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    Lew

    Pesky widgets! Trying to add an events calendar to a specific page that will show users and committee when the hall will be in use. However, so far (1 hour) I have managed to add a calendar to every page which cannot be edited and cannot be removed. Any advice appreciated! Yours, Floundering!

    #2067 Reply

    admini
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    Hello Lew

    Let me take a look at your website and I will try and see what you’re trying to do and why it might not be working for you.

    Right now we’re looking at making local news work even better, so it is good to have your attention once we’ve addressed your calendar problem.

    Philip

    #2068 Reply

    admini
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    OK I think I understand what you’re trying to do.

    If you’re wanting to use the native WordPress calendar widget, this tool only works if you created a post in the first place for each event. The native post tool is great for blogging and general news, for you can categorise your stories (e.g. by type of event or a general topic) and then add so-called tags / keywords to help localise the stories, news, events. You can then use categories and tags to leverage WortdPress automation tools, news syndication and help people find stuff.

    But it only works partially as the calendar by design highlights an item on the date of publishing, which you can fake of course, except that future events are scheduled for publication and therefore will not show. So I don’t see that working for you.

    However, we also have a little Events tool, which I have used to illustrate how one might address your question.

    From the top menu create a new Post. There’s additional options below the content box to add a date and start and end time.

    I’ve created an example

    The Events Tool is basic but might well do the trick for you.

    Single event looks like this

    https://tyninghamevillagehall.org.uk/the-village-pump-monthly-2nd-friday/

    In a list:

    https://tyninghamevillagehall.org.uk/topics/events/

    I see you are using a template that we worked on in … well erhm the stone age. While this template does create a handy menu item for all your events, which is automatically populated, it will not work that great on smart phones, so might be a good time to consider a new responsive template – that adapts well to all devices.

    If we can be of any further help, shout. Or book a session to find out how to make your site work even better.

    Regards

    Philip

    #2070 Reply

    admini
    Participant

    I didn’t answer the question about removing a module from a widget …

    Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets

    The offending widget is in the footer – expand it and hit remove. It will be gone.

    There’s also ways and means to get widgets to appear only on specific pages.

    As for menus, you can also hand craft menus.

    Your current menu is automagically generated by the creation of a new page. Delete a page, or make it private and it will disappear from the menu. However the handcrafted menu allows you to re-order items, or show a restricted view. I’ve created the menu for you, and to enable it you need to make it Primary in Dashboard > Appearance > Menu

    Good luck

    #2110 Reply

    TVHC
    Participant

    Phillip,
    as you are aware we are looking at improving the TVH website and basically taking over where Lew left off. I have had some information about you tidying up the mobile end as much as possible (thank you) and some discussions over the supporting of the events calendar. I was not sure that it can perform what were are really looking for which is a calendar that can show hour blocks of hall booked time both recently passed and into the (short term) future. I see that you do not currently support things like google calendar or other free widget/plug ins probably because they cause you a headache. Is this something to consider rather than the Events Calendar? I am currently taking a self guided crash course into WordPress. Looking forward to the meeting at Tyninghame Cafe/Hall later this week. You will have spotted me playing with draft ideas.
    Barbara

    #2111 Reply

    admini
    Participant

    Hi Barbara Thanks for posting!

    The events tool is a bit limited, and will be withdrawn at some point.We are looking for a replacement, so any recommendations suggestions are welcome.

    At the moment we do allow the embedding of google calendars via an iframe, if you request it, or we’d do it for you if you are struggling.

    There are a variety of auto-embeds that might actually be possible. Typically pasting a link, which supports OEmbed places the website item or video / post into you page by magic. I think eventbrite might be supported, which I see guys have used.

    It is possible to have a day / hourly view for a google calendar, which would be an ideal solution as it has loads of powerful features (including the sharing of said calendar with colleagues, multiple calendars and much more).

    I’ve actually exported all your content to a fresh website instance, as I had a moment this afternoon. Contact me via email and I can let you in.

    You are welcome to use this test site as a playground. I just picked the first template that I thought would look nice. With strong images, you should be able to make a fantastic looking website in little or no time.

    Philip

    #2116 Reply

    TVHC
    Participant

    Dear Philip, thank you for looking at the Tyninghame Hall website. I like the calendar in the uk holiday section. I can now look at google calendar in iframes options. I have started looking at embedding the eventbrite url link to our administrator page but need to tidy this up first. I can take a look at the workings behind the playground TVH site before Thursday. I assume I have access, I won’t mess with it.
    Sorry if this is a repeated post I got cut out by a login page.
    Barbara

    #2117 Reply

    admini
    Participant

    You should have got an invite to the new TVH. Did you manage to login?

    You are very welcome to have a look around and try out the brand new editor.

    Create pages and posts, or projects (a special content type often used for portfolio websites, but has many applications).

    Feel free to ask more questions …

    Regards

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