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Use this settings page to access the configuration your calendar.





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Site Settings

Site Settings control all aspects of your calendar, with the exception of events. Events are administered in the Events Dashboard. You can access site settings by clicking on the gear icon to the left of your name in the administrative area of the application, or by clicking on your name and selecting site settings from the drop down.

Site Settings is organized into three major areas:

  • Global Administration
  • Site Administration
  • Site Configuration
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Global Administration

In this configuration area items that are shared by all sites are configured and maintained. All of your sites will share a centralized payment gateway to provide online commerce. Additionally, global administration allows you to create a centralized library of categories and locations that can be shared by all sites.


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Global Categories

Event Publisher supports two types of categories. Global Categories are created by the Tenant administrator and shared to all sites. Site Categories are created by the Site Administrator and are not shared to all sites, they are local to that specific site. This page pertains to Global Categories. Accessed by clicking this icon in site settings.



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Global Locations

Event Publisher supports two types of managed locations. Global Locations are created by the Tenant administrator and shared to all sites. Site Locations are created by the Site Administrator and are not shared to all sites, they are local to that specific site. This page pertains to Global Locations. Accessed by clicking this icon in site settings



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Payment Gateway Configuration

A payment gateway provides a means of processing payments for items sold, like registrations and products. Event Publisher Supports receiving payments for events using a PayPal account.



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Site Administration

In this administration area items that are unique to the site are configured and maintained. Each site can have its own, unique: users, categories, locations, and content sharing.


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Users

Users are people who configure, request and approve events, and access private calendar sites. A user could range from the administrator of the site, event authors, or simple view-only rights. Within “users”, there are four Site Role Groups : Site, Event, User, and Facility. Various levels of permissions can be assigned within these Site Role Groups. These roles control what the user can do. Available Permission levels include: Admin, Author, Viewer, and none.



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Categories

Categories provide structure, for grouping events and enhancing event searching. The event author applies one or more categories to each event. Categories are a fixed taxonomy structure, up to ten levels deep, that allows assigning predefined values (created and maintained by site administrators) to your events. Your Calendar Site can have an unlimited number of categories.



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Locations

This area allows for adding, editing, and removing facilities from your list of locations. Similar to Categories, Locations are a fixed information structure created by admins and assigned to events by event authors. Locations are searchable by a site visitor.



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Sharing

Sharing and Syndication: Use these feeds to broadcast content from your calendar. Syndication lets you display calendar content on other areas of your webpage, on internal portals and other calendar applications. Through sharing, you can create data sources for other enterprise applications, reporting sites, and RSS libraries. Additionally, you can define stylized templates for formatting your data. Output types supported include: Syndication (AJAX Javascript), RSS, XML, CSV, and iCalendar (.ics).



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Site Configuration

In this configuration area items that are unique to the site are configured and maintained. Each site can have its own, unique: layout, google analytics account, event imports, event custom fields, products, external authentication, api's projects, calendar and site settings, and media library.


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Layouts

Layouts control how your site is stylized, and how the calendar site will appear to a site visitor. Layouts include your branding and logo. This option allows you to choose any of the existing layouts on the website, or upload a layout. Layouts are controlled by your site administrator.



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Analytics

Analytics lets you sync calendar pages with your Google Analytics account. This configuration uses your tracking code and account ID to report information back to Google Analytics, providing detailed information about your calendar site. Configuration of this area requires a Google Analytics account, speak with your system administrator if you don’t know your Google Tracking Code or Google Account ID.



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Event Imports

Event Publisher allows for you to add events from other calendars using its import feature. The import feature supports adding events from other Active Data Products, iCal (.ics) files, or via specific XML and CSV formats.



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Event Setup

Event setup lets you configure additional fields to be associated with events and shown to visitors. These are custom fields unique to your calendar site, they can be used to help standardize events entered by event authors, or by used to help assist in search. Add additional information, structure, and taxonomy. These fields are displayed publicly, to your site visitors when browsing events.



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Product Setup

Product Setup area is where you manage products for adding to events. Product Setup manages the following three area(s):

  • Product Categories: for the creation of a categorization structure for items you add to events. You can add as many product categories as required.
  • Product Fields: allow for creation of a library of questions to collect information when a user purchases a product assigned to an event.
  • Product Templates: allow for the creation of preconfigured items with set quantities, names, and information collection settings.


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Site Management

Site Management controls settings unrelated to events in your calendar. This includes the scope of your categories and locations, and set site-global parameters like default time zone, layout, and email settings.



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External Authentication

Control how users access your calendar site via a user ID and password. By default user accounts are created and managed in Event Publisher. However, Event Publisher supports creation and management of users from external sources via SAML.



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API Configuration

Event Publisher's API is a RESTful HTTP API, meaning all API functions are called using a URL request and response. To request data from the API, you can call a Web URL using your favorite browser or programming language, and the API will return back data back to you in the format you specified. This document outlines the requirements for generating an API URL, the different types of URLs, and the responses you will receive.



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Calendar Settings

Configure your calendar's behavior when a visitor selects search. In this area you will determine which fields will be available to your calendar visitors when searching for events.



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Media Library

The Media Library allows you to store and maintain images and attachments to be uploaded to your events. Use the media library to create an organized listing of often used or approved images and attachments.



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