Events Block

University of Iowa Events

The purpose of this block is to create a listing of upcoming events from events.uiowa.edu. To use a single static event, use the Event Block.

When you add an events content block, Configure Block is displayed allowing you to filter events to match your page or site criteria. These filters are generated from existing filters available at content.uiowa.edu.

Headline

The headline should describe what the Events block will entail. Think of it as a ‘title’.  This is not a required field.

NOTE: You have the ability to hide the headline field if you still wish to add a descriptive title yet not have it display on the page. Think of it more as an ‘Administrative Label’ if you wish to implement it this way

Headline Size

You have the ability to select the font size of the Events block headline. Heading 2 is set by default, but may need to be adjusted depending on where you nest the Events block within the page. 

Headline Style

Default, bold serif, Bold serif, highlighted (which will add an underline to the headline)

Filters

NOTE: Use filters sparingly as events must match existing filters to be displayed.

Events from content.uiowa.edu can be categorized and tagged differently to provide different displays of relevant events. These include department (single value), audiences, types, interests, keywords, location (single value).

Number of results

Select how many events to display. Between 1 and 50 events.

Display more link

Check to include a more link. This default to events.uiowa.edu but a custom URL path can be provided.

More link

The URL of where the more link should go. Start typing the title of a piece of content to select it. You can also enter an internal path such as /node/add or an external URL such as https://example.com.

Styles

Hide Images, Details, Descriptions - You can optionally hide images, details, and descriptions that are displayed if the content exists if "Override style options" is selected.

Troubleshooting

Multiple values within a filter work as an OR. Each filter group works as an AND.

For example, consider selecting ‘College of Dentistry’ in the unit dropdown with ‘Alumni/Friends’ and ‘Faculty/Staff’ selected in the event audience dropdown. That will display events for the unit that are tagged with ‘Alumni/Friends’ or ‘Faculty/Staff’ ('College of Dentistry' AND 'Alumni/Friends' OR 'College of Dentistry' AND 'Faculty/Staff').

Event feed data requests are cached for a certain amount of time, so new events may not display for up to a couple hours.

Events must be approved/published in the system before they get pulled into the display.