The resourceful Contegro® Events Calendar module allows businesses or community groups to easily administer, display and receive enquiries from simple one-line events through to complex occasions.
For maximum impact, viewers are presented with a variety of ways in which to view events. They can browse the Events List, click-through the dynamic Calendar Display to locate an event on a particular date, or use the keyword Site-wide Search function.
The various display options make the Events Calendar module extremely flexible. Pagination will automatically control an unlimited number of events on a page-by-page basis. Past events can be displayed and you can also reverse the list by date order - which is ideal to display news snippets. A specific date range can be set, or simply limit the list to; events for today, the coming week, month or the following year - very flexible!
Members can create their own events, which can be active immediately or marked as pending to wait for approval. The Booking and Enquiry forms will pre-populate with the Members details to streamline any sign up process.
Effective Administration and Scheduling
Common fields (such as location, organiser and contact name) are preset for convenience, but custom fields can be added using a simple drag and drop control. A ‘copy’ function makes it easy to create new events with pre-populated details - ready to update as required. To avoid unnecessary database entry, a recurring schedule can be set to daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, or by individual selection.
Archived and Searchable
Once an event date has passed, the Auto Archive function will kick-in and automatically allocate it to Past Events, with an option to view them by day, month or year. The Events Calendar module integrates into Contegro’s® site-wide search function. When performing a universal keyword search, events are included in the results list.
Full Details Printable ‘Pop-up’
Events consist of a calendar-based display for key information and details page (with optional printable ‘pop-up’ window) for full graphical information for ‘up-sell’ opportunities. Viewers can save events to personal calendars within Outlook or Google.
Enquiry & Booking Options
Extend the functionality of this module by using the Enquire and Book Now buttons that link to other modules, such as the Form Builder. Which could allow viewers to enquire or register for a particular event. Or link to an external Booking or CRM system and Payment Gateway for online payments.
Built-in RSS Feed Generation
Viewers are encouraged to subscribe to the Events List through an RSS feed. Subscribers can be automatically notified when new events appear.