Wix Events: Creating and Managing Event Categories

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Create event categories so you can display different types of events on different site pages.
The same event can be added to multiple categories.
In this article, learn how to:

Creating an event category

Start by creating your first category. Then, choose which events you want to place in that category.

To create an event category:

  1. Go to Event Categories in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click + New Category.
  3. Enter a category name and click the Checkmark icon .
    Note: This name doesn't appear on your site. You use it to select a category to display.
  4. Click + Connect Events.
  5. Select the events you want to add to the category or click the checkbox at the top to select all events.
    Tip: You can adjust the filters at the top right to view specific events.
  1. Click Confirm.

Adding or removing categories from an event

When you create a new event or edit an existing one, you can select which categories it belongs to. 
You can also go to the Event Categories tab to add or remove events from a category.

To add or remove events:

  1. Go to Events in your site's dashboard.
  2. Create a new event or edit an existing one.
  3. Connect the event to categories under Event category:
    • Connect existing categories: Start typing the category name and select it from the list.
    • Create a new category: Type the new category name and press enter.
Changed your mind?
Click the "X" icon next to a category to remove it. 

Displaying categories on site pages

Using event categories, you can display any group of events on any page.
For example, you can create separate pages for jazz, blues, and folk events, but also pages for different locations. The same jazz event can be displayed on your jazz page and also on your downtown location page. 
To set this up, just create categories for each music genre and each location and connect the relevant events to each one.

Renaming a category

You can give a category a new name at any time.

To rename a category:

  1. Go to Event Categories in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select a category.
  3. Edit the category name and and click the Checkmark icon .

Deleting a category

You can always delete a category that you no longer need. When deleting a category, the events connected to the category are not deleted. 
If you delete a category that is displayed on a site page, the page will display all of your events. Be sure to make any necessary adjustments in the Editor after deleting the category. 

To delete a category:

  1. Go to Event Categories in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click the More Actions icon  next to the relevant category.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click Delete to confirm.

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