csCalendar :: Use Instructions

The first thing you will need to do is LOGIN to csCalendar (see screenshot to the right).

When you installed the script you selected a username and password. Type that username and password into the appropriate fields and click LOGIN to csCalendar to enter the script management.

To reset the username and password refer to the script README file for instructions. Follow the same instructions used to change the username and password to look up the username and password if you happen to forget what they are.

csCalendar Management

When you first login to csCalendar you are taken to the MANAGE page (see screenshot to the right).

There are four primary actions that can be taken here:

CREATE NEW CATEGORY
Click this button if you want to add a new calendar category. Each category can contain an unlimited amount of calendars. You may create an unlimited amount of categories.

DELETE SELECTED CATEGORY
Use this button to permanently delete the selected category and ALL the calendars that are present within the selected category.

USE  LINKS WIZARD
The links wizard allows you to select from all the various calendar call-in methods. Copy/paste the links from the Links Wizard into any web page. It is that simple.

ADD CALENDAR TO SELECTED CATEGORY
Use this button to add a new calendar. See ADD/MODIFY CALENDARS for more details.

MODIFY/DELETE/CONFIGURE CALENDARS IN SELECTED CATEGORY
Select one of the options that you wish to perform on your calendar of choice:

CHANGE PASSWORD
To change the username/password click on the Change Password button to expose the fields required. Once the fields are exposed simply type the desired information:

ADD/MODIFY A CALENDAR

When adding/modifying calendar you only need to add a calendar name, calendar description (optional), then add the calendar events.

ADD/MODIFY A CALENDAR
There are a few elements to defining a calendar (see image to the right).

CALENDAR NAME/DESCRIPTION
The Calendar Name is used to title the calendar. Use names that are short and to the point. Such as Monthly Meetings, Board Meetings, Playoff Games, etc. The title appears in bold text above the calendar when being viewed.

The Calendar Description is used to further explain the reason and purpose behind the calendar. This is an optional field. Not all calendars need to be described, normally the Calendar Name is more than enough. This text will be displayed under the Calendar name and above the calendar being viewed.

MONTHLY CALENDAR VIEW
The Monthly Calendar View can be used to view the events shown in each month displayed. Change the month/year by using the QUICK JUMP date drop-down menus. Dates that contain events will be highlighted. Click on the highlighted days to view the events for that day. Click on the events in the EVENT column to view the details of that event.

EVENTS LISTING
The Events Listing is used to manage existing events. All the events of the calendar are listed in the Events Listing table. You can see that there are 3 columns: When describes the date/time of the events. Event Description lists the description that was typed in during the add process. The Action column contains buttons used to Edit or Delete each event.

ADD an EVENT
Adding an event is the most powerful feature of csCalendar. I will list all the options and what these options are for (see image to the right).

EVENT TITLE
This will be used to identify the event. Keep this short and simple.

DESCRIPTION
This is where you list the actual event details. You can type as much text as you would like.

INCLUDE START/END TIME
Use this option to specify the start and end time of the event. Otherwise it is assumed it is a reminder-type event.

The start and end times are entered using dropdown menus. Select the start/end Hour, Minute, and AM/PM.

FREQUENCY
This is where you select from Single Day Event, Event Spanning Multiple Days, and Recurring Event.

SINGLE DAY EVENT
Use this if the event is for one day only.

EVENT SPANNING MULTIPLE DAYS
use this if the event spans more than one day. There is no limit on the amount of time/days an event can span.

RECURRING EVENT
This is the most comprehensive setting within csCalendar! When adding a recurring event follow these steps:

RANGE OF RECURRENCE
Specify when the events starts and stops.

FREQUENCY PATTERN
Specify the frequency of the event. Choose from one of these options.

Navigation Buttons
The Navigation Buttons at the bottom are used to Configure, Save Calendar, Preview, and Cancel.

CONFIGURE CALENDAR

Each calendar can be configured separately. By clicking CONFIGURE in the calendar management page you will be taken to the Configuration window (see image to the right).

CONFIGURE CALENDAR
There are 3 basic elements to configuring a calendar:

DATE FORMAT
The Date Format consist of 2 options"

CALENDAR OPTIONS
Select from all these various options below:

CUSTOM FIELD MANAGEMENT
You can create up to ten additional fields that will be used to enter events into calendars. All you need to do is enter the Field Title and click the "*" checkbox if you want to make the custom field required. If Required "*" is selected the person inputting events will have to fill out the field in order to submit the form. Note, try to keep the field names short and to the point. Such as: Required Members, Location, Supplies Needed, etc.

LINKS WIZARD
Using the LINKS WIZARD (example to the right) allows you to easily get the code required to add the calendar to any pre-existing web page. Follow these simple instructions: