[drupal-devel] Event changes

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Sat Apr 23 10:48:17 UTC 2005

> Perhaps a dedicated node type is an interim solution, but it is VERY 
> limiting.

not limiting at all. see below.

> As an example of what can be done by using flexinode/event: I am 
> currently developing a site where the client wants visitors to be able 
> to signup for (paid) workshops and classes. I created a flexinode 
> content type with fields for things like 'presenter', 'subject', 
> 'additional info', and whatnot. Then I configured this node-type to 
> receive fields from event.module and location.module. We can then use 
> the ecommerce "product" tab to add price and inventory management 
> (workshop capacity) to this geocoded, date-tagged node! And it shows 
> up on the calendar, on the product page, and is searchable by 
> location. Very powerful!

a very fine example - thanks.

> Let's be sure that we don't inadvertently limit that with a narrow 
> view of what an "event" is.

a dedicated event node type would be an *option* for people who just 
want to add events to their site in a quick, easy way. noone is talking 
about precluding other node types from becoming events.
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