The first thing to do is click on the ‘Submit Event’ button on the upper right in the green bar:
It will open up a form that looks like this, first you will add the title, (include facilitators name)
event description, (be generous! Include lots of details about the facilitator and what to expect!),
select your category, and upload a photo.
Then you will select the date, times, and time zone. (if you are unsure, or there are multiple times, just select all day event and add time details in the description.)
If you are posting a recurring class, you will choose weekly or monthly, and either add a set number of classes for a series, or select ‘never’ for an end date and our system will run it for 24 months. You can set exclusions here as well.
For ‘First Friday of the Month’ type events, select ‘Custom’ from the Recurrence Rules drop down, and add exclusions as needed.
Next, add your venue details. First you will want to check the drop down menu to see if your venue is already saved in the system, if it is, select it and the fields will disappear and it will look like this. Be sure to check both of the Google Maps boxes.
If your venue is not in the system yet, leave the drop down set to ‘Use New Venue’ and add it by filling out all the fields, and again, check both of the Google Maps boxes. Once you add a venue, it will appear the next time in the drop down, so you only ever need to add a venue once. So do your best to include all the details for yourself and other members.
Next item is your organizer details, and that works the same was as the venue. This might be you, or the producer of the event. If the drop down shows your organizer already saved in the system, select them, and the fields will disappear. You also have the option of adding additional organizers.
If you are adding a new organizer, simply fill out the fields and they will be in the system from then on.
The last items are the event URL and the cost. In most cases, the event URL is either your website, the organizers, or the venue. But oftentimes it’s a separate registration page such as Eventbrite or Brown Paper Tickets. This is up to you to decide. As for including the price info, that’s totally optional, and in many cases it’s complicated with early bird pricing, or multiple options based on lodging, so better to leave blank and provide those details in your event description above.
Once you are happy with all the fields and details, click ‘Submit Event’ and you are all set! Your event will show up in the back end as a draft, where we will add tags and check that your pin is displaying properly on the MoveMap. You should receive an email from us with your event page URL within 24-48 hours.
Visit your event page, double check all your details and info, and be sure to use the ‘Share’ panel buttons to post your event on your social media platforms.
And then if something changes, or you want to update your information, or change the photo, simply click the ‘My Events’ button on the green bar at the upper right, and you will be taken to a page that displays all your events and gives you the option to edit, view, or delete them as you wish, without them going back into drafts for us to approve.
Happy posting! Share your events far and wide, and please tell all your friends about the MoveMap![/upme_private]