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Calendar Feed

You can embed a calendar feed directly onto any content page in the Govstack Content Management System. Learn how to add a calendar feed to a page and adjust its content and display options.

You need to set up the calendar in Govstack Events before you can add a calendar feed to a content page.

Add a calendar feed

To add a calendar feed to a page:

  1. Login to the Events back office
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to add a calendar feed to
  3. Select the 'Add content' button under the 'Main content' area of the page 'Content' tab
  4. This will open the 'Add content' slide-out panel
  5. From here, select the 'Calendar Feed' component
  6. This will take you to the calendar 'Configuration' tab. You can leave the 'Calendar Id' and 'View Id' fields empty as this information will pull automatically from your website calendar

Next, you can customize the content and display options for the calendar feed.

More than two calendar feeds

When you have more than two calendar feeds, you will need to enter the 'Calendar ID' into the events feed settings.

To find the 'Calendar ID':

  1. Login to the Events back office
  2. Navigate to the 'Configuration' tab
  3. Find the name of your additional calendar and click 'edit'
  4. Copy the string of letters and numbers at the end of the URL. This can be found in the URL after "/Update"

Customize the content and display options

You can customize the appearance of the calendar feed by completing the following content and display details.

You can choose what calendar content to display in your calendar feed. To do this, you need to:

  1. Select the 'Content' tab in the calendar feed component
  2. Next to 'Heading', add what heading you would like to appear at the top of the calendar feed
  3. Next to 'View all Text', add the text that you want users to click on to view all the calendar feed items in another window
  4. Next to 'View All Link', you can add a link to the full calendar feed so users can view all its events. Select 'Add', and then enter the URL to the calendar feed page and click 'Submit'
  5. Next to 'Maximum Events', add the maximum number of events you want the calendar feed to display on the page. If you don't want to have a limit, leave this box blank

You can customize how the calendar feed is displayed on the page. To do this, you need to:

  1. Select the 'Display' tab in the calendar feed component
  2. Next to 'Stack Position', choose from the drop down options whether you want events to display horizontally or vertically in the calendar feed
  3. Turn on or off the 'Show Event Image' toggle to indicate whether or not you want to display event images in the calendar feed
  4. Turn on or off the 'Show Description' toggle to indicate whether or not you want to display event descriptions in the calendar feed
  5. Turn on or off the 'Show Line Divider' toggle to indicate whether or not you want to have a line divider between events in the calendar feed

Calendar feed settings

You can adjust the look and layout of your calendar feed through the settings tab. To access the calendar feed settings, select the 'Settings' tab located at the top of the 'Calendar Feed' slide-out panel.

Review each of the calendar feed settings to learn more.

You can customize the content colours of the calendar feed using the colours that are part of your website design. Depending on your website design, you can add a coloured background behind the calendar feed to create a hot spot on the page. 

Colour options

The colour options are based on the design of your website. You may be able to change the design colours depending on your Govstack plan. To get access to the website design features, speak with your GHD Digital Account Executive.

If you'd like, you can add an image to the background of a calendar feed. To do this, you need to:

  1. Select the "+" icon next to the "Background image" field
  2. This will open the 'Media' folder
  3. From here, choose the folder that contains the image you'd like to add
  4. Select the image you'd like to insert
  5. Press the "Select" button 

Please note

Adding an image behind text can cause colour contrast issues for users with low vision or colour blindness. You should only add an image behind text if it meets the colour contrast ratio requirements associated with accessibility legislation in your region. 

Background image options

You can also set a few options for a background image, including the placement of the image, size of the image and whether or not the image repeats. We recommend testing out the different options until you find the one you like the best.

This setting only applies if you are using a page with a 'Full' page layout. Typically, full page layouts are reserved for the home page of your website or any landing pages you've created.

You can add animation to the calendar feed by selecting the 'Animate' toggle. Once the 'Animate' toggle is selected, you'll have the option to customize the:

  • Animation style
  • Animation delay (seconds)
  • Animation duration (seconds)

Animation style

From the 'Animation style' dropdown menu, select the type of animation you'd like to add to the calendar feed. There are a variety of different animation options in the following categories:

  • Attention Seekers
  • Bouncing Entrances
  • Fading Entrances
  • Flippers
  • Light Speed
  • Rotating Entrances
  • Sliding Entrances
  • Zoom Entrances
  • Specials

We recommend testing out a variety of animation styles to select the one you like the most. 

Please note

Animation styles can cause accessibility issues for some users visiting your website. For example, some users may experience motion sickness when viewing animated elements on your website.

Animation delay

Using the 'Animation delay' slider select the time in seconds that you'd like to delay the animation. 

Animation duration

You can select how long you'd like the animation to last on the calendar feed by using the 'Animation duration' slider. Select the number of seconds you'd like the animation to continue on the public website. 

You can create an anchor link that will link a user to this specific part of the content page. If you'd like to create an anchor link to the calendar feed in the future, you can add a unique name in the 'Anchor name' field. 

In the 'Custom classes' field, you can add any custom CSS classes you may have. Custom CSS classes can be found in the Design node under the 'CSS' tab in the backend of Govstack. 

If you'd like to add more than one custom class, you'll need to leave a space between each class. 

Please note

Depending on your Govstack plan, you may not be able to access the Design node in the backend. If you'd like to be able to add custom CSS and get access to the website design, contact your GHD Digital Account Executive. 

You can select additional styles for the calendar feed, including:

  • Spacing
  • Visibility
  • Design

Spacing

You can remove the spacing around the calendar feed by selecting one of the following options:

  • Remove spacing
  • Remove spacing top only
  • Remove spacing bottom only

Visibility

You can customize the visibility of the calendar feed. Select one of the following options:

  • Hide on all screens
  • Hide on extra small screens
  • Hide on small screens
  • Hide on medium screens
  • Hide on large screens
  • Hide on extra large screens

Design

Select one of the following options if you'd like to customize the design of the calendar feed:

  • Show shadows - this will add a shadow effect to the accordion
  • Sticky - the calendar feed will stay on the screen even as users scroll down the page

Turn on the 'Hide from website' toggle if you'd like to hide this component from the web page.

Preview and publish changes

Once you've added a calendar feed to your page, make sure to preview and publish the page to complete the process.

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