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Using Trumba with your own website

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I use citymax.com to host my website. It's a template based service that so far has met my needs EXCEPT for the calendaring option. I want to subdivide my calendars by event category so that users can choose what types of events they want to see. Their back-end interface is not the greatest either as I have to manually enter repeating events.

 

I'd like to use Trumba, but I want it so that a viewer clicks on the calendar tab on my site and sees the calendar seemlessly -- without having to go to another site.

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Hi heather,

 

Thanks for your interest in using Trumba OneCalendar to publish your events schedule.

 

You can publish calendars separtely or mixed in, depending on the audience. An example, a spiritual organization publishes all the church events together, but then can also choose to publish a youth calendar or a women's calendar.

 

Regarding your other question about displaying the calendar on your site, perhaps these examples of embedded calendars would help?

http://www.universityprep.org/calendar/index.php

http://www.museumofflight.org/Display.asp?Page=NewsCalendar

 

If the way embedded calendars behave is close to the results you want to achieve on your own site, then perhaps you could check out the help topic on embedding:

http://www.trumba.com/help/publish/embedoverview.html

 

Hope this helps. And welcome to the Trumba Forum!

 

Anne / Trumba Support

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Thanks! Okay, now I know how to embed. This is exactly what I need.

 

Now, next question. I'm working with my demo and I'm having trouble mixing in all of my sub-calendars. I created quite a few.

 

Secondly, I want users to be able to be able to select the calendar. Will that tool appear on the page when I embed it?

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Hi heather,

 

Glad the previous post was useful.

 

Here are some answers to your questions:

 

Step 3 of the publishing process allows you to select calendars to mix in.

Help topic - http://www.trumba.com/help/pubmpg.html

 

Here is an example of an embedded calendar that uses the mix in control:

http://www.kolhaverim.org/khcalendar.htm

 

Hope this helps!

 

Anne / Trumba Support

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Still working on this issue.

 

I'm getting the following message:

 

Calendar Not Found

We're sorry but the calendar http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kids_kaleidoscope_calendar was not be found. It may have been deleted or is not yet published. For more information place see Trumba Help.

 

Citymax.com support told me to use the following code on a single page and it should point to the hosted calendar.

 

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.trumba.com/k.aspx?calendar=c http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kids_kalei...</script>

<noscript><a href=" http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kids_kaleidoscope_calendar ">View Calendar Online</a></noscript>

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Hi heather,

 

Are you still having the problem? Perhaps your calendar was not published and is now?

 

If you simply want to link to your calender, you can do so, by using the typical way you set up a link in html. If you want to embed your calendar on your site, it is a little bit more complex.

 

From Trumba Help:

  • Summary of the embedding process
     
    To embed a published calendar in a Web site, you add HTML code that we provide below to two different Web pages:
    • A brand new page that you create specifically and solely for the purpose of embedding a calendar into another page on your Web site. The HTML code on this page points to your published calendar on www.trumba.com.
    • The page on your Web site, which more than likely already exists, where you want the embedded calendar to appear. The HTML code on this page points to the brand new page described in the first bullet above.

These two pages work together to display an embedded view of your published calendar.

Rest of the help file - http://www.trumba.com/help/publish/embedhow.html

 

I'd recommend either simply making a link to the calendar page, as you would to link to any other web page from your site. Or, if you feel comfortable with embedding, then to follow the directions exactly as offered in Help.

 

I am unsure if what you are actually trying isn't working because you simply did not have your calendar published or because what the folks who host your web site suggested won't work. What they've suggested appears to be a partial excerpt from Trumba Help instructions on doing an embed.

 

Hope this is enough information to help you decide how to proceed.

 

Regards,

 

Anne / Trumba Support

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