Menu Item Overrides

In many cases (and especially for sites with many events and/or multiple users), it is practical to create more than one JCal Pro® menu item, each with different sets of events being displayed.

Some examples include:

  • different menu items linking directly to different JCal Pro® views (Monthly View, Weekly View, etc...)
  • different menu items displaying events from different categories
  • a seperate menu item for creating new events

For the basics of creating a JCal Pro® menu items see the Enabling the Front End article of the User Manual

In the left hand side menu item details, give your menu item an appropriate title and specify any appropriate options, then select the desired JCal Pro® options in the right hand sliders. Only details of JCal Pro® specific options are described below.

Categories

The resulting view will list all available categories.

jcal3 admin_menu_categories_options

  • Title Limit - Select the maximum number of characters to display for event titles in the resulting categories view.
  • Show Description - Select whether to display the event descriptions.
  • Description Limit - Set the number of characters to display in the description.

Event View

 jcal3 admin_menu_event_view_options

  • Event - Click the Change Event button in order to select the single event to be displayed when selecting this menu item.

Add New Event

 A menu item to directly add an event through a meny selection. There are no specific options for this menu type.

Admin View

 A menu item to display events that require attention by a moderator. There are no specific options for this menu type.

Daily View

 This menu item will open the calendar to the daily view of today's date.

jcal3 admin_menu_week_options

  • Category Filter - Leave blank or select Root to select all categories. Select a single of set of categories to be displayed or not desiplayed depening on the Filter Mode selected
  • Filter Mode - Set whether to Include or Exclude the categories in the view generated when selecting the menu item.
  • Title Limit - Select the maximum number of characters to display for event titles in the resulting categories view.
  • Show Description - Select whether to display the event descriptions.
  • Description Limit - Set the number of characters to display in the description.

Flat View

 jcal3 admin_menu_week_options

  • Category Filter - Leave blank or select Root to select all categories. Select a single of set of categories to be displayed or not desiplayed depening on the Filter Mode selected
  • Filter Mode - Set whether to Include or Exclude the categories in the view generated when selecting the menu item.
  • Title Limit - Select the maximum number of characters to display for event titles in the resulting categories view.
  • Show Description - Select whether to display the event descriptions.
  • Description Limit - Set the number of characters to display in the description.

Monthly View

 jcal3 admin_menu_monthly_options

  • Category Filter - Leave blank or select Root to select all categories. Select a single of set of categories to be displayed or not desiplayed depening on the Filter Mode selected
  • Filter Mode - Set whether to Include or Exclude the categories in the view generated when selecting the menu item.
  • Show Week - Select whether to display the week number in front of each row, the week number is linked to the associated weekly view.
  • Title Limit - Select the maximum number of characters to display for event titles in the resulting categories view.
  • Show Description - Select whether to display the event descriptions.
  • Description Limit - Set the number of characters to display in the description.

Weekly View

 jcal3 admin_menu_week_options

  • Category Filter - Leave blank or select Root to select all categories. Select a single of set of categories to be displayed or not desiplayed depening on the Filter Mode selected
  • Filter Mode - Set whether to Include or Exclude the categories in the view generated when selecting the menu item.
  • Title Limit - Select the maximum number of characters to display for event titles in the resulting categories view.
  • Show Description - Select whether to display the event descriptions.
  • Description Limit - Set the number of characters to display in the description.

Search

A menu item that opens up the JCal Pro® Search view, note that Search View must be enabled in the default options.

 jcal3 admin_menu_categories_options

  • Title Limit - Select the maximum number of characters to display for event titles in the resulting searches.
  • Show Description - Select whether to display the event descriptions.
  • Description Limit - Set the number of characters to display in the description.
 
 

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