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Your First Calendars

Introduction

In this tutorial, we are going to run through the basics of creating your own calendar sections of your community. Note that this tutorial is intentionally basic in nature, and intended as a guide to "Get you going". More guides can be found in Suite Applications -> Calendar, within the guides area.

First Open

When you first install the software, there is 1 calendar create by default. This is the community calendar, which your members can enter into.

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Stock Install

Deleting Existing Calendars

First of all, lets get rid of the community calendar that is there by default, so we can set things up in a manner of our choosing. We first need to log into the AdminCP, where we can start building. To do this, sign in on the top right, then click on your name. You will see a link to the AdminCP here. Click this and log in.

Now we are in the admin CP, we need to get to the forums section. Point at the 'community' section on the left, which is the chat bubble icon, then select Calendar as shown.

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Getting to Calendars

Now you are in here, you will see the Community Calendar, which is added on a default install. Click on the menu on the right, and select "Delete", to remove that default item

 

The Sports Calendar

Our Aims

For the purpose of this guide, we are going to create a set of calendars suitable for our sports site. 

Here is our plan for our sports calendar. You can of course create any calendars you wish.

General
Football Season
Baseball Season

Creating Calendars

Now we know what we want to see, we can go ahead and get our 3 main categories of General, Hobbies, and Staff Area created. To do this, click on the "Create New" button in the top right

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Create New

Give the new calendar a name of General, which is our first category. We're happy with the default settings here. Note that the color item you see, is the color that your calendar items will show in, when you are viewing all calendar items together.

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New Calendar

When we click on save, we are asked to set permissions. On the left you see each user group, and the permissions you can set for that group along the top.

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Category Permissions

Now we have created our first calendar, we can go ahead and create the other 2. You can use the create button as we did in the first instance, however there is also a copy option as shown below. This you will find in many areas of the suite, and can be helpful if you have categories with

 

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Calendar Copy

That is now all three of your new calendars created, and ready to use by your members

Rearranging Items

Once you have done, you may wish to rearrange some of the items to better suit your needs. This can be easily done by clicking and holding your mouse button over the anchors on the left, then dragging to the position you wish.

 

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Drag/Drop to Rearrange

Summary

If you now go to the front end of the site, and select calendar you will see you now have the forum we set out to create. I have added some items here to show you what the finished product would look like, once people start to add items.

 

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Ready to Go!

You will see more guides available under Suite Applications>Calendar on the left, for this application. These contain more detailed guides on specific settings, along with some more site specific examples and tips.

As with all areas of our suite, if you are unsure where to find something, and cannot find how to do this in our guides, please feel free to submit a ticket to our support team. We are always happy to advise you on how to get the best from your Invision Community Suite.

Edited by Marc Stridgen

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