At the risk of stating the obvious, if you choose to use standard posts to store your events,… they will be standard posts!
- appear in posts archives,
- appear in your rss feeds
- appear in your admin “manage posts” listing
- be counted in your category and tag counts
- be affected (this may be desirable) by other plugins that work on posts. For example shortcodes, sharing or bookmarking plugins, filters, membership plugins etc etc.
The amr-events plugin will figure out when you are editing a post that is an event and will display the event details box when necessary.
To use standard posts as events,
- Create a category that will be your way of separating out events from the other standard posts.
- In the “Events to Ical” settings, choose “do not use custom post types” , SAVE
- Now choose the category as your “event” category.
- Check the event information template settings (optional)
- Create a calendar page and enter [ events ] (no spaces) as your shortcode. See more detail here, and here
Your amr-events settings will look like this:
You’re set to go!
- Goto “add new event” in your posts submenu and enter some details, save
- View your event,
- See it appear in your blog archive
- See it appear in your calendar page (If the next instance of the event is in the parameters of the page – default is something like in the next x days, however this is VERY customisable.)
This is the event data that we want to display automatically for our events. This is covered in more detail in this post.