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Create an Event Widget

Use the Event Widget to promote upcoming events in the Bolt timeline, allowing users to save the event date straight to their device. 


 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Best practices

  • For best visual display, the image should use a 15:4 aspect ratio
  • Enter an accurate address into the location field and we'll provide you with a map link

 


 

STEP 1 - CREATE AN EVENT WIDGET

Navigate to the Event Widget page located in the Bolt Widgets submenu.

Click 'Add Event Widget'

Set up the Event Widget details:

  • Enter the page title. Note this will not appear on the widget it is just a reference from within the admin area
  • Enter widget title. This should be the name of the event
  • Upload an image. For best visual results, images should use a 15:4 aspect ratio
  • Description. Enter a sentence to describe what the event is
  • Add a start date/time. Include the start date and/or time of your event
  • Add an end date/time. Include the end date/time of your event. 
  • Add event location. Enter an address for the location of the event
  • Enter url. To provide more information about the event, enter an external url. This will also be used for sharing 

Optional: Assign an event widget a section. Similar to articles, widgets can also have section text and section colours - these will be displayed on the timeline view.

 


 

STEP 2- ADD EVENT WIDGET TO EDITION

In the Edition Tags setting, select the edition to display your new Event Widget.

Save Step 1 & 2 by clicking Publish.

 


 

Bolt Timeline Options

In addition to event widget settings, there are Bolt Timeline options available for all widgets and article types - allowing you to be flexible with how you display your content. 

  • Kicker - add text to display at the top of the widget on the timeline
  • Pin - tick checkbox to pin widget to the top of the timeline view
  • Disable sharing - tick to turn off sharing capabilities in the app for this widget
  • Enable commercial banners - coming soon

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