Calendars and Listings

Once you have created an Events page or Blog, you can then use other types of content blocks to pull and display events or blog posts in different ways on other pages around your website. This is a handy way of promoting and driving traffic to those things from other pages or sections of your website.

Calendar Block

The Calendar Block shows the months of the year, and for every date that has an associated item, the date will have a special style to distinguish it from other dates. In this template, it shows as a thick underline. Hovering your mouse over the date will show a short preview of the item and link to the full item.

You can use Calendar Blocks for any type of container page: Events, Blog, and so on. The calendar always appears as a small narrow block, so it looks best with text in a column next to it, or used in a sidebar. Many bloggers like to have a calendar like this in their blog sidebar.

 

Summary Block showing Events as a Grid

Here is an example of just one way you can promote events. In this example, I have used a Summary Block in Grid style. This will display the 6 upcoming events that are closest to today's date. You can then click on any of these items to view the full details of the event.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Summary Block showing Events as a List

If you just want a very basic list of your upcoming events, you can use a Summary Block in List style. This example shows exactly that. I have turned off the thumbnail images and excerpts, so all you see is the list of event titles (as links) and the dates. This is good for things like blog sidebars.

The Summary Block doesn't come with a title built-in, but you can easily add one above it using a Text Block, which is what I have done here.

It's also worth noting that you can apply filters to Summary Blocks, so you could select what category of events to show.