Tutorial: GigKalender Configuration

GigKalender: v1.2

Preliminary Remarks:

It is assumed in the following that the GigKalender is already installed. Here we will discuss how to set up the GigKalender. For the next steps you need:

  • an installed gig calendar: And of course a valid login with username and password.
  • a web browser: you can use any modern web browser, e.g. Firefox or Seamonkey.

01 - Log in

Log in

Log in to the gig calendar with your access data. If this is a new installation and you are logging in for the first time, the user and password are admin

.

02 - Call User Profile

Call User Profile

If this is a new installation and you are logging in for the first time, you should at first change the current password. To do this, go to your user profile in the menu.

03 - Change Password

Change Password

Enter the previous password once and your new password twice. Then click on Save.

04 - Change language

Change language

An error message appears that no language has been set yet. So select one and try to save again.

05 - Save successfully

Save successfully

Now it has worked.

06 - Open Setup

Open Setup

Now we want to make the settings of the GigKalender in detail. Call up the admin area in the menu. The sub area Setup opens automatically.

07 - Backend

Backend

The page Setup is divided into different sections. The first is Backend. Here you can make a few settings that directly affect the GigCalendar.

  • Refresh time (s):
    Specifies the display duration of a confirmation page. Confirmation pages appear, for example, after an appointment has been deleted from the calendar.
  • Text field lines:
    You can ignore this setting. Removed in newer versions of GigKalender.
  • Import/Export Delimiter:
    A character with which the data is separated when exporting and with which the data is separated again when importing.
  • max. Inactivity (min):
    Specifies the time from the last activity of a user in the GigCalendar until that user is automatically logged out.

If you want to make changes here, you can do so now or at any time.

08 - Back End - Calendar

Back End - Calendar

The next section Calendar defines settings that affect the backend area of the calendar.

  • Allow double dates:
    Defines whether several gigs can be created per day.
  • Lines in text areas:
    Sets the number of lines in the Notes field, when Editor is disabled. Since you can not disable the Editor anymore, this setting is pointless. Just ignore it. It will get removed in a future version of GigKalender.
  • Show editor in form:
    Activates a WYSIWYG editor in the Notes field. This field is located in the form used to create and edit appointments. With the help of the editor the text can be graphically adjusted (e.g. boldface, text alignment, lists or links to other websites). This is useful if you want the field Notes to be displayed in the frontend (your website).
  • Form Attributes:
    Here you can define which attributes (fields) should be displayed in the form for adding and editing gigs. A click on the button All activates all possible attributes (default). With the button Editor you open a new page where you can toggle attributes and change their order. You can also access this editor via the button Attributes when creating and editing gigs. These settings affect all users.

09 - Front End - Calendar

Front End - Calendar

Here you set how the created appointments should be displayed on your website (frontend).

  • Show monthly separator:
    Defines whether a separator line with the name of the month should be inserted in table and list view.
  • Show head of columns:
    Defines whether the column headers should be displayed in the table view.
  • Allow optional gigs::
    Defines whether appointments created as optional should be displayed.
  • Allow private gigs:
    Defines whether appointments created as optional should be displayed.
  • Calendar view:
    Defines whether the calendar should be displayed as table or list.
  • Language:
    Defines the language, but for all frontend views - i.e. for calendar, guestbook and news. More languages can be created by placing additional language files in the folder languages.
  • Period:
    Defines whether future or past dates should be displayed.
  • Characters per field:
    Defines the maximum number of characters to be displayed per attribute in table or list view. If an entry is longer than the default, it is truncated accordingly. This prevents a web page layout from being torn apart by overlong entries.
  • max. amount of gigs:
    Defines the maximum number of appointments to be displayed in the calendar.
  • Attributes in front end:
    Here you can define which attributes (fields) should be displayed in table or list view of the calendar. A click on the button All activates all possible attributes. The button Standard gets back the default setting. With the button Editor you open a new page where you can activate, deactivate and change the order of the attributes.
  • Attributes in detail view:
    Here you can define which attributes (fields) should be displayed in the detail view of an appointment. A click on the button All activates all possible attributes. The button Standard gets back the default setting. With the button Editor you open a new page where you can activate, deactivate and change the order of the attributes.

10 - Guestbook

Guestbook

Here you configure your guestbook.

  • Entries per page:
    Defines the number of guestbook entries per page of your website.
  • Administration email:
    Defines an email address to which notifications about new guestbook entries should be sent. From these emails it is possible to edit, comment and delete entries.
  • Blocked Domains:
    Defines the domains from which the guestbook should not accept any more entries. The domains can be taken from the administration e-mails if required. Entries are separated with comma AND space.
  • Blocked IPs:
    Defines the IPs from which the guestbook should not accept any more entries. The IPs can be taken from the administration e-mails if required. Entries are separated with comma AND space.
  • Blocked Words:
    Defines the words that are no longer allowed in the message field. If you receive too many spam entries in the guestbook, please check which words are more frequent in the message texts and enter them here. Entries are separated with comma AND space.

11 - News

News

The section News defines the presentation of the news on your website (frontend) and information that is essential for subscribing as Atom- or RSS-Feed.

  • Entries per page:
    Defines the number of news per page of your website.
  • Title:
    Defines a title for the feeds. This title then appears in the feed readers.
  • URL:
    Defines the address of the website on which you have integrated the news (e.g. http://www.my-domain.xyz/news.html) The entries in the feeds are then linked to this page. From a feed reader you can then directly call up the website and the corresponding news entry.
  • Description:
    Defines a short description of the feeds.
  • Language:
    Defines the language in which the feeds are published. The format of this specification is important: en-DE stands for the language German and the country Germany. en-CH would define a Swiss German. en-US would define e.g. US-American English.
  • Copyright:
    Defines who has the copyright to the content of the feeds.