Area Events Calendar
Area Events – Calendar page
Would you like to have a calendar on your site? It’s FREE and very easy. There are two types of calendars available. Here are your choices:
1. Show all events – the same way you see it on the main site www.areaevents.net. Use this if you want to help promote the community efforts.
2. Show just your events – you will be able to show only your events. We will filter the calendar to display only the events you post.
The calendar is a more professional way to display your events and schedules. It will make it easier for members or customers to find what they are looking for.
Using our calendar will streamline the efforts to get your marketing out to the public. If you have a Face Book page, or other social media, you can post the event straight to it from the calendar.
Don’t limit yourself to just your own Social Media pages. With the calendar, you can promote your events to people that may not have found you otherwise. All the events that are posted publicly will appear on our high traffic social media pages, giving you more exposure at the bargain price of FREE.
How does it work?
1. Create your FREE account.
a. Make sure you check your email for the confirmation. This step has to be completed to create an account.
2. Go to “Dashboard” then “Manage Events”.
3. Choose the version of the calendar you would like.
4. Click the “Get Code for Website” button.
5. Copy and paste the code snippet into your website.
a. You may need the help of your webmaster. This should take them less than 10 minutes to complete.
b. The best way to do this is to create a blank page, and then insert the code snippet.
c. It is recommended that a link is created to tie this page into the rest of your site. A common menu item might be “event calendar”.
Once snippet is installed, there is no more work or maintenance to be done. Any future events will be added from the www.areaevents.net website. If there are design enhancements, they automatically pass through to your site.
To enter data on the calendar, just log into your account at www.areaevents.net and enter it in. There are two types of events.
a. Use the public setting to show events that are open for the public to attend.
b. Do not put business hours or menu specials on this one.
a. These are events that do not get displayed on the community calendar. Some ideas for this are
i. Business hours.
iii. Private events not open to the public.
Because this calendar app is free, there may (will likely) be advertising displayed on it. This advertising will help fund the growth of the community website. All advertising will be “G” rated – appropriate for all ages.