How to create an agenda

All Allevents features have a common basis: the agenda concept. An event is linked to an agenda. The « Museum visit » will be part of the « Visit » agenda while the « Meeting » event could be part of the “club life” agenda , the “Summer internship” part of a “Our children” agenda.  

You could decide that you should need only one agenda on your website and that this “agenda concept” is not mandatory. No problem! An events is not linked in a mandatory way to an agenda and you couldn’t care.

Vous pourriez décider que, sur votre site, vous n'auriez qu'un seul agenda et que, par conséquent, cette notion d'agenda est superflue. Pas de problème ! Un évènement n'est pas obligatoirement relié à un agenda et vous pourriez donc ne pas vous en soucier. However, as nobody knows how your website can evolve, I advise you to create an agenda in order to be ready the day you would need. By creating an agenda since the beginning, your events and other Allevents data will already be on the right way and it will simplify the multi-agenda enhancement.

Log into administration website in order to create an agenda. Then go to Allevents menu. Click on CalendarsUK icon  

List of existing calendars is displayed:

Click on
NewUKIt opens the next form : 

Only the calendar title is mandatory (1), However, I advise you to fulfill the next parameters in order to to make nice your calendar and website:


1 – Calendar Tag: Gets back main data form the calendar

2 – Title: It’s the calendar title. Select something quite generic that makes efficient your events classification.

3&4 – Colors: You can define a background color and text color. These colors will be used in the frontend pages in order to differentiate events by calendar either in the events lists, in the calendar or in the description event page.

5 – Contact link: You can select a user  who will informed by e-mail during a registration to an event and an event proposal.

6 – Thumbnail : You can assign a thumbnail to your calendar. This thumb will be used in the event description page, the calendar description page or the frontend. The calendar thumb will be used to represent the event if you don’t select another thumb in the event edit panel.

7 – Bullet: You can define a bullet for your calendar. This bullet will be used everywhere in your website frontend in order to symbolize the calendar. Allevents already includes some bullets, but you can also upload your ones from tour computer.

8 – Acces : You can define an access level for your calendar. By default this parameter is set to « public ».

9 – Status: You can define the calendar status. If you don’t publish the calendar, the events related to the calendar will not be published too

10 – By default: You can define if the calendar is the one that will automatically be assigned at an event creation.

11 – Description: You can write a description of your calendar. This description is as all joomla articles a HTML code. It means that you can write as you will do an article by adding links, images… This description id displayed in the website frontend in the calendar pages.

To go further, you can also fulfill next parameters:

12 – Publishung options

13 – Referencing Optimization: In order to optimize your website referencing, you can fulfill the meta-data: description, keywords and robots.

Once you have fulfilled all needed information you can click on ApplyUK

Your calendar is now in the Calendar manager. You can edit, update, suppress it from this page...

on Thursday February 23 by manu
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