Help to categorize your events. An event may belong to multiple genres (i.e. Classic, Rock, Comedy etc.)
Another kind of category. An event can belong to only one event type (i.e. concert, theater, congress). Since this attribute is not being considered anywhere at the moment you may use a standard type or nothing. We will implement a feature for filtering list views by event type later on.
The facility with wich the event is associated. This might be an arena, a hall, congress center, an exhibition ground or any other venue. You should create at least one venue record.
Hint: The name of this record type might be misleading – especially for native english speakers. The customer for whom we developed this extension runs a bunch of facilities in different cities (congress centers, stadiums and so on). Each of them has multiple actual venues (rooms, stages etc). All facilities have their own websites mangaged within one TYPO3 instance. Since all teasers for events should be stored in a common sysfolder we needed an attribute to distinguish teasers by ‘facility’ (and called this ‘venues’). So this attribute is useful to manage the visibility of teasers for editors and to select certain teasers for display in frontend. If you don’t have to regard multiple facilities just create a standard entry and configure your frontend plugin to show all teasers related with this ‘facility/venue’.
The actual location where the event takes place. This might be a room, a stage, a stand at a trade fair or something similar.
The person or organization who organizes the event. Contains address, phone, www and so on.
An indicator which may change during existence of the event. It is related to performances (see below for further information about events and performances). It’s intention is to show the status of a performance (i.e. planned, sold out, bookable, few tickets available etc.). We plan to implement an automatic status update mechanism wich for example could change the availabilty of tickets according to current time.
All this record types are fairly simple and self explaining. They are created by inserting a new content element and choosing the appropriate type.