First step: log into the website at http://www.nwconnector.org/wp-admin/
Events will be displayed on the homepage "Upcoming Events" widget and on the calendar at http://www.nwconnector.org/events/. Upcoming events (2 months out) will also appear on the interactive map as trip ideas.
Events are added and edited by clicking "Events" in the lefthand menu. You can search for events using the search field or filters at the top of the page.
How to add a one-time event (including if it's more than one day in a row):
- Click on "Add Event"
- Fill in the event title
- Fill in a short event description in the text editor
- Add a location under "Where"
- Type in a name, street address, and City/Town. You don't need to add the state.
- The location should automatically appear on a map below
- If the location has already been entered for other events, you can type in the name in "Location Name" and select it when it appears
- You can ignore the "Excerpt" and "Author" sections
- Under "Attributes", add the cost and a link to the event. If the cost is unknown or varies a lot, you can leave this blank and the event post will say "See website for details"
- Under "When", select a start date and, if applicable, and end date. You can enter start/end times for the event, or check "All day", which will cause event times to not be shown. This is recommended if the time is unsure or if there are multiple days with different times.
- Under "Event Tags", click on "Choose from the most used tags" and select the relevant tags for the event.
- Under "Routes", select the routes that connect to the event location.
- You can ignore the "Post Expirator" section
- Optional: You can add an image under "Featured Image". This will be displayed on the event post instead of the location map.
- Click the blue "Publish" button.
How to add a recurring event (it's more than one non-consecutive day, such as "every Saturday"):
- Click on "Recurring Events", and then at the top, "Add Recurring Event"
- The same instructions apply here as for the one-time event (above), except for the time/date, which is entered under "Recurrences".
- You can select start/end times, or check "All day" to have it not display any time.
- Use the "This event repeats" fields to describe how often the event occurs.
- Enter the start and end dates after "Recurrences span from"
- These recurring events will be displayed like individual events, both on the public-facing side of the website, and in the backend events list.