Add an Event

When you click the Add New option under RSVP Events, you do not launch straight into the WordPress editor the way you would with a page or post. Before you create an event post, RSVPMaker prompts you to provide basic details such as the event date and whether you will be collecting RSVPs (event registrations).

Event Setup screen displayed when you click RSVP Event ->Add New

Options at the bottom of the page allow include links to allow you to create a template for recurring event, an event based on a template, or a series of events. To create a single event, ignore those options.

Enter a title and use the controls on this screen to set the date and time of your event, the end time, and a few RSVP and event display options. You can change these settings later.

For date and time, you can either type in a clear date and time such as “January 1, 2021 8:00 PM” or enter the information in the numeric format “2021-01-01 20:00:00.” Entering either will cause the other to update. The numeric format is what actually gets recorded in the WordPress database.

When you click Save Changes, RSVPMaker will create a draft event based on those settings. Use the WordPress editor to fill in the details about your event and why people should attend.

A draft event post, with post content to be added.

The event date, time, and many RSVP and display parameters can be changed through the document sidebar represented by the calendar icon.

To see all the options, click RSVP / Event Options on the black admin bar at the top of the screen. A complete list of options will be displayed in a separate window.

Here’s a video demo: