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.
Each WordPress page has a set behaviour for the order in which events and templates are displayed. These are:
- Upcoming event list: Chronological
- Catalogue: Matches order of Website category settings in Arlo
- Schedule: Matches order of Website category settings in Arlo
For the Catalogue and Schedule pages, changing the order of the templates in your Website categories settings will change the order in which the templates are displayed on these pages.
Learn how to change the display of website categories.
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 Venues pages.
Because of the way the Arlo plugin operates, you can only have 1 event template 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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'
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.
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.
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.
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
You must set page hosting to Hosted by Arlo (default) before changing website visibility settings.
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.