Add or Edit an Event: Settings

In the main CMS side navigation, find the Events group, and then click on the Events sub-nav item.

Click on the blue "New" to create a new event, or click on an existing event to edit. 

Creating or editing an event will present you with two panels to add or modify event information – Settings and Editor

Settings panel:

Title & Date Section

Event Title

  • Title - Select the "Title" field and type the name of the event.  

Assign to a Ministry or select none.

Event Hierarchy

Select "Standard" for regular events. Select "Parent" if you'd like this event to add Child Events later through a hierarchical relationship.This could be helpful where you have multiple offerings of the same event, or have a regular event where users need to register for each offering.

Click here to learn more about Parent-Child events.

Event Dates

  • Choose the event Start date and time using the "Start - Choose Start Date" datepicker. Optionally, you can click the "+ Add End Date" link to activate the End date and time datepicker.
    • Events without an end time will automatically be removed from your site 8 hours after the start time.
    • Parent events will automatically inherit a start and end date from their child events.
  • Checking "All day event" only allow you to set the dates, but not the times.
  • Check "Recurring event" will enable options for making your events repeat at intervals such as Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly.  (Read more about managing Recurring Events here).

Event Type

  • Choose from pre-set options, or leave this blank.

Event Details Section

Fill out the details you want to populate your event page.

Image Upload

  • You can drag and drop your image onto the grey area, or click the "Browse" button to choose an image from your computer.

  • After the image is uploaded, clicking on the "pencil" icon will open up the Focal Point editor
  • Use your mouse on the "Original" image to set the focal point for images that are larger than the viewable area on your site. 
  • You can also see how the focal point affects the image on mobile devices, or on popular social media platforms.

Audience & Ticket Price

  • You can type in what the intended demographic for your event is, such as "All are welcome", "Youth 13-18", etc.
  • Set the Ticket Price (if applicable), and the Event Status. 

Promote This Event

  • Show only on this site – this event will only be displayed on your organizations's site, and not on a neighboring organization's sites (for example, other parishes or diocesan events). 
  • Show on neighbors – this make this event available to other organizations in your area that have chosen your organization as a Neighbouring Organization in their Site Settings. (Read more about Neighbouring Parish settings here)
  • Show on diocese – this makes this event available to your diocese (upon review and approval by the diocese) to potentially be added to the "Events around the Diocese" feed on all other parish sites within your diocese. 


  • Every Event MUST have a Location associated, otherwise it will not publish.
  • If your event is taking place within your organization, then checking the "Use the Parish/ Organization as your Location" box will automatically set the address for your event with the parish info. 
  • If your event takes place elsewhere, you can "Assign a Location" either using one of the other locations already existing in the "Locations" tool (see Intro to Locations for more info), or click "Create New Location" to add a new location to your event if the address you need isn't already available to be chosen.

  • The Private event check box allows you to create the event but keep it hidden from the public preventing it from displaying on your site. You can get the direct link and use that to access the public page.


Main Category

Use the dropdown to choose a category for your event. This will help us push your event to the people exploring these topics on the site.


Choose 2-3 additional words to help with search or pushing your even to the people exploring these topics on the site.


You can connect registration options to your event.

  • No registration – By default, events will not have registration.
  • Tilma registration – Choose this to use Tilma's registration tool, which connects to forms created in the Forms tool (see Editing or Adding a Form for more). You can also customize the text for the register button.
  • Third-party registration – Choose this to connect the register button to link to a third-party registration tool. You can also customize the text for the register button.
  • Registration Close – When the registration options are chosen, you can set the final day and time that registration will be cut off. 

Search Settings

You can add keywords here to improve your event's searchability in the Tilma search tools.

Editor panel:

Go to Add or Edit an Event: Editor for step-by-step instructions for adding content to your event page. 

Publish or Update

Click the "Publish" or "Update" button in the upper right corner to make your new event or edited details live to the public. 

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