Locating Links to Your Community Events Pages

With the Community Events add-on on your site, it’s time to add some links to your event submission forms for your users. First, you’ll need to locate the Community Events pages for your specific site configuration.

Locating the Page URLs

To view and update the Community Page URLs, go to Events > Settings > Community and take notice of the Community rewrite slug options.  You can update the slugs there, as well as view the URLs to your Event Submission and Event List pages.

By default, the front-end Community Pages are accessible at the following URLs:

  • Add a new event: /events/community/add/
  • Events list: /events/community/list/
  • Specific page in events list: /events/community/list/page/[num]
  • Edit an already-submitted event: /events/community/edit/[id] ( redirects to /events/community/list/[post-type]/id )
  • Delete an already-submitted event: /events/community/delete/[id]

In these examples, /events/ is the The Events Calendar slug as defined on the Events –> Settings –> General tab, and /community/ is the Community Events slug as defined on the Community tab. In other words, you can tweak the first 2 parts of the URL as you see fit.

You can add these custom URLs to your site menus as you see fit by going to Appearance –> Menus. If you’re unfamiliar with the Menu Builder, we recommend you watch the relevant video.

Once you’ve obtained your pretty permalink URLs  for linking to your Community Events page, you’ll want to add those links to your site so your users can begin submitting events. Having these links placed prominently on your site will make it easy for new users to discover this functionality and for returning users to manage their existing events and quickly create new ones.

Menus can be created and edited in the Appearance → Menus page of your site admin.

Add each of your desired Community Events links to your menu using the Custom Links option and arrange them as you desire.

Here’s an example menu for example.com that might inspire you:

  • Home (http://example.com/)
  • Blog (http://example.com/blog/)
  • Events (http://example.com/events/)
  • Add Your Own Event (http://example.com/events/community/add/)
    • Your Existing Events (http://example.com/events/community/list/)

Of course, you can create any menu items you want. Hopefully this information gets you well on your way toward a navigation menu that serves your users perfectly!

Another place you could add a link to your Community Events form is above your Events Calendar.

Head to the “Advanced Template Settings” available in the Events → Settings → Display tab of your site admin. This requires the use of HTML to implement the link and it is best suited to be added by your Blackbaud Consultant depending on how the Calendar page was setup.

Shortcodes

You can use a wide variety of shortcodes to add Community Events and related pages to any page or post on your website.  Find which shortcodes will help you in Community Events Shortcodes.