How to add a calendar

How to add calendar pages

Use these instructions to add calendars to your intranet. By choosing the Calendar page type you transform the way sub-pages appear: Instead of showing up listed in the left-hand "tree" style navigation, sub-pages will appear as events on specific dates (or across multiple days) on your calendar.

You and colleagues can collaborate on adding events to the calendar. For any event you can list oodles of info on the event page itself, post comments to start a discussion, or attach files.

See also how to add a calendar event for information on adding events to calendars.


View intranet calendars in MS Outlook

You can even add a read-only version of an intranet calendar to MS Outlook. Do this so you can see everything that is added to the calendar from the convenience of your email account. See how to add a calendar to MS Outlook for more information.

Create a shared calendar

You can create a calendar that combines events from several other existing calendars on the intranet. See how to create a shared calendar for more information.

First add a new page

  • Step 1: Navigate to where you want to create the new page and click "Add" in the top right.
  • Step 2: Give the page a clear title. It's a good bet to include "Calendar" in the page title.
    • Example: Calendar of Vancouver Office Potlucks & Parties.
  • Step 3: Click on the grey page type dropdown to the right of the page title and select the "Calendar" page type.
  • Step 4: Available event types on your calendar show under the "Calendar Event Types" heading. Click on "Edit event types" if you want to change the event types that will be available to users adding events to your calendar. In the "Edit event types" box, select the checkboxes for the events that you want to be available to add to your calendar. Click the "Primary" radio button beside the event that you want to be the default selected event type for the calendar.
  • Step 5: (optional) Select the "Lock this page" checkbox if desired. (To learn more see "Lock this page feature" below.)
  • Step 6: In the Settings section on the bottom right, click the text beside "Layout". The Layout tab of the Settings dialog will appear.
  • Step 7: Click on either the Month, Week or Day layout to choose the default layout for the calendar.
  • Step 7: Click on the "Security" tab on the left of the dialog and make sure all the right people have edit permission on the page. (See complete instructions on how to change permissions to view & edit.) Click "Done" when you are finished.
  • Step 8: Click "Save" and your Calendar page will appear, ready for events to be added.
The main part of your new page will look like a calendar. Depending on the layout you have chosen the calendar will show a full month, week, or day. At the top left of the calendar you will see little arrows that let you jump from month to month (or week, or day), and a "today" button that lets you jump to today's date. At the top right of the calendar are buttons that allow you to switch to viewing the calendar by month, week or day.

Lock this page feature

Once the page display option is set to Calendar, a new option appears in edit mode - the checkbox "". If you check this box, people who have edit permission can still add new events, but they are not able to make edits to the main calendar page itself - it is "locked". Only the page owner can edit the calendar page when it is locked.


Publish calendar content to another page

If you want calendar events to automatically feed into another page (eg. a group page), you can accomplish that from the calendar page by publishing the content to another page. See complete instructions on how to publish content to another page.