event Category link in the Event Categories box. .
Add Event Locations
To add locations that can be used when creating new events, go to Events > Locations.
On that page, click the Add New Location button to create a new location. You will then be able to enter a title for your location and choose whether to add your own location or enter a Google Maps address.
Once your location details are entered, click Publish. Your location will then be available as an option when creating new events.
To modify your Events settings, go to Events > Settings. On this page you will see tabs for General and Media settings.
General Events settings allow you to:
- Select a default country
- Choose whether to display the default country in your Locations addresses
- Set the time format (24 hour vs AM/PM)
- Set an Events Page
- Replace the sidebar on the Events Page with the Calendar+ Sidebar
- Select which users can manage Calendar+ events
Set Events Page
When you set a page to be your Events Page, this will override any other content that has already been added to that page. Once a page has been set to be the Events Page, then a list of your events will be displayed on that page.
Replace Sidebar With Calendar+ Sidebar
Once you have set a page to be your Events Page, you can choose to replace one of the site’s default sidebars with the Calendar+ sidebar.
To do this, you will first need to go to Appearance > Widgets and add your desired widgets to the Calendar+ Sidebar.
After you have added widgets to that sidebar, then you can go to Events > Settings and choose which sidebar to replace.
The Calendar+ Media Settings allow you to set the size of images used for events and the size of any Google maps added to your events.
Add Calendar To Page
You can view your events by month by going to Events > Calendar.
Event calendars, event lists and single events can be added to posts and pages. How you add the calendars depends on if you are using the block editor or the classic editor.
The following section explains how to calendars using the block editor. If you are using the classic editor, refer to the classic editor section.
The Calendar+ plugin adds three blocks to your block editor:
- Events Calendar
- Events List
- Single Event
Place your cursor in your post/page where you want to add the calendar and add an Events Calendar block.
Click on the Events Calendar block and use the block settings in the editor sidebar to customize the calendar to select which categories to display as well as the time format, day of week , month, day and date formats.
If you don’t see the block settings, click on the cog next to Publish/Update.
You can display a list of events or a single event using an Events List block or a Single Event block.
The following section explains how to add a calendar using the classic editor. If you are using the block editor, refer to the block editor section.
Click on the Calendar icon and select Insert Calendar.
After choosing Insert Calendar, you will be able to choose which categories to display, the default view as well as the time format, day of week , month, day and date formats.
Click OK to add the calendar shortcode to your page.
Once your page is published, you will see the live calendar.
Add Calendar To Sidebar
You can also add your calendar to a sidebar or widget area using the Calendar+ widgets by adding the desired widget to the required sidebar in Appearance > Widgets.
The Calendar+ plugin includes the following widgets:
- Calendar+ Calendar
- Calendar+ Event Categories
- Calendar+ Events List
- Calendar+ Search
- Calendar+ This Months Events
- Calendar+ This Week Events