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I have installed the date finder spud on a page and have it configured properly to go to the calendar spud page on my site. I was a bit confused at first, when you click on a specific date link, the link brings you to the overall calendar spud page. So if the user wants to see what is happening on the 28th they have to click the date finder spud, load the next page, then click the 28th again.

 

Is there an option or any way to have those links go directly to an event detail page?

 

Thanks!

Wayne

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Hi Wayne,

 

If you use the Upcoming Events spud or the Crawler spud you can click on a specific event and you'd go to the details of the specific event. You're right about the Date Finder spud, you'll go to a page that contains events from that date.

 

If you were publishing with the classic day, week or month templates, you'll go to current day or week or month when you click on a specific date on the Date Finder spud. This is because you are picking a day (rather than event) and each day could have multiple events. Once you are on the view that includes the specific date, you would need to then select the event.

 

If you want your calendar viewer to see events on a particular day, when they click on a specific date then you could publish using the day template or publish using the list view but group by day.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards,

Anne / Trumba Support

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If you want your calendar viewer to see events on a particular day, when they click on a specific date then you could publish using the day template or publish using the list view but group by day.

 

That makes sense Anne - so a work around is to create/publish another calendar in with the day-view mode and "mix-in" my main calendar events. And have the date finder link to that day-view calendar. Seems to work. I don't see downsides besides the user might uncheck the main calendar and then get confused?

 

Thanks,

Wayne

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Hi Wayne,

 

The workaround you mention is needed in some circumstances, however, if all you wanted to do was to change the view, then you can add a parameter to your published calendar URL.

 

Here is an example:

 

http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kexp

 

http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kexp?template=day

 

http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kexp?date=...mp;template=day

 

The script would be something like this:

<script src="http://www.trumba.com/k.aspx?calendar=kexp&template=day" type=text/javascript></SCRIPT>

 

Cheers,

 

Anne / Trumba Support

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Ah - For some reason I was under the impression that when you went through the publishing process whatever view you selected was the only view you got - so this is great to find out about.

 

So the only downside of this option is I'd be linking to the trumba site rather than the calendar spud page on my site...

 

Thanks!

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That's one option, Wayne. Depends on how many other spuds you have on the page with the date finder spud. If it is the lone one then you can direct it to another page on your site that has the day view, for example.

 

There are probably other workflows one could assemble with the various building blocks, too. : )

 

For example:

 

You could use the crawler or the upcoming spud on the home page or page that invites people to visit your main calendar page. Both those spuds take people to specific events.

 

You could do a static small image of a calendar on your main page that leads folks to your main calendar page. Example: http://www.philau.edu (top right)

 

Cheers,

 

Anne / Trumba Support

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