How to Add an Event

An event is an activity that happens at a specific date and/or time. For the scwaterpolo.com website, an event is typically any of the following:

  • Game or tournament
  • Team lunch or dinner
  • Team activity

Step-by-Step

The following sections list step-by-step how to manage events.

Add a new Game or Tournament Event:

  1. Make sure you’re logged into the admin section.
  2. Click Events in the left-hand navigation.
    The Events list loads.

  3.  Near the top of the page, click the Add New button.
    The Add New Event page loads
  4. Enter the a titleFor games, the title is usually in the format
    {YEAR}
    vs {SCHOOL} [A or H]

    Where A is for “Away Game” and H is for “Home Game.” For example, for an away game at El Toro High:

    2018 vs El Toro [A]

  5. So, for the El Toro example above, The content would look something like this:
    Away game vs El Toro
    League game – Go Tritons!
    Team Time
    Novice 2:30PM
    Frosh/Soph 3:15PM
    Varsity 4:00PM
    Junior Varsity 5:00PM

    To get the table, copy and paste the following into the body. It has to start with “[et-table]” and end with “[/et-table]”
    Each new line is a new row. Every new comma creates a new column. This is what you actually type in the event details:

    Away game vs El Toro
    League game - Go Tritons!
    
    [et-table]
    Team,Time
    Novice,2:30PM
    Frosh/Soph,3:15PM
    Varsity,4:00PM
    Junior Varsity,5:00PM
    [/et-table]
    
  6. Set the Time & Date.
    I usually set the start time to the first game’s start time and the end time to one hour past the last game’s start time.
  7. Set the Location.
    I have most of the locations (Venue) already entered. You can easily add a new location if it doesn’t exist in the database.
  8. Scroll back up to the top of the page and under Event Categories: check the current season, Away Game or Home Game, and optionally League Game
  9. Click the Publish button on the top right-hand side.