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Appies Calendar Manager

Appies Calendar Manager

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The Appies™ Calendar is a very useful web-based calendar application that is both easy to use and easy to setup.  Its primary use is for events, but certainly can be used for more.  The admin interface allows for easy additions to the calendar by anyone authorized. The user interface allows for viewing of events only. Depending on your package, you can setup a number of different calendars that can created to blend right in with the look and feel of your website.

Features.

  • optional password protected admin area for adding/editing access
  • easy setup through Appies™ Calendar Manager
  • customize colors, header file and footer file
  • each day can be "zoomed in" to display event details in plain text or HTML format
  • event reminder e-mail
  • HTML editor for easy and attractive event creation
  • daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly event scheduling
  • e-mail event reminders
  • "Year-at-a-glance" feature
Creating a New Appies Calendar. In your Appies Web Site Manager, visit "Applications" >> "Appies Calendar". Click the  icon or the link that reads "Create New Appies Calendar". This will open up a new area with some fields--some blank and some with default values filled in.
  • title of calendar - This is a description that is just to help you identify this calendar when you see it listed in your Appies Calendar Manager. It is also used as the title for your public calendar IF you are not using a custom header.
  • absolute path to header file - Your path to your html folder is filled in by default, but if you wish to set body attributes, change the title, include a logo, etc. you can do this by substituting the "?" with the filename of your html header file.  If the header file is not in your html folder, you can modify the path.
  • absolute path to footer file - Use a footer file for either including footer information like copyright info, etc. or add HTML after your calendar script.
  • HTML to add above calendar - The text/HTML that appears above your calendar.
  • calendar main color - This is the color of the top part of the calendar, plus the linked text within the pages.
  • calendar background color - This is the color that fills each cube for each date.
  • calendar outline color - This is the color used to outline the calendar.
  • text on background color - This is the color used for the text that is placed on the background color chosen above.
  • font face - You can choose the font that works best with your website.
  • administrator e-mail address (where password reminders are sent) - a fully qualified e-mail address is needed here.
  • Hide "Year at a Glance" feature - if unchecked, the year at a glance will show when the calendar is displayed.

 Awesome Feature...

No need to "guess" hexadecimal color numbers (hexa-what?).  Just click the  icon and choose from hundreds of colors!

When you are done entering values, click "process" to create your Appies Calendar.

Using Your Appies Calendar. Now that your calendar is created, we can visit it and begin to add events to it. Each calendar is created in your public appiesnet folder and given a unique sequential name.  For example, the URLs to your first calendar would be

public access:
http://[yourdomain]/appiesnet/appiescal/cal1

admin access:
http://[yourdomain]/appiesnet/appiescal/cal1/admin

These URLs are linked in the listing of your exiting Appies Calendars by the  and  icons respectively.

If you click the public access or user interface URL, you will notice there is no place to add events.  This is for user viewing of events only.  You need to visit the admin access or admin interface URL to start adding events.

Each day in the calendar has a  or  link. Click the  link on the starting day of the event to start adding an event.  The event can be a one day event or span over any number of days (up to 1000 days) in daily, weekly, or bi-weekly increments.

  • Event title - This is what will be displayed on the calendar in both the full month mode and when a single date is selected.
  • Choose a modify / delete password - Each entry to the calendar can have a unique password. This is helpful when there are many users who are entering events.  The password is needed to modify or remove the event.  The password can be left blank to bypass that level of authentication.
  • Last day of event - If it is a one day event you are adding, the event's last day with be the same day as the event. Multiple day events will automatically be filled in on the calendar in each day, but with only the first day linked in admin mode (see below).  You can also choose daily, weekly, or bi-weekly events.
  • Event time - This is the time of the event.  Events will be listed in order of time on the calendar dates.
  • Notes / Comments / Description - This is what the users will see when they view a particular date. After the event title and time, will be the description. 

 Awesome Feature...

The "Notes / Comments / Description" field is a special HTML formatted WYSIWYG editor.  You can create attractive descriptions with images and formatting without needing to know HTML!

Once done, click "Enter" and the event will be added.

To edit or delete entries in your calendar, in the admin screen, click the  icon near the event title on the first day of the event for any month.  This will pull up the event's information in edit mode.  Change any of the information you wish, enter your password (if you password protected that event), and click either "Modify" or "Delete", depending on what you wish to do.

Reminders. Users can be sent e-mail reminders for any event listed. This is done by viewing the event, then adding an e-mail address. Users can choose to be reminded 15 minutes, 1 hour, or 1 day before the event. This is also a great way for the event coordinators to remember the events as well!

Managing events on an interactive calendar has never been easier! 

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