Join Brian Wood for an in-depth discussion in this video Add an event page and set settings, part of Squarespace 7 Intermediate Techniques.
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- Now that you understand what an event page is and what you can use it for, in this video we'll explore how to create a new event page. After creating an event page, it's usually best to edit the settings for the page so we'll also do that. I've got my Squarespace site set up here, and this is actually a paid account, this is a professional account. What I did if you want to follow along with what I'm doing, if I go to design here and I go to template, I've actually installed the Devlin template, so that's what I'm working with. You don't have to install this template if you want to do this, I'm just telling you what I did.
Come to pages here, and I've got a bunch of demo content, which is fine, that's OK. What we're going to do is we're going to create a new type of page. If you come to main navigation you click on the plus, you'll see we've got a lot of differnet kinds, and in here you're also going to see what's called an events page. Go ahead and click on events. That should create an events page. Go ahead and type in Events for the page name. Now it's going to take us in and say OK, well here is the events page, this is the start, and if you scroll down there's nothing in here.
The way an events page works is you simply add events. You come here every time you have a new event. Now what's an event? It could be anything. It could be a live event, where people need to come someplace to have an event. It could be an event online, for instance. It could be a lot of different things. In order to add events, if you look over here you're going to see click here to add your first item. This is where we're going to add events. In this video all I really want to do is I just want to set some settings for the page.
If you come to the gear icon here, click on that, you'll see typical page settings like navigation title. This is what's going to show up in the actual navigation. You'll see page title, that shows up essentially in the page title if you want to at the top of the browser window. Once again we can enable it or not. I'm going to keep this enabled for now, just so that it's showing in our navigation. If you look, there's a couple really cool things here that we can set. If you come to default event view and click on this, there's two methods for showing your events.
You can show them as a list or a listing, and that's what we saw in the last video, when I showed you what an event page was, or you can show them as a calendar. This is going to show a ginormous calendar out there with the event listed on each of the days that people could click on and then go to the individual event page. This particular template actually has different types of page layouts we can use. We can use a full width, we can use a left or right sidebar. I'm not going to mess with that right now, that's something that you can explore on your own if you want to.
If you come to description, for SEO purposes, also for some of the templates it will show this information. We want to fill this out. We're doing a party planning site here, so party planning for all types of events in San Diego, California. You can fill this out as best as you want. Just go in there and add some kind of SEO description, which makes sense, pepper in some keywords in there. Scroll down, you're going to see the URL slug. This is the URL that's going to show up in the browser.
You'll see it right up here where it says events up there. We can change that to be something unique if we want. We can also set a password, we're not going to do that. We can set a thumbnail image, which typically will take the place of a header. We're going to do that a little bit later on. We're actually going to talk about the Getty images down here, and using one of those for our images. Scroll down even further, you'll see that we can set this as a home page, which we don't want. We can also go to advanced, if you click on advanced, and if you scroll up you're going to see that events pages actually can utilize or work with tags and categories.
This is for searching later on by users, filtering, different needs you might have. We're not going to mess with it right now. Down here, we're going to, later on in the course, look at injecting code in the header, but for right now we don't need it so go ahead and click save. And we've got our events page. With our event page in place, and the main settings set, which you should be used to by now if you've created a whole bunch of pages, we can focus next on adding some events to the page.
- Adding an events page
- Creating cover pages
- Adding photo albums
- Setting up a products page
- Working with inventory
- Tracking orders
- Accepting donations
- Improving SEO
- Adding audio, video, calendars, newsletters, and social media feeds
- Customizing your domain name
- Password protecting certain pages