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Using Tags and Categories

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The Timely Calendar uses custom Categories and Tags that are separate from your blog's categories and tags.

Creating Tags

To attach tags to events, go to the “Tags” pane on the right side of the “Add new event” or “Edit event” screen. Type in keywords that describe your event, separated by commas. These tags will function as links within the Calendar so users can search for and filter events effectively.

To choose from the most used tags, click Choose from the most used tags.

To manage your tags, go to Events > Event Tags. Here you can add new or edit your existing tags.

To edit a tag, either click on the tag you would like to edit, or hover over it and click Edit or Quick Edit. When you finish your changes, click Update.

Creating Categories

To manage your categories, go to Events > Event Categories. Here you can add new categories or edit your existing ones.

You can also assign a Category to an event when you're on the "add new event" or "edit event" screen.  You'll notice there is an “Event Categories” pane in the right sidebar. Check the categories that most clearly describe your event. To create a new category, click Add New Category at the bottom of the pane.

Tip: It is best to select the categories that most accurately describe your event. Keep the number of categories small. This is important for the organization of the Calendar and makes it easier for people to find events they’re interested in.

Adding Category Images

To get the most out of your categories,  you can create default category images, that will show up in your events if you do not choose a featured image for your event.

You can customize your event categories by adding a photo. These photos can be used as a default image if you do not have a featured image for the event.

How to add an image

To add an image to your event categories, go to your Dashboard > Events > Event Categories. You can either edit an existing category or you can choose to add a new category altogether.

After selecting add image a new window will popup that will allow you to add a media file from your computer or from a URL.

After you upload your image, select use this image. When you have finished editing your category details, select Save all Changes (or update if it’s already an existing category).

Any events under that category will now show this as a default image.

Image Order

Timely’s All-in-One Event Calendar chooses which image to display based on the following order:

1. Featured Image
2. The first image embedded in the post
3. Category Avatar
4. (For Stream View Only) Calendar Theme's default event avatar

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