Manage Events

You can manage your events here. Aside of creating a new event, you can set an event offline/online, upload files, open the file list and open the edit view. In addition, there are several more buttons in the toolbar:

  • Options
  • Sync Database
  • Clear Cache

For details check the overview section.

Figure 3.7. Events Page

backend events

Edit Event

The view lets you edit the details of an event. An event is always based on some kind of file structure. Because of this you’ll have to deal with the term Folder.

Use the Save as Copy button to create a copy of the current event. Make sure you specify a different folder id. Images are not involved in the copy process.

  • Folder Type

    Specify which type of folder you want to create.

  • Folder ID

    This ID is used to find this event in the database and part of URLs. There is no need to modify this field directly.

  • Flickr Photo Set ID

    If you want to show a Flickr Photoset you can enter the ID of this set here. Please note that you have to make sure your images are public and the original file download is allowed. Otherwise, they’ll not appear in Event Gallery.

  • Google Photos

    Use the album selector button to select the album you want to use. It will fill the album field with a long string which is the reference to the album.

  • User Groups

    Defines a set of user groups. If a user wants to see an event he needs to be part of one of the defined user groups. Otherwise, he’ll get a login page or an access denied screen.

  • Password

    Set a password for each folder if you want to protect it somehow. If a user tries to access such a folder he needs to enter a password. If you want to send out links to a password-protected folder you can add this password directly to the link and nobody needs to be bothered by a password page.

  • Password Hint

    Provide a hint for the user to guess or get the password. Use this to let your visitors guess the password without having to know it.

  • Tags

    A comma separated list of tags you want the event to have.

  • Date

    This date is shown in the front end for this event.

  • Title

    This description is shown in the front end as the events name.

  • Published

    Is this event visible in the front end?

  • Start Publishing

    Defines when this Event would become visible in the frontend. Still, you need to publish it.

  • End Publishing

    Sets the time at which this Event should disappear in the frontend. Still, you need to publish the Event.

  • Cartable

    Defines if users can add images from this folder to the cart. Useful if you want to display image where it makes no sense for getting requests for.

  • Image Set

    If you want to sell images from this event you need to select the image set you want to use.

  • Watermark

    Sometimes one would like to brand his images. If you defined at least one watermark you can select it here. All images of this event will be marked using this watermark configuration. If a default published watermark exists this one is used to watermark images of this event.

  • Text

    You can add additional text to an event. This text is usually shown above the thumbnails in the front end.

  • Sorting

    While this tab is visible for all types of events it effects local events only. Use it to define how you want to sort the images of this event. If you chose the global sorting values you can control your file ordering using the components options.

  • Others

    Use this tab to control more settings for this event like the options for social sharing.

Figure 3.8. Create Event

backend event create

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