Using the Calendar and Related Settings

Introduction

When you create an event, MC Trade will:

  • Display the event on the calendar
  • Provide a summary when you click on the event
  • Provide details when you click on the Event Details button
  • Provide a registration process when you click on the Register button

In this article, we will talk about using the calendar and related settings.

For more information on Event Details, click here.

For more information on Event Registration, click here.

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Calendar Menu

At the top, depending on your settings, are four menus:

  • Calendar Home: This will load the calendar with all calendar event types.
  • Community Calendar: This will load the calendar, but filter it down to just community events.
  • Members Only Calendar: This will load the calendar, but filter it down to just members only events.

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Calendar Views

The calendar has two views which can be toggled in the top right corner:

  • Event List shows a list of events for one month at a time and includes the start and end time.
    • In the top left corner, the Today button will jump to the week that contains today, so if you go to another week, you can quickly jump back to the present.
    • Also in the top left corner, the left and right arrow buttons will move back a week or forward.
  • Month shows a calendar view for one month at a time.
    • In the top left corner, the Today button will jump to the month that contains today, so if you go to another month, you can quickly jump back to the present. Today will be highlighted.
    • Also in the top left corner, the left and right arrow buttons will move back a month or forward.

When viewing a month, if a day has more than one event, you will see +1 more.

Clicking +1 more will open a small window with all events for that day.

Note that the colored bullets next to each event will default to your branding settings, or if you have configured a "Color" value in the Event Type (Admin > Manage Codes, then click Event Types > Event Codes), the bullet will be in the color of that event's selected Event Type. 

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Calendar Filters

To the left of the calendar are several filters:

  • View Specific Date: If a date is selected, it will jump to the week or month that contains that date.  
  • Event Type: This is a list of event types that you created for your organization. If you do not select any of the event types then you will see all event types. If you select one or more event types then you will only see the selected types.
  • Calendar Type: This is a list of the three calendar types: Community, Members Only, and Organization. If do you not select any of the calendar types then you will see all calendar types. If you do not select any of the calendar types then you will see all event types. If you select one or more calendar types then you will only see the selected types.

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Summary Window

The calendar will show the start time and event name, but you can view more details by clicking on the event. A window will pop up with some more information for the event.

This window will contain the following (if defined on the event):

  • Event name
  • Short description
  • Location (the profile)
  • Address, City, State, and Zip Code
  • Date of the event
  • Start time - End time (time zone)
  • Sponsor logos, with a tooltip of the organization name when hovering over the logo

Underneath that will be two buttons:

  • View Event Details: goes to the event content page with all details for that event
  • Register for Event: only displays if Disable Registration is not checked, skips straight to the registration page.

Calendar Settings

  1. Click on the Admin menu and then Global Options.
  2. Click on the Web Preferences tab and then Calendar Settings.

Website Domain: If you have more than one website domain, choose the desired domain.

Calendar title: Enter the title that should appear in the header bar.

Calendar subtitle: Enter the subtitle that should appear in the header (below the title).

In the header, behind the title and subtitle, you can choose a header image or header color.

Calendar Menu Settings: This allows you to turn off or on menu items at the top of the calendar page.

Display Event Types: This allows you to configure the calendar to show only specific event types (Admin menu > Manage Codes > Event Codes >Event Types).

This is only useful in a handful of cases where someone has multiple domains and setting batches with the goal of creating more than one calendar for different cases.

You can click 'View Calendar' at the top of the screen to go to the event calendar landing page for your default domain. 

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