Many businesses and nonprofits run events and scheduled activities as part of doing business. Locable's local calendaring features make it easy to add powerful calendars to any website and promote your events and/or events from others in the community that you support.
Locable's calendar support events, classes, meetings and deadlines as well as self-updating (automated) community calendar elements to help you cross-promote automatically.
When creating a calendar, you'll want to decide if the calendar is meant to show your events, community events from your Local Connections™, or both.
Adding a Community Calendar to your website is a great way to support local organizations and look great in the process.
If you haven't already, you'll want to post and promote your events by clicking Events > New Event - it's free and you can learn more about event promotion and registration here.
Start by Creating a Calendar
Click Community Calendar button on your Dashboard in the Getting Started section or click Events -> Manage Events > New Calendar or click to edit an existing calendar.
This will show you how to create a calendar and add it to your website.
This process will take just a few minutes and while it may seem daunting with a few steps please remember, you'll probably do this only once or twice and then be done!
Note: You can always add or remove who you Support after the Calendar is installed AND new events will appear automatically when they post or import events into their Locable account!
If you get stuck, contact us for help.
Setting Up Your Calendar
You'll setup your calendar initially and can make adjustments after it's been installed without touching your website.
Give your calendar a name so you can stay organized, useful when you add multiple different calendars
A header will be displayed publicly
Set your default view, users can change their view on the front end
Select what type of events to include - this is useful for putting events in one calendar and classes or meetings in another, for instance
Optionally filter which events appear by category (required Coordinate Plan which enables advanced moderation)
You can adjust moderation settings to meet your needs (required Coordinate Plan)
You can show or hide a keyword search and choose how many events to show by default before pagination
Paid accounts can hide Locable branding
Event sources is where you decide whos events to include and can include your events, events from others, or both.
You can add businesses/nonprofits as sources one-by-one or you can group them into Local Networks to reuse many businesses across different tools with a single click.
Don't forget to invite your Local Connections™ to participate so they can post content and support you right back ;)
Once created, you can add the calendar to your website.
If you use Locable's web builder you can add it by going to the page you'd like it to appear and clicking on the Feed Content option then selecting Calendar.
If your website is on another platform, you can copy the embed code we create and paste it where you'd like it to appear.
Alternatively, many businesses with a website hosted elsewhere would prefer to create a "microsite" using Locable's technology to live alongside their primary site to get more powerful options and more search engine benefits.