Default Single Page Layout Settings Panel

The Single Event Page layout settings admin panel is where you’ll be able to adjust the frontend display for all your single event pages.

The admin panel is designed to be super user friendly by allowing you to set the display order via drag-and-drop simplicity. If you set a module to display but an event does not contain any information, the system is smart enough to realize that and move any subsequent module content below up, so you don’t get any unsightly white space gaps in your displays!

  1. Page Title: by default, all pages and posts show the respective title at the top of the page. However, you have an additional layer of control here and can select to have the “Event Title,” “Event Category,” or “No Title” as your default option.
    1. IMPORTANT: If you plan on including the “Title” module, you will want to set this option to either “Event Category” or “No Title”
  2. Page Title Category Display: when the single event page title is set to “Event Category” you can drill down into additional detail here by selecting what should display. For users that only use parent level event categories, this option is mostly moot but if those using parent/child event categories, it becomes crucial. The options are “Comma separated list of categories” and “Top level category only.”
    1. Example: if you have a parent category “masterworks” with a child category “[sponsor name]” you probably want the child category to be displayed alongside the parent category title.

Event Fields

  1. Include These column: drag any modules you want displayed on the frontend to this column.
  2. Exclude These columns: leave any modules you do not want displayed on the frontend in this column.
  3. Featured Image: you can display one of four default WordPress image sizes. Learn more about WordPress’ Media Settings options at the WP Codex.
    1. Thumbnail Image (we recommend your settings use a hard crop set to square aspect ratio)
    2. Medium Image
    3. Large Image
    4. Full Image
      Notes: by default, Medium, Large, and Full images are set to display as right aligned images in desktop and laptop width screens but occupy 100% width below the 840px media query (the point between most tablet landscape and portrait orientation). The Thumbnail Image is set to display as right aligned across all media queries.
  4. Pre-Title: displays the pre-title content.
  5. Post-Title: displays the post-title content.
  6. Title: displays the event title.
  7. Excerpt: displays the custom excerpt.
  8. Occurrences: displays the occurrence modules from the “Occurrence Fields” section below.
  9. Event Details: displays the event details content.
  10. Field Sets: displays the field sets content.

Occurrence Fields

Important: These modules only show on the frontend if you have “Occurrences” in the Event Field “Include These” column.

  1. Venue: displays venue name.
  2. Address: displays venue address.
  3. Date and Time: displays event date and time together in one inline block of information.
  4. Date: displays only day of week plus day, month, and year.
  5. Time: displays event time.
  6. Note: displays the freeform text note.
  7. First Ticket Price: displays first ticket price. Important: if no URL is entered into “First Ticket URL” filed inside the event, the price values will not display.
  8. First Ticket URL: displays the first purchase ticket link and/or button.
  9. Second Ticket Price: displays second ticket price. Important: if no URL is entered into “First Ticket URL” filed inside the event, the price values will not display.
  10. Second Ticket URL: displays the second purchase ticket link and/or button.
  11. Calendar Import: displays the pair of Google Calendar and iCal (Apple) download buttons.
  12. Save Changes: don’t forget to select this button after making any edits.

Design Tips

There are two basic design approaches:

  1. Users that use a full-width layout. For this option, you’ll need to be certain to include “occurrences” as a module to be displayed or your events won’t have any starting times, address info, purchase ticket links, etc.
  2. Users that use a sidebar layout, with the who/what/where widget and/or a calendar or upcoming event listing displayed in the sidebar. those opting for the sidebar layout will likely want to leave the “occurrence” module out entirely.

Beyond that, we recommend most users include as many modules as possible, especially the “Event Details” module, since the single event page is where site visitors go to find as much information as possible about an event.