New Interface Design Rollout

You may have noticed that CalendarWiz has been making some changes recently.  These enhancements have included new social media links, a quick add event feature, and a new advanced event editor.

These and future changes are driven by your requests, new technology and to lay a foundation for future developments such as subscriber emailing and event registration.  These and other enhancements will be delivered in a series of integrated releases over the coming months.

Enhancements include:

One purpose of this blog is to inform you about product enhancements before they arrive and to provide a way for you to tell us about your experience with the new features and interfaces.  Your feedback has been a very important part of our success and is appreciated.

Thanks for your continued support!

Mike Hommé
Director of Product Development

Calendar Enhancements Are Headed Your Way

Dear Customers,

This Monday, March 3rd, 2014, you’ll notice some reorganization and enhancements being made to the top section of your calendar. These changes won’t affect calendar operation and don’t require any action on your part.

Let’s take a look at some of the improvements you’ll likely notice right off the bat.


Login button is now located to the far-right of your calendar’s gray navigation bar.

The login button has been relocated

Once you login to your calendar, a new Logged in Navigation Bar appears just above the gray bar. Here you’ll find the Add Event and Admin Menu buttons. The Logged in Navigation Bar is visible only to logged in calendar editors and not visible to calendar or website visitors.

New Logged in Navigation Bar

Export, iCal/RSS and Suggest an Event forms have been redesigned and no longer open in new browser window. This change will eliminate the risk of browser pop-up blockers preventing your visitors from accessing these cool features.

We’ve also relocated the iCal/RSS feed  as a button on the gray navigation bar to make it easier for visitors and users to subscribe to your calendar.

Redesigned calendar forms

The Go To Date button has been redesigned and now opens quickly, instead of opening a new window.

New Go to Date picker

If you use our Suggest Event feature, you’ll notice that the Logged in Navigation bar will now include a red label indicating the number of “new” event suggestions. Click it to manage your suggested events as you always have.  Only logged-in administrators and permitted logged in managers will view the suggest event label.

New location for Suggested Events

Login screen has also been redesigned.

Login screen redesign

All calendars will be upgraded on March 3rd 2014.

These updates come to you at no additional costs or fees, and no action is required on your part. As always if you have questions, comments or feedback in general, please drop us a line at support@calendarwiz.com or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to mark your calendar!

Mike Hommé
Director of Product Development

New Full Event editor

Our new Full Event editor is packed with enhancements.  It’s smartphone & tablet friendly, lets you attach documents and images as well as allows code-free styling of event descriptions.  Built with the most modern web technologies, it’ll allow us to release fixes and improvements to your calendar faster than ever before.


New Feature: upload documents, files, and images to events.
Available only in the new Full Event editor.  Follow instructions to turn off the legacy event editor.

New Feature: Invite with RSVP
RSVP feature is only available using the new Full Event Editor.  Update now so you don’t miss out on new features.


To Enable the New Event Editor

Go to Admin Menu -> Options -> Advanced Options tab and uncheck the box ‘Use Legacy Editor’

To enable the new event editor, uncheck "Use Legacy Event Editor" in Admin Menu -> Options.

New Full Event editor layout

Click + in a day cell to add an event.  If the Quick Event editor opens, simply click the [More event options…] button to open the Full Event editor.  Review the tabs at the top of the Full Event editor to get an overview of its powerful features.  You’ll notice that Locations now have their own “Location” tab. .  Repeating events controls grouped for easier to understanding.

New Advanced Editor Layout
Important Note: we’ve also enhanced the “Description & Images” tab to allow image and document uploads to events.


“When You Need Them” Popup Controls

Convenient popup controls appear only when you need them, reducing interface clutter.

"When You Need" them controls

New ‘Checkbox’ Recipient Selection

This intuitive check box selection of announcement and reminder recipients is able to handle larger recipient list.

New ‘Checkbox’ Recipient Selection


Event Description Style Editor

WSIWIG editor allows text styling, inserting images.  No more dealing with HTML code, unless of course you want to. : )

Event Description Style Editor

 

So, with that, the New Event Editor is available now and we hope you’ll give it a try!

This update comes to you at no additional cost. As always if you have questions, comments or feedback in general, please drop us a line at support@calendarwiz.com or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading, and enable the new editor today!

Mike Hommé
Director of Product Development