I don't understand how I modify the layout of the events page, because I have no idea where the page is. I thought all I'd have to do is create a page called events and put some shortcode on it and add the rest of the content I want on that page. But that events page is NOT the page that is viewed when I go to url/events (as defined in the event+ settings page). Apparently, a new page is being created dynamically using the template that I have selected (calendar template) from the events setting page. So, where do I find the file that needs to be edited to add content and adjust layout? What is its name? If it's a template page I assume I will not be adding shortcode, because the calendar is already on that page, right? But it doesn't make much sense to me that I should be modifying the template page. If that were the case, why would I need a shortcode at all? Am I right in assuming that I should be able to access a page where I can put shortcode and other page layout and content and give it the name "events" and it should display when url/events is visited? Similarly, how do I edit the layout of the single event pages? They too appear to be created dynamically and so I don't know if there is a page to edit, and if so what its name is and where do I find it... help!
The site events include about 15 different courses that get scheduled irregularly (not on recurring days or dates). On one of the site pages I have a list of all of the courses with a link to register for each. Ideally, I'd like that link to take the person to the next occurring instance of that event. In some cases there may be more than one event of a course scheduled, so it would be good for the link to direct the visitor to the single event info page of the closest occurrence. I activated the Recurrent Events Redirect function on the settings page, which says, "Redirects from root instance to currently closest to active instance." That sounds like just what I want it to do, and it sounds as if there should be a "root instance" that I make the link to. (and then it should redirect to the closest active instance from the root?) So how do I create a "root instance" page and what is it's url?
Additionally, can you tell me if there is no event currently scheduled for a course, can it redirect to a page that tells them there are no scheduled occurrences and can I add some content that explains what their options are? Or, instead of directing to a page that says there are no events for that course scheduled, will the root instance be displayed (there is no redirect), and so can I add my information to the root instance? Again knowing where to find that page with the root instance for each course would be necessary in this case... if that's how it works. Can you please help me understand what my options are to achieve my objective and exactly what the files I need to access are named and how I find them? I usually need detailed explanations, so please don't assume I know anything.
Please help. Thank you.