Event Calendar Sprocket (deprecated)


NOTE: This support doc is for the old section editor (v03). If you are an existing client and have not updated your section pages to the new section editor(v04), you should consider doing so now. You don't have to update your whole site at once. Updating your sections can be done individually and at your own pace. It is highly recommend that you update your old sections so that you can make use of many new features afforded by the new Section Layouts and Sprockets.


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Sprocket Attributes

  1. Headline: This is a dynamic text headline that will appear at the top of the sprocket if no headline image is used. Example 01 above shows where the text header appears. If no headline image is used, then the text that you put into the 'Headline' field will appear in the sprocket as a text header.
  2. Headline Image: Inserting a Headline Image gives flexibility to visually differentiate the sprocket. The Headline Image, if one is used, replaces the dynamic text headline. The look and feel of the sprocket is determined by the CSS that is controlling the overall look and feel of the site, but you may also visually differentiate your sprockets by inserting a graphical header here. Example 02 above shows what happens if you used a Headline Image in place of the dynamic text headline. In this example, an image has been inserted that has a more graphically interesting headline as part of the image.


    NOTE: The image must be cropped properly for the space this Sprocket will be placed into. If you use a headline image, the width should be 300 pixels for the Right Rail and 225 pixels for the Left Rail on the Homepage. This feature is not available for Standard users.

  3. Display Events As:  Events may be displayed in the event sprockets in one of three ways:

    1. Chronological List of Upcoming Events: This will show a single list of upcoming events in order based on start date.

    2. Daily Calendar: This will display events as a daily calendar. On the subsequent option, you may select the number of days you wish to show.

      sample daily calendar sprocket

    3. Monthly Calendar: This will display events as a monthly calendar. On the subsequent option, you may select the number of months you wish to show.

  4. Show # of Months/Days: This option determines the number of days or months that are shown on your sprocket. If you chose the Daily Calendar option, it is advisable to select seven days to be displayed so that your daily calendar will display events for the next full week. If you chose the Monthly Calendar option, three months is a good number.

  5. Show # of Events: Type in the number of events that should appear for each day. This affects the vertical height of the sprocket.

  6. Event Search: Select the Event Search you would like use from which to pull events. There is a one to one relationship between Event Sprockets and event Search Pages.

    For example, if you would like to create a sprocket that searches all events in your city or region, you must first create an event search page that is set to all event categories with an appropriate map zone for the entire city or region.

    However, if you would like to create a sprocket that just shows, say, only Film events in the North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco, then you must first create an event search page with a map zone for the North Beach neighborhood and select only the event category 'Film.'

  7. Title: This is the sprocket title that is displayed in the admin. Name your sprocket something that is obvious and descriptive.

  8. Notes / Internal Description: Descriptive text that appears only in the admin.

  9. Usage: This field will indicate where the sprocket is placed within your public site.


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