At the moment, when you set up an Event, you will notice that the event types are all pre-defined to different function types. We found this the most useful as everyone we spoke to use the type of function for relevant prep work.
However, this doesn’t stop you adding your own Event types. To add your own event type, login to your wp-admin area of your site, hover over the MEM Events menu on the left hand side and then click on Event Types. You can also access this by hovering over the TMEM Events menu at the top, highlighting Events then clicking on Event Types too.
Once landed on the Event Type page, on the right is a list of all the event types currently set within the MEM Portal. We’ve allowed you to delete the pre-set event types and you can do this by hovering over the event type you want to delete on the right, then clicking the red Delete option underneath the name.
To create a new event type, you have the fields on the left hand side: Name, Slug, Parent Category, Description, Default.
To set the slug of the event type, this is usually the name of the event but instead of spaces, it’s hyphens. For example, if the name of the event type is 16th Birthday Party the slug would be 16th-birthday-party. Try and avoid using capital letters in the Slug name.
If you only cater for one event specifically, you can set that event type to the default event type when a new enquiry comes in. To do this to an event type that’s already there, hover over it on the list on the right then click Edit. When it’s loaded, click on the Set as Default Event type box and click Update.
The Event Type page also keeps a count of how many different types of events you’ve had enquiries for.