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Page: Event Setup

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Use this page to configure named sets of additional event-related display fields. The custom fields you add here are unique to your calendar site. They are useful in standardizing, providing additional information, structure and taxonomy to events. Custom event fields are displayed to site visitors when browsing events.

Set Up Custom Event Fields

This section is used to add custom fields to the event creation screen. It contains three buttons: "Add Text Field", "Add Yes/No Field", and "Add Multiple Choice" Field. Selecting one of these buttons will add that type of field to the template. See Supported Field Types below for additional details for each of the available options.



If you are editing an existing template, the list of currently defined custom fields will be displayed. There are two actions that you can take on existing custom fields, Edit and Delete. These actions are links that are right aliened for each row in the table. Click an existing field's Edit link to change it. Click an existing field's Delete link to remove that field from the template. NOTE: Deleting a field from a template can not be undone.
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Supported Field Types

Custom fields can vary for each calendar site. To accommodate a majority of the questions that can be created, three types of fields can be created:


  • Text Field: For entering free-form text.
  • Checkbox Field: Presented as a Check Box to Event Authors, it indicates a value as on or off.
  • Multiple Choice Field: For selecting one or more options from a list of two or more options.

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Add Text Field

Select this option if you wish to add an additional text field to events. When you select this option will need to provide the following information to complete adding the field.


  1. Name: The text field's name, it will appear on the Add an Event page, and in event descriptions.
  2. Text Mode: Single-line or multi-line, controls the field's height on the create or modify event form, whether just high enough for a single line of text, or dynamically resizing for multiple, wrapped lines.
  3. Max Length: The number of characters the event author may enter. 255 characters maximum.
  4. Required: If selected, the event author cannot leave the field blank on the Create an Event page.
  5. Active: If selected, the field is available to event authors.
  6. Internal Only: If selected, the field is available only to event authors and administrators. This custom field will not be displayed on the event details page.

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Add Checkbox Field

Adding a "Checkbox" Field allows for your event authors to have a single checkbox that can be clicked when creating an event. For example, the name of the field could be, "I accept the terms for publishing an event". A single checkbox would be available, checking the box represents "Yes", leaving the box blank represents, "No".


  1. Name: The Yes/No field's name, it will appear on the Create an Event page for selection, and in event descriptions. This is limited to 100 characters.
  2. Active: If selected, the field available to event authors.
  3. Internal Only: If selected, the field is available only to event authors and administrators. This custom field will not be displayed on the event details page.

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Add Single Choice Field

Adding a "Single Choice Field" allows for your event authors to select a single option from a drop-down list of preconfigured choices.


  1. Name: The Multiple Choice field's name, as it will appear on the Create an Event page, and in event descriptions.
  2. Options: The text values that will appear in the drop down on the Create an Event page, and in event descriptions.
  3. Selection Mode: This will control how many options can be selected from the drop down on the Create an Event page. Selecting Single limits the event author to choosing 1 option.
  4. Required: If selected, the event author cannot leave the field blank on the Create an Event page.
  5. Active: If selected, the field available to event authors.
  6. Internal Only: If selected, the field is available only to event authors and administrators. This custom field will not be displayed on the event details page.

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Add Multiple Choice Field

Adding a "Multiple Choice Field" allows for your event authors to select one or more options from a list of preconfigured choices.


  1. Name: The Multiple Choice field's name, as it will appear on the Create an Event page, and in event descriptions.
  2. Options: The text values that will appear in the drop down on the Create an Event page, and in event descriptions.
  3. Selection Mode: This will control how many options can be selected from the drop down on the Create an Event page. Selecting Multiple does not restrict the number of options the event author can choose.
  4. Required: If selected, the event author cannot leave the field blank on the Create an Event page.
  5. Active: If selected, the field available to event authors.
  6. Internal Only: If selected, the field is available only to event authors and administrators. This custom field will not be displayed on the event details page.

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All field types Advanced Setup

The Advanced Setup area is used to display additional information about a field that is not visible on the create an event screen.


  • Description: Free-form text describing the field, for internal use.
  • Identity: A unique system identifier for displaying this content in your front-end layout. Used when creating custom layouts.

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Available functions

Other actions available on this page include:


  • Cancel: Leave this page, discarding changes
  • Submit: Add the currently displayed custom field to the site, or save your changes to an existing custom field
  • Refresh: Click this icon or link to reload the list of existing custom event fields