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  1. Event Detail Page

    Currently the Classic Table view and the List calendar view along with a the Photo Upcoming Promotion Spud and Upcoming Date table Promotion Spud allow you to control the fields that display. There is not an option currently to control the fields that appear on the event detail view. Currently all published fields will display on the Event Details page
  2. Trumba allows you to use your own custom registration icons for “Sign Up”, “Wait List” and “Event is Full” buttons. Because you customize buttons on a calendar-view-by-calendar-view basis, each view can use its own set of buttons if you like. We have also updated additional calendar views to allow support for these buttons, however these calendar views do not currently support event registration buttons: Classic Month, Classic Multi-Week, News, Map, and Linear Grid. You are familiar with the default/basic registration buttons such as "Sign Up": You can now enhance your calendar views and create a more visible registration button for Sign Up, Wait List and Event is Full. Here is an example of a custom sign up icon in use by the Classic Table calendar view: For additional information, please see our help topic on How to customize open registration buttons.
  3. News Spud

    Hi Joe, We currently do not offer support for that type of sorting, but it is on our feature request list so if there is an update to this I will be sure to reply back to this post. Thanks, Steve
  4. Can I import event updates?

    I am not aware of a way to delete events via an ICS import, however when you use an ICS file and the events have a unique identifier, they will update existing events. -Steve
  5. If you event template is set up with the pre-defined event image and/or detail image field and you have added images to your images table within Trumba, you can quickly find an existing image and add it to an event or object by searching for the image by all or part of its name. Check out the online help topic for more details.
  6. You can publish different views of the same calendar on different pages of your website. All you have to do is embed, on each page where you want a new view, a slightly modified version of the main calendar spud code. To modify the code, add a url argument that uses a template parameter to specify the view. <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.trumba.com/scripts/spuds.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> $Trumba.addSpud({ webName: "name", url: {template: "viewname" }, spudType: "main"}); </script> Where it says "name", your calendar's unique web name appears. You can find the template parameter's "viewname" values here. For example, if you want to publish a calendar using the 3 Columns view, replace "viewname" with "3columns". To customize the main spud code and publish an alternate view In the Publishing Control Panel, on the Calendar Spuds tab, under Main Calendar Spud, copy the main calendar spud script code. Paste the code into a webpage where you want to publish the calendar with a different view. Modify the code you just pasted by adding a url argument (as shown in the example above). For "view name," provide the name of the calendar view you want to use. Preview the page to make sure the code works and that you see the intended view.
  7. By default, event links in promotion spuds point to the version of your calendar hosted on trumba.com. You can easily change where event links point by putting the URL for your own calendar page into the Calendar Address field in Publish Settings. Updating the Calendar Address field affects more than just spuds. It also means that visitors who click event links in your calendar emails and RSS feeds will jump to the calendar on your website. To update a calendar's address Copy the URL for the page on your website where the main calendar spud is embedded. Tip Be sure to include the http:// portion of the URL. In your Trumba account, confirm that the published calendar you want to update is selected with a black check mark and click Publish. In the Publishing Control Panel, on the Publish Settings tab in the Publish Settings section, click Edit Publish Settings. For Calendar Address, paste the URL that you copied in step 1 and Click OK. Tip The calendar address URL must include http:// or it won't work. To see and test how promotion spuds respond to your calendar address updates, return to the Publishing Control Panel. Click the Promotion Spuds tab. The spud script now contains the teaserBase argument. As shown below, the value for that argument is the URL you pasted into the Calendar Address field. <script type="text/javascript"> $Trumba.addSpud ( { webName: "yourcalwebname", spudType: "upcoming", teaserBase: "URL for your calendar page" }); </script> To test where each promotion spud's event and other links take you, click Preview. Copy the updated promotion spud script that is displayed and replace the original script on your live website.
  8. Every published calendar has an event detail view, and event detail views are part of the main calendar spud. You can refine the styles and behavior of the event detail view in the Publishing Control Panel, independently of the main calendar view settings. Although a published calendar can only have one event detail view, there are two different event detail views you can select from: Event Detail (default) and Event Detail - Enhanced. If your calendar events include images and/or map links, go with the Event Detail - Enhanced view. With this view, you have more control over information, image, and map thumbnail layout, and the notes field can wrap around and under the image. Check out the online help topic for more information. -Steve
  9. By implementing Single Sign-On (SSO), you give Trumba publishers and editors access to their Trumba accounts through one standard sign-in process. No separate Trumba user names and passwords are required. For example, after SSO is set up, each Trumba account holder can use the same URL to directly access their individual accounts. To provide SSO support, Trumba uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) XML standard. Trumba, as the service provider, communicates with your organization's SAML 2.0 identity provider. Your identity provider controls the information used to authenticate and authorize users. Please see our online help topic for step-by-step instructions on how to set this up.
  10. Calendar Position

    Hi Joe, I went ahead and added this as a feature request as the currently functionality is to return back to the main calendar view (top of the page) and not to the page position on the calendar that was selected. If there is an update to this feature enhancement I will be sure to update this post. - Steve
  11. If you want to make the calendar fit into a set space that's narrower than the default calendar width, you can place it into a div of the best width and height for your page, and use the overflow attribute to add scroll bars to the div container. For example, <div style="width:400px; overflow:auto;"> <script type="text/javascript"> $Trumba.addSpud ( { webName: "yourcalwebname", spudType: "spudtype" }); </script> </div> Special case: Multi-day template The Multi-day template requires a width of nearly 800px and currently behaves a little differently than the others. If your calendar uses this template, and you want it to fit into a narrower space, you need to take the code above one step further. First, you need to create a div for the dimensions you want the calendar to fill on your page. Then you create a second div to hold the calendar. This is what the code looks like: <div style="width:400px; overflow:auto;"> <div style="width:800px;> Spud code </div> </div>
  12. To display a calendar in a section of a page, such as a tab or drop-down, that is hidden when the page first loads: Use a call to the $Trumba.addSpud() method to load the calendar spud when a viewer first displays the hidden section. For example, in the case of a tab control, use an event handler to make the call. Provide the ID of the div (the tab, drop-down, or other section) that contains the spud by including the spudId argument in the $Trumba.addSpud() method. For a demonstration of how to display a calendar in a tab, view the commented source code. JQuery Tools tab control <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">'>http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">'>http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>JQuery Tools Tab Sample</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://jquerytools.org/media/css/tabs.css"/> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://jquerytools.org/media/css/tabs-panes.css"/> <style type="text/css">.panes div { height: auto; }</style> <script src="http://cdn.jquerytools.org/1.2.5/full/jquery.tools.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </head> <body> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.trumba.com/scripts/spuds.js"></script>'>http://www.trumba.com/scripts/spuds.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> var calendarLoaded = false; function addSpudToTab() { $Trumba.addSpud({ webName: "trumbauevents", spudType: "main", spudId: "divSpud" }); calendarLoaded = true; } $(function () { $("ul.tabs").tabs("div.panes > div", { onClick: function (event, tabIndex) { if (tabIndex == 1 && !calendarLoaded) addSpudToTab(); } }); }); </script> <!-- the tabs --> <ul class="tabs"> <li><a href="#">Tab 1</a></li> <li><a href="#">Calendar Tab</a></li> </ul> <!-- tab "panes" --> <div class="panes"> <div>First tab contents.</div> <div id="divSpud"></div> </div> </body> </html> JQuery UI tab control <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>JQuery UI Tab Sample</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.8.21/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" type="text/css" media="all" /> <style type="text/css">.panes div { height: auto; }</style> <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.8.21/jquery-ui.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </head> <body> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.trumba.com/scripts/spuds.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> var calendarLoaded = false; function addSpudToTab() { $Trumba.addSpud({ webName: "trumbauevents", spudType: "main", spudId: "divSpud" }); calendarLoaded = true; } $(function () { $("#tabs").tabs({ select: function(event, ui) { if (ui.index == 1 && !calendarLoaded) addSpudToTab(); } }); }); </script> <div id="tabs"> <ul> <li><a href="#tabs-1">Tab 1</a></li> <li><a href="#tabs-2">Calendar Tab</a></li> </ul> <div id="tabs-1"> <p>First tab contents.</p> </div> <div id="tabs-2"> <div id="divSpud"></div> </div> </div> </body> </html> How the spud code works and how to customize it
  13. We currently do not have support to add events to a fan/business Facebook page directly. Another option for you is to use a third-party application that can take the RSS feed from your Trumba published calendar. You can find the link for your RSS feed by going to Publish>Feeds tab and you will see links for RSS, XML and iCal. In the third-party readers, these can often times take a feed and populate your Facebook page. One third-party app quite a few of our clients have had success with dlvr.it and twitterfeed.
  14. There is currently not a way to download these statistics automatically. We do store 3-months of statistics within your account, so you will just want to make sure you access the Publisher Dashboard once a month to download/save the stats. I have added a feature request for this on your behalf. Thanks, Steve
  15. I have added these to our feature enhancement list and the development team reviews and prioritizes all feature enhancements frequently. There is no word yet if these features will be implemented, so I cannot state a timeline for them. If there is an update to any of these we will be sure to update this post. Thanks, Steve
  16. We have released an update that should help you locate/find images on your account. You will now notice to the right of the Event image and Detail image fields a small search/magnification icon: When you click this search icon you will see a popup in the middle of the screen: As you type it returns a list of images that find a match/text within the image name if you are properly naming the images on your accounts. You will have to type in at least two characters to invoke the search. For example, if you type in “so” it will return the following images that match this search: You then pick an image from the search results and select OK, the popup will close and populate the image field even if the image isn’t in the regular image drop down (still limited to displaying 100 frequently used images): -Steve
  17. The Location Search Control Spud can now be set up for either miles or km. To set this up, first select the published calendar on your account so it has a black check mark next to it. Select Publish>Publish Settings tab and then click Edit Publish Settings. Under the Publish Settings section locate the Distance unit of measure. If you want the Location Search to default to kilometers select the km option and click OK. On the Control Spuds tab, set up the Location Search spud and it will default to km. -Steve
  18. Demetri, Sorry to say I don't have any real good options for you on this as repeating events with registration is an area of the application that we realize could be improved. The preferred way of setting these up would be to be individual events with event registration, especially when it comes to sending out invitations to register for the event. If you do create a weekly repeating event with registration, you can set up the registration so that a visitor can select and register for only their selected occurrence; every event in the repeating series; visitor chooses specific occurrences from a list; or let the visitor choose from this list of options. These options are only valid if the event registration is set up with Open Sign Up. These options are not valid for when you Send invitations to register for an event. To recap: 1. Create a weekly repeating event for our meeting - You can currently do this, however I would recommend setting the events up as Open Sign Up with the option for the visitor to register for only their selected occurrence. 2. Invite the individual attendees via the "Distribution List" - Not recommended with events in a repeating series as they will not be able to select the specific event in the series they want to register for. 3. Determine how many days in advance the Event Registraion should be sent out (i.e. 4 days before) - We do not have this option as the invitation emails will be sent out when you click the OK button on the Pending Email screen that appears after clicking OK on the event registration screen. 4. Have Trumba automatically send out a weekly recurring invite (i.e. 4 days before) for each individual weekly meeting - We currently cannot do this, and this would be something you would have to manually set up and send out. We do offer a weekly email that can be sent out for a published calendar that you can schedule on a specific day of the week. If you do this, again I recommend setting up the events to be an Open Sign Up, and make sure the people you want to register for the events are part of the weekly email distribution list. 5. Allow each member the ability to register for each weekly meeting (i.e. 4 days before) - The only way currently to do this is when the event registration is setup as an Open Sign Up, as you can set it so they can Only their selected occurrence. This option does not apply to sending out invitations. 6. Have a reminder sent out 1 day before (or any other amount) - We do not currently have the ability to send out email reminders about the events that visitors have registered for, instead when a person registers for an event there is the option at the bottom of the registration form they can select to be emailed a reminder minutes/hours/days/weeks before the event starts. Thanks, Steve
  19. If you have recently reset your password or requested a new password, you may find that you cannot log in to your Trumba account. If you have issues logging in to your Trumba account, try clicking this link to force a full sign out (https://www.trumba.com/t.aspx?z=PageThunderSignOut) and then sign in again at www.trumba.com. After you do this it is a good idea to close all instances of the browser and then restart the browser and go to www.trumba.com and sign in again using your email and password.
  20. Photos/Images in Promotion Spuds

    We do support an animated promotion spud with images (Event Slider) as well as on the Fader and Vertical Crawler promotion spuds. The Photo Upcoming promotion spud can be used to just display images, however it does not support animation. Any images that are on an event calendar or promotion spud are not hyperlinked to the event. Sorry I don't even have another workaround for you on this one. To add images, select your published calendar and click Publish>Promotion Spuds tab and if you are already using these spuds, select Edit Settings & Styles. If you are not yet using them, click Add a Promotion Spud in the upper right corner and select them from the list. On the Settings tab you will see the Image Options section where you can enable images for the top, bottom, left or right and specify the width/height.
  21. We do support a small subset of HTML tags within the Description field. You can try these tags as this will give you a numbered list: <ol> <li>Coffee</li> <li>Tea</li> <li>Milk</li> </ol> This will give you a bulleted list: <ul> <li>Coffee</li> <li>Tea</li> <li>Milk</li> </ul> If you have a Trumba Connect account, the built-in Description field, and any of the Multi-line custom fields, have the HTML editor where you can use the bullet list option.
  22. If your account is using the Event Submission Form add-on, you can hide the "All Day" option on the event submission form to prevent a person from submitting an event as an All Day event. You can locate this by going to your published calendar in Trumba and click Publish>Event Submission tab and click Edit Settings. You can uncheck: Allow All Day Events and then click OK to save the changes. -Steve
  23. Remove iCal & RSS Links

    You can customize the actions that appear at the top right corner of your published calendar. For example, you can show just the Print option or any combination of these four actions. The setting can be found by selecting your top level calendar and click Publish>Calendar Spuds and click Edit Settings & Styles for the main calendar spud and select the Calendar Actions Panel tab. Here you will see the options to hide/show those options.
  24. Underlining text

    While the correct way to do underlining is with a CSS style, we do not currently allow CSS in the Notes field because of security concerns (you can reference scripts). We do however allow a few basic HTML tags for bold, italic, bullets; anchor tag and img src tag in the Notes field. As a tip, it is suggested to not underline text if it is not a hyperlink. The website W3Schools.com states that the underline tag is deprecated so it is a tag you may want to avoid.
  25. We are hearing about an issue from some clients where they can’t sign-in to their Trumba account (they are taken back to the sign-in page with no failure message). The fix is to perform a sign-out which deletes the Trumba cookie used for sign-in. Go ahead and click this link and once you have done this you should be able to sign-in successfully. https://www.trumba.com/t.aspx?z=PageThunderSignOut