Basic Guide to Sharing your Calendar
Applies to: ChurchArt Pro Calendar Feature
After all the hard work you've put into creating the church calendar, we have several easy ways to share it with your members. The link we provide points to the "Preview Calendar" mode, not to the "Edit" mode, so your members can view all the events without being able to update anything.
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Accessing Calendar Hyperlinks
From the homepage dashboard, click on Share Calendar.
Once you have clicked on Share Calendar on the home page, you'll see various URL links where you or others can access the calendar.
The first link on this page is "Your assigned web address" and will take you to the calendar grid view. This is an assigned link just for your church calendar.
Plus, you'll find additional links to view or share a specific calendar view. The preview button beside each link will let you see how the calendar will appear on your website or what others will see if they have that link. Here are the additional calendar views available:
- Current Day List
- Current Week List
- Current Month List
These links can be shared with your staff or other church members who would like to view the calendar. And, you can copy and paste any of these links into your church's website. See more information below:
Linking the Calendar to your Website
Once you decide on the calendar view you would like to use from the options listed above, simply copy that URL, then go to your web authoring program and create a hyperlink according to the website instructions. Just click paste when prompted for the calendar link.
For more information about creating hyperlinks, please see the documentation that came with your Web authoring software.
1. Calendar is blank
If you have linked the calendar to your website and the calendar does not show any of the events you have added or is blank, it is likely the link is not completely correct. You'll want to compare the URL of the link you added to the URL link that is listed under "Share Calendar". If any part of the link does not match, you will not see your events. It's usually best to copy and paste the link we provide you to be sure it's an exact match. Sometimes zeros can look like "O"s, or "L" can look like a "1".
2. My calendar is not showing up on my Web page
In order for your calendar to show up on your Web page, you need to link to the calendar using the correct URL. If you have followed all of the steps above and the calendar still does not appear, please email us at email@example.com and include any error messages or circumstances that occur.
3. Can I add HTML code to my Web page to embed the calendar into my Web page without having to link to your site?
You can embed the calendar into the HTML of your own Web page. However, for the calendar to sync with any updates you make, it will still need to link to our site. Updating events on the calendar is also done on our site.