The most generic (and least useful) way to create a new event is to click the Add an Event button link in the block of buttons at the bottom of the calendar. It will only be visible when a user with sufficient privileges is logged in. The resulting page contains a form with all the information you may want to store in that event. The same form is used for editing events that already exist. The form contains:
In Calendar View, when a user with sufficient privileges is logged in, new events can be created for a certain date by clicking the number of that day on the calendar. This conveniently puts the date in question into the appropriate fields on the event form. The rest is up to you.
In Event List View, there is no similar mechanism, because the dates that appear depend upon the events already in the database.
New events can also be created by copying existing events. When you see the copy icon (), clicking it will allow you to copy the associated event. It shows you a page similar to the event editing form, but with a different purpose. The top of the page lists some data from the event you wish to copy, and the bottom allows you to specify what kind of copying you wish to do.
The Repeat: drop-down box allows you to select from a variety of ways your event might be copied, as follows:
The Repeat Skip: field is only useful for the repeating types of event copying. It allows you to specify a number of matching dates that will be skipped between new dates that will be created. For example, using Daily would normally put new events every day between the original event and the target date, inclusive of the target date. You can change that to every other day by setting Repeat Skip: 1, because one day will be skipped between each new event. For every third day, use 2, and so forth. The same principle can be applied to the other repeat types.
The heading Repeat on/until: specifies the target date as described above.
The Make Copies Related: checkbox, if checked, will cause all of the copies to be related to the original event. If the original event is already related to others, then the new ones will also be related to the same group. If not, then they will form a new related group of events. See the Related Events page for more details about them.
In Event List View, the edit icon will always be visible for users with sufficient privileges.
The same event form used to create events is also used to edit them, only now it will be filled with all the data for the event you're editing.