Event List Pages
The Events List page is a filterable list of events, sorted by the event date, where the next upcoming event shows up at the top. The page is dynamically generated from existing or imported event content on your site. The filter allows site visitors to filter events by Event Types, which you can define.
The Events List pages can be found by visiting
[your site url]/eventsIf you do not wish to use this page, you may unpublish it.
[your site url]/events/pastThis page exists even if you have no events, but will not be discoverable unless you link to it.
How these pages work
Upcoming Events page
We have an example Upcoming Events page on this site that lists our upcoming events. The Events List page has the following features:
- The Events List page will automatically show a teaser for all published Event content on your site.
- The teaser will lead the user to the individual event page on your site.
- If you have specified an External Source URL for the event, the listing will automatically take the user off the site to the URL you have specified. The teaser will get an external link icon to indicate that the link leads off the site. Note that imported events from events.stanford.edu add this automatically.
- The first level of Events Type taxonomy will be used as the filters in the sidebar.
- The order of the filters is controlled by the Event Type taxonomy order.
- Events are sorted by the event's date, with the upcoming events rising to the top.
- Events that have passed will automatically be removed from the list.
- A load more button will display for results over 20 results
- The page is a Basic Page. If you wish to add other Paragraphs to the page, you may. You may also change the page title.
- You may change the page path. However, you may wish to leave it in place so that it is consistent with your filtered pages.
- You may place it in the navigation as you would any other Basic Page.
Past Events page
We have an example Past Events page on this site that lists all of our past events. The Past Events page has the following features:
- As the event date passes, published events will appear on this page.
- This page does not have a filter.
- This page is not editable. If you need past events on an editable page, take a look at the Lists Paragraph.
How the filtered displays work
Each filter creates a new automated page that shows only the content that meets the filter criteria. You can see an example of a filtered Events page that shows only our onboarding sessions. These pages have the following features:
- Any second level of Event Type tagging will appear above the event name (see the 4.x term in this example.)
- These pages always have the URL of
/events/[term-name]. You can use these to link your site visitors directly to a filtered view.
- The page titles are not editable.
- These pages are not placed in the navigation using the standard method. If you wish to have them in your menu, you would need to add them as a custom item.
- If you wish to have text at the beginning of the page, you can add it in the Description field on the Event Type taxonomy. It is not possible to add other paragraphs to these pages.
If you do not want a filter on your Events page
If you do not wish to use the filtered view. You can simply unpublish the page. We recommend you do not delete the page in the event you wish to use it later.
If you wish to use the URL
/events, but do not wish to use the filter, there are a few extra steps to follow:
- Edit the URL alias on the Events List page so that it is not automatically generated. You can call it something like
/events-old. Save the page.
- Edit the URL redirects to remove the automatic
/eventsredirect that is created.
- Unpublish the Events List page.
You can then create a new page and use the title Events. If you still wish the page to automatically show a list of your events, you can use the Lists Paragraph.