Not all events are meant for everyone. Events are organized keeping their intended audience in mind and that is what differs a successful event from an unsuccessful one. For example, if you are a lot into music, chances are, you’ll attend rock concerts more often than spelling bees. While it’ll be the other way around if mastering words tops your priority list.

Reaching your target audience shouldn’t be any difficult when posting events online. EventPrime makes this possible with its Event Type feature. With the help of Event Types, you can easily categorize your WordPress events into meaningful, distinguishable types. We are going to see today how EventPrime’s Event Types work for this purpose.

Installing and activating EventPrime on your WordPress site is quite easy. If you haven’t used EventPrime on your WordPress site already, we recommend that you check out our official Starter Guide right now.

Creating Our First Event Type

To create an Event Type of your own with EventPrime, you first need to visit ‘EventPrime’ from the WordPress Dashboard.

Menu

This is the page from where you add and edit your Events in EventPrime. We’ll come to this later as we need to create our ‘Event Type’ first. Now click on the ‘Event Manager’ title of this page. Clicking on it will open up a dropdown with multiple options to choose from.

Dropdown Title

In the dropdown, select the ‘Event Type Manager’ option. Clicking on the ‘Event Type Manager’ will open the page for adding and editing Event Types in EventPrime. If you already have any Event Types created with EventPrime, they’ll appear here in a list. Like the four I have on my site.

Event Type Manager

To create a new Event Type, click on the ‘Add New’ link that appears under the heading. Clicking on it will open up a form to create your new Event Type. You’ll get the following options to create new Event Type here…

  1. Name – Set the name of your Event Type.
  2. Color – Set the color for your Event Type. Events of this Event Type will appear in this color on the EventPrime calendar.
  3. Age Group – Select the Age Group option to ensure attendees of the right age register for Events of this type.
  4. Special Instructions – Add any special instructions here for Events of this Event Type.

Create New Event Type

Enter in your details here and click on save at the bottom of the form to create your new Event Type.

Assigning Event Types to Events

Next, let’s see how to assign Event Types to a Events. When creating a new Event, you’ll get this option right away on the event creation form.

Create New Event

When assigning Event Type to an existing Event, you’ll have to visit the Event’s dashboard. Event Dashboard is where you can configure all your settings for an Event. You can access Event Dashboard by clicking ‘Dashboard’ link on the Event info popup when you hover cursor over the Event in the calendar. Once inside the Event’s dashboard, click on the ‘Event Settings’ icon to visit the general settings page for the Event.

Dashboard Event Settings

On the Event Settings form, you’ll see the option to choose Event Type for the Event from the setting ‘Event Type’ just after the ‘Name’. You can also create a new Event Type from here as well. Just select the option ‘Add Event Type’ and you’ll get the required options to create and assign new Event Type from one single interface.

Event Type Details On Frontend

All Events in EventPrime’s calendar view appear in the color of their assigned Event Type. This makes it easy for users to distinguish between Events of different types.

Event Type Calendar Color

The Age Group, as selected from the Event Type’s option, appear on the Event page under the ‘MORE INFORMATION’ section.

Age Group on Event Page

 

This wraps up a quick overview of the Event Type feature of EventPrime. Make good use of it and let us know your feedback in the comments below.

We’ll keep on adding more posts like this on how to use EventPrime for your WordPress events. So, stay tuned!

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