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Setting up the calendar

To make the JTAG Calendar show in the front end menu of your website, after you have installed it, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your website admin
  2. Click on the menu option 'Menus'. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the 'Main Menu' option
  3. Click on the 'New' button
  4. Click on 'Select' next to the 'Menu Item Type' box and select the 'JTAG Event Calendar'
  5. Enter the numeric calendar number in Calendar Id field. (If you want to show all the calendars just keep it blank)
  6. Fill out the 'Menu Title' box
  7. Choose a 'Menu Location' for the JTAG Calendar
  8. Set the other options, the way you prefer
  9. Click Save

 

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Configuring the Component

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

  1. Layout theme – Choose between different color layout themes of ‘JTAG Calendar’: black, blue, dark green, default (grey) and wood texture.
  2. Auto-approve Comments – You can choose between three options:

    • Never – All comments must be approved by the administrator, before being published
    • Only for users with event-publish permissions – Only the comments of users with event-publish permissions are published without approval
    • All Comments – When someone leaves a comment, it gets published automatically, without being approved by the administrator.

  3. Time format – You can choose between the 12 and 24 hour time format
  4. Start of the Week – You can choose between Sunday or Monday
  5. Send SMS Reminders – Choose if you want SMS Reminders to be sent to the people who are attending an event
  6. Continuous Events in Month View – Choose if you want Continuous Events to be shown in Month View
  7. Continuous Events in List View – Choose if you want Continuous Events to be shown in List View
  8. Hide Full Screen Button – Choose if you want the JTAG Calendar to be shown in Full Screen
  9. Hide Calendar Picker – Choose if you want this option shown. The Calendar Picker option allows people to decide if they want the calendar events shown or not.
  10. Hide Attend Button – Choose if you want to allow people to notify if they are attending an event
  11. Hide Day View – Choose if you want to allow the calendar to be shown in day view
  12. Hide Month View – Choose if you want to allow the calendar to be shown in month view
  13. Hide Week View – Choose if you want to allow the calendar to be shown in week view
  14. Hide List View – Choose if you want to allow the calendar to be shown in list view
    After you’re done making configuration changes, click Save. Note : If you would like to remove the footer "Powered by..." you can look for it in /components/com_jtagcalendar/views/main/tmpl/main.php and do the needful.
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Managing calendars

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:

  1. Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Components. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the JTAG Calendar option
  2. Click on the ‘Calendars’ tab
  3. Click on the ‘New’ button
  4. Add a Title of the new calendar
  5. Choose a color. When you’ve chosen a color, click on the little button with a color circle in it and the color name appears in the ‘Color’ box
  6. Check the ‘Default’ box if you want this calendar to be set as default
  7. Choose a position that you want it to appear as an option
  8. When ready click ‘Save’


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).

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Moderating comments

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.

To moderate comments:

  1. Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Components. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the JTAG Calendar option
  2. Click on the ‘Comments’ tab
  3. Find the comment you’d like to moderate
  4. Select its check box
  5. You can approve the comment if needed and you want it to appear in the front-end or delete it
  6. Confirm your action
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Installation

Go to plugin manager and find Content - Article Sponsor Plugin and open.
On Plugin Parameters Write ArticleID|Anchor Text|Link
If you want for several articles separate each link with semicolon (;) e.g.  ArticleID|Anchor Text|Link; ArticleID|Anchor Text|Link

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Change Log

------- 1.0 Release [07-April-2011] -------
! Initial release.

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Overview

Overview

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.

Thank you for using JTAG Calendar!

Features

Adding events is a breeze

  • Create one-time or repeating events
  • Set user permissions [add, edit, view only or delete events]
  • Add locations to your events
  • Invite registered and non-registered users during event creation [Coming soon]
  • Stay organized with multiple calendars
  • Assign custom colors to each calendar to identify departs/resource/etc.
  • Add detail notes to each event

Customizable event reminders

  • View and confirm attendees manually or automatically
  • Set event reminders for attendees [mins, hours, or days before event]
  • Alert attendees via SMS messaging, email or both

Elegantly designed with multiple Views

  • 4 unique event views – daily, weekly time sheets, list and monthly
  • Full screen Mode allows calendar to stretch to full screen without affecting design layout
  • Ajax-based interactive slider to navigate days, months, years
  • Google map integration in an interactive tool tip
  • Filter events by calendar with one-click via calendar icon
  • Export calendar events via iCal, pdf, RSS

Seamless Integration with major Social Networks

  • Edit events or view event details on mouse-over
  • Social widget bar allows one click posting of events to social networks and/or sharing with friends /co-workers etc
  • View all invited users to each event from main calendar
  • Allows users to comment on events
  • Facebook-like buttons on all events

Customizable to the look and feel of your website

  • Match calendar with your website look and feel with our robust theme engine.
  • Comes with 4 pre-made professional themes
  • Assign Colors to each calendar to represent different departments/resources/ equipment etc
  • Complete MVC convention that separate CSS from programming logic.
  • Compatible with all major Browsers

Upcoming events widget Slider

  • Elegant upcoming events slider that streams events from main calendar
  • Fully Customizable to show [date, calendar, description, etc]
  • Display events from one or multiple calendars
  • Display events on multiple pages for specific calendars
  • Customize widgets icons to match with calendar colors to distinguish departments

Native Ajax Event Search

  • Intuitive search that aggregates present, past and upcoming events for easier search results
  • Search results in interactive tool-tip for faster navigation
  • Native events search from anywhere on your joomla website

Imports .ics files (Google Calendar, iCal)

  • Imports .ics files into the calendar resulting in importing of events directly on the calendar
  • Easy to import with just 3 clicks

Event Notifications via Email

  • It allows event notifications to be sent out via SMS or email
  • The Administrator can send out event invites through Email from the backend and frontend (by keying in the email ids of the invitees)
  • A logged in user with the privileges can send out event invites through email  (by keying in the email ids of the invitees)
  • The Administrator can customise the description of the event invite email that is being sent out
  • Invitees will receive a Event Notification containting the Event Name, Event Location, Event Start Time and the Event Description (as set up by the Administrator)
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Installation

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

For Joomla 1.5

  1. Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Extensions. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the Install/Uninstall option.
  2. Click on browse button and give the path of the file in your computer for installation of ‘JTAG Calendar’ source file.
  3. After providing the path, click on the 'Upload & Install' button to complete the installation of ‘JTAG Calendar’ source file.
  4. If the installation goes successful, you will find the following message of ‘Installation Component Success’.
  5. Installation is complete


For Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5

  1. Go to the Joomla admin and click on the menu option Extensions. In the menu bar, rollover your mouse to the Extension Manager option.
  2. Click on browse button and give the path of the file in your computer for installation of ‘JTAG Calendar’ source file.
  3. After providing the path, click on Upload & Install Button to complete the installation of ‘JTAG Calendar’ source file.
  4. If the installation goes successful, you will find the following message of ‘Installation Component Success’.
  5. Installation is complete

 

Troubleshooting

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.

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Change Log

Version 3.80     06-October-2014

Added Swedish Language support
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Version 3.79     18-september-2014

Fixed issues of date navigation
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Version 3.78     4-september-2014

Added option to hide past events from front end.
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Version 3.77     14-August-2014

New count down module added which allow users 
to get countdowntimer for next meeting.
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Version 3.76     06-August-2014

Added option to hide/show export button of front end.
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Version 3.75     30-July-2014

Now you can export events as csv file.
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Version 3.74     18-July-2014

Mini calendar module now displays popup with event names on dates 
which contains events.
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Version 3.72     27-June-2014

Added new module Jtag mini calendar. 
Now you can display small calendar view
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Version 3.71     23-June-2014

Reduced file size and clean and clear appearance. 
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Version 3.70     27-May-2014

Now you can show different calendars on different menu item by providing
calendar id while creating menu item.
Also you can show one master calendar which contins all the calendar.

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Version 3.67     22-May-2014

Cool Rain theme added
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Version 3.66     28-April-2014

Now you can restrict attendees. Administrator can enter number for attendees.
Only restricted number of users can attend event
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Version 3.65     22-April-2014

Now you can see more information about event using alternate link
on event tooltip.
Fixed bugs on front end related to date format and repeat event.
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Version 3.64     18-April-2014

New theme Mapple Leaves
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Version 3.63     16-April-2014

Now admin can decide whether to approve front end events posted by user.
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Version 3.62     10-April-2014

Fancy 3D-Green theme added
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Version 3.61     28-March-2014

Default value for Moduel
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Version 3.60     25-March-2014

Nice orange theme added
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Version 3.59     13-March-2014

Added purple theme.  
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Version 3.58     06-March-2014

Added option to show/hide alert period display on front end.  
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Version 3.57     14-Feb-2014

Restrict your events which are created from fronend to be  
visible by your group only.
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Version 3.56     27-Jan-2014

Added Report and Dashboard.
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Version 3.55     17-Jan-2014

Fixed security issues
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