The event submission form
To display the Event Submission Form, a user needs to create a new page from the Pages menu at the Admin Panel and then add the shortcode [submit_event_form]. A user can also add the shortcode in the Template File which is attached to the page created.
To create a new page, follow the below mentioned steps:
WP-admin >> Pages >> New Page
Add a suitable Title to it and then paste the shortcode [submit_event_form] inside the content area.
It is recommended for you to insert the shortcode into the ‘text’ view of the visual editor to ensure it gets formatted correctly.
Event submission steps
- Account Creation
The first step is to sign up on the front end in order to submit an event.
- When a user is logged in, the form row data shows “Your account: You are currently signed in as (your username). Sign out”
- When a user is logged out, creating an account is not mandatory, and “Allow account creation” is disabled this shows a sign-in link.
- When a user is logged out, creating an account is mandatory, and “Allow account creation” is disabled the form is also disabled.
- When a user is logged out, creating an account is mandatory, and “Allow account creation” is enabled, an email field is shown to allow signup.
After creating an account, the user is redirected to the Event Submission Form where the user needs to fill in with necessary details.
The following are Event Fields:
- Event Title.
- Event Type.
- Event Category.
- Online Event.
- Event Address.
- Event Location.
- Event Banner.
- Event Description.
- Start Date.
- Start Time.
- End Date.
- End Time.
- Venue Name.
- Zip Code.
- Event Location.
- Registration Email/URL.
- Registration Deadline.
- Ticket Option.
A user can also add the details of organizers and event venues at the time of submitting an event. For the need to click on the “here” button
After submitting the event details, the user needs to add the details of the organizers.
The following are the organizer fields:
- Organizer Name.
- Organizer logo.
- Organizer Description.
- Organizer Email.
These fields will be pre-filled where appropriate if the user is logged in and has submitted an event in the past.
Just like the organizer, users can also add the details of an event venue.
The details include the following:
- Venue title.
The preview page shows the event details which have been submitted in the style of a single event listing. The user may click “Edit” to change the details of their Event Listing, or click on “Submit” to submit their listing for viewing or approval (depending on your settings).
After submitting the Event Listing, The Organizer (User) will receive a short message about the status of their newly created Event Listing.
Customization of the event submission form.
You can easily add, edit or remove fields from the Event Submission form using Filters. You can check the tutorial for editing fields for more details.