Choose “+ New” in the control panel at the top of the webpage. A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down to “Event.”
The “Add New Event” editor panel will open.
Enter title of event
Make sure the option for excerpts is active. (Notice two tabs at the top right of your window: Choose “Screen Options.” Make sure The Events Calendar, Excerpt, slug, Event Categories, Event Options, Featured image, Content Permissions are chosen.)
Just under the textbox area for your event is the Events Calendar section. Enter the time/date of your event. Time, date and location (venue) are mandatory for your event to make sense to people. Study the other options and determine their usefulness.
You may add an image to your event. In the right side column, is a small box with entitled “Featured Image.” If the box is closed, open with arrow icon. Click the link: Set featured image. You will be taken to the Media Library where all your uploaded images are kept. Highlight an image. You may change the image title and add alt text. Click on the “Set featured image” button at bottom right side of window.
Choose a category for your Event, if you have individual categories, choose the appropriate one. For example: A type of Event would be Colloquia or Annual Student Awards. WordPress groups events together based on their categories. Events is a parent category, Colloquia is a child category.
If the Event is very important and timely, you may want it to display at the very top of the list on the homepage. To set this, choose “Visibility: Public Edit” in the “Publish Section” at the top right of your page. A drop-down will appear. Choose “Stick this post to the front page.” (Remember to “unstick it” when the event has passed.)
Publish your Event by clicking the Publish Button. (Wait as WordPress processes your newly added event. Notice the spinning circle within a circle. It will stop once the event has been published.)
Visit the homepage and the events page to review your new event.