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Postby sombb » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:53 am

Hi,

Very attractive feature set in JEvents so doing a test drive before I deploy. Running it through the paces today, prompts several questions.

1. Demo layouts online @ your site very distinct and varied. When I change layouts among the ones that download, no appreciable change in appearance, and ZERO change on dedicated calendar page. Why would that be?

2. You provide example of a sport club using several calendars, common viewing by filtering on category. I can't seem to search or filter by calendar, so what is the purpose of multiple calendars?

3. I easily loaded events from .ics files when CREATING a calendar. Is there no way to add from .ics or URL by loading to EXISTING calendar(s)?
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Postby Geraint » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:29 am

sombb wrote:Hi,

Very attractive feature set in JEvents so doing a test drive before I deploy. Running it through the paces today, prompts several questions.

1. Demo layouts online @ your site very distinct and varied. When I change layouts among the ones that download, no appreciable change in appearance, and ZERO change on dedicated calendar page. Why would that be?

The demo pages include layouts only available to club members - see http://www.jevents.net/products/club-layoutsthemes . Also make sure you check the config option for your menu items - did you change the layout there or in the global config?
2. You provide example of a sport club using several calendars, common viewing by filtering on category. I can't seem to search or filter by calendar, so what is the purpose of multiple calendars?

Filtering menu items by calendar is a silver member addon.

Multiple calendars allows imports from external sources e.g. google calendar and also can be used for a separate 'dimension' e.g. calendars could be 'male' and 'female' and the categories different types of sports.

Silver members also have access to a tags addon which allow you to classify your events in a different way again

3. I easily loaded events from .ics files when CREATING a calendar. Is there no way to add from .ics or URL by loading to EXISTING calendar(s)?

Yes - enable ical imports in the frontend n the config and import there using the import events link
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Postby sombb » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:11 am

Geraint wrote:
sombb wrote:Hi,
ZERO change on dedicated calendar page.

I never saw any changes on the calendar page, some in modules.
Geraint wrote:The demo pages include layouts only available to club members - see http://www.jevents.net/products/club-layoutsthemes .

My reference point is to pages, limiting expectations to layouts default, alternative, ext, geraint:
http://www.jevents.net/demo/all-events-150
http://www.jevents.net/jevents-15-topme ... s-features
Geraint wrote:Also make sure you check the config option for your menu items - did you change the layout there or in the global config?

In my initial testing, all layout changes were done in component global config tabs. I intend to use JEvents primarily in modules (responsive design, RocketThemes template Graffito).

In this round, I tested "module specific" changes, but the results were not promising:
JEvent Calendar: layout drop down DID effect changes.
Latest JEvents: layout drop down did NOT effect any changes.

NOTE: Using http://www.jevents.net/jevents-15-topme ... s-features as a reference point, and global config, I intermittently saw Latest JEvents properly format to layouts default and alternative, but NEVER ext or geraint.
sombb wrote:...filter by calendar, so what is the purpose of multiple calendars?

Geraint wrote:Filtering menu items by calendar is a silver member add on...access to a tags...Multiple calendars allows imports from external sources...

Points taken.
sombb wrote:3. I easily loaded events from .ics files when CREATING a calendar. Is there no way to add from .ics or URL by loading to EXISTING calendar(s)?

Geraint wrote:Yes - enable ical imports in the frontend n the config and import there using the import events link

Okay. I changed the setting iCal frontend to Yes. I found no resulting "import" buttons or links on frontend modules or the Monthly Calendar, nor in the component CP Manage Events. I looked to create a menu item type "Import" and see none provided.

So the features by silver memberships seem to be a must for me, though the layout ext (if working in all respects) will suffice for presentation. My concern is the current bad behavior, and a bit more on import. Thoughts?

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Postby Geraint » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:27 am

When you edit the menu item there is a parameter that controls which layout to use - have you set this to 'global' or ext ??

For the iCal import - are you logged in as a user who can administer events? If so the link will be with the 'Add Event' link at the bottom of each JEvents component page.

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Postby sombb » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:43 am

Geraint wrote:When you edit the menu item there is a parameter that controls which layout to use - have you set this to 'global' or ext ??


I mentioned in last post, I'm not publishing the modules to menus, but direct to template defined positions. So using Module Manager/Basic Options/Choose layout view, YES, ext, alternative etc. etc. selected, saved, and no change to layout on front side.

Geraint wrote:For the iCal import - are you logged in as a user who can administer events? If so the link will be with the 'Add Event' link at the bottom of each JEvents component page.


Yes, admin login (no trouble adding, editing, iCal importing from component's "Manage Events" tab). No such "Add Event" link on monthly calendar page or within any module position.
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Postby Geraint » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:52 am

I don't understand your point about direct module positions in the template - what I need to know is for your menu item what setting did you select for the jevents layout to use?

If you don't see the 'add event' link under the main calendar then you are not logged in as a user authorised to create events (or at least not on that menu item).

Double check that you are logged in and check the Joomla ACL permissions for your user in JEvents and in the categories that you have created.
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Postby sombb » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:46 pm

Geraint wrote:I don't understand your point about direct module positions in the template - what I need to know is for your menu item what setting did you select for the jevents layout to use?


Using menu manager, I found the unpublished sample menu (type JEvents), the menu item for Monthly Calendar, and successfully reset to layout "ext." As I intend, accessible only by click through from Module JEvents Calendar, presented in the format I wish. Thank you.

Now I'd like to do the same for JE modules Latest, Legend, Filters. Must I assign each to a JE menu type, set the layout, then leave unpublished? Will layouts stick when published to modules positions defined by the template vendor?

Geraint wrote:If you don't see the 'add event' link under the main calendar then you are not logged in as a user authorised to create events (or at least not on that menu item).

Double check that you are logged in and check the Joomla ACL permissions for your user in JEvents and in the categories that you have created.


So you meant I was not logged in FRONT side? I config my privileges backside, event management preferred by front side login? Odd, that.

Referring back to earlier post, then CREATE calendars by import of .ics or url on back side, ADD to existing JEvent calendars by import of .ics files or url on front side?
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Postby Tonyp » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:07 pm

Hello,

1. Do not leave the menu types unpublished they will not take effect. Put them in a hidden menu structure published but not in any place on your site i.e. module. Joomla! Templates will be applied to the target menu item if you set them there.

2. Sorry I don't follow? It's preferred backsite. But to import just an .ics this is in the front side we are going to be implementing it in the backend to. At present to import and .ics file in the backend you need to create a new calendar.

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Postby sombb » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Tonyp wrote:Hello,

1. Do not leave the menu types unpublished they will not take effect. Put them in a hidden menu structure published but not in any place on your site i.e. module. Joomla! Templates will be applied to the target menu item if you set them there.


Hi Tony,

I can put them in the menu structure as you suggest. A suitable menu type is fairly obvious for calendars, lists, events, but types for JE modules Latest, Legend, Filters are not. Which type(s) do you suggest?
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Postby Tonyp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:33 am

If its for menus/modules just use year view.

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