19 May 2013
Pre-Installation and Installation
Calendar Components/Forum with a Calendar
Calendar Components/Forum with a Calendar
The calendar is a dynamic aspect of the FusionBB software.
It allows the site admin (and others who have the correct permission set) to post events that are important to their membership as well as noting the birthdays of those members who choose to share their birthdates.
The calendar feature of FusionBB can be accessed via the
at the top of the page or through the
Forum with a Calendar
section on the
page. Each section will give you a different view of the calendar.
will take you to the daily calendar where you can change the view to see different months as well as the type of calendar you view (
, or the option to
Jump To the 'Forum With a Calendar'
Once at the calendar page, you will see the following buttons/drop-down boxes.
(You may or may not be able to access or use some of the buttons depending on the permission set you have.)
Month/Year drop-down boxes
allow you to move backward and forward (by month and/or by year) in the calendar, keeping the settings you currently have.
allow you to move backward and forward in the calendar, keeping the current session settings you have. (For instance, if you are viewing the August, 2007 'Birthday Events' calendar: clicking the
button will take you to the July, 2007 'Birthday Events' view, while clicking the
button will take you back to the August, 2007 view.)
For more information about the forum calendar, please see the 'Forum With a Calendar' section below.
If you have the correct permissions, this button will take you to the page where you can add new events or edit current ones.
After clicking the
button, you will be taken to a page where you will find the following areas:
Drop-down menus for:
You will also find a subject box and
section. These are similar to what is seen when making a post. The
box has buttons allowing you to add bold, italics, url links, etc., as well as change the color of the text.
o Below the
section is the area where you designate if the event is 'Recurring'. Simply click the radio button to the left of the description of your event:
, or recurring
Weekly, Monthly, Monthly(end of), or Yearly
. There is also a box you can check if the event is an
o After entering in information about the event, click the
button to upload your event.
Once the event has been added to the calendar, clicking on the day of that event will take you to a 'day planner' view showing the event and the start/end times. If you click on the event in this view, it will expand out and show any other information about that event you may have included.
have a start and end date & time, even if the event is only happening for one day. If these (or any other necessary sections) aren't filled in, the page will refresh and show the errors to be corrected.
Below the calendar (or the Description box, if you're adding an event), are the current month's calendar as well as smaller calendars for each month of the current year. A smaller version of the current month's calendar is also automatically loaded into the sidebar--unless sidebars have been disabled by the Administrator.
Forum With a Calendar
This calendar view is accessed via the
and is a view very similar to a daily planner: showing the upcoming events. Below the upcoming events is an area where topics can be started or replied to.
The forum calendar is permissions-based and won't be displayed in the public (viewed by everyone) calendar. Any events that are added to the forum calendar will not show up in the public calendar. If you want an event to show up in both places, you will have to add that information to both calendars.)
When starting or replying to a topic, the familiar subject/body text box will have the
links below it, as well as a link that will allow the user to
Manage the Event
. Clicking this link will pop up a box with the drop-down choices for
End date & time
, a box to designate the event as an
event, and a box to delete the event.
button will upload the event to the calendar.
Once uploaded, the new post will have the event start and end date/times listed at the upper right-hand side of it.
This event won't be added to the main site calendar unless it is added to the main calendar by the site administrator or another person with the correct permissions.
This ability to add/update events is permissions-based. Only users with the correct permissions will be able to add events. All others will only be able to view the calendar events and start/reply to topics in the Calendar Forum.
10 Nov 2008 8:06 PM
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