Create events

Linchpin events allows you to easily create new events directly from the event hub's home page. Every event can be personalized. You decide where the event takes place, who the organizer is, who can participate etc. Furthermore, all events can be created and edited independently of Confluence pages.

Create an event

To create an event, you will need to navigate to the event hub and click the "Create event" button in the upper right corner.

Creating an event

Event details

While creating an event, you are always accompanied by a wizard. The wizard shows you which details are required to create an event (marked with a red asterisk *) and which details are optional. 

Please note: The wizard applies all changes to the event in real-time. The preview always refreshes to show you how your input affects the event. This allows you to work more efficiently.

Required details

First of all, your event needs a name[1], a start date[2] and an end date[3]. Optionally, you can mark the event as a full-day event. 

Optional details

Optional details help users to get a quick understanding of the event they are viewing.

We highly recommend adding a cover image[4] to your event. This way, your event stands out is more appealing to the users. You can upload images from your computer or search images from an online image database.

Furthermore, adding a location[5] and a description[6] to your event can help the user to assess all important information about it.

By default, all users will see your event. If you want to restrict access to your event, you an limit read/view permissions to one or multiple space(s)[7] . 

Finally, you can add additional editors[8] for your event. All mentioned users will be able to edit/delete you event. By default only the event creator and all administrators gave edit permissions. 

We recommend filling out every field for users to better understand the event's purpose.

Event options

Event options allow you to manage administrative details about your event and will help you create a functioning event.

Event categories[9] allow users to filter all events and inform them about the event's nature. You can also link an event page[10]. The link will redirect users to another confluence page with more detailed information about the event.

Furthermore, you can also define how many participants can sign up for your event[11] or if there should be a maximum number of participants.

Activate the Hide creator[12] checkbox if you want to hide the information who created an event.

You can also decide if you want to hide participants[13]. If you hide the participant list, users will only see themselves as participants.This feature has no impact on editors and administrators. 

Finally, you can define signup options[14] for your event. You can either allow users to sign up for an events themselves or if users can sign up other participants as well.

Join event macro

With the Join event macro, you can easily embed an event on your page. This also allows you to create a brand new event and embed it onto your page in one step. It is a very efficient way of creating events and event pages at once!

While in page creation, add the Join event macro to your page.

The Join event macro will display all existing events. You can apply filters here to quickly find the event you wish to embed.


The creation wizard refreshes in real time. Type in your information and the wizard will display the filtered events.

Event title

Input the title of the event you wish to embed.


Search for events within a specific time window.


Enter one or more event categories to display according events.

Create new events within the macro

Are you working on an event page, but the event doesn't exist yet? No need to save the draft, open several new tabs and waste a lot of time. There is a more efficient solution available.

Within the Join event macro, click on the link "create a new event". 

The creation wizard will open in a new pop-up window. 

Follow the wizard's instructions to create an event.

Your newly created event will appear in the Join event macro. Select your event by clicking on it.

Click on "Insert".

Congratulations, you just created a new event and embedded it into your page!

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