Crew Manager has the ability to use Categories and Tags that allow filtering of events on the calendar and various Crew & Skipper pages that display events. Categories are pre-set to identify the type of events (e.g. One Design, PHRF, IRC, etc.). Tags are not used and available to identify separate boats. For multiple boats with the same name, consider using the boat type for the tag (e.g. J/35 and J/109). Owners having multiple boats with different names may include tags with the boat name and type (e.g. IC37 Dragon, Etchells 291 and Sunfish 5955).
Categories and Tags are assigned when creating or editing an existing event.
Setting up Categories & Tags
- Log in to your own Crew Manager site as the Skipper if you have multiple logins.
- Once logged in mouse over Skipper on the menu and click on WordPress Admin.
- The WordPress Admin screen will load. On the left side menu, mouse over Events and click on Organize.
- The AI1EC plugin Organize Events screen will open – at the top is Categories and Tags. Categories are displayed on the first tab.
- Below Add New Category type the desired category name In the Name box (e.g. Doublehanded). The Slug will be generated automatically when saved. The description is not used and may be left blank, or a short description entered as information when the page is opened. The Category Color contains a color picker to choose the color that will provide a visual indicator (colored dot, or colored text on some screens) to easily see a selected category.
- Scroll down and click the blue Add New Category button.
- Repeat and add additional categories as desired
- Click on Tags.
- Below Add New Tag type the desired tag name In the Name box (e.g. IC37 Dragon). The Slug will be generated automatically when saved. The description is not used and may be left blank, or a short description entered as information when the page is opened.
- Scroll down and click the blue Add New Tag button.
- Repeat and add additional tags as desired
Assigning Categories and Tags to Events
Categories and Tags may now be assigned on each event to identify race types, boat used, or other parameter the Skipper may want to track for an event. If there are multiple events and boats where it might be confusing to discriminate which boat, the boat name and or type may be typed in with the event name as an easy discriminator (e.g. C&C30 – Conanicut ATI Race would be entered in the Event Title box)
Assuming you are already logged in as the Skipper, do the following while creating or editing a calendar event. In the example below, sample text is used to illustrate an entry.
- The event creation / edit screen is displayed below. The Categories & Tags sections are shown on the right side.
- Categories – On the right side of the Add New Event screen is a section labeled Categories – Check the boxes (e.g. PHRF, One Design etc.) for the desired categories to assign
- Tags – On the right side of the Add New Event screen is a section labeled Tags – Click on the link below that titled Choose from the most used tags
- Click on the desired tag(s) from the list that is displayed
- The event may be saved by scrolling to the top and clicking the blue Publish button. Once the event is saved, the event may be edited further. The Publish button changes to an Update button.