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Hello everyone. I have an idea to link my community to events that happen in my area. I want to create a page on my site where i do not have to upload events and search for them, but have people in the community create events on my page that i can approve or deny that lets the community know about. 

For example, if there is a motorcycle event i want the public to be able to upload the data and add a picture, time, date and info on that event that will show in a calendar on my page.

I have reached out to squarespace and got this response: 

"At this moment this is not a native feature that we have available however this is a great idea and I will be happy to suggest this to our development team on your behalf. While we can't guarantee implementation of every suggestion, customer feedback is an important part of how we continue to improve our platform, so we appreciate your input. 

What I can suggest is having a form where visitors can submit information regarding their events and you can set up an event page with these details on your site.

Another suggestion I can advise once you have collected this information from your visitors is exploring our Email Campaign feature to create a newsletter with upcoming events in your community. 

Your site comes with a free trial where you can test out this feature by sending three campaigns for free that don’t expire. To learn more about our free trial and get started with Email Campaigns".

Is there a third party website that you know of that i can link to my site that does this?

I just don't want to spend time updating and inputting their events and data. I want it to be interactive and have them do it and i approve the submission. 

I have seen widgets that allow me to create events but i would have to spend time craeting the event and deleting it. 

Please help with your wisdom and suggestions. Together we can always find a solution. 

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6 hours ago, PleaseHelpme2023 said:

I want to create a page on my site where i do not have to upload events and search for them, but have people in the community create events on my page that i can approve or deny that lets the community know about.

This simply isn't possible on Squarespace, even with code. 

If you want an automated solution, the only way to achieve this is to find another platform that offers this feature and then embed the third party solution into a webpage on your site.

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You’re welcome 

About me: I'm Paul, a SQSP user for over 18 yrs and a Circle Leader since 2017. I value honesty, transparency, diversity and good design ♥.
Work: Founder of SF.DIGITAL, providing high quality original extensions to supercharge your Squarespace website. 
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Tockify supports user-created events, and you can embed their calendar on your site. It's another subscription per calendar so it adds up if you need multiple calendars (right now it's $8 per calendar per month).

Tockify has a lot of the features folks have been asking Squarespace to add for years, like calendar sync to Google calendars, lots of visual customizations without code, and repeating events.

I haven't found any other calendar that can do all of this. (I'm not affiliated with Tockify in any way.)

 

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Squarespace - if you're listening - expanding the capabilities of the Zapier/Make.com integrations would solve a lot of these sorts of problems for customers. Crucially, this would also remove many barriers to entry and also retain customers when they inevitably run into a functionality gap that currently can only be plugged by leaving Squarespace.

 

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