Add a Calendar Category

Who can use this feature?

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This article will show you how to add and configure properties for a Calendar category. For more information on Default Messages, view our article Calendar Default Messages


Important Note

  • A category must be published and have at least one published event in it before it will show on the live side of the website.



  1. Navigate to Modules > Content >Calendar

  2. Select Add Calendar on the right-hand side
    • Note: Ensure that you are on the All Calendars page and not on an individual calendar's page.

  3. Fill in fields
    • Calendar Title: Display name of the calendar
    • Description: Provides a description of the calendar module if you choose to allow subscribers to this calendar
    • iCalendar Feed: Allows you to add events from a feed to the Calendar module using a valid ICS URL
    • Template: Controls the design that will appear for items associated with this category
    • Email List: Will allow Admin users to send out notification emails from this calendar
    • Allow Subscribers: Will allow users to subscribe to the calendar in the Notify Me module
      • Note: You must have the Notify Me module for this function.
    • Allow SMS: Will allow users to subscribe to SMS notifications
    • Permissions: Setting permissions at the category level is suggested
      • View: May view the live slide only
      • Author: Submit new items, modify unpublished items
      • Publisher: Publish new items, modify unpublished items, modify/unpublish published items and publish/reject submitted items
      • Owner: Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify/unpublish published items, publish/reject submitted items, create/modify categories and assign category permissions

  4. Select a Save option at the top of the page
    • Save Changes: Will save the work as an unpublished draft
    • Save & Submit: Will save the work as an unpublished draft and notify a publisher that it is ready for review (option is for Authors only)
    • Save & Publish: Will save the work and publish it for viewing

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