Timetable and Event Schedule by MotoPress

Timetable and Event Schedule by MotoPress


MotoPress TimeTable Plugin Documentation
Updated on January 11, 2017
Overview
Quick start guide
Installation
Add Columns
Add Events
Add event category
Add event tag
Add timetable to a page
Export/Import your data
Shortcode settings
Override Templates
Overview
MotoPress Timetable plugin is an easily manageable timetable-building tool for
constructing schedules of various events (lessons, conferences, concerts, etc.) and
featuring Upcoming events in the additional widget. It comes with clean modern
interface and responsive design.
Quick start guide
It’s pretty easy to start working with the plugin! Please, follow these steps:
1. Install the plugin and find ‘Timetable’ on your WordPress dashboard.
2. Add Columns : Timetable > Add Column.
3. Add Events : Timetable > Add Event.
4. Add timetable to a page.
Installation
After downloading the plugin you should have moto press-timetable.zip file on your
computer. This is a compressed file with all the plugin data. Here the steps to follow to
install it:
1. Log into your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New.
2. Click the Upload Plugin button.
3. Click the Choose File button > find the plugin archive on your computer.
4. Click Install Now.
5. Click Activate.
Add Columns
Once after plugin installation, you should add Columns and only then add Events in
order to assign them to columns.
To add Timetable columns, navigate to Timetable > Add Column
● Name a column.
● Write a description.
● Choose the column type: Simple Column, Day (any day of the week) or Date
(exact date). Day and Date column types are connected to the present moment,
namely, if the events take place currently or in near future, they’ll be displayed in
the Upcoming Events widget in the sidebar.
● Set the Column Order in the right-hand menu bar. All of the created columns will
be stored under Timetable > Columns
Add Events
The events will be featured in the actual timetable and the details of each event will be
displayed on its individual page.
To add a new event, please go to Timetable > Add Event
● Name the event.
● Write its description. It’ll be displayed on the event’s page
● Add time slots of the event:
– Choose the Column this event will be displayed in. Use the drop-down
menu.
– Specify Start Time and End Time of this time slot.
– Write its description. It’ll be displayed on the event’s page just like a
regular post.
– Select the Event Head (a person responsible for the event). It’ll be shown
in the timetable.
● Apply the general settings:
– Adjust colors. Using the color picker choose the Background Color,
Background Hover Color, Text Color, Text Hover Color.
– Set Custom Event URL to redirect the site visitor from the timetable to any
external page.
– Enable/Disable the link you set.
● Write an excerpt if needed.
● Click Publish or Save Draft.
Add event category
The events can be presented under separate Categories and can be further chosen in
shortcode parameters. To add a new Category, please go Timetable > Event
Categories.
1. Give a name to the new event category.
2. Put the ‘ slug’ if needed or leave it intact and the URL for the Category will be
generated automatically according to the Category name.
3. To make the category a sub one, define its Parent category by choosing from the
Parent drop-down list. Please note, there should be at least 1 category added earlier.
4. Fill out the Description field which will go along with the Category title.
7. When you finished setting up the Category, click the Add New Event category button
on the bottom.
Add event tag
To add a new tag, please go the Timetable > Event Tags
1. Put the tag Name.
2. Define the ‘ slug’ to customize the URL of the item.
3. Choose the Parent tag from the drop-down list if you want to make this Tag a sub
one. Please note, there should be at least 1 tag added earlier.
4. Put the Description of the tag if needed.
5. Press Add New Event Tag button on the bottom.
Add timetable to a page
You are able to add your timetable directly to a page or post. To do this, please
navigate to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New in your admin dashboard. Then
follow these easy steps:
1. Open TinyMCE.
2. Find ‘TimeTable’ icon on its dashboard and click it.
3. Set the preferable shortcode settings.
4. Click Add Timetable.
Export/Import your data
If you have the data to import to your timetable, upload your files in .xml format via
Timetable > Export / Import > Browse
If you want to export the Timetable data, navigate to Timetable > Export / Import > click
Export
Shortcode settings
Adding the shortcode, you are free to apply the following settings:
● Set the number of columns. If you select certain columns only, all events of the
selected columns will be displayed in the timetable.
● Select the events to display in the timetable. If you select certain events only, all
the chosen events will be displayed in the timetable. If you select certain columns
and certain events at a time, the selected events only will be displayed in the
selected columns.
● Select the event categories to display in the timetable. If you select certain
categories only, all the events of these categories will be displayed in the
timetable. If you select certain columns and certain categories at a time, the
events under the chosen categories will be displayed in the timetable. If you
select certain columns, events and categories at a time, the events under the
chosen categories will be displayed in the chosen columns (additionally,
uncategorized chosen events).
● Choose the hour measure (1 hour, half hour, quarter hour).
● Set the filter style: drop-down list or tabs.
● Specify the filter label for All Events.
● Display/hide: All Events view, First (hours) column, empty (without events) rows
● Set the certain event parameters: display/hide title, time, subtitle, description, and
user.
● Tick Yes to disable Event URL.
● Specify the event text alignment: center, right, left.
● Assign a unique ID if you are going to use several timetables on a page.
● Specify the Row height.
● Set the Responsive option to Yes (a horizontal scrollbar will be removed on the desktop
and the list view will be set on mobile devices) or to No (the horizontal scroll bar
will be displayed on desktops and mobile devices).

Override Templates
There are few ways to customize default output of TimeTable content, event page,
category layout, widgets, etc:
– using actions and filters.
– overriding plugin templates
Override post type page and category templates
In order to override plugin templates, you should copy template file from plugin folder, paste it to
the root folder of your active theme and modify this file.
“For example to override Event page template you should copy file at
wp-content /plugins/mp-timetable/templates/single-mp-event.php
paste to
wp-content /themes/yourtheme/single-mp-event.php
and modify it.”
Override parts of page templates
In order to modify parts of template you can also use actions and filters. Or you can override file
completely. Note: you should create proper structure:
“For example: to override Sidebar Widget layout you should copy the following file
wp-content /plugins/mp-timetable/templates/widgets/ widget-view.php
paste it to
wp-content /themes/yourtheme/mp-timetable/widgets/ widget-view.php
If your active theme is Child one the template should be copied to its folder
wp-content /themes/yourtheme-child/mp-timetable/widgets/ widget-view.php
and modify it.”
Templates Search Priority
● Child Theme
● Parent Theme
● Plugin

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