Make the Switch to the New Event Editor

If you’re using the legacy editor you’ve likely been a customer for years.  Thank you!  We want you to get the most out of CalendarWiz, that’s why we’re asking you to switch to the newest version of our event editor.

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Here are just a few reasons to make the switch…


1.  Invite with RSVP


Invite people to your events or meetings and request an RSVP.  You’ll get instant email notifications when folks RSVP as Accept, Decline or Maybe.
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2.  Upload documents and images to events

Upload documents & images to your events in a snap. It’s as easy as adding an attachment to an email.
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3. New Feature: Add Multi-Day Banner Events

A multi-day banner event is an individual event that spans more than one day, for example a vacation, seminar, project, travel schedule or fundraiser.  These events appear as a banner from the event start day to the event end day.  Depending on your settings you might need to request this feature by emailing us at support@calendarwiz.com
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4.  Functionality you can count on.

The new event editor isn’t really new.  It’s been around for over a year and users have added over 3 million events with it.  We’ve made adjustments based on user feedback, and will continue to do so.

Review this user guide for a tab by tab overview of the full event editor features.   Share this guide, using the link below, to help your calendar editors become familiar with the new layout.

https://www.calendarwiz.com/blog/adding-editing-calendar-events/

 


Ready to use these new features?

Simply, go back to your calendar and click the [Yes, turn on new editor] button at the top of your calendar’s notification banner.

Or,   go Admin Menu> Options > Advanced Options tab > uncheck  ‘Use Legacy Editor’ > Save

 


 

We welcome your feedback

Please share your feedback in the comments section below.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can always email us at support@calendarwiz.com.

Calendar Attachments & Images

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We’re excited to announce that earlier this month CalendarWiz released a new feature dubbed, the File Manager*. Our goal was to make attaching files and embedding images in your events as simple, and fast as sending an email.

All calendar plans come with FREE storage for up to 100 files. If you need more than that you can easily upgrade to allow for more storage at any time.

To be fair, we’ve actually always allowed attachments and images in events, but adding them to the event was admittedly not easy. Until now, you had to do it the way most other shared calendar services do. You would’ve needed an account with a file hosting service such as Photobucket, Imgur, or Google Drive, etc. Then upload your files there, find the way to copy a public link, head back to your calendar, and paste the snippet of HTML into an event; today that’s all changed.

From now on, all you need to do is open the File Manager, upload your files directly to your calendar, then embed or attach them with a click or two. Simple! The File Manager also stores your files in the cloud, so no matter what computer or tablet you’re using, your files will be there waiting. You can make use of these files in other places in CalendarWiz, too, adding your logo to reminder and announcement email templates, for example. You’ll find that you can set files as favorites, create folders to keep them organized, and quickly search across all files and images.

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Getting started with the File Manager is a cinch, in fact, it’s already been added to your calendar.  You don’t have to do a thing except start using it. Simply go to the full event editor and click over to the Description & Images tab. You’ll see these icons, all of which can be used to start uploading files for your events. The icon to the far left opens the File Manager directly, the other two icons work as they always have, but also include the icon to launch the File Manager.

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1. When the File Manager opens for the first time it’ll look like this. Start by clicking the Upload button at the top left of the window that appears.

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2. On the Upload screen, drag and drop files onto the window, or use the Add files button at the bottom right.

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3. Once you’ve selected your files, click the Upload button at the bottom right of the window.

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4. Once the upload is finished click the Insert button at the bottom right of the window.

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5. Your file is ready to be attached or inserted into your event. If you’re inserting an image, go ahead and click the Insert button to embed it. If it’s a PDF or Word document, for example, click the Close button, then use the Insert Link icon to attach it.

Please remember that your files are stored publicly and are accessible by a standard URL. If your files contain sensitive data, we recommend securing them with a password, or encrypting them before uploading to your calendar.

* File Manager works with Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10+, Safari 5+, iPad iOS 6+, Android tablet OS 4+. Cookies be turned on.


As always we’re excited to hear from you about new features and hope you enjoy your new way of working with your calendar.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!

Mike

Restaurants Run Smoothly with CalendarWiz

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Operating a restaurant efficiently can be very demanding. It’s often one or two individuals balancing marketing, the staff schedule, and website/social media updates, all just a few hours before opening.

CalendarWiz allows restaurants to update event information in one place and instantly promote menu specials or entertainment events on their website and Facebook fan page. Sharing staff schedules and meetings is easy with our mobile app and event announcements and reminders.


“Your calendar has been awesome, I love it.  The Mobile App and event reminders help coordinate our server schedules. “

Jennifer Piallat – Zazie Restaurant Owner

How restaurants are using CalendarWiz

 

Upcoming Events List

Share specials and entertainment at-a-glance on your homepage or mobile site.
Match website colors.

Staff & Vacation Schedule

Staff can access their schedules anytime from PC, tablet, or Smartphone.

Mobile App

Add/edit/view events from your Smartphone and instantly update upcoming events list or website calendar.

Website Calendar

Share your full calendar with website visitors. Easy to add and customize colors.

Social Media

Share your events on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

Event Reminders

Notify staff of schedule and remind about upcoming shifts.

Room Bookings

Prevent double booking of a room or private area from desktop or mobile device. Select specific users that can edit/view room bookings.

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