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Editing an event

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Sector Add-ons Sector Events

The Sector add-on Event content type is prepared for events with a defined start and end date that happen at a specific location. This guide explains how to add and edit your event content.

Steps in this guide

  1. Add a new event

  2. Select event category

  3. Select event date

  4. Add event address

  5. Add body content

  6. Add related content

  7. Change the standard node settings

  8. Preview and publish the event

For general guidance on adding and editing content, see: Adding new content to your site and Making changes to existing content on your site.

Step 1 - Add a new event

To add an event, use the AdminUI toolbar and navigate to Content > Add content > Event


This takes you to a node edit form for an event node.

Screenshot of event node edit form with numbered highlights

Screenshot - Selecting event category and metadata for an event node

Step 2 - Select event category

Select an event category from the dropdown list ( 1 ). 'Event category' is a taxonomy, so its terms can be changed by content administrators.

Step 3 - Select event date

Choose a start and end date/time for your event ( 2 ).

Step 4 - Add event address

Once you’ve selected a country ( 3 ), you will be able to fill out more detail about the address.

Step 5 - Add body content

In the 'Body' field, you can add and format the main content of your event. You can learn more about how to do this in our Introduction to the WYSIWYG editor

When writing copy for your events, think about what your attendees might want to know:

  • What can attendees expect from the event?
  • How to get to the venue?
  • Where to go once there?
  • Is registration required?
  • Do they need to RSVP?
  • What to bring?
  • Who to contact?

Step 6 - Add related content

You can attach related content in the form of internal and external links, as well as uploading files. To learn more about this, see Adding related content to a node.

Step 7 - Change the standard node settings

The standard node settings (e.g. authoring information) are at the side of the node edit form. You can learn more about these settings in Changing standard node settings.

Step 8 - Preview and publish the event

At the bottom of the node edit form you can save and preview your content. Before you save your event as 'published', you should preview it to see how it displays - see Previewing your content.

If you have entered the event address correctly, a Google map will be displayed on the event node - see the Sector Demo sample event

Having problems getting the map to display?

See our troubleshooting guide - An event map isn't displaying properly

Publish your node when you are ready. 

Did something go wrong? You can revert to previous version of the node - See Creating and reverting revisions.

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