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Cascade Factory's Events Element makes it easier than ever to manage categorized event lists across your entire web enterprise.

Our approach uses a single data file to render news story lists and links dynamically wherever they exist in your website. No more worry about publishing the right news list page to ensure links to stories are up-to-date!


Structured Content

To provide easy and structured entry of event information, a custom data page will be created with a Cascade CMS data definition that best suits your event information creation and management requirements. It will allow content creators to simply enter text and selections such as event date, image selection, location, and event category. An example of a customization for your events data is to present an athletics team selection only after an event has been categorized as an Athletics event.

Detail Page

The events detail page utilizes a single format script to output information as HTML. While the event detail page is deliered with a standard layout, Cascade Factory can develop a customized event detail page based input from your team. The standard event detail page will contains links to social share as well as links to send to one’s personal calendar.

Dynamic Event List Distribution Script

The system uses events data file and events list HTML templates to render events listings throughout the site, making is very easy to modify the look of rendered event lists across your web enterprise.

Events Data File

Cascade CMS must publish a file to provide events data to the distribution script. Cascade Factory will create a formatted data file that will be published from Cascade CMS. The data file will contain all event information needed for listings. Only the events data file will need to be published to update all event lists. Once the events data file is published, all pages that contain event information will automatically display the latest info whenever web pages that contain event lists are viewed.

Event List Templates

The HTML of the event list layouts and items are fully editable. Cascade Factory will create a Cascade Server page that will contain the HTML skeleton for the layout and list item of each style of event list. This page will be published to the web server and referenced by the distribution script when rendering the display.


Event items can be reviewed before being published to the web. Cascade Factory will create a workflow that will send page changes to an events approver who will be able to save, publish, or cancel changes.


Cascade Factory will provide training to your Cascade CMS admin staff about usage and management of the Events Element.