Events Manager - Magento 2 Extension

Introduction

  • Created On: 09th January, 2016
  • Last Updated On: 10th January, 2019
  • By: Solwin Team
  • Email: info@solwininfotech.com

Installation

Installation Process

Note: Please take a backup of your all Magento files and database before installing or updating any extension.

Download the extension file:
  1. Download the Events Manager extension .ZIP file from solwininfotech.com using your Solwin Infotech website account.
  2. Extract the .ZIP file which contains another .ZIP files.
  3. If you have purchased the extension for the Community Edition, then you will see the extension .ZIP file for Magento 2.0.x, Magento 2.1.x, Magento 2.2.x and Magento 2.3.x version.
    If you have purchased the extension for the Enterprise Edition, then you will see the extension .ZIP file for Magento 2.1.x and Magento 2.2.x version.
Extension Installation:

For Magento 2 Community Edition,

  1. If you are using Magento 2.0.x then you need to extract solwin-ourevents-m2-2.0.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.1.x then you need to extract solwin-ourevents-m2-2.1.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.x then you need to extract solwin-ourevents-m2-2.2.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.3.x then you need to extract solwin-ourevents-m2-2.3.x.zip file.

For Magento 2 Enterprise Edition,

  1. If you are using Magento 2.1.x then you need to extract solwin-ourevents-m2-EE-2.1.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.x then you need to extract solwin-ourevents-m2-EE-2.2.x.zip file.

Following 2 to 6 steps are the same for Community and Enterprise edition.

  1. Copy the app folder and paste it into your magento ROOT directory.

    FTP
  2. Run upgrade command as specified : php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  3. Run deploy command as specified : php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
  4. Clear the cache either from the admin panel or command line php bin/magento cache:clean
  5. Now, you can see the Solwin menu in admin panel. Please go to Solwin -> Events Manager -> Configuration and select Enable to Yes.
  6. Change/Set all other options as per your requirements and save settings.

NOTE : Make sure the installation is done from under the FTP administrator account. Otherwise make sure to set 775 permissions to the store root directory after the extension is deployed.

Getting Started

A setup guide and general information to help you

This document covers the installation, set up, and use of this extension and provide answers and solutions to common problems and issues. We encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Information

The Events Manager Magento 2 extension help you to display latest events to customers/visitors on your website. In Frontend, It has “Ourevents” link on top header / footer section. User can list and view the events details by clicking on the link (Header/Footer). This extension provides a way to present customers with updated events in the company. Events listing page displays list of all the events according to a date with all events details like event title, description, events photos, event date etc. and its provide 2 different type layout for listing, List Layout and Grid Layout.

Features

You can find these features below:

  • Extension comes with a responsive design.
  • Powerful admin option with a lots of custom configuration settings.
  • Be creative! Use built-in WYSIWYG editor to add nice looking event details for your store.
  • Display latest events in sidebar block.
  • Display event title, description, events photos, event date etc.
  • Easily manageable from backend with lots of configuration options.
  • Display events photos in a popup.
  • Provides a way to present customers with updated events in the company.
  • List of all the events according to a date with all events details like event title, description, events photos, event date etc.
  • Extension provide 2 different layout Grid Layout and List Layout.

How To Use

In frontside, customers can see the latest events with event title, event description, venue detail, event date etc. With 2 different layout.

List Layout

ourevents list

Grid Layout

ourevents grid


Click on Read More button to see full description like event title, entry fee, event description, venue detail, event date, contact details, event gallery etc.

Also display latest events in sidebar block.

ourevents detail


Display events gallery in fancy box popup.

ourevents gallery

How To Configure

To view events list, Go to Solwin >> Event Manager >> Manage Events.

ourevents manage events


Click on Add New button to add new event details like

add new event

  • Title: Enter event title.
  • URL Key: Enter Url key.
  • Store View: Select store view.
  • URL: Enter Url of event.
  • Venue: Enter venue detail.
  • Description: Enter full description about event.
  • Event Start Date: Select event start date.
  • Event End Date: Select event end date.
  • Status: Enable | Disable.

add events images

  • Image: Upload main image for event.
  • Second Image: Upload second image for event.
  • Third Image: Upload third image for event.

add events details

  • Entry Fee: Set entry fee.
  • Contact Name: Enter contact name.
  • Email: Enter contact email address.
  • Phone: Enter contact phone number.

add events meta

  • Meta Keyword: Enter meta keyword.
  • Meta Description: Enter meta description.

Settings

In the Backend from Solwin >> Event Manager >> Configuration menu, our extension allows you to enable or disable the module in your store and provide you more configuration options for event extension.

ourevents settings

General Settings

  • Enable: Yes | No.
  • Add Toplink?: Yes | No.
  • Add Footerlink?: Yes | No.
  • Events List Url: set event list Url.
  • Events Url Prefix: set Url prefix.
  • Events Url Suffix: set Url suffix.
  • Select Layout: List View | Grid View with Two Column.
  • Show Events In Sidebar: Yes | No.
  • Events Block Title: Enter events block title for sidebar.
  • Events Limit In Sidebar Block: Set events limit for sidebar block.
  • Read More Link Text: Enter read more link text.
  • Events Not Found Text: Enter text for events not found or available.

Events List Page Settings

  • Show Event Title: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Description: Yes | No.
  • Show Venue Detail: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Date: Yes | No.
  • Show Read More button: Yes | No.

Events Detail Page Settings

  • Show Event Title: Yes | No.
  • Show Venue Detail: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Entry Fee: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Date: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Details: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Description: Yes | No.
  • Show URL: Yes | No.
  • Show Contact Detail: Yes | No.
  • Show Contact Name: Yes | No.
  • Show Email: Yes | No.
  • Show Phone Number: Yes | No.
  • Show Event Gallery: Yes | No.

Widget

Our Event Widget

1. Click on Content >> Pages.

2. Click on "Add New Page" button and create new page or open your existing page.

3. Go to “Content” section and click on “Insert Widget...” tab.

display event via widget
  • Widget Type: Select widget type “Our Events widget”.
  • Title: Enter title for widget section.
display event widget front view

Support

If you have any questions or requests, please contact us at support@solwininfotech.com. We are very happy to assist you!

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