The Event Detail Page content type is a templated content type used to display events on the website. Event Detail Pages aren't initially turned on for most websites. If you know your website will use this event content type and would like them added to your site, please contact us by submitting a help desk ticket to let us know and we will work with you to set this up.
Creating an Event Detail Page
To create a news article, please go to Content > Add Content > Event Detail Page.
Make sure to provide a menu link for all news articles. This will ensure that breadcrumbs and the URL are both set up properly. For more information on nesting pages, please review our Updating Page Names and Hierarchy page.
Tip: If you publish an event and you see the URL ends in a /node/### that is a sign your page is not nested. Please follow the "Before you hit Publish" instructions below.
You can choose an image from your Media Library or upload a new image. When an image is added to the Image section, the image will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the article and will be the preview image for the article used in a view. Drupal will automatically crop the image to fit into the square space. This space is formatted and the size cannot be changed.
For a refresher on how to add or update media, please review our Managing Images and Documents section in the Drupal Basics Training Guide.
Event Date Range
You can add the date and time an event will both start and stop on. A view will also be set up to display events chronologically based on when the event takes place, so please make sure this information is accurate.
If you would like to provide a description for your event that will appear on the event's individual page, such as more information about where the event takes place, payment information, or anything else that can help describe your event, that information should be included in this field.
A Summary is used to give a short preview of the event to a user. The summary will only be present on the events view and not on the event page itself. You can access the summary by clicking on the 'Edit Summary' link by the Content header. The summary field is a plain text field, so you can only add in text.
We strongly recommend utilizing the summary to offer a preview of the article so you can control the text shown in the view. If a summary is not provided, the first 100 characters will be shown in the page view.
If you would like to provide a link to an external source, such as to the CWRU Athletics site or to another website, you can use the Article Link section to do so.
Make sure to use descriptive link text to explain to a user where the link is taking them. For more information on descriptive link text, please review our page on Web Writing.
Before You Hit Publish
Before publishing your event, it's important to nest the event in your navigation. We talk about this process on the Adding New Pages page. This is the process of choosing where in your navigation the event will live. Typically, events are nested under a Robust 3-Column page called "Events" or similar. If you already have this page created, please follow the steps in the Adding New Pages instructions for nesting your article before you hit publish so that your event has a proper URL path and breadcrumbs.
For questions or help with your events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.