In this article:
- Your default Arlo WordPress pages
- Create additional Arlo pages
- Segregate your events (hide/show specific events)
- Add Arlo widgets onto website homepage or sidebar
- Display private events
Your default Arlo WordPress pages
The Arlo WordPress plugin(once installed and activated) automatically creates and publishes the default Arlo WordPress pages(one WordPress page is created to host each type of Arlo page) onto your website. The pages the plugin creates, each contain the shortcode required to display the specific Arlo information for that particular type of page(e.g the Upcoming events page will automatically contain the [arlo_upcoming_list] shortcode).
If you do not wish to display a particular Arlo page on your website(e.g if you do not offer online activities/elearning) simply unpublish or move to trash any Arlo WordPress pages you do not wish to use.
Example: The WordPress pages that the Arlo WordPress plugin creates.
Example: The Arlo Upcoming Event list shortcode on an Upcoming Events WordPress page.
Creating multiple Arlo pages
By default you are provided with one of each type of Arlo page, but you may want to create additional Arlo pages as well. You can create multiple Catalogue, Schedule, Upcoming, Online Activities, Presenters and venue pages.
Important: Because of the way the Arlo plugin operates, you can only have 1 event template page.
Create an additional Arlo page:
- Open your Arlo for WordPress plugin settings
- Select the pages tab
- Select '+ New'
- Enter the name of the new page you want to create in the shortcode name field
- Select the page type you want to create from the shortcode type drop-down
- Select save changes
- The new page will now appear on your list of pages under the pages tab of your Arlo plugin settings. Open this new Arlo page to retrieve the shortcode.
- Copy the shortcode
- On your WordPress CMS main menu, hover over Pages and select Add new
- Give your page a name, and paste the shortcode onto the page.
- Press Publish if you are ready to publish your new Arlo page. You have successfully created another Arlo page on your website.
Segregate your events (hide/show specific events)
The Arlo for Wordpress plugin includes page filters which allow you to show or exclude groups of events from appearing on specific Arlo for WordPress pages. You can filter events by categories, template tags, event tags, delivery types and locations. You have the option to "Show all except" or "Hide all except". The filter is set at the page level and allows you to promote different groups of events on different pages/areas of the website.
Page filter user story
User case: My organisation offers both events and training courses however these need to be promoted separately on the website e.g. I have an events area on the website and a training area. I don't want to see any events promoted in the training area vice-versa.
Solution: Set up website categories for your events and different training types. On the training page, you can set the page filter to show all website categories excluding "events". On your events page, you can set the filter to hide all categories excluding "Events".
The same solution above can also be applied filtering pages using template tags, event tags, delivery types and locations.
Setting up your page filters
Add new Arlo for WordPress pages (if required)
- If you're wanting to promote different groups of courses on separate pages you will first need to create the new pages.
- Here is a step by step guide on how to create multiple Arlo for WordPress pages
- Create these new Arlo for WordPress pages and add the shortcodes generated to pages on your website ready to apply filters.
Set up page filters
- Open your Arlo for WordPress plugin settings
- Select the pages tab
- Select the page you want to apply the page filter too
- Below the page code, you will see the filter options available under 'Page filtered by'
Note: Filter options available depend on the page type.
- Select the page filter you want to apply to the page and it will expand
- Under 'Select an action' select the action you require. e.g. Select 'Hide all except' if you want exclude events from showing unless they belong to your selected option. Select 'Show all except' if you want to show all events unless they belong to your selected option.
- Once your action is selected. Select your option from the drop-down.
Note: If you recently added a new category, tag, location or event you may need to resync the Arlo for WordPress plugin if you cannot see it as a filter option.
- You can add additional filter options to the page by selecting the filter type or selecting the + if its the same filter type.
- Press 'Save Changes' and select the next Arlo for WordPress page and complete the same process.
Note: You may need to manually resync your Arlo for WordPress plugin if filters are not applying to the website once you have saved your changes.
Add Arlo widgets onto website homepage or sidebar
Arlo's WordPress plugin has a few widgets that you can utilise to further promote your events. Follow the instructions below to learn how to add an Arlo widget onto your website.
Important: The Arlo widgets follow the same default behavior as standard WordPress widgets, which is they can be added to Sidebar, Footer1, Footer2, and Footer3. To add to other areas of your website (e.g home page) customisation will be required. See our developer documentation.
Setting up WordPress widgets in the Dashboard
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the "Appearance" tab on the left side. Hover of the "Appearance" option and click on "Widgets".
- Click and drag your desired widget from the list of available widgets into your desired section. The widget will now be visible on your site.
Adding a WordPress widget in the WP Customizer
- In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the top left corner of the screen and click the house icon with the name of your website next to it.
- This will take you to your website. You will see a "Customize" button at the top left corner, click it and the customizer will appear.
- Once the customizer is open, click on the "Widgets" menu option
- Now, depending on your WordPress theme's widget sections, you will see some options appear. In this example, the widget area is in the footer of each page with 5 options for placement inside the footer (each representing one column inside the footer).
- In this example, we have selected "Footer | #1" which will place a widget in the 1st column in the footer. Once in your selected widget area, press the "Add a Widget" button and then select your desired widget from the list of Arlo widgets.
Note: Arlo widgets are differentiated from other widgets, by the word Arlo which appears in front of the name of the widget.
- Selecting the Arlo Upcoming Events widget in the previous example, will display it in the first column of the footer as shown.
Display private events
This article illustrates how Private Event information is displayed when a Private Event link is sent using the Arlo WordPress plugin or web controls as your website integration technology.
Private Event information is not hosted on the Arlo WordPress plugin or web control event pages. Arlo will generate an Arlo hosted page which will show the selected Private Events information instead.
- Setup or edit a Private Event
- When completing the details on the Website step.
- Set page hosting as Hosted by Arlo (default)
- Set website visibility as either Published or Anyone with the link
Note: You must set page hosting to Hosted by Arlo (default) before changing website visibility settings.
Arlo Hosted Page Styling
The Arlo hosted pages will share the same styling as your Arlo checkout. If you have a skinned checkout your Private Event pages will also share this same skin. The same applies if you a basic basic checkout option.
Note: If you require the fonts and colours of the Arlo Private Event information within the Arlo hosted page to be styled this will require additional web development. Please contact the support team and reference this article. View the checkout options available.