IPA Events Calendar
(Q) Can I add my own dances to the IPA Events Calendar?
(A) Yes. There are two ways to add events to the calendar. The quickest way is to submit an anonymous event via the drop down menu, on the navigation bar, on any page. Near the top of the IPA web site, you will see IPA Polka Events tab. Click on “Submit Your Event” in the drop down and fill in the information. If you are a bandleader or promoter and would like to have advanced editing capabilities, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will provide you with a login. Please, provide your name, a user name and your email address. In either case, your event submissions will Not be visible to the public, until they are approved by the web site administrators.
(Q) Okay…I got my login information, how do I login to add and edit my events?
(A) Go to http://www.ipapolkas.com/wp-login.php and enter your user name and password. While you are logged in, you will see a new toolbar across the top of your screen. From there, you can access the areas you have permission to use.
(Q) Can I import an event into Microsoft Outlook, Google calendar or my smartphone calendar?
(A) Yes. Click on any event. Find the text, near the top that says “Add this event to your calendar: iCal”. Click on the iCal link on a PC and it will download a .ics file. If you have Outlook on your computer, you can open the file and it will create an appointment in your Outlook calendar. When using a smartphone, just click iCal and it will import the event into your calendar. You can also import the .ics file into a Google calendar.
(Q) The event I’m trying to input doesn’t have a location. Can I add one?
(A) Yes. If you begin typing in the location field and nothing matches your event location, you may add it yourself. Please note…The location is specifically for the actual place where the event is taking place. It is not for the name of your dance or festival. The system uses Google to locate the venue on their mapping system and entering a name not related to the location causes errors in the look-up. You should look up your venue on Google Maps and copy the correct venue name and address.
(Q) What if my event doesn’t have a specific location…like a cruise or a tour?
(A) Simply click the box that reads: “This event does not have a physical location.”
(Q) I entered my event, but it doesn’t appear on the event list. What’s going on?
(A) In order to reduce spamming and unacceptable entries, all events need approval from one of our web site administrators. We typically process new event entries within 24 hours. We appreciate your understanding and suggest that you enter your events into our schedule months in advance.
(Q) I wish there was a way to look up a venue and see what dances are coming up in the future.
(A) There is a way to do this in our system. Go to the Polka Events tab and select Locations. Find a venue and click on it. If there are events at that location, they will be listed.
(Q) I already have a login to the Polka Links area. Do I need to create a separate account for the Polka Events page?
(A) No. Your login should work for both areas. When you create an account for one page, the system automatically creates a login for both pages. Contact us at email@example.com, if your login doesn’t work for both pages and we will be sure your account is enabled for both pages.