Add Event Board to your website

Our new “Event Board” lets you display events in an attractive posterboard layout.  It’s easy to embed the Event Board into any website so you can share your calendar events in a modern and interesting way.  By the way, it looks great on any mobile or desktop device.

Here’s how it looks….

Event Board

 

Here’s how to get started…

STEP 1:  Start by adding future events in your calendar to help you get an idea of how the event board will look.  Add events using the full event editor to include event description text, images, saved locations and more.  If you’d like to add images to your events, learn more here.

STEP 2:  Go to Admin Menu > under Website Plugins > Event Board

STEP 3:  Adjust event board theme color, max events, description text length, and more.  Preview changes to the left.
Note: you may select specific categories to include in the event board.  Learn more about calendar categories.

STEP 4:  To embed the event board into your website, log into your website builder so you can edit or add a new web page.

STEP 5:  Copy and Paste the “Event Board” iframe code into your web page.  Most website builders have an “HTML block” or “Embed block” where you’ll add the event board iframe code.
In some cases, you’ll need to click on a </> icon to paste the code.

 

STEP 6:  Save changes and publish your web page.

Optionally, adjust the height and/or width of the iframe code.  By default, we set the height to height:1600px and width:100% (best for responsive sites), but feel free to adjust those values to what works best with your events.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Email us at support@calendarwiz.com

Export for simple reporting

Our export feature can be helpful in a number of ways.  Export is most commonly used to keep a local backup of your events handy or to import events to another calendar program.   We’ve recently seen customers using export as a simple reporting tool and thought we’d share some tips for using export in reporting.

 

Here’s how it works…..

STEP 1:  Export is located in the upper left of your calendar’s navigation bar.  By default, you’ll need to be logged in as an administrator to view the export button.

STEP 2:  Select a date range for the events you’d like to report on.

STEP 3:  Select any combination of categories to export.

STEP 4:  Export to a “Comma Separated Values Format (.csv).”  This file type is easily opened and reviewed in MS Excel or other spreadsheet applications.

STEP 5:  Optionally, select additional export options such as the option include mirror category columns in the export file.  If you’re adding events to more than one category in your calendar, you can export that data in your .csv file.

STEP 6:  Click “Export” button.  You’ll see a success message and a file titled “CalendarWiz_Export..” download to computer’s “downloads” folder.

STEP 7:  Open and review your export file in MS Excel.  Note that each row represents an event.  Columns across include  data associated with each event, including start date, start time, duration, etc.  Be sure to scroll horizontally to view all event data included in the export.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email support@calendarwiz.com.

Get Started with Mobile App

We’ve just added some awesome updates to our mobile app, making now the perfect time to start using CalendarWiz on your phone.  The mobile calendar is compatible with any smartphone, Android, iPhone, etc.

Here’s how to get started…

Step 1: There’s nothing to download.  Simply open your phone browser, which is Safari or Chrome in most cases.

Step 2: Type in your calendar link.  Replace “yourcalendarname” in the link with your unique calendar name.

www.calendarwiz.com/yourcalendarname

Step 3: Select “Mobile” when prompted.

Step 4: Log in with your regular login information.

Step 5: Add CalendarWiz to your phone home screen.

Here’s how it works…

  • Add events by tapping the + icon.
  • Edit events by tapping event and click Edit in the upper right.
  • Filter events by category, just tap the icon.
  • Category Colors displayed alongside each event.
  • Refresh calendar by tapping the icon.
  • Gray dots indicate days with events.
  • Tap a day number to view day’s events below.
  • View events as a list by tapping the icon.
  • Sideways swipe calendar to move month to month.
  • Tap event to view details and description.

 

Trouble Shooting:  If the link above doesn’t offer “Mobile” option, use this direct link to the mobile calendar.
Replace “yourcalendarname” in the link below with your unique calendar name.

www.calendarwiz.com/mobile.html?crd=yourcalendarname

Learn more about options for viewing events on your iPhone or Android phone.

If you have any questions at all please email us at support@calendarwiz.com