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Calendar Categories

This tutorial will show you how to manage your calendar categories.


Components of Calendars

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Each calendar must have at least one category.  By default, your calendar will be setup with a category named "General".  You may rename this category as you see fit.  If your calendar only has one category, the front-end calendar on your website will not display the "Category View" section.

 

Categories

All Calendars must have at least one category as you MUST select at least one category for each event.  If a calendar only has one category, the "Categories View" will not appear on your website's calendar.  You can have as many categories as you'd like and you can also manage their sort order (the order in which they appear on your website's calendar).

Follow the directions below to Add New Categories.  The process for Editing Categories is the same, just click on the Edit Icon next to each category from the list view.

Add New Category
  1. From the My Calendars list view, click on the Manage CategoriesManage Categories Icon .
  2. You should now see a list of categories for your calendar.
  3. To add a category, click on the Add Category Add Categorylink at the top of the list. 
  4. You should now see a blank form.  Fill out the form. 
  5. After completing the form, click the Add Category button at the bottom of the form.

Edit Existing Category
  1. From the My Calendars list view, click on the Manage CategoriesManage Categories Icon.
  2. You should now see a list of categories for your calendar.
  3. To edit a current category, click on the Edit Category Editicon next to the category.
  4. You should see the pre-filled form with your category's information that you may change.
  5. After completing the form, click the Update Category button at the bottom of the form.

Delete Existing Category
  1. From the My Calendars list view, click the Manage CategoriesManage Categories icon.
  2. Click the DeleteDelete Site icon next to the category you would like to delete.
  3. A confirmation box will appear, click "Yes".

NOTE: You cannot delete categories that contain events, but you can make the category inactive so it no longer shows on your website's calendar.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14