ADD AN EVENT
Squarespace is comprised of a few different modules, and Events is one of them. Ideally we'd be able to just duplicate class events, but that functionality doesn't exist yet, so we got build each one (sort of) from scratch. Follow the screencaps below and the captions will help you navigate this mildly tedious process.
Before Publishing, double-check that the BOOK NOW button is properly working and the DATES/TIMES are correct
To access the control panel, press ESC on any page of the website. Enter your username and password to login. You'll then see the control panel on the left sidebar.
Select COMING UP
Select the + for ADD EVENT
1. DATE and TIME
2. CLASS NAME and CLASS CODE
3. TEACHER (if confirmed)
that the class event will be held on the Google Cal.
Add the TITLE of the class. If multi-day course, indicate eg. (9 WEEKS) or (2 DAYS)
Select start and end times from CALENDAR. If multi-day, set times for the first class session.
Dates/Times OK? Great! Work your way down the form.
Squarespace pagers are divided into mostly horizontal content "slots" where you can add text, images, videos, code, whatever. Select the top available content slot.
Click on ADD IMAGE and choose the appropriate class image from BKCDROPBOX > + BKC ICONS Squarespace
Select OPEN and then press SAVE on the image dialog box lower right hand corner
Select the next available content slot (not the caption of the image) and click inside of it to turn on the text area
Open another window or browser and find a similar class on the schedule.
Select the class and copy the body text of the class
PASTE that text into the appropriate content slot, just below the top image.
Now select the content slot just below the end of the text area.
Under "Text" type "book now" (capitalization unimportant).
Under "Clickthrough URL" enter the url of the class in 3Dcart
Scroll down the dialog box.
Check "Open in new window"
Set "Alignment" to LEFT. Select SAVE.
Select "Click to add tags" and type the CLASS CODE in ALL CAPS (eg 3CCD)
Press ENTER, then add "Categories" in the same way. All photography classes get the Photography tag. Then also sort by type (Field Guides, Crash Courses, etc)
Then also sort by type (Field Guides, Crash Courses, etc)
Select OPTIONS at the top of the dialog box
Add an image (same images as the main page)
Select the image and choose OPEN
Choose the box where it says "Excerpt". This is where the short description goes, visible when people search for classes.
Go to the other window and pull the EXCERPT from the most recent similar class.
PASTE the text in the EXCERPT box.
Check your work. If everything looks good, click SAVE AND PUBLISH
Now your event is live. You can hover over the event itself and an EVENT | EDIT button will appear. Choose this if you want to edit the event.
CHECK your work once it's live. Click "BACK TO ALL EVENTS" and scroll down to the entry. Make sure it has an EXCERPT, the correct DATE / TIME, the correct IMAGES, a working BOOK NOW button, and all the right TAGS and CATEGORIES.
If you want to add a TEACHER to a class event, go to EVENTS | EDIT
Scroll down to underneath the TOP IMAGE. Create a TEXT content block. Input the name as appears above. Then HIGHLIGHT it and choose the LINK option
Scroll down till you find the name of the instructor. That's their staff page.
Select their staff page
Then press SAVE
In order to see the changes reflected you'll have to reload the page. if you've made any further changes to the SAVE the page to be safe, or you can just reload at this point.