When you want to make a Trumba® calendar available to the public, you can publish it to the Web. After you publish it, you can:
To publish your calendar and put it into your website, you complete two separate steps.
|1||When you're done entering events, go to the calendar you want to publish, click Publish, select a default view, select the calendars you want to mix in, and specify other publishing settings.|
|Each publishing setting has a description of what it's for, along with additional help and tips that you can open by clicking the green Help buttons ().|
|2||Paste code that Trumba Connect generates for calendar spuds into your own web pages. Visitors get the benefits of a Trumba Connect active calendar without leaving your site.|
Views and spuds are terms you'll see referred to a lot in the context of publishing Trumba calendars.
When you publish your calendar, you select a default view. The view sets the calendar layout and other attributes that determine how events are presented on the main calendar. For example, for some views, you can change the number of events that appear on a page and how they're grouped within that page. You can also allow visitors to select multiple events to take action on, or disable update markers that appear when you make changes to your events. Each view has its own customization settings.
After you publish your calendar, Trumba Connect makes your calendar available in a few standard views in addition to your default view. You can add, remove, and customize views in the Publishing Control Panel.
For every calendar you publish, Trumba Connect creates calendar spuds, each of which presents your calendar data in a different way. Spuds behave like portals on your web pages, which draw calendar information directly from the Trumba server on which your calendar is hosted. Because they draw information from Trumba Connect, spuds on your site immediately show updates you make to your calendar in Trumba Connect.
Some examples of spuds are:
In the Publishing Control Panel that appears after you publish your calendar, you can see the spuds that are available in each spud category on the various tabs.
The hosted view is a view of your published calendar that is hosted on the Trumba servers. Each hosted view has its own unique URL.
If you're not ready to embed your spuds and you want to preview and test your published calendar, you can take advantage of the hosted view.
For example, you can test event and calendar actions by setting reminders, adding events to your personal calendars, subscribing to the calendar, and more. You can test control spuds you have implemented by searching for events, switching between views, hiding and displaying mixed-in calendars, and more.
If you enable mobile view, you can narrow your browser window or use a mobile device to test how your calendar will look on smaller screens.
You have the option of customizing the hosted view settings (for example, which control spuds to display, whether or not to add a logo or enable mobile view) and styles (for example, page and sidebar background colors, text colors and sizes, and more). Keep in mind that while an Internet search might send an occasional visitor to the hosted view, the view is primarily a preview and test tool for your internal use.
The hosted view displays a selection of control spuds to the left of the calendar.
By default, in narrow browser windows (less than 735 pixels wide) and on mobile devices, the hosted view is set to automatically hide the control spuds. To display the spuds in narrower environments, you can click Show Controls above the calendar.
Tip If you set your calendar to automatically detect mobile, when you preview the hosted view on a mobile device, you see a mobile table view specifically configured for the narrower mobile environment. Learn more.
To preview a published calendar's hosted view and find the view's URL
If you want to provide a link to the hosted page, copy and paste the URL. Replace View My Calendar with whatever text you prefer.
To view the hosted page at any time, put the following URL into a browser's address bar:
Replace webname with the web name of your calendar.
If you want to brand the hosted page with a photo or logo, add the image. Provide a URL to link the image to a webpage.
On the Styles tab, set the colors and font sizes you prefer.
At the bottom of the form, click Preview to preview your customization choices. When you're satisfied with , click OK.
After you place calendar spuds into your site using the default settings, you might see that the design of the calendar doesn't exactly match the design of your site. In that case, you can take advantage of the flexibility Trumba Connect provides in customizing the views you provide of your main calendar, as well as styles and other settings for any of the spuds you want to use.
In the Edit Publish Settings page, you select a default calendar view, the calendar name, mix-ins, and other settings that apply to the main calendar behavior. You can change these settings any time.
The topics listed here provide more information for selecing settings on the Edit Publish Settings page.
Mix-in events: Mix other calendars into your published calendar
Event filters: Filter spuds
If your published calendar is no longer relevant, or you change your mind about making it available on the Web, you can unpublish it to remove it from the Web and remove it from your website.
Note If you unpublish a calendar but do not remove spud code from your own web pages, the spud code will display a Calendar not available error message on your pages.
If your calendar was indexed by a search engine while it was published, even though the calendar no longer exists on the Web, its name, description, URL, and other searchable event information may still be listed in relevant search results until the search engine re-indexes the Trumba Connect public calendar site.