Sharing your calendar
After all the hard work you've put in creating the church calendar, we have several easy ways to share it with your members. The link we provide points to the "Preview Calendar" mode, not to the "Edit" mode, so your members can view all the events without being able to update anything.
In this Article
- Accessing Calendar Hyperlinks
- Linking the Calendar to your Website
- How to embed the calendar in your website
Accessing Calendar Hyperlinks
1. Go to the Home page and click on "Share Calendar."
2. This page has links that point to various preview formats of your calendar. If you click on the Preview button by each link, you can see how that link will appear on your website.
- Your assigned web address - This is an assigned link that you can just copy and paste into your website. Easy peasy.
- Your custom web address - Here you can create a link that will look more your own. The URL has to have the .view-events.com on it to link it back to My Church Events, so you do create a full URL. Just enter your church name or other information in the blank field. Click Save and a unique link for your church's calendar will be created. The one for our SAMPLE would be http://anychurch123.view-events.com.
Other links to specific calendar views:
- Current Day List
- Current Week List
- Current Month List
Linking the Calendar to your Website
Once you decide which view you would like to use, simply copy that URL, then go to your Web authoring program and create a hyperlink according to the website instructions. Just click Paste when prompted for the calendar link.
For more information about creating hyperlinks, please see the documentation that came with your Web authoring software.
Click on the link below to watch a quick tutorial video on sharing your calendar.
How to embed the calendar in your website
1. Place this code where you want the calendar to appear:
<iframe width="1000" height="800" frameborder="0" src="https://CalendarURLgoesHere"></iframe>
2. Change the width and height as needed. (The numbers above are a place to start.)
3. Replace the src= info above with the URL of the calendar view you want (monthly, weekly, daily, etc.).
1. Calendar is blank
If you have linked the calendar to your website and the calendar does not show any of the events you have added or is blank, it is likely the link is not completely correct. You'll want to compare the URL of the link you added to the URL link that is listed under "Share Calendar". If any part of the link does not match, you will not see your events. It's usually best to copy and paste the link we provide you to be sure it's an exact match. Sometimes zeros can look like "O"s, or "L" can look like a "1".
2. My calendar is not showing up on my Web page
In order for your calendar to show up on your Web page, you need to link to the calendar using the correct URL. If you have followed all of the steps above and the calendar still does not appear, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include any error messages or circumstance that occur.
3. Can I add HTML code to my Web page to embed the calendar into my Web page without having to link to your site?
You can embed the calendar into the HTML of your own Web page. However, for the calendar to sync with any updates you make, it will still need to link to our site. Updating events on the calendar is also done on our site.