Manage Event Promotions

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View of running promotions from the Events Index page.

You can find this page on your own site at url: <yoursite>/events/

If you have active promotions and you navigate to the Events page on the front end of your website, you will notice that above the Events search tool, there is a small area, which small images with links can be placed on. This is an 'Event Promotion' and should be used to periodically advertise some student events. You can place a number of them in there at any one time, the images must be square so as to retain their aspect ratio, and we recommend a size of 296px x 296px or larger. By clicking on the box it will take the user directly to the page for the Event whom the promotion is set for.

Manage Promotions

Event Promotions page.

You can find this page on your own site at url: <yoursite>/administrator/event_promotions

Adding and managing promotions is easy, its the second option below the Events menu on the Dashboard, or you can go directly there by navigating to the URL above.

As with most sections of the Dashboard, this page presents you with a table of current and past Event Promotions, listed by; Name, Start Date, End Date, Status. These can all be used to Filter the table if you have a large number of entries and you're looking for a specific one, just click on the button Filter.png in the top right of the table.

Below that for each Promotion there are four more buttons; ViewView.png, EditEdit.png, DeleteDelete.png, and Stop/Start (depending on whether your event promotion is active or inactive). Most of the buttons do exactly what they say on the tin.

  • ViewView.png - Gives you an overview of a particular promotion, the dates, the details, and shows you the image used to advertise it
  • EditEdit.png - Similar to above, however, it also gives you the opportunity to amend any details, who it's for, when it runs, what image is used.
  • DeleteDelete.png - Presents a pop up asking if you are sure you want to delete a Promotion.

Finally, at the top of the Event Promotions screen there is an 'Add Event Promotion' button, which takes you to the screen described below.

Create Event Promotion

Create new event promotion page.

You can find this page on your own site at url: <yoursite>/administrator/event_promotions/new

Adding a new promotion is simple, after clicking 'Add Event Promotion' from the Event Promotions screen, you are presented with some options

  • Event (Required)- [Dropdown] Lookup box for selecting the event you want to promote.
  • Start Date (Required) - Date/Time Box for setting date advertisement will start.
  • End Date - (Optional) For setting the date you wish the advertisement to end.
  • Activate Promotion [Checkbox] - Does the same as the Stop/Start buttons mentioned above, this allows you to manually turn a promotion on/off.
  • Add Logo (Required) - 'Choose File' System Dialogue to select the image you want to use for the Promotion.