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    Is there any documentation on how to use the calendar module?
    Adding events, etc?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Mackey View Post
    Is there any documentation on how to use the calendar module?
    Adding events, etc?
    Since used vB over 10 years ago, I never used vB calendar module.
    If you want to know how to use it, just testing it by trying to add some events..etc and see how it works.
    That is simple.
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    • #3
      Adding an event is done by creating a new topic and clicking on the Event button. It should then automatically appear in your Calendar module.
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      • #4
        Events can be in any channel whether it is a Forum, Article, Blog or Social Group channel. As Trevor said, just click the button to create a New Topic/Article/Entry in the channel and you can then select the Event content type. The default calendar will show events from all channels.
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        • #5
          Thanks Wayne and Trevor. I appreciate the time.
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          • #6
            I've waited years for this feature, thanks! Is there a way to make a button that when clicked would basically start a new topic in my designated Event forum, with the "Post Event" tab already selected, and the All Day option set to No by default? I need something like that before I can upgrade from vb4.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mna View Post
              I've waited years for this feature, thanks! Is there a way to make a button that when clicked would basically start a new topic in my designated Event forum, with the "Post Event" tab already selected, and the All Day option set to No by default? I need something like that before I can upgrade from vb4.
              I heard that before. I think that's possible but right now it requires custom coding. I'm not sure if this is already in the JIRA.

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              • #8
                Do you think it would be very hard to make a Add Event button in a HTML or PHP module? Ideally I would like a Add Event button in the Upcoming Events Module next to the View Events in Calendar button that's already there...but I would settle with adding a HTML or PHP module to put some buttons in.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mna View Post
                  Do you think it would be very hard to make an Add Event button in an HTML or PHP module? Ideally I would like a Add Event button in the Upcoming Events Module next to the View Events in Calendar button that's already there...but I would settle with adding a HTML or PHP module to put some buttons in.
                  Since Events can be created in Topics (forums), Articles (CMS), Blog Entries (Blog), Discussions (Groups), Private Messages, and Visitor Messages where would the button lead? That is why we didn't add one. BY adding Events as a content type, it gets all the advantages of all content types. These are Rich Text Editing, Inheritable Channel Permissions, Custom BBCodes, Attachments, Searching, Human-Friendly URLS, Replies, Comments, Etc... Plus they don't have to be created in a single location. This is something that wasn't easily possible in previous versions of vBulletin. With default permissions, users can create event content throughout your entire site.

                  However, if you want to constrict events to a single Channel location, then yes you can create a simple button that leads to that channel's createcontent page.
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                  • #10
                    To be clear...

                    The default Calendar module performs a search for all events across your site and will show the events. However, you can control what is shown using the standard Search JSON. The default should be sufficient for most sites. More Advanced users can use JSON to create multiple specialized calendars. You can also alter this using the "Latest Events" module. This is a customized search module that only shows events by default. When you click the "View All Upcoming Events" button, it will pass its parameters to the Calendar search module.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post

                      Since Events can be created in Topics (forums), Articles (CMS), Blog Entries (Blog), Discussions (Groups), Private Messages, and Visitor Messages where would the button lead? That is why we didn't add one.
                      My idea would be something like: If the module of Upcoming Events (or another module) had a "Add new Event" button, there should be an option to choose which forum that button would post to.

                      In my case I'm the admin of a flight simulation community website, where users fly together on multiplayer servers. They will add events to our current vb4 homepage to organize a multiplayer flight from one airport to another at a specific time. Any user of the website can see the event on the homepage and choose to join. The main concern here is to have a visible button on the homepage that says "Add New Event" so everyone can easily see how it's done. We currently have an Event forum where all Events are posted to from the Add Event button. Here's a link if your curious as to the setup: http://msflights.net/forum/content.php

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                      • In Omnibus
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                        The site linked is using vB 4.2.2 so the Upcoming Events module wouldn't be applicable.

                      • mna
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                        the link was for an example of these features in vb4. We have updated to vb5 now, this is what our event module from vbmods.rock look like now: https://www.msflights.net/forum/

                    • #12
                      If all of your events are in one forum then you can use either the Ad module or the Static HTML module and create a button to create new content in that forum. They will have to select the event content type in the editor or you can use channel permissions to only allow the event content type in that forum.

                      Sample code would be something like:
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                      <button class="b-button b-button--primary">
                          <a href="https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/new-content/XXX">Add New Event</a>
                      </button>
                      You would replace XXX with the nodeid of your Event channel after upgrading as it will change from what it is now. Might need additional CSS to style it the way you want.
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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post

                        You would replace XXX with the nodeid of your Event channel after upgrading as it will change from what it is now. Might need additional CSS to style it the way you want.
                        Thanks, is there a way to get it to load onto the "Post Event" tab? Right now it goes straight to a forum post, it would be nice to have it load onto the Post an Event tab by default. Thanks for the help!

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by mna View Post

                          Thanks, is there a way to get it to load onto the "Post Event" tab? Right now it goes straight to a forum post, it would be nice to have it load onto the Post an Event tab by default. Thanks for the help!
                          I tried to get this working but couldn't.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by mna View Post

                            Thanks, is there a way to get it to load onto the "Post Event" tab? Right now it goes straight to a forum post, it would be nice to have it load onto the Post an Event tab by default. Thanks for the help!

                            There are no route endpoints to tell the system to create a specific content type like Events. Due to this, the system can't go straight to a Post Event tab. Would be an interesting item for future improvement.
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