Add a Calendar of Events

There are two options for adding a Calendar of Events to your webpage. The first option is to add a Master Calendar feed to your site which pulls information from the main Missouri State University calendar. The second option is to add a link to your site for a list of calendar events that is specific to your organization or department. Follow the instructions below to add a Calendar of Events to your website.

Add a Master Calendar feed to your site

Obtaining an iCal URL from Missouri State's Calendar

Before you start, you need to have a URL for your iCal Calendar feed. One way to do this is to use the advanced calendar search.

  • When using the Advanced search, you can select either one or as many sponsors as you want. If you're creating a calendar for your University unit, you may want to select just your sponsor or any related ones during your search. For instance, if you just select the African American Studies Program as your sponsor, searching will all the other forms empty will return all future results for that program.
  • An iCal link will be displayed to the right of the page. Clicking this link will display a window with a URL you can copy for use with the Master Calendar feed page.
  • Right click the iCal link.
  • Choose the option to copy the link's url for use with the Master Calendar feed page.
  • Depending on your web browser, this option will vary (Firefox: "copy link location", Internet: "copy shortcut", Chrome: "copy link address").

Creating a Master Calendar feed page

Once you have your iCal URL, you'll need to start working with Web Press.

  1. Open the Foundation Page of the page you want to add your calendar to. Click the red dot next to Edit List of Content Pages.
  2. Select Create and Connect a Page, then Calender Pages, and select the Master Calender Feed page.
  3. Once you've created the page, edit it's elements. There are several variables here, including a heading for the calendar. This allows you to title the calendar you're creating. "Shaded Heading" creates a maroon background for the calendar title.
  4. Enter the URL of your iCal feed in the Calendar Feed Source text box.
  5. Decide whether you want to:
    • include a link to More events,
    • include the year label
    • include the event description. Descriptions can be very lengthy; you may want to exclude them from making your page very long.

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Adding a link to your site for a list of calendar events

Part I: Get your department or organization calendar URL:

  1. In a browser, navigate to http://calendar.missouristate.edu/.
  2. Click the View Events by Sponsor link.
    The page changes to View events by Sponsor.
  3. From the drop down menu, select your department or organization and click Search.
    The page changes to the selected events for your department or organization.
  4. Copy the URL from the address bar. To copy the URL:
    1. Place your cursor in the address bar and the URL should become selected. If it does not, press the key combination of Ctrl+A.
    2. With the URL highlighted, press the key combination of Ctrl+C to copy the URL.
      The page's web address has been added to your clipboard.

Part II: Add your URL to a link in Web Press:

  1. Open the Foundation Page of the web page that you want to edit.
  2. On the Foundation Page, click the dot beside the NewLink you want to edit.
    The Edit Link Element page opens.
  3. Type the text that you want to appear as the name of the link and then click Assign URL.
    The Assign URL page opens.
  4. Paste the URL that you copied from the address bar onto this page by placing your cursor in the text box and pressing the key combination of Ctrl+V.
    The URL appears in the text box.
  5. Click OK.
    The Assign URL page closes, and the link now points to your department or organization's calendar of events.