Publishing calendars allow you to increase participation and build excitement in your organization by publicizing what's happening. Use this feature to create a calendar of one time events or recurring events.
The content controls located at the top of the screen allow you to upload and manage files; create more pages, albums, blogs, calendars, forms and media; save and publish changes to the current page.
Adding a New Event
Click the New Event button to create your new event and manage when, where, and how often this event happens.
- Event Title Use this field to give your event a title.
- Location Use this field to inform your visitors the location of the event.
Scheduling The Date field
will by default include the current date. Click inside the Date field
and you'll see a 30 day calendar open just like the Blog scheduler
and the Media scheduler. Use the arrows to select the appropriate
day, month, and year and click OK. Now you are ready to schedule the
event. If the event is just one day select the radio button that
reads Once. Click Publish and you're event will appear on your
calendar. If your event recurs then select the appropriate time interval Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, select the necessary options within each time interval, and select whether the event stops at a particular date using the Repeat Until option or should the event recur forever select the Repeat Forever option. Learn more about scheduling.
- Web Address The web address area will be autofilled with the title of your blog post. If however you'd like to make a change to the web address simply click in the field and make your changes.
- Summary/Description The summary/description area is a great place for you to provide a small overview of the blog post itself or even a small snippet. What you add in this area is used for two purposes. The first is that this text will display as an introduction to your blog post before the user clicks to view and read your post. The second purpose is for search engines to accurately index this blog post in user search results.
- Keywords/Tags Use the keywords/tags section to include pertinent words that users of your site could use to find this particular piece of content.
- Comments Select whether or not you will allow users to comment on your blog posts. Checking the “Allow Comments” box will allow signed-in users to add a comment that will need to be approved before it is displayed on the site. The site owner receives a notification via email to approve or reject the comment. As soon as the link is clicked to approve the comment is immediately viewable on the site. To bypass the approval process check the box for both “Allow Comments” and “Publish Comments” for comments to appear immediately.