Community Events

Community Events Shortcodes

Community Events (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/890921-New-User-Primer-Community-Events) adds pages to your site where people submitting events can access the form to submit (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/238593-Accessing-and-Linking-to-Community-Events-Pages) or edit (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/238593-Accessing-and-Linking-to-Community-Events-Pages), and manage attendees and orders (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/622969-Tickets-Managing-Your-Orders-and-Attendee...

Accessing and Linking to Community Events Pages

Once you've installed and activated the Community Events plugin 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. How you access these pages will differ depending on whether or not you have permalinks enabled. While most users do enable a pretty permalink structure (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/680252-Permalinks-best-practices) on the site, it isn't for ev...

Setting up reCAPTCHA for Community Events

Opening up your calendars to user event submissions with Community Events is a great way to engage your visitors and build diverse content that reflects the needs and interests of your user community. Our plugin's default settings (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/786442-Setting-Overview-Community-Events) allow submissions to be received from any and all sources, including anonymous visitors, so that you're able to curate content from the broadest possible selection of users. However, in th...

Community Tickets: Tracking sales & getting paid

Community Tickets allow site admins to collect fees for ticket sales made on their site. As the site admin, you can view ticket sales from your dashboard. You can access the sales report for an event two different ways. From your main Events listings, mouseover the event and then select Orders. Alternatively, you can click the Sales Report link in the ticket section of the Edit Event Screen. Both of these links will take you to the event's order report. This page shows all the tickets tha...

Auto-publish events submitted by logged in users

In the Community Events settings (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/786442-Setting-Overview-Community-Events), you can control the status of events that are submitted via the Add Event form. But perhaps you'd like a little more control over that. The snippet below will auto-publish any event submitted by a registered, logged in user. Any other submitted events (i.e., those submitted by anonymous users) will go to whatever your default status is set to (e.g. Draft or Pending Review). To add...

New User Primer: Community Events

Ready to get started with Community Events? We’ve got you covered! The steps below will help you get set up and ready to use your calendar’s new add-on features. If you are new to our core plugin, The Events Calendar, you’ll want to make sure to familiarize yourself with it (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/342672-New-User-Primer-The-Events-Calendar-and-Events-Calendar-PRO) before continuing here. 1. Download and install the plugin (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/847919-Downloading...

Managing Community Events submissions

After a user submits an event via the Community Event form, a new event post is created that can be managed from the WordPress Dashboard just like any regular event. Review your settings After installing the Community Events add-on, it's important to verify your Event Submission settings by going to Events --> Settings --> Community and reviewing the available options. First, you'll want to decide if your site will allow anonymous submissions or not. With this feature disabled, only ...

Adding Custom CSS to Community Events Pages

Sometimes the default styling of Community Events needs to be customized to fit a particular theme. There are two main methods for writing CSS that only targets Community Events pages: using CSS only, or using a combination of CSS and PHP. - CSS Only: Body Classes (#body-class) - CSS and PHP: Template Tags (#template-tags) ------------------------- CSS Only: Body Classes Any correctly-made WordPress theme will make use of the WordPress Core function body_class() (https://develop...

Adding Content Above or Below Community Events Pages

You may want to include some instructions for your users at the top of the Community Events submission form, or add some notes or sponsor information at the bottom of the "My Events" page. But the Community Events submission form and "My Events" pages are not actual WordPress pages, so to add content above or below these pages, you'll need to use on of the following three methods. The available methods are sorted in this guide in order of difficulty, with the easiest method first. The three met...

Required Fields for Events Submission Form

⚠️ Please Note: This tutorial is only suggested as a starting place. You'll need to customize the code examples for your own specific needs. While we are not able to assist with custom coding (https://support.theeventscalendar.com/772674-What-support-is-provided-for-license-holders), we hope this article helps you get started! ------------------------- By default, only the Event Title and Event Description are required on the Community Events submission form. But you can use plugin filters t...

Modifying the Community Events page titles

One of the most common questions we get from users of the Community Events add-on is, "How do I change the page title on the Community Pages?" We've compiled a couple of scenarios into one post and hopefully some of these code snippets will help you out! If what you're needing isn't here, feel free to open a new topic at our help desk, and we'll help you out! Changing the 'Event Submission Form' Page Title You can easily change the page title on the submission form using the tribe_ce_submit...

Setting Overview: Community Events

As a site admin, you have a number of controls over how frontend event submission works on your site: who gets notifications of new submissions, whether submissions go live automatically, etc. Almost all of those can be found on the new “Community” settings tab, found at Events –> Settings. General - Allow anonymous submissions: Allow anonymous (non-logged in) users to submit events on your site. With this feature disabled, only users with registered accounts may submit. - Use visu...