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Kevin Blair

Advice needed on creating "Featured events" calendar

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Hi all

 

I am running multiple calendars for our community. I want to create a featured events calendar to put on the front page of our website.

 

This calendar will haev a phot in each event, and will include events that go over multiple days or even weeks.

 

I need a calendar spud view that will;

1. Show the photo

2. Only display the event once on the screen, not repeating to display it for the multiple days

3. Allow truncation of the notes - say 200 characters (allow user to click on it for full details)

 

Any help would be most appreciated (I can do point 1) :)

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You're right - I forgot about that! (I use the performance schedule option on my theater page, but the default view is list.)

 

You can try using the list view and set it to display only the events for the current day. That's the only solution that comes to mind right now.

 

Thanks Soleil! Solves everything... except for the image attached to the event. If I could just add this I would be so happy. Any thoughts?

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Also, with recurring events, you could make the opening night and closing night featured events and have seperate categories for "opening" and "closing". That would allow you to set up other spuds just for openings and closings.

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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

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Kevin,

A few things you may want to check as I noticed the Upcoming Events spud is not linking correctly to your main calendar of events. The Upcoming Events crawler has a teaserbase URL pointing to http://wowkal.com/?p=34 (this gives a Not Found error), however I think it should be: http://wowkal.com/calendar-2/.

 

Also, on the Upcoming Photo Promotion spud, this teaserbase is pointing to http://www.trumba.com/calendars/wowkal-feature-events, which is taking a visitor off of your site and over to the Trumba Hosted page. You may want to change the teaserbase for that promotion spud and also redirect it to: http://wowkal.com/calendar-2/, as long as those events that are show in that spud are also visible on the main calendar.

 

On the same page, http://wowkal.com/, the DateFinder currently does not have a teaserbase, so if a user clicks on a date or an event in the pop-up nothing happens. You may want to add another line to the DateFinder code that includes the teaserbase to http://wowkal.com/calendar-2/

 

I hope that helps!

Thanks,

Steve

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