How to Use / Overview

Outline of features and usage. Please use the feedback section at the end if anything needs adding.

Setup
Adding an event listUse the shortcode [qem] to add an event list to your site.  To add a event list to a sidebar use the widget. All the shortcodes are listed on this page.
Adding an event calendarUse the shortcode [qemcalendar] to add a calendar to your site.  All the shortcodes are listed on this page.
Creating EventsClick on the ‘Events’ link in your dashboard menu then ‘Add New’. Fill in the event details, select which forms you want to display and publish.
Event Settings
Show in event postSelect which event fields you want to display in the event post. This doesn’t delete the data, it just hides it from view.
Show in event listSelect which event fields you want to display in the event list.
Change the orderDrag and drop the fields to change the order in which they are displayed.
StylingSet the colour, font size and attributes for each element.
Caption and display optionsThis allows you add some words in front of the field content. If you just want the field content leave the blue box empty.
Publication DateIf your theme shows the publication date if the post you can use this option to force WordPress to make the event and publication date the same. Note: this will show the event as being scheduled and may cause display problems.
Shortcode SelectionIf you want more control over individual lists you can use the fields shortcode attribute. The fields numbers are listed on the Event Settings page. The shortcode format is [qem fields='1,3,4']. To hide all fields use [qem fields='8'].
Event Display
End Date DisplayIf you have a start and an end date you can hide the end date in the lists, display them side by side or merge them together.
Event MessagesLike it says on the tin, edit the ‘read more’ and ‘no event found’ messages.
Event List OptionsOptions to list in reverse order (old > new), list old events, display month/year separators, and so on.
Download to CalendarThis downloads the event details for inclusion in your calendar. It does not add the event to your calndar, you have to do this yourself.
Event Linking OptionsA range of options to link externally, use a lightbox (popup), hide links and link back to the event list.
Map and ImagesA range of options to display maps and images in various combinations. Warning, if you have lots of events don’t select the maps option for the event list as Google can block access to the maps.
ShortcodesThere are a whole range of shortcodes you can use to change the listAll the shortcodes are listed on this page.
Event Styling
Event WidthThe events will default to 100% width but if you want something different enter your settings here. If you don’t specify the units it will default to pixels.
Font OptionsIf you want to use a different font on your events list this is where you add the details. You will need to be a little careful with the font family but as long as you use the published names you will be OK.
Calendar IconsLoads of styling options here:size, corners, borders, background and so on. Have a play until you find the combination you like. There is also the option to remove all the styling and just display the date as plain text.
Event ContentThis lets you add a border and background colours. The border will be the same as the date icon. You can also tweak the padding and margins should you wish.
Custom CSSIf you want a style not listed in the Styling page you can create your own. To apply the style check the ‘Use Custom CSS’ box.
Calendar Options
Add a CalendarUse the shortcode [qemcalendar] to add a calendar to your site.  All the shortcodes are listed on this page.
General Settings
Linking event lists to calendarsYou can add a link to the top of your event list and the calendar to link them to each other. Insert the URLs of the pages so the link knows where to go
Navigation LinksThese are the ‘Prev’ and Next’ captions that link to the previous and next month. You can also add arrows or other symbols if you want.
Event Options
Multiday EventsThis will display the event on all the days it runs
Character NumberBecause the calendar is a table it can run out of room if you have lots of events. This options chops the event title down to a set number of characters.
Month and Date HeaderThis size and colour of the Month/Year that displays at the top of the calendar and the day number in the calendar.
Small ScreensOptions to display an icon on small screens instead of the event title.
StylingLots of options to set colours, border and so on.
Calendar ColoursOptions to change the various elements of the calendar: days of the week, past dates, today, future dates and days where there is an event. Click on the button and choose your colour. You can add a hex code or clear the selection. To close the selector click on ‘current color’.
Event Category Colours
Category coloursIf you have categorised your events you can colour code them to make it easy for your visitors
Display a keyThe key lists the categories you are using on your calendar along with the background colour for that category.
Start the weekOptions to start the calendar on a Sunday or a Monday
Event Registration
Using registration formsCheck the box at the top of the page to add a registration form to all your event. To just add the form to individual events use the check box on the event editor.
Form BorderAdd a border to the form using the styles set up on the Styling page.
Display on the RightMove the from from below the event details to the right below the event image and the map.
Old Eventsblock registration to past events or event that have already started.
Prefill and restrictAutofill the form if the user is logged in and only allow registration for users.
Multiple registrationThe plugin checks names and emails for existing registrations. This option allows people to register more than once.
Hide when fullHides the form if you have set the number of places on the event and the event is full..
NotificationsThis is the email address where all notifications will be sent.
Form fieldsCheck the ones you want to use, which ones are required and edit the labels. The form will check to see if a field is being used and then validate the required fields.
Terms and ConditionsAdds a T&C fields to the bottom of the form. Edit the label and the T&C URL. There is also the option to open in a new tab/page.
Error and Thanks you messageEdit the error and thanks you messages to suit. If there is an error this message will display and a red box shows around the field.
Show attendeesIf people register you can list their names on the event page.
Places Available and Numbers AttendingThe event editor allows you to set the number of people who can attend an event.  Change the way the number is displayed and what to do if there are no free places. THere is also an option to display how many people are already registered.
Auto Responder
EnableThis will send an email to the registrant. If not selected you can add the an option the receive an email on the Registration settings.
Name and EmailEdit as required. If you leave these blank the plugiun will use the site name and admin email.
SubjectEdit the email subject and select to add the event title and/or date
Message ContentAdd and edit the message you want to send. You can include links and images.
Add registration DetailsAdds their registration details below the message
Add Event DetailsAdds the event details to the email with an option for a link to the event.
Payments
Use payment formsIf the event has a simple cost you can collect the fees using the payment option.
OptionsEnter your PayPal account details and any processing fees you want to collect.
CouponsUse this is you offer coupons. The link takes you to a page where you can set the coupon code and type of discount (value or percent)
Instant Payment NotificationIf you have a Business or Permier Account you can receive noticfication of payment. This will appear on the event registration report. There are also options to block registration until payment is complete.
Template
Create Event TemplateCreates a clone of your theme’s single.php. This may or may not work, it really depends on your theme. The more complex the the theme the less likely this is going to work for you.
Registration Reports
See all registrantsClick on the link in the Event Editor to go directly to the Registration Report. Use the dashboard Registration link to access all reports.
Event SelectionUse the options to select events by category, name or currency. Selecting the event name will automatically list the attendees.
DownloadsSave the details to a CSV file or email them to the address set up on the Event Registration page.
DeletionsDelete everybody or just the selected names

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