JTAG Calendar is an elegant, feature-rich and easy to use calendar with 100% Joomla complaint code that provides services such as SMS alerts, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn social bookmarking, event comments integrated with Gravitar and Google powered maps and more.
The basic features allow events to be easily added, modified or deleted in JTAG Calendar's both back and front ends, depending on the permissions granted by the administrator, also allowing any non-staff registered users to publish events from the front-end.
Basic event properties include public or registered listing, title, description, start and end time of the event, location (that links directly to Google maps), etc. The calendar features include ability to turn on and off notifications, attendance, comments and comment moderation, the time format, first day of the week and more.
It allows import of events from .ical files directly into the calendar with just a few clicks. It also exports the Calendar with all its events to Google Calendar and iCal compatible formats (.ics) and to even a pdf format.
For complete list of features and changes continue to the specific sections of this manual.
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To install the JTAG Calendar, first thing you need to do is to download it from your profile, along with the rest of the files: ‘mod jtag calendar’ and ‘plugin jtag calendar search’. After that, please follow the steps below, depending on which version of Joomla you are using.
ATTENTION Be sure to install com_jtagcalendar first. After that you continue with installing mod_jtagcalendar and plugin_jtagcalendar_search
The most common issue when install fails is the configured value of max_upload_filesize in PHP.INI. The default value is 2M, which is insufficient for the Calendar's installation to complete properly. Please contact your technical/hosting support and ask them to increase the allowed upload filesize to at least 8M.
To make the JTAG Calendar show in the front end menu of your website, after you have installed it, please follow the steps below:
After completing Installation of ‘JTAG Calendar’ now move to the setting interface, click on the Components link in the menu bar, and rollover your mouse to ‘JTAG Calendar’ option
Click on ‘Parameters’ button if you are using Joomla 1.5, or ‘Options’ button in case you are using Joomla 1.6 or 1.7, for basic configuration of the software.
The menu contains the following options
Adding a new calendar - basically from here you can change the color scheme that the events appear in your calendar. Please follow the steps below:
From the JTAG Calendar’s front end button ‘Calendars’ (upper left corner), you can select which calendar you’d like to be shown in the front end (different calendars are usually shown in different colors).
Comments can be added by users in the JTAG Calendar’s list view. The creator of an event sets if comments are allowed or not. From the calendars options, the Auto-approval of Comments can be set, allowing 3 options: All comments, Only for users with event publish permissions or Never.
Events can be managed from JTAG Calendar's both back- and front-ends. To be able to manage events from the front-end, first you need to grant yourself privileges from the back-end. (For more details, please see 8. User permissions)
Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Components. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the JTAG Calendar option, click on the Manage Events option. From here you can add, modify or delete events.
To add an event, please follow the steps below:
To add an event, please follow the steps below:
An event can be edited from both back and front end
To edit an event, please follow the steps below:
Select the users that you want to be able to publish events from the front-end
If you want to remove a user from the permissions list:
When adding an event to the JTAG Calendar, there is an option to notify the people, attending the event. In the back-end you can choose how many hours or days before the event, the people attending will be notified. In the front-end you can choose between the following options: 1/2/3/6/12 hours, 1/2/3 days or 1 week before the event.
Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Components. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the JTAG Calendar option. Go to the ‘E-mail Template’ tab. There are 2 fields you have to fill out: ‘Subject’ and ‘Text-only message’. You can edit the text of the message, as you prefer, leaving the following elements unchanged:
When someone clicks the ‘Attend’ button on an event at the front-end, a pop-up window shows, saying Attend Event. You have been successfully added to the attendee list for this event. When clicking OK, the system offers the option for SMS notification. You have to select Country code from the list, enter Area code and Number and click on the ‘YES, send me SMS’ button if you want to receive a notification, or ‘No, thank you!’ if you don’t want to.
Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Components. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the JTAG Calendar option. Go to the ‘SMS Gateway Settings’ tab and enter the information provided from Click-a-tell (the SMS service that JTAG Calendar supports).