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Events

NEW

This section was added in v2.11.0 on Nov 10, 2022. See our change log and theme update guide to learn more.

The Events section displays a calendar of upcoming events. Create custom event blocks in the theme editor with or integrate your Eventbrite account to sync and display your latest events.

Events section
Events section

Set up section

Add this section to any template (except Checkout) and re-order its position. You can use this section multiple times on the same page with different content and settings.

Note: New sections will appear on all pages that use the same template. To add sections to specific pages only, learn how to create and assign multiple templates.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.

  2. In the side panel, click (+) Add section and select Events.

  3. Change the order of your sections by using the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮

Add custom event blocks

Add blocks with the date, venue, summary of your event. Choose to add an Image, Link, and display a Date badge.

NOTE

See the next section if you want to sync and display your Eventbrite events instead.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click (+) Add Event to add a new block and/or click on an Event block to open the block settings.

    Event block settings
    Event block settings

    Click Remove block or the eye icon to delete or hide a block.

  2. Enter text for the Name or title of your event.

    We recommend a short title of a few words for your event.

  3. Enter text for the Date of your event to display below the event name.

    You can also use the date field to list an event as "TBA (To be announced)".

  4. Enter text for the name of Venue.

  5. (Optional.) Enter text for a Summary of your event.

    We recommend a short event description of a few sentences.

  6. Select a Link to make the event block a clickable link and redirect customers to the event page.

  7. (Optional.) Click Select image to upload an event image to display above the event headings.

    The Event badge will appear overlayed the image in the top-right corner.

  8. (Optional) Set the Day and Month of your event for the Date badge. You can uncheck the Enable date badge option to hide it.

    To edit the month abbreviations, click the more icon [...] and Edit languages next to your theme in the Shopify admin. Search 'abbreviations' and edit the fields, then click Save.

  9. Repeat steps 1 - 5 to create all your event blocks.

  10. (Optional.) Click and hold the drag handles ⋮⋮ to rearrange the blocks:

    Click Remove block in the block settings to delete a block.

    Click the Eye icon to hide or unhide a block.

  11. Click Save.

Integrate Eventbrite events

NOTE

Eventbrite is an event planning and ticket sales website. To use this feature, you must have an Eventbrite account with at least one published upcoming event.

If you have an Eventbrite account, you can add your Access token to sync and display your upcoming events. The event info entered in Eventbrite, including the Image and Summary, will automatically appear in the event block.

Note: When Eventbrite events are enabled, custom event blocks will not appear.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on Events to open the section settings.

    Eventbrite settings
    Eventbrite settings
  2. Paste your Access token in the field provided.

    To find your Private token, go to your API keys page on Eventbrite. Click the copy icon of the Your private token field to paste it in your theme editor.

    Private token field on Eventbrite
    Private token field on Eventbrite
  3. Choose the Number of events to display using the slider.

    You can add a section Link in the settings above if you want to link to all events on your Eventbrite page.

  4. Click Save.

Add section headings and an optional link to direct customers to a page on your store or your Eventbrite page.

Steps

  1. Click on the Events section to open the section settings.

    Section heading and link settings
  2. Enter Heading text for the title of your section. The default heading is "Events".

    Delete the text in this field to remove the heading.

  3. Enter Subheading text to display one or a few sentences below the Heading. The default subheading is "Our upcoming events".

    Use the formatting buttons to add bold, italic, or linked text.

  4. Choose a Link and enter Link text to display a clickable link to another page beneath the headings.

  5. Select an Alignment for the headings and link at the top of the section. Either: Left, Center, or Right.

  6. Click Save.

Section style

Customize the section Style with options for section Spacing, Animation, and Alternate section color.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Events section to open the section settings.

    Section style settings
  2. Select the Columns per row (Desktop) (2 - 4) and Mobile columns per row (1 -2).

  3. Select the Image aspect ratio to crop your image to Square, Landscape, or Portrait.

    The Natural setting displays the original shape of your image.

    Example of aspect ratio shapes: Square, Landscape, and Portrait
    Example of aspect ratio shapes: Square, Landscape, and Portrait
  4. Choose whether to Enable animation to show visual effects when scrolling, hovering, or interacting with the section.

  5. Choose to enable the Alternate section color to apply the secondary section colors selected in your theme [color settings][color-settings].

  6. Select a Spacing option to add padding around the section content.

    Add padding to either the Top and bottom, Top only, Bottom only, or set it to None.

    Default top and bottom padding for sections
    Default top and bottom padding for sections
  7. Select the Spacing amount for the padded sides of the section: Full, Half, or Minimum.

  8. Click Save.

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