Cancelling events - Online events

pt., 20 mar 2020

In these times when everyone is being forced to change how they organise two existing features of are worth mentioning:

You can cancel events

This makes it clear to visitors that the event was announced, but no longer goes ahead (at that time anyway). On the site this visually strikesthrough the event. If you use the javascript to show the events on your site it will do the same. Others using the API to get events can also use this information.

Just go to edit you event. In the field Event status which usually says 'Confirmed' you can change it to 'Cancelled'.

Event status dropdown in between language and date fields

As with updating other events after you hit save you will be asked if you want to update the event. If it's a single one-off event you can just agree. If it's a repeating event you can cancel just that instance, or you can update all future instances, and it will cancel all instances of the event in the future.

You can announce online events

If you are organising an online meeting, where everyone should congregate for the event at the same time, but online.

When adding or changing an event Location:

  1. There is an Add existing location
    Button to add an existing location to an event
  2. The location is called Online (there are more than one including Online radio). Just pick one it's all good.
    Select an online location from the drop down

Online is also a 'country' if you Add a new location and want to do something funky. Like make yet another one to appear in the drop down ;-)

Any events with this 'location' will appear in the list of events occurring online