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                        Table	
  of	
  Contents	
  
Before	
  you	
  start	
  working	
  on	
  your	
  site,	
  always	
  follow	
  these	
  4	
  steps: ......... 3	
  
How	
  to	
  Create	
  an	
  Event............................................................................ 5	
  
How	
  to	
  Create	
  an	
  Event	
  Category........................................................... 14	
  
How	
  to	
  Edit	
  an	
  Event.............................................................................. 20	
  
How	
  to	
  Delete	
  an	
  Event.......................................................................... 29	
  
       	
  
	
  




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      Before you start working on your site,
          always follow these 4 steps:

Step 1: Open your web browser.
Step 2: Open your website (front-end).




Step 3: Open a second tab (or window) and go to your
Joomla backend: http://yourdomain.com/web/administrator




If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to “File” and select “New Tab”.




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Step 4: Login with your personal username and
password.




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                                   How to Create an Event
                                                                                   	
  

Step 1: In the main menu navigation, place your mouse
cursor over the word "Components" and then select
"JEvents."




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Step 2: Click the "Manage Events" icon.

You are currently in the "JEvents" Control Panel, which allows you to
create, edit, delete, and organize all your events. Click on the icon
that says "Manage Events."




                                                                                   	
  




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Step 3: Click the icon that says "New" in the upper
right hand corner of the page.

In the upper right hand corner of the JEvents page (the one that you
are on currently), there are several icons with words underneath
them. You are interested in the icon that says "New." Click the icon
once.




Step 4: Enter a title for the event in the "Subject" field.

The title is what will appear on the calendar. Make sure that this title
is descriptive enough so that interested users will know to click it for
more information, but also make sure that the title is not too lengthy.
If the title is excessively long, it will not be able to fit on the calendar.




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Step 5: Select a category to file the event under.

Events can be separated into different categories. This may help you
and your users better organize upcoming events. If you are interested
in adding a new category, please see the tutorial "How to Add an
Event Category" in the Joomla Instructions guide.

Select the drop down menu next to the word "Categories," and select
the appropriate option.




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Step 6: Enter a description for your event.

Here you can go into much greater detail about your event. Creating
an event description is very similar to creating an article, and you
have all the same resources available to you, including the ability to
add pictures. If you need help performing these types of text editing
functions, please see the "Article Manager" articles in the Joomla
Instructions guide.




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Step 7: Click the "Calendar" tab to reveal more options.

Near the top of the page there is a list of tabs. You are currently in the
"Common" tab. In order to reveal some additional important options,
click the "Calendar" tab - the second to the left.




Step 8: Set the time of the event.

You can set a start and end date and time for your event. This
controls where the event will appear on the calendar.

A.) Setting the Date

The "Start date" and "End date" sections each have the date listed in
YYYY-MM-DD format. You can change these by inputting a different
date into the textbox.




However, there is an alternate way to change the date. Next to the
text box containing the date, there is a small calendar icon. If you
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click it, a calendar display will pop up, and you can choose a date
using this popup calendar. Both the start date and end date can be
changed this way.




B.) Setting the Time

Events can either be set up as "All Day Events" or they can be given
specific times. Above the "Start Date" section, there is a checkbox
that reads "All day Event or Unspecified time." If this box is checked,
then you will not be able to alter the specific start or end time of the
event (you will only be able to edit the dates.) If you would like to
specify the specific time of the event, make sure this box is
unchecked.




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Once the "All day Event or Unspecified time" box is unchecked,
specifying the specific time is easy. Simply type in the time to the
appropriate box and specify whether the time is A.M. or P.M.




Step 9: Click "Save" to create the new event.


Until you click "Save," none of the changes you make will take effect.
The "Save" button is located in the upper-right hand corner of the
web page.




             TIP: Now that you have made the change, check to
             make sure it worked by going to your website, select
             your Events page, and click the "Refresh" button on your
             browser. If you did everything correctly, the new event
             will appear at the appropriate place in the calendar.


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                How to Create an Event Category
                                                                                   	
  

Step 1: In the main menu navigation, place your mouse
cursor over the word "Components" and then select
"JEvents."




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Step 2: Click the "Manage Categories" icon.

You are currently in the "JEvents" Control Panel, which allows you to
create, edit, delete, and organize all your events. Click on the icon
that says "Manage Categories."




                                                                                                                                                 	
  
                                                                                   	
  




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Step 3: Click the icon that says "New" in the upper
right hand corner of the page.

In the upper right hand corner of the JEvents Categories page (the
one that you are on currently), there are several icons with words
underneath them. You are interested in the icon that says "New."
Click the icon once.




Step 4: Enter a title for the event category in the "Title"
field.




                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  

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Step 5: Choose a color for the category.

Categories each have their own color, so that they are easy to
recognize and distinguish. To the right of the "Title" field there is a
"Color Picker." If you click on the link, a small popup will appear
showing different color options.




Choose the color you would like the event category to be. As you can
see, in the bottom left of this color popup there is a preview that
shows you which color you currently have selected.


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Step 6: Enter a description for your event category
(optional).

A description is purely for labeling purposes and should not affect
your website one way or another.




Step 7: Click "Save" to create the new event
category.

Until you click "Save," none of the changes you make will take effect.
The "Save" button is located in the upper-right hand corner of the
web page.




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                                         How to Edit an Event
                                                                                   	
  

Step 1: In the main menu navigation, place your mouse
cursor over the word "Components" and then select
"JEvents."




                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  

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Step 2: Click the "Manage Events" icon.

You are currently in the "JEvents" Control Panel, which allows you to
create, edit, delete, and organize all your events. Click on the icon
that says "Manage Events."




                                                                                   	
  

Step 3: Find the Event you would like to edit.

You are currently in the "JEvents" section, which displays a list of all
the Events you have set up on your website, along with a table of
information about these Events. Find the Event you are looking for by
searching for its name under the "Title" category.

NOTE: There are a number of ways you can limit your search if you
have many Events to choose from and you are having trouble
locating the correct one. In the upper right hand corner there is a text
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box next to the word "Search." Enter a word from the title of the Event
to narrow the focus while you find the correct one.

In the upper right hand corner, there is also a drop down menu next
to the search box. This drop down allows you to select a particular
category. If you know the category that your Event is located under,
then you can select it from this dropdown to narrow your search and
find your Event quickly.

             TIP: If you still can't find your Event, it may be because it
             is not displaying on the page. Near the bottom and
             center of the page there is a drop down box called
             "Display #" that controls how many Events can appear
             on a single page. Select "All" so that every Event will be
             displayed on the page. Now you should be able to
             search for the Event either manually or using techniques
             such as using the search box or selecting a particular
             category.




Once you have found the event you are looking to edit, click on its
name.




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Step 4: Edit the title of the event in the "Subject" field.

The title is what will appear on the calendar. Make sure that this title
is descriptive enough so that interested users will know to click it for
more information, but also make sure that the title is not too lengthy.
If the title is excessively long, it will not be able to fit on the calendar.




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Step 5: Select a category to file the event under.

Events can be separated into different categories. This may help you
and your users better organize upcoming events. If you are interested
in adding a new category, please see the tutorial "Adding an Event
Category" in this guide.
Select the drop down menu next to the word "Categories," and select
the appropriate option.




Step 6: Edit the description for your event.

Here you can go into much greater detail about your event. Creating
an event description is very similar to creating an article, and you
have all the same resources available to you, including the ability to
add pictures. If you need help performing these types of text editing
functions, please see the "Article Manager" articles in the Joomla
Instructions guide.
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Step 7: Click the "Calendar" tab to reveal more options.

Near the top of the page there is a list of tabs. You are currently in the
"Common" tab. In order to reveal some more important options, click
the "Calendar" tab - the second to the left.




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Step 8: Edit the time of the event.

You can set a start and end date and time for your event. This
controls where the event will appear on the calendar.

A.) Setting the Date

The "Start date" and "End date" sections each have the date listed in
YYYY-MM-DD format. You can change these by inputting a different
date into the textbox.




However, there is an alternate way to change the date. Next to the
text box containing the date, there is a small calendar icon. If you
click it, a calendar display will pop up, and you can choose a date
using this popup calendar. Both the start date and end date can be
changed this way.




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B.) Setting the Time

Events can either be set up as "All Day Events" or they can be given
specific times. Above the "Start Date" section, there is a checkbox
that reads "All day Event or Unspecified time." If this box is checked,
then you will not be able to alter the specific start or end time of the
event (you will only be able to edit the dates.) If you would like to
specify the specific time of the event, make sure this box is
unchecked.




Once the "All day Event or Unspecified time" box is unchecked,
specifying the specific time is easy. Simply type in the time to the
appropriate box and specify whether the time is A.M. or P.M.


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Step 9: Click "Save" to save the changes.


Until you click "Save," none of the changes you make will take effect.
The "Save" button is located in the upper-right hand corner of the
web page.




             TIP: Now that you have made the change, check to
             make sure it worked by going to your website, select
             your Events page, and click the "Refresh" button on your
             browser. If you did everything correctly, the new event
             will appear at the appropriate place in the calendar, with
             all of the appropriate changes.




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                                    How to Delete an Event
                                                                                   	
  

Step 1: In the main menu navigation, place your mouse
cursor over the word "Components" and then select
"JEvents."




                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                   	
  

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Step 2: Click the "Manage Events" icon.

You are currently in the "JEvents" Control Panel, which allows you to
create, edit, delete, and organize all your events. Click on the icon
that says "Manage Events."




                                                                                   	
  

Step 3: Find the Event you would like to delete.

You are currently in the "JEvents" section, which displays a list of all
the Events you have set up on your website, along with a table of
information about these Events. Find the Event you are looking for by
searching for its name under the "Title" category.

NOTE: There are a number of ways you can limit your search if you
have many Events to choose from and you are having trouble
locating the correct one. In the upper right hand corner there is a text
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box next to the word "Search." Enter a word from the title of the Event
to narrow the focus while you find the correct one.

In the upper right hand corner, there is also a drop down menu next
to the search box. This drop down allows you to select a particular
category. If you know the category that your Event is located under,
then you can select it from this dropdown to narrow your search and
find your Event quickly.

             TIP: If you still can't find your Event, it may be because it
             is not displaying on the page. Near the bottom and
             center of the page there is a drop down box called
             "Display #" that controls how many Events can appear
             on a single page. Select "All" so that every Event will be
             displayed on the page. Now you should be able to
             search for the Event either manually or using techniques
             such as using the search box or selecting a particular
             category.




Step 4: Select the box next to the event you would like
to delete.

Next to each event name there is a small box. If you click the box,
then the event next to it will be selected. Click the box next to the
event you would like to delete.




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Step 5: Click the trash can "Delete" icon in the
upper right hand corner of the page to delete the
selected event.

In the upper right hand corner of the JEvents page (the one that you
are on currently), there are several icons with words underneath
them. You are interested in the icon that says "Delete." Click the icon
once and the event you have selected will be deleted.




It is also possible to delete several events at the same time. Just
check the box next to each event you would like to get rid of, and they
will all be deleted at once when you click the delete icon.

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             TIP: Now that you have made the change, check to
             make sure it worked by going to your website, selecting
             your events calendar, and clicking the "Refresh" button
             on your browser. If you did everything correctly, the
             event you deleted will no longer be listed.




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