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Search Settings

Use this area to Control aspects of your calendar's behavior when a visitor selects search. This area will determine which fields will be available to your calendar visitors when searching for events.




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Calendar Search Configuration

This section of calendar settings allows for selection of available default and advanced search fields. This area is composed of three major areas:


  • Included Search Fields
  • Excluded Search Fields
  • Default Calendar Search Range

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Included Search Fields

The currently enabled fields that visitors can use when searching for events will be displayed here. They will be arranged in a table containing the Name of the Search Field, the Position of the search field, and a link to disable or remove the search field.


Please note: Start Date and End Date are required fields and cannot be removed.

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Default Enabled Search Fields

The following fields are available on your calendar when searching for events. The first five fields will show on the main calendar page as the default search fields.


The following fields will be enabled for searching by default:
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Keywords
  • Category
  • Location

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Excluded Search Fields

The currently disabled fields that visitors are unable to use when searching for events will be displayed here. They will be arranged in a table containing the Name of the Search Field, the Position of the search field, and a link to enable or include the search field.



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Default Disabled Search Fields

The following fields will not be used when searching for events. You can click the "Include" link to enable searching for events using these search fields.


The following fields will be disabled for searching by default:
  • City State Zip
  • Range (Miles)

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Enabling / Disabling Search Fields

You can customize the search fields available to your calendar visitors using the "Exclude" and "Include" links on the right side of each search field.


  • Enabling a Search Field: To enable a search field, click the "Include" link to the right of the search field name.
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  • Disabling a Search Field: To disable a search field, click the "Exclude" link to the right of the search field name.
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Changing the Position of Search Fields

You can customize the order in which search fields are displayed to your calendar visitors using the "Position" arrows to the right side of each search field name.


  • Click the up arrow to have a search field appear sooner.
  • Click the down arrow to have the search field appear later.


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Advanced Search Fields

Any additional search fields, or those that are the sixth item or greater in the list, will show in the advanced search box.


Event Publisher will not enable any advanced searching by default. However, you can create additional Search fields in Event Setup, any required multiple choice fields can be used as an advanced search field.

The fields outlined in red below will be available via advanced search.

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Proximity Searching

The following fields can be used to find events near a specify city, state, or zip.


  • City State Zip
  • Range (Miles)

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Available Search Fields

The following fields will be available by default as a search filter:




  • Start Date Filter: This filter allows for the visitor to specify a start date of events to be included in the results.
  • End Date Filter: This filter allows for the visitor to specify an ending date of events to be included in the results.
  • Keywords Filter: This filter allows for the visitor to type in a text value that must be included in the results. Events included in the results will contain the text value entered into the keyword filter in at least one of the following:
    1. Event title
    2. Event description
    3. Taxonomy structure (Categories and Keywords)
  • Category Filter: This filter allows for the visitor to specify one or more categories that must be associated to the events included in the results.
  • Location Filter: This filter allows for the visitor to specify one or more Locations that must be associated to the events included in the results.
  • City State Zip When searching for events based on proximity a visitor can enter a City, State, or Zipcode in this field. Please note, proximity searching currently supports United States Locations only.
  • Range (Miles): When searching for events based on proximity a visitor can enter a number in this field. This number will be the number of miles to search for events, relative the value in the Proximity Keyword field. Please note, proximity searching currently supports United States Locations only.

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Creating Custom Search Fields

If your site administrator as created Custom Event Fields you can select them as a search filter in this area. Please note Custom Event fields must be required and crated as a multiple choice field in order to be used as an advanced search field.


Custom Event fields that can be used as a search filter will be listed in your Disabled Search Fields by Default. Use the "Include" link to the right of the field name to enable or disable the field as a search filter.


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Default Search Range

When a visitor navigates to your Calendar all events for all categories, locations, and search filters will be displayed. By default, the calendar will display the next 30 days of events.


You can change the default search range of events to one of the following options:
  • Current Week
  • Current Month
  • Current Year
  • Next 7 Days
  • Next 14 Days
  • Next 30 Days
  • Next 60 Days
  • Next 90 Days
  • Next 180 Days
  • Next 365 Days

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Save and Cancel

When working with Calendar Settings there are two possible actions, theses action are: Save and Cancel.

  • Clicking Save will apply all of the change that you made to filter fields in the list.
  • Choosing cancel will discard all changes to the filter fields and return to the calendar's default event listing.