How to add Events to EventCalendar

Topics: General, Standard packages
Jun 13, 2011 at 6:23 AM

I'm evaluating C1 2.1 and having some problems figuring out where exactly to add Event "data" to be displayed using the EventCalendar function.

I've installed the trial EventCalendar module, Added an "Event" page and added the Event Calendar List function to a page.   Don't know where to add the actual data.  Please help.

Coordinator
Jun 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM
Edited Jun 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Hello,

Have you read this article - http://docs.composite.net/C1/Packages/Community/EventCalendar.aspx ? It describes how to use Composite.Community.EventCalendar module.

Jun 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Thanks for getting me in the right direction.  Yes, I had read that document but I had implemented the Composite.Lists.EventCalendar not the Composite.Community.Calendar.  Do you know what the difference in the two are?

Coordinator
Jun 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Composite.Lists.EventCalendar is a free module and implements Events functionality in a simple way. Here is documentation article - http://docs.composite.net/C1/Packages/Lists/CompositeListsEventCalendar.aspx . It allows you to create Events, view events list/details on the page.

 

Composite.Community.EventCalendar  is a commercial package and not available for free. But you can try a trial version.  It implements more advanced Events functionality, such as sign up form for events, event includes its description, schedule and location. You can control the signup deadlines and the maximum number of signups to an event (seats). You can also use notifications to inform the participants of their changed signup status: signed up, queued, or canceled. For more information  read this article - http://docs.composite.net/C1/Packages/Community/EventCalendar.aspx

 

Both packages to store events data use a page datafolder attached to a page. So to add actual data you can only under the page set up to list events.

For example, how to add Events for  Composite.Lists.EventCalendar:

1.  Create a page for displaying events ("Events", for example).

2. Add the Composite.Lists.EventCalendar page datafolder to the page. (right click on the page -> Add datafolder -> select Composite.Lists.EventCalendar)

3. Add Events to the data folder (right click on data folder -> Add data)