Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

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Creating Events

Each event is associated with a category from your catalog, and only one event can be associated with any given category at a time.


Manage Catalog Events

To create an event:

1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Categories > Catalog Events.
2. In the upper-right corner, click the Add Catalog Event button.
3. In the category tree, select the category that you want to associate with the event.

Because each category can have only one event at a time, any categories that already have an event are disabled in the category tree.


Category Tree
4. In the Catalog Event Information section, do the following:

Catalog Event Information
a. Click the calendar button to select the Start Date and time of the event.
b. Click the calendar button to select the End Date and time of the event.
c. To upload an Image for the event widget, click the Choose File button. Then, select the image file from your directory.
d. In the Sort Order field, enter a number to indicate the sequence in which this event appears when listed with other events.
e. Select the checkbox of each page that you want to Display Countdown Ticker On.
5. When complete, click the Save button.
  • Field Descriptions

    Field

    Scope

    Description

    Category

    Global

    When creating a new event, this field links back to the category tree. When editing an event, it links to the category page related to the event.

    Start Date

    Global

    The starting date and time of the event in MMDDYYYY HH;MM format. Click the calendar button to select the date.

    End Date

    Global

    The ending date and time of the event in MMDDYYYY HH;MM format. Click the calendar button to select the date.

    Image

    Store View

    Uploads an image for the event widget.

    Sort Order

    Global

    Determines the sequence in which this event appears when listed with other events.

    Display Countdown Ticker On

    Global

    Displays the countdown ticker in the header of each page specified. Options include:

    Category Page / Product Page

    Status

    Global

    Indicates the status of the event based on the Start Date and End Date range. Status is a read-only value. Values include: Open / Closed / Upcoming