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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:
What you'll learn in this topic
To publish your calendar and put it into your website, you complete two separate steps.
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.
If your site isn't ready for your calendar spuds, you can still take advantage of your hosted page on www.trumba.com. To open the hosted page, in your Trumba editing environment, display the calendar you published, and click the Published as link above your calendar.
You can copy this URL, or you can copy the URL provided on the Hosted View tab in the Publishing Control Panel. To do this, click Publish. (If you are publishing for the first time, click Publish again.) In the Publishing Control Panel, click the Hosted View tab. In the Hosted View box, the URL for the calendar is provided for you to copy. For example:
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.trumba.com/calendars/name">View My Calendar</a>
Where you replace name with the web name of your calendar.
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.
Searchable information from your unpublished calendar
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.
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