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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/16/2009 9:03 PM EST : GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event Categ...
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Aaron Lewis
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We're pleased to present you with a new calendar front-end and new custom event categories! Here's what the new calendar offers:
  • Ability to switch between Month, weekly agenda, and daily agenda views.
  • In month view, ability for events admins to drag and drop events to a different day.
  • In weekly and daily agenda views, the ability for events admins to move events to a different day, as well as change the start and end times by dragging to an earlier time slot (to affect the start time) or resizing by using the drag handle under the event to modify the duration of the event.
  • Lots of options!  Highly customizable for non-technical admins via the new Display Options link (click the Edit button under your calendar, it'll appear along the top).
  • Many new CSS classes that give even more control over the appearance of the calendar to the more design-oriented, technical types.
In addition to the new front-end, you now have the ability to define custom event categories.  Click on the Edit button under your calendar and then click the Event Categories link along the top.  Once you have one or more categories set up, you can assign them to events when you're adding/editing them. For each category, you can define the following: 
  • The name of the category (appears in the drop-down list when assigning it to events). 
  • The background color of the event when rendered in the calendar. 
  • The foreground (text) color of the event when rendered in the calendar. 
  • The border color of the event when rendered in the calendar.
  • An optional URL to an icon that will be displayed after the time of the event and before the title of the event (keep in mind this icon will be squeezed down a bit, if necessary, for the calendar to appear correctly).
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 12/17/2009 12:52 PM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Keilana55
Posts: 4537
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Thanks for the new calendar. 

For some reason, it does not show weekends (Sat & Sun) and the edit window draws up blank.  Is this only for me or is it still in the works?

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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/17/2009 12:55 PM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
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Aaron Lewis
Posts: 1978
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Keilana55 said:
Thanks for the new calendar. 

For some reason, it does not show weekends (Sat & Sun) and the edit window draws up blank.  Is this only for me or is it still in the works?


Looks to be caused to certain non-related preferences not having been set beforehand in the control panel. I'll push a hotfix for this within the hour.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 12/17/2009 1:48 PM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Keilana55
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Thanks - all better now!

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Mottie (MVP) 12/17/2009 2:09 PM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
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Mottie
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I love the new calendar Aaron!... I also just posted a guide on how to style the new calendar.
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 12/19/2009 4:37 PM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Keilana55
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Some of the members are only seeing a blank calendar.  Those that we have categorized can not be edited.  I looked on Mottie's help site, but I think it's something that has to be tweaked on the GP side.

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Gilga (Guild Admin) 12/31/2009 2:53 AM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Gilga
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My custom categories keep getting deleted, when i edit a past event.  The category that the event i am editing  is removed and all events of that category are reset to default.  This has been happening a lot when i try to edit past events.. very frustrating..

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Gilga (Guild Admin) 12/31/2009 9:39 PM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Gilga
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Well i've figured out this only happens when I edit them directly from the event page.  If i edit them by going though the control panel, then clicking edit on the calendar widget, it doesn't happen...

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Gilga (Guild Admin) 1/1/2010 6:00 AM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Gilga
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Nevermind, it just happened again... no point in using the categories if they just keep getting deleted...

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Shazmiera (Guild Admin) 1/2/2010 11:25 AM EST : RE: GP Update: New Events Calendar and Custom Event C...
Shazmiera
Posts: 4594
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Our club is running into similar problems with viewing the calendar events. I'm able to view them if I hit the < > arrows for monthly view back and forth a few times.
I'll put in a ticket Aaron. It looks great otherwise!

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