Adding and editing events

If your business hosts events, you can promote these and share all the details using the Events box in the backend.

  1. Log in to the BentoBox backend and click on Boxes, then select “Events” from the list that appears.

  2. To add an event, click on the blue “Add New” button at the top right corner of the page.
    To edit an existing event post, hover over the post in the list and click the red edit button that appears.
    Fill in the fields below on the “Edit Event” dialog that appears.
    • Event Name: enter a name for your event.
    • Location: If your business has multiple locations, click the “Select Location” dropdown to choose any locations that correspond to the event you are editing.
    • Date and Time: Add a start and end time, if applicable. Note that you can add a start time without an end time if you prefer.  Adding an end time automatically hides the event from the event listing page when the event has passed.
    • External Link (optional): Add an external link, if applicable. This could link out to an external event page, such as one hosted on a social media site like Facebook, or a ticketing page if one exists. If you add an external link, make sure to scroll down and also enter text in the “External Link Button Label” field. The label could be “More Info,” “Buy Tickets,” or something else to that effect.
    • Featured: Check this box if you’d like the event to appear at the top of your site’s event listing page.
    • Images: Click the blue “Add” button under “Images” to add an image to your event.

Click the “Save & Close” button. Now if you click the “Visit Site” link at the top of the screen, you will be able to view your changes.

Deleting Events

To delete events, log in to the BentoBox backend and click on Boxes, then select “Events” from the list that appears. Hover over the event you’d like to delete and click the grey “X” box that appears, then click “Confirm Delete.” Note that this cannot be undone. To temporarily remove events from your website, you can publish, unpublish, and schedule posts. Click here for detailed instructions.

Reordering Events

To adjust the order in which events appear on your site, log in to the BentoBox backend and click on Boxes, then select “Events” from the list that appears. The order here reflects the order on your site; just drag and drop the names in the list to reorder how they appear on the front end. Posts that are marked “Featured” will appear first on the website.

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