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Classifieds » Engagement » Advanced Events Plugin

Advanced Events Plugin

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Product Specifications

  • Compatible with SEPHP Version 5.6.1
  • Latest Product Version 5.6.1
  • Modifies SE Core Yes

Features

  • Responsive Yes
  • Included Free Free initial installation, Free Upgrades, 90 days complimentary support (per support terms)

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Exclusive Offer We offer FREE Installation of this Plugin, FREE Support for the first 90 days, and FREE Upgrades.


 


Create and organize events for both online and offline activities.


 



Highlights


 



  • Joining Event & RSVP: Members can join events and mark their RSVP as:

    • Attending, or Maybe Attending, or Not Attending.

    • Going, Interested and for leaving an event as Ignore.



  • Event Guests Moderation: Event Owners can allow members to immediately join their Events or wait till approval. Event Owners can also:

    • Track the number of guests who are attending, maybe, or not attending, and how many's reply is awaited.

    • Download guests list.

    • Message guests.

    • Event Owners can also allow guests to invite their friends to events to make them more popular.



  • Event Calendar: Shows events on your site in attractive Calendar on Events Home, My Events, etc pages. [Admin configurable]

  • Add To My Calendar: Users can set reminders for events with ‘Add To My Calendar’ widget placed on the event profile page. Events can be added to their: Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, iCal and Yahoo Calendar.

  • Event Host: Event Owners will be the default host of their events. They can also choose to add some other host for their events, which can be from any of the following: [Admin Configurable]

    • Other Individual or Organization: Any non-site member / organization can be made host, with a host-profile create on the site. These hosts will have:

      • Their own widgetized Host Profile pages.

      • Bio / Description.

      • Links to their Facebook, Twitter and website addresses.





  • Multiple Admins for Events allow multiple users to manage an event. Thus, every event can have its team to configure it and keep the event updated. Event admins can also be shown on event profile.

  • Widgetized Event Profile with drag-and-drop widgets, and admin controls enables you to choose and customize features for events on your site.

  • 4 attractive displays for events: List View, Grid View, Map View and Pinboard View for Home and Browse pages. Attractive and modern Pinboard and Grid Layouts are very useful for better visual appearance of content.

  • Categories, Sub-categories allow robust classification. 3rd-level categories can also be created for more detailed classification.

  • Category pages for events are widgetized, Search Engine Optimized (SEO) and attractive, as the following can be added / customized for these:

    • Meta Title, Meta Description, and Meta Keywords

    • Category Icon and Banner (image with a title and optional URL)

    • Category page URL

    • Top and bottom content



  • Event Diaries: Users can create their diaries and add events of their interest in various diaries. [Admin configurable] (Scroll below for more on Diaries)

  • Good events browsing experience and powerful search & filtering ensure that users easily find results. Ajax based filtering of Events at various places: Based on upcoming events, past events, my events, start time, most popular and most recent events.

  • Google Maps and Geocode API integration: Provide important Maps and Location related features for events.

  • Location & Proximity based browsing and searching: If searching of events based on Locations is an important component of your site's idea, then you and your users are sure to love this feature. You can choose to display Events to users based on their current location. You can also choose the distance within which Events will be shown to users.

  • Networks: Users can be shown events belonging only to their networks.

  • Various Member Level Settings.

  • Many widgetized pages which are attractive and highly configurable.

  • Event Profile Types and Category-Based Custom Fields: Custom Profile Types can be created for events, with each profile type having different fields. Association of event categories with event profile types enables you to have different custom fields for each category of events. Thus for example, you can have fields like 'NGO Name' for events of category 'Social', and fields like 'Things to get' for events of category 'Travel'. These custom fields can also be made searchable.

  • Event Dashboard enables easy creation of events, and allows managing various components of an event.

  • Keyword tags for events. A tag cloud widget provides easy filtering of events.

  • New, Featured and Sponsored Events can be highlighted in many widgets at various places. [Admin configurable]

  • Special Events widget: Multiple events can be chosen to be shown in this widget. [Admin configurable]

  • Review of the Day widget enables one event review to be highly showcased for specific days. [Admin configurable]

  • Search Engine Optimized (SEO) URLs and structure: The HTML Meta Tags for Event Profile pages include useful keywords like Event Tags, categories, etc.

  • Event Privacy can be chosen by their owners for viewing, commenting, posting photos, videos on the event, appearing in search and discussions.

  • Ratings and Reviews: Events can be rated and reviewed by users and editors after the respective events end. Reviews and ratings increase user engagement on the site. A robust and useful system is built for reviews and ratings. [Admin configurable]

    • Editor Reviews: Provide users expert advice about events.

    • Category based Rating Parameters and Review Fields can be configured.

    • Yes / No Voting for Helpful Reviews: For all Reviews, users can choose whether they find them helpful or not.

    • …many more ratings and reviews related features as described in the section below.



  • Photos and Videos for Events: Allow better showcase. Attractive Photos Slideshow on event profile pages, and Attractive Photo Viewer (Theater Mode) for photos provide great user experience.

  • User profile integration: Events created by, joined by and hosted by users can be shown on their profile. Reviews posted by user as User / Editor are also shown.

  • Event leaders can get email notifications and notification updates for various actions on their event like: new guests, new followers, new posts, etc.

  • Events, Editor Reviews can be published or saved as draft.

  • Many other useful features like Tell a friend, printing events, etc add value to this plugin.

  • Statistics: Admin can see detailed statistics for events.

  • Many useful admin configurations.

  • Nested Comments: Users can comment as well as reply to comments on events and reviews.

  • Settings to easily replace singular / plural titles for 'Event' to something else like: 'Conference', 'Party', 'Meeting', 'Show', etc across the site.


Events form an essential part of most online communities. They gather your users together for celebration, fun, sharing, etc. Events can be an important factor in the success of your community as they connect your users both online and offline.


This plugin enables your users to create and organize events for both online and offline activities. It contains engaging features and attractive user interfaces to make events browsing, display and related actions on your website. Multiple admin configurations, custom fields, customizable pages, widgets, and flexible features allow you to extend this plugin based on your site's requirements, and you can use it for various purposes like Conferences, Parties, Meetings, Shows, Classes, and many more.



 



Key Features


 


Main Event Page (Event Components)



  • Widgetized page, with multiple tabs, can be customized by admin using Layout Editor.

  • This main Event profile page has a contemporary layout.

  • Updates: Enables users to keep track of updates and content posted in an event.

  • "Event Photos Slideshow" widget showcases selected event photos and a video in an attractive slideshow. Event owners can choose photos and videos to display in the slideshow.

  • Guests: Displays guests who have joined the event. Filtering available on the basis of guest name and their RSVP.

  • Announcements: Event admins can post announcements for important news, advertisement, etc of their Events. Additionally for each announcement:

    • Choose the start and end date

    • Activate / deactivate

    • WYSIWYG Editor for Announcements



  • Info: Information about an event like its description, tags, category, owner, location, etc. Admin created custom event profile fields also show up here.

    • Comments feature.



  • Overview: Event owners can create rich profiles for their events using the WYSIWYG editor.

  • Map: Available if the event has location information, this shows the event on a map. Detailed location information is also shown.

    • “Left / Right Column Map” widget displays the map with event location marker and event’s start and end date.



  • Photos: Event's Photos.Videos: Videos added to an event.

  • Discussions: Every Event has its own forum where discussion topics can be created and discussed. WYSIWYG editor is available for post topics and replies.

  • Links: Links shared by users on the events are displayed here.

  • Event Status widget to show current status of the event being viewed.

  • “Host’s Information” widget displays information of the Host who is hosting the event being viewed.

  • Write a Review button to enable guests to write review for the events they have attended. Guests will be able to review event once the event is ended.

  • Sponsored and Featured labels: The main profile page of every sponsored and featured event contains a corresponding attractive label image. These labels are admin configurable.

  • About Event: Event owners can write a main caption about their event.

  • Action links for sharing, suggesting, tell a friend, printing, contacting the owner, etc. and Social Sharing Buttons for quick sharing on favorite social networks.

  • Action Buttons to enable users to Sign In, Sign Up, Upload Photos and Upload Videos.

  • Comment and Like: Users can like and comment on an event. They can also reply to comments. This is admin configurable.

  • Information and Quick Information widgets to show custom fields as configured by site admin.

  • Editor Review: Editorial review and ratings for the event.

  • User Reviews: User reviews and ratings for the event.

  • "About Editor" widget displays information of the Editor who has written the Editor Review for the event being viewed.

  • Add to Diary: Events can be added to diaries. [Admin configurable]

  • Breadcrumb for easy navigation and SEO.

  • Search Engine Optimized (SEO) structure.

  • Multiple other widgets.


 


Searching, Browsing & Filtering of Events



  • Searching enabled over admin created custom fields

  • Name / keyword based search

  • Browse by Locations (Location & Proximity based browsing and searching) to find events around a location at a distance:

    • Enables users to easily and quickly find the relevant Events around them.

    • Filtering based on Event’s Venue

    • User's current location is detected automatically to display results around that. Users can also change the location as per their choice.

    • Events closest to the location appear first in search results sequence.

    • Users can choose distance from location within which results should be returned in search.

    • There is basic search and advanced search with more options.

    • The "Locations" link for this feature's page can be enabled in the main Events Navigation Menu allowing members to easily search and browse Events by location, proximity and various searching options available.

    • The search results are attractively shown on map.

    • From search results, members can easily get directions to Events locations from their current location or a location of their choice.



  • Filtering based on Event’s Start and End Dates

  • Filtering based on friends' / everyone's events, Events I Like, Only My Networks

  • Filtering based on tags / categories / sub-categories

  • Filtering based on popular locations

  • Filtering based on user reviews / editor reviews

  • Alphabetic Filtering

  • Ordering based on recent / views / start time / most joined / location: near to far / price / comments / likes / alphabetical / reviews / ratings

  • Following fields related to reviews and ratings are available for searching and filtering:

    • "Only Events with Reviews": Ability to Search over only events having reviews.

    • "Most Reviewed" and "Most Rated": Ability to browse events based on the number of reviews and overall ratings.



  • Admin Search Form Settings: Choose which of the available search and filter fields should be shown in the form and what their sequence should be.

  • Horizontal Search Events widget: It enables AJAX search over Event Titles, Locations, proximity search, and Categories.

  • Event archives for month-wise browsing.


 


User Interface & Experience 



  • Contemporary, attractive and easy to navigate user interface.

  • Labels for Featured, Sponsored and New Events.

  • Icons with HTML title for event options like Location, Venue, Statistics, etc Event Profile page, Events Home, etc and in various widgets.

  • User Interfaces with optimal use of AJAX, without sacrificing SEO. Our extensive AJAX implementation in this plugin for enhanced user experience has been done considering the fact that SEO is equally important for your site.

  • Easy navigation enabling quick transition to users. Breadcrumb based navigation at many places also helps in SEO.

  • 4 attractive displays for events: List View, Grid View, Map View and Pinboard View.

  • Attractive layout structure for event profile pages.

  • Attractive and useful Slideshows composed of an event video and photos for event profile pages.


 


Categories Home & Categories Pages



  • Shows Event Categories in an attractive grid format.

  • Associated sub-categories and "Explore" on mouse-over on the grids.

  • Widgetized and customize-able by admin using Layout Editor.

  • For each Category, a separate widgetized page is created displaying all the sub-categories in an attractive grid view. This is similar to the Categories Home page.

  • Category page has a category banner, breadcrumb, meta tags information and category specific content.

  • “Sponsored Categories" widget.


 


Data Importing



  • Admin can import Events from SocialEngine Events Plugin

  • This enables you to launch your community with already created events.

  • Importing of events can be done anytime, even in a running site to create events in bulk.


 




  • Widgets like “Special Events”, "Popular Events Slideshow", "AJAX based Events Carousel", "Popular / Recent / Random Events", etc can be used for showcasing featured / sponsored / new events with appropriate setting.

  • Featured, Sponsored and New events have "Featured" / "Sponsored" / "New" labels on their profiles, and are highlighted with attractive icons or labels in events.

  • Markers of Sponsored Events can be shown on map with a bouncing animation.

  • Ordering on "Browse Events" can be done such that featured / sponsored / new event are shown first.

  • Site Admin can make / remove events as featured / sponsored / new.


 



Admin Panel


 



  • Choosing fewer fields in event creation for quicker event creation.

  • Configure settings for the events:

    • Singular/plural title

    • Events singular / plural URL text

    • Host Info:

      • Can enable Event Owners to add hosts

      • Can choose content types from which users will be able to choose or add entities as event hosts.

      • Can choose information to be added about an Event Host.



    • People must be invited to RSVP for this event Setting

    • Invited guests can invite other people as well Setting

    • Edit events category

    • Price

    • Overview for events

    • Location

    • Announcements

    • Meta Tags / Keywords

    • Contact detail options

    • Expert tips content

    • Choose the design for the tabs available on Event Profile page.

    • Configure labels for Featured and Sponsored events.

    • Admin can choose to set Pinboard layout for the events home.



  • Enable and configure settings for:

    • Search form for events.

    • Multiple Event leaders

    • Featured, Sponsored & New labels

    • Browse by networks

    • Default browsing sequence

    • Category and Editor profile links

    • Venue name

    • Calendar & DateTime format

    • Profile types and custom profile fields for events. Associating them with categories. Custom fields can be made searchable.

    • Reviews and ratings for events. Rating parameters and review fields. Enable / disable pros & cons, "recommended", etc.



  • Member Level Settings

  • Configuring the various category properties like Meta titles, description & keywords, icons, URL, banner, etc.

  • Manage and moderate:

    • Photos of events.

    • Videos of events.

    • Mark events as Featured, Sponsored, New.

    • Editors, their badges, notifications, etc.

    • Reviews and ratings for events.

    • Diaries



  • Layouts, widget locations, and settings.




 


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