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Steve A

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  1. When you add or edit an event, you can enter in the address in the Location field and select Add Map Link: You can also enter in Lat/Long coordinates. Trumba also remembers the last 50 addresses you have mapped. When you click Recent Links, this is a fast way to automatically fill in and map the location without having to retype and map the address manually. Click here for more information on adding map links to events.
  2. You can allow your site visitors to quickly post events to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This is only available on the Event Detail views for the event. The options appear at the bottom of the Event Details screen along with the other Event Actions such as Add to My Calendar, Forward to Friends, etc: If you select the Post to Facebook icon and you are not logged in to Facebook you will see a login screen for you to log in to your Facebook account. If you are logged in to Facebook and you click Post to Facebook, you will then see this screen where you can add your comment and then click Share to post the event to your Facebook wall: If you are not logged in to Twitter and you select the Post to Twitter option it will give you a login screen. If you are logged in to Twitter and you select Post to Twitter you will see this screen with your post that you can edit or just click Tweet: If you are not logged in to LinkedIn and you select the Post to LinkedIn option it will give you a login screen. If you are already logged in to LinkedIn and you select Post to LinkedIn you will see this screen with your post allowing you to post to updates; post to groups and/or send to individuals: The post to Facebook and Twitter icons are enabled by default for all existing published calendars and any new calendars you published, however if you do not want to have these options displayed for your events, you can disable these options. Note: Post to LinkedIn is not enabled by default To Disable the Post to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn options To control the display of the Post to Facebook, Post to Twitter and Post to LinkedIn options on the Event Detail view for your events, first select your published calendar in Trumba and click Publish>Calendar Spuds tab. Now click Edit Settings & Styles for the Event Detail view. Locate the Footer section and you will see the options to “Show post to Facebook”; “Show post to Twitter” which are enabled by default; and Show post to LinkedIn. Check the appropriate radio buttons to enable/disable the feature and click OK. Additional Information about images: When using images with events, Facebook requires all images to be 100 pixels or larger. Anything smaller than 100 pixels will not display in Facebook and may produce an error posting to Facebook. The post to Facebook will always try to pull in the Event Image and if it cannot, it will pull in the Detail Image. For example, if you have an event on your calendar and you are using just the Event Image field and that image is 70px x 70px, the event will post on Facebook without an image. If you are using both an Event Image and a Detail Image and both are 100px or larger, the Event Image will display with the Facebook post. If you are using both an Event Image and a Detail Image and the Event image is 70px x 70px and the Detail Image is 400px x 250px, the Detail Image will display with the Facebook post.
  3. We have options on the event detail view to allow visitors to quickly post events to Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn is also another option that you can enable on the event detail settings. These options are only available on the Event Detail view for the event. The options appear at the bottom of the Event Details screen along with the other Event Actions such as Add to My Calendar, Forward to Friends, etc: If you select the Post to Facebook icon and you are not logged in to Facebook you will see a login screen for you to log in to your Facebook account. If you are logged in to Facebook and you click Post to Facebook, you will then see this screen where you can add your comment and then click Share to post the event to your Facebook wall: If you are not logged in to Twitter and you select the Post to Twitter option it will give you a login screen. If you are logged in to Twitter and you select Post to Twitter you will see this screen with your post that you can edit or just click Tweet: The post to Facebook and Twitter icons are enabled by default for all existing published calendars and any new calendars you published, however if you do not want to have these options displayed for your events, you can disable these options. To Disable the Post to Facebook & Twitter option If you do not want to see the Post to Facebook and Post to Twitter options on the Event Detail view for your events you can disable these options. First select your published calendar in Trumba and click Publish>Calendar Spuds tab and then click Edit Settings & Styles for the Event Detail view. Locate the Footer section and you will see the options to “Show post to Facebook” and “Show post to Twitter” which are enabled by default and if you would like to disable one or both, you can change the setting to “No” and click OK. Additional Information about images: When using images with events, Facebook requires all images to be 100 pixels or larger. Anything smaller than 100 pixels will not display in Facebook and may produce an error posting to Facebook. The post to Facebook will always try to pull in the Event Image and if it cannot, it will pull in the Detail Image. For example, if you have an event on your calendar and you are using just the Event Image field and that image is 70px x 70px, the event will post on Facebook without an image. If you are using both an Event Image and a Detail Image and both are 100px or larger, the Event Image will display with the Facebook post. If you are using both an Event Image and a Detail Image and the Event image is 70px x 70px and the Detail Image is 400px x 250px, the Detail Image will display with the Facebook post.
  4. One other idea for you, if you do have a featured levels custom field set up on your account, you would use the Photo Upcoming Promotion spud and there is a setting within the Promotion Spuds to only display specific featured levels. You could position this promotion spud on your home page and it will link back to your main calendar page. There are also settings for the promotion spuds to only show the current days events. I think the promotion spud may work better for you instead of a main calendar if you plan on just showcasing a few featured events on the home page. Steve
  5. If you're having trouble signing in to your Trumba account: First, verify that you're using the correct email address and password. If your credentials are correct and you still can't sign in, click this link to force a full sign out. Then, try signing in again. If you're still having trouble, please use your browser settings to delete all cookies. Then restart the browser, and try signing in again.
  6. According to our in-house legal departments review of this question, Trumba Corporation adheres to the Email privacy laws as well as the rules outlined by the Federal Trade Commission. To protect the privacy rights of the owner of an email address, any communication of an OPT out request, other than to Trumba Corporation where the email address is flagged to opt out from an email distribution list, would be in violation of the privacy rights for the person that owns that email address. When a person has subscribed to an email and/or they opt out, for personal privacy, they may not want anyone to know they have opted out from receiving an email and it is their right to that privacy. Trumba has adopted this privacy policy and Trumba email functionality is designed around this type of privacy protection for an end user.
  7. Hi Joe, Correct, once the event has been deleted, all of the data, including the submitters name, email and phone number are also deleted from the record. Thanks, Steve
  8. Cassandra, Unfortunately, Google cannot index/spider into the Trumba spuds. When you search for an event using Google for example, the results will display the hCalendar page (if your published Trumba calendar is set to be searchable), however there is not a link directly to the events. Thanks, Steve
  9. Google cannot index/spider into the Trumba spuds. When you search for an event using Google for example, the results will display the hCalendar page (if your published Trumba calendar is set to be searchable), however there is not a link directly to the events.
  10. When you export a calendar, the export will contain all events in the past, present and future. As long as you have not deleted any events on the calendars, all of the data for these events will remain intact. Thanks, Steve
  11. Issue: When importing an ICS file, the "Our Bad" error appears. Solution: Open the ICS file in a text editor such as Notepad. The ICS file may have a malformed new line characters in it: "\n". Remove these from the ICS file by performing a Find/Replace (with nothing or a space) and resave the file and it will then import correctly in to Trumba.
  12. When you use Trumba event registration with the Open Sign Up option enabled on the event registration tab, you see a Sign Up button next to the event title on the published calendar/event details. If you do not use the wait list options, once the event reaches the registration limit the icon will display as Event is full. The event will remain visible on the calendar. This button, along with the Sign Up and Wait List are customizable buttons (and the labels can also be customized) so you can create and upload your own button for various calendar views as well as the event detail views.
  13. We have the ability to hide the "new" and "changed" indicators on the digest (daily, weekly) emails that go out from your published calendars. You will need to be using the List Email template and not the Classic Email template. To turn off these indicators, select your published calendar so it has a black check mark and click Publish>Email tab and from here if you have not set up the List Calendar Email template. If you have already set up the Calendar Email template, click Edit Settings & Styles for the List Calendar Email. Select the New/Updated Events tab. On this page you can set Show updated events from Yes to No and click OK to save your changes.
  14. The Month List control spud includes settings for customization. The Month List control spud can be found under the Publishing Control panel on the Control Spuds tab. When you select Add a Control Spud, you will see this spud that you can include on your webpage. This spud works well when positioned directly above the main calendar spud and allows a site visitor a quick way to navigate to different months on your calendar, instead of having to click the Prev/Next buttons on the calendar.
  15. The City of Seattle is a Trumba client and they just shared a tip on using Trumba with Word Press that I wanted to pass along. The way they have gotten around WP’s non-support of Javascript is to create an include and/or HTMLl file that has just the code they require for the instance of the calendar (which can be as much as an entire “page” with tables, calendar spud, control spud, and then placed it on their own web server. On the template page they created in Word Press, they use iFrames to reference the file and pull it into WordPress by this means. An example of how this looks can be found at: http://walkbikeride.seattle.gov/calendar/ Here is the iFrame code they used in the WP page template: <iframe frameborder="0" style="width:750px;height:1200px" src="http://www4.seattle.gov/mayor/walkbikeride_calendar.htm" scrolling="auto"></iframe> Thanks, Steve
  16. Hi Michael, If you can email me the correct banner image to use I will go ahead and update this for you. Please email it to support@corp.trumba.com. Thanks! Steve
  17. Hi Michael, There currently is only one event action page per Publisher account, so any additional calendars you publish on the account all need to use the same Event Action page. What has worked for a few other clients is to consider using a more generic banner image that can be used for your published calendars or if appropriate you could also consider a animated GIF that can rotate between the various banner images. Thanks, Steve
  18. A setting on the Classic Table view allows you to remove the year from the date field. For example on this calendar view we are grouping events based on the month of June 2010 and the events are showing a date that also includes the year 2010, which may not need to be displayed. To update your Classic Table view for your published calendars to remove the year, select the published calendar in Trumba and select Publish and click the Calendar Spuds tab and then select Edit Settings & Styles for Classic Table. Select the Events: Default tab and set “Hide year when grouping” to Yes and then click OK: Your calendar will update and only display the mm/dd for the Date:
  19. The Timezone Picker Unlabeled Control Spud, is a spud that should be used on your website if your calendar includes events happening in multiple time zones and also allows visitors to change the timezone that events are displayed in as Trumba will automatically display the times of the events in that timezone. If you would like the Timezone Picker Control Spud to remember the timezone selected by the user so they do not have to select the timezone each time they visit your calendar, you can enable the option to "Remember visitor timezone" by selecting Edit Settings & Styles for the Timezone Picker Control Spud and changing the option to "Yes".
  20. While the sorting of an RSS Feed is typically handled by the RSS Reader (browser), we offer a setting in the RSS Feed setting called "Publish Date Source". By default we will display the Event Start Date and we have seen this setting can cause some RSS Readers to reverse the order of your RSS Feed. What you can do is change this setting to "No Publish Date" and your RSS Feeds should now display in the correct order.
  21. Most of our promotion spuds can be configured to display events in both ascending and descending order. This allows the promotion spuds to be used to publish news and announcements in addition to events. Within the settings for the Promotion spuds, select the Descending (Past) option:
  22. Hi- Not sure if you have heard, however we've made a “newsworthy” improvement to Trumba Connect! Most of our calendar spuds and promotion spuds can now be configured to display events going into the past. This allows our promotion spuds and calendar views to be used to publish news and announcements in addition to events. Within the settings for the Calendar and Promotion spuds, we now have a descending option along with the ability to specify a start and end date (going backwards) I hope you will find this a useful enhancement! Thanks, Steve
  23. Most calendars have several ongoing/recurring events and sometimes it makes sense to have two calendars, one for one-time events and the other for ongoing/recurring events. This way you can publish both calendars or publish each calendar on separate pages. By doing this you can then create promotion spuds to display just the ongoing events. Another idea for you if you do not want to set up another calendar is to set up a custom field, for example "Type of Event" and you could create a value called "Ongoing Event" and another value for "One time event". When you are adding events to your calendar you will then tag the event to be an "Ongoing" or "One time event". By tagging these events with a value, you can then set up a Filter Control Spud to allows a visitor to display ongoing events on the calendar in addition to the one time events. Here is a help topic with more details. You can take this one step further and in addition to the steps above, you can set up a Filter View so when a person views the calendar you can hide the Ongoing events and only display the one-time events.
  24. Trumba allows for event image resizing or cropping across supported promotion spuds and calendar views. You will see this for the Photo Upcoming Spud as well as a few of the Calendar Views. You can have the images automatically scale down to a specific width or height that you specify instead of having to resize the image prior to adding them to your events. For example, if you select Publish>Promotion Spuds tab and then click Edit Settings & Styles for the Promotion Spud you will see these Image Options. If you change this to “Reduce” and set the width to 100 (Pixels) then all event images will be scaled to this width. The option to Show image placeholder will automatically add a space (blank image) to the left of the event information. For example, here is promotion spud with no image placeholder and you can see the events with no images stay flush left: Here is the same promotion spud using an image placeholder and the event are indented: If you are allowing image submissions using the Event Submission Form, you won’t have to worry about having to manually resize the images for the events as you can control them by the calendar settings and promotion spud settings. Submitters can submit any image size and they will automatically scale to the width or height you specify in your calendar and promotion spuds. Tip: I like to set the border and background to “ transparent” in case the event image you add is smaller than the preferred size it will prevent a background color from showing through around the edges of the images and look cleaner. Also, the event image can also appear on the event detail page by default when no default image is added. The Detail Image size is set under the Event Image section under Publish>Calendar Spuds tab>Edit Settings & Styles for the Event Detail. Typically the recommended width is no wider than the width of the main calendar spud.
  25. Thanks for the feedback! This is a feature request our development team is aware of and if implemented I will post an update.
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