Setting Up Calendar Views

One of the great features of the calendar is that you can customize different filters on the calendar and then save them for later use.

A saved set of Filters is called a View.

For example, most organizations create a view titled "Public" (or something similar) to easily manage which events are displayed to everyone through our integrated Website or Mobile App solutions.

 

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Creating a New View

  1. Navigate to your calendar. (NOTE: if you do not see the Calendar option in the left navigation menu on your screen, have an admin check your Calendar Permissions).

  1. Along the bottom of the screen, use the Filters to show/hide events based on the criteria you need. You may use any combination of Filters that you'd like! For example, you can show only the events about a particular ministry, events that take place in a specific room(s), and events that use vehicles; the sky's the limit!

    You will know Filters are in place because a green dot will show next to the filter tool name along the bottom.

  2. Once the Filters are in place, Click on Views. The Views list will appear.

 

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  1. Click the Add a View button. Give your View an intuitive name and click Add. This View will be available to you (and other authorized users) in the Views menu.

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Add your Calendar to your Website or Mobile App.

Calendar views are not only helpful sets of saved filters within your ChMS; they can added (embedded) on your ministry website or within our integrated Mobile App. Here's how...

  1. From the calendar, click on the Views button.

  2. Click the Gear Icon (View Settings) next to the Calendar View you want to add to your website or App.

 

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  1. First, ensure the Public checkbox is checked off.

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Note: If you only plan to display your calendar in your Integrated MinistryOne Mobile App, click Save and stop here. For your next steps, see Adding your Calendar to your Mobile App.

  1. Look for the area for "Website Embed Code." Copy everything inside this box. You will need to embed this HTML code into your external website.

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Note: Your calendar can be displayed in Month, Week, Day, or Agenda View. While Month is most common, make sure to select your desired style before copying the HTML code provided. 

 

Once the view is embedded on your website, the filtered calendar view will appear there. Events will be updated in real-time as changes are made. For more details, see Embedding a Calendar on Your Website.

 

Subscribing to your Calendar

While we suggest embedding your calendar (because updates are real-time), you can also subscribe to your calendar in another calendar service (ex: Google Calendar) that can monitor a calendar URL for changes.

  1. From the calendar, click on the Views button.
  2. Next to each View, you'll see a button. Click the actions next to the View you want. This will open the Edit View dialog window.
  3. Look for the area titled "Calendar Feed" and copy the URL from the box provided. Use this URL to subscribe to your calendar in a 3rd party Calendar Service.

Events you add will not immediately appear in your 3rd party calendar.  When you create events, they will sync to your 3rd party Calendar Service. However, these events will only sync when the 3rd party service requests an update. (In other words, we cannot control how often subscribed calendars sync). Google Calendar updates subscribed calendars usually once every 24 hours.

Changing or Deleting a View

Once a View has been created, it is not possible to edit its settings. To accomplish changes, just Delete the View and then re-create it. To delete a View:

  1. At the bottom of the calendar screen, click the Views button.
  2. Next to each View, you'll see a button. Click the actions next to the View you want to delete.
  3. Click the red Delete button.

 

 

 

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