Welcome to the Content Settings documentation for the Events Feed Module. In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about content related settings in the Content Tab of the Events Feed module and how they work. You can see all the Content Settings by going to the Events Feed Module Settings > Content Tab. We made it a goal to provide every setting we could think of for you to easily customize the feed of events.
Be sure to reference the Events Feed Module Settings List which includes a summary of every setting that is available and what it does. You should also check out the Events Feed Module Demos to see how the module works and get some inspiration.
All Events is the default setting to display all events. Dynamic Events allows you to place the module in a Divi Theme Builder layout to dynamically display events based on the template assignment. Related Events is used on the single event pages to hide the current event and show other events related to the current event. Featured Events shows only featured events in the feed. Custom Events Selection gives you full control to use checkmarks to select events based on specific criteria like category, organizer, venue, and date range.
Custom Events Selection
In the past we had checkboxes to select events by category. This new Custom Events Selection setting expands on that and allows you to choose just one option or to mix-and-match any choice of categories, organizers, venues, or date range. Think of the possibilities! The date range itself is really powerful, allowing you to display events in a schedule or a certain day or month. These settings are available in both the Events Feed and Events Calendar module. Date range is not available in Events Calendar for obvious reasons.
If you do not select any checkbox, then all items are included. Once you select a checkbox, then only that item is included. This applies to categories, organizers, and venues.
Please note the way it works. This works as an OR basis, not AND, meaning you can select some categories, organizers, and venues and any events that match any of those items will be included. It does not mean that only events that match all the items are included, that would not be practical.
This is the first option that you will see in the content settings under the Content Tab in the Events Feed Settings. This setting enables a special feature that allows you to place the Events Feed module into a Divi Theme Builder template and it will automatically show events based on dynamic content. So you don’t have to manually create different pages and then place different Event Feed Modules for the results. Instead, you can simply enable this setting. This great for event category pages and is also great on single event pages to show additional events. This setting is off by default.
This option is used to set whether the Events Feed module displays events based on whether their dates have passed or will be coming in the future. This is set to Future by default.
If you are wondering why you can’t display both in the same module, you can check this FAQ (spoiler alert: it wouldn’t make logical sense).
If you select the Past option under the Event Status then it will only display events whose dates have passed.
If you select the Future option under the Event Status then it will only display events whose dates will be coming in the future.
This setting determines whether the events will be shown chronological order of ascending or descending. This is sometimes helpful to change when showing past events. This is set to Ascending by default.
If you select the Ascending option under the Events Order then it will display the events in such a way that the oldest event will be at the top and the oldest at the bottom.
If you select the Descending option under the Events Order then it will display the events in such a way that the newest event will be at the top and the oldest at the bottom.
This option allows you to choose how many events show at once time in the Events Feed module. This is set to 6 by default but can be changed to any number you prefer. Keep in mind that you can also enable one of the pagination options for the website visitor to click to see more events.
Under the Included Categories setting you will see all the names of the event categories that you have added to your site. By default, none of the categories are selected which actually means that all of the events will be shown without regard to category. When you select one or more event categories, then only those events in one of the selected categories with the tick mark will be shown in the feed.
Only Show Featured Events
This option is created to show events that are marked as featured, which you can do when editing single events pages. If you enable this setting then you will only see all the featured events in the feed. This is turned off by default.
Show Recurring Events
This option is only relevant if you are using The Events Calendar Pro. It allows you show all of the Recurring Events in the feed. This is turned on by default. If you disable this setting then it will only show the other regular events.
This option allows you to trim the number of characters displaying in from the excerpt. By default his is set to 270 characters, which is the same as WordPress and Divi. But if you want, you can change this by writing any number in the field to control the length of the excerpt.
Events Offset Number
This option allows you to skip an event or events from displaying in the feed. This works exactly like the Blog module Offset number. If you enter a 1, it will skip the first event, a 3 would skip the first 3, etc. This is useful if you want to use more than one Events Feed module set to different layouts. For example, you could have one event featured in a module with a List layout, then below that have another module set to Grid layout. In the second module you would put a 1 as the Events Offset Number to skip the first one.