This is a short user guide for adding events to the calendar. You can download the Quantum Calendar User Guide here.

To add an event to the calendar you need to click the ‘Dashboard’ link from the top left corner of the screen. The Dashboard allows you into the CMS (Content Management System).

Add Event

Events can be created by clicking on the Events > Add Event link in the left hand menu. Alternatively, you can also click on the ‘Add New’ button on the events list in the admin area.

The minimum information required for an event is a name and start date. You are also required to add a time, although a default 00:00 is already inserted. If you don’t know the timings of your event you can click a tick box to say ‘All day event’.

If your event runs over several days, you can use the calendar to select the start and end dates. Please note: You also need to add start and end times for multi-day events rather than using the ‘all day event’ box.

The large area in the main part of the screen is for adding information about the event. You may not have much information to include here at first, but you could include a description, address details, images, or contacts. You can add images and downloadable files, such as an agenda, to the main area of your page by clicking the ‘Add Media’ button.

Event Categories

You can also choose which category your event should be displayed under by selecting the appropriate tick box. You can find this on the right hand column under ‘Event Categories’.

The categories are:

  • Public & open for booking
  • Date final but not publicly advertised
  • In planning but date/venue not final
  • Internal or invitation only
  • Public Holiday

These categories will colour code your calendar entry so that it is easy to see the stage of planning from the main calendar page by using the key.

Also in the right hand column you can set a ‘Featured Image’ for your event, which will appear on the right hand side of your event detail page.

For further information and more detailed instructions, you can download the Quantum Calendar User Guide here.