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New layout for event summary, including an excerpt and image

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License: AGPL-3

Excerpt + Image in Events

This module extends the functionality of website events to support having a more attractive layout that automatically displays an excerpt of each one, a “Read more” button, and an image.

It also adds a event priority control in the backend that will display the event at the top and in a bigger shape in the website.



To install this module, you need to:

  1. Install OCA/server-tools.


To configure this module, you need to:

  1. Log in.
  2. Go to your website events page.
  3. Open the Customize menu.
  4. Images and Description should be checked, and you should see events with an image and description in the layout.
Customize Menu


Normal (not highlighted) events will show up a bit clunky if you do not disable the Filters view from the Customize menu.

You can either highlight all events, or disable that view.

If you still need filters, see module website_event_filter_selector found in this same repo.


To use this module, you need to:

  1. Go to the events page in your website. They have image and description now.

You will notice that short description is the excerpt of the first 80 characters of the event’s long description. If you want to set a manual description, you need to:

  • From the frontend:
    1. Click in that event.
    2. Use the Promote > Optimize SEO tool to set a meta description.
  • From the backend:
    1. Go to Events > Events.
    2. Choose one.
    3. Go to Featured content.
    4. Use the Website meta description field for the same purpose.

If you want to change the image, you need to:

  1. Edit the event page.
  2. There, the first image appearing will be the one chosen. Beware, background images count!

If you want to set an event as important:

  1. Go to the event’s form in backend.
  2. Publish it.
  3. Go to the Featured content tab.
  4. Add a star in Priority to display the event in a full row on website.
  5. Remove the star to display it in half a row.
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This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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