FAQ: Tips on adding a calendar item

FAQ: Tips on adding a calendar item

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Our Events Calendar features events for your school or church, your bar or restaurant, your band or community organization. We've partnered with a company called Evvnt for a new calendar that offers more ways to promote your event.

We hope it makes submitting and finding events on STLtoday.com, in the Post-Dispatch and in Go!, a whole lot easier. This will give you more control over listing your event and make it easier for our readers and your customers to find out what is happening in the St. Louis area.

To list your event, click on the link at  


You’ll see the "promote your event button."

You'll then see a form where you can type in the name of the event, a category and the venue. When you start typing, you'll see options and suggestions for categories. You should try to be as specific as possible on the location.

Entry screen

All events are free to be listed. At the end of each step, we provide ways to promote your event at various price points. Promoting your event will feature it throughout STLtoday.com and possibly on other sites as well. If you wish to have a normal listing, you can continue for free.

You'll then be taken through a series of pages where you can add details, such as the time, descriptions and websites for your event. After you finish each stage, click on the green "next step" button at the top of the page. If you're missing a required field, you'll be given details about filling it out.

adding an event

All events will need to have an image associated with the event, which should be uploaded in .jpg format. We also will require a website and an email with each event, so users can contact someone about the event.

You can go back to the previous step to correct any information. When you are finished, you'll get a green "submit event" button. 

To complete submission and monitor your event's progress with our reporting, we need you to sign up or sign in with your account.

If you already have an account with evvnt, use the email you signed up with.

If you are a new user, you'll be asked to enter the email you want to sign up with. You'll be sent an email there to confirm your password and see how your event is doing.

You'll be given one more chance to promote your listing with a paid placement. If you don't want to do that, you can check the "free" tab and the tab that says "stay free, upgrade later."

Checkout screen

After clicking that button, your event should be live on STLtoday.com/events in a few minutes. You'll be able to track updates through your email.

If you have more questions, send them to calendar@post-dispatch.com.

Some frequently asked questions:

I posted an event on the old calendar, do I need to repost it? 

We imported most of the events from our old calendar. You should have received an email telling you how to manage those events on our new calendar. If you did not receive that email, feel free to post the event on our new calendar.

What category should I select for my event?

Try to select the most specific. Try typing in a couple of different categories to see what shows up.

My item takes place on several days. What's the easiest way to enter multiple dates?

The easiest way to repost this event would be to clone the event. Cloning allows you to re-make the event (without having to go through all the steps!) and change the parts that need changing, like the date. 

Can I use my Post-Dispatch log in for calendar?

You can use the same email as you use for your Post-Dispatch account, but you'll need to verify it with our partner Evvnt.

What do I get with a premium listing?

From a single submission Evvnt. can scan a network of 3,800+ targeted and localized event listing sites and syndicate your event out on to the ones that relate to your events content. Read more about it here.

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