Events Module

Custom websites are like snowflakes, no two should look the same. We're here to handle all your custom functionality needs.

Adding an event to your website is a multi-step process. 

On most RocketFuel websites you will need to add event categories before adding events.

  • Login and navigate to your news section URL. 
  • Click the "Categories" link in the blue bar at the top of your website.
  • Click the "Add Category" button in the top left corner of the pop up box.
  • Fill in the "Category" field with the Category name.
  • Choose the "Published" option.
  • Click the "Save" button.

Next you need to get to your events section and add a new event.

  • Click the "Events" link in the blue bar at the top of your website.
  • Click the "Add Event" button in the top left corner of the pop up box.

The next screen will be where you add a summary of your event.

  • Fill in "Title" with your news article's title.
  • Select "Category" from your list of categories.
  • Click the "Date" field and select the event date on the calendar.
  • Fill in "Time" with the time of the event.
  • Fill in a brief summary of the post under "Description" - do NOT put the whole event content here.
  • Click the "Save" button to save your post.

After saving you will return to the list of all events on your website.

  • Scroll to the bottom of your Events list.
  • Find your new event title in the list.
  • Click the "View" icon to the right of the title.

On this page you will need to edit the content that will make up your news article. You do this using the paragraph module. 

  • Click the "Paragraphs" link in the blue bar at the top of your site.
  • Click the "Add Paragraph" button in the top left of the new pop up screen.
  • Fill in the paragraph "Header" and choose whether to show or hide it.
  • Add the "Body Text" for the paragraph.
  • Choose whether to include a Photo, Photo Tour, Video, or Widget.
  • Select the "Published" option.
  • Click the "Save" button.
  • Repeat as needed.

You will create as much new content as you need using the paragraph module.

When you finish you will be ready to publish your event.

  • Click the "Page Options" link in the blue bar at the top of your screen.
  • Scroll down to "Publish Date" in the new pop up screen.
  • Click the empty field to bring up a calendar.
  • Select your desired Publish Date on the calendar.
  • You can select the current day, a previous day, or schedule for the future.
  • Click the "Save" button to finish and save.

That's it! Your event will go live on the day you selected or immediately if you selected the current day.

You can also expire an event if you no longer want it to show. This process is similar to selecting a Publish Date.

  • Click the "Page Options" link in the blue bar at the top of your screen.
  • Scroll down to "Expiration Date" in the new pop up screen.
  • Click the empty field to bring up a calendar.
  • Select your desired Expiration Date on the calendar.
  • You can select the current day, a previous day, or schedule for the future.
  • Click the "Save" button to finish and save.

The post will be taken off the site when the chosen date arrives.