A feed from UB Events Calendar.
Last reviewed: May 20, 2022
Promote your upcoming events on your website with the full functionality of the main UB events calendar provided when a user clicks through for more details.
For our online audiences, the master calendar provides a series of UB-wide parameters, including schools, topics, and audiences, to help people discover events that are of interest to them.
For our departments, we can help you to set up custom feeds that pull your events together based on these categories or special pre-arranged 'tags' called Feed Keywords.
All UB constituents can contribute events to the master calendar, while select unit representatives can request access to approve new submissions, manage existing events or build their own custom feeds.
All UB staff, faculty, and students can submit events to the UB Events Calendar.
This component has only one tab.
When it first loads, these default messages are displayed:
Click the wrench icon to 'configure' these settings.
Title: Assign a suitable heading for your events feed.
External ID: Supply the main calendar feed ID.
Site: Default is blank (master calendar). This is what most authors should choose.
Entering the wrong site code here may break ALL uses of that feed for 10 minutes.
"No events" text: Display a custom message when there are no events listed in your feed.
New window: Open links in new window.
Display as: The default setting places a large 'calendar' icon beside each event.
Events: Without Date Block
Limit: Set the maximum number of future events to be displayed.
(This was the 'Future Number' setting in the old calendar version.)
NB. Users must click through to the main calendar to use pagination or other navigation features.
Lists display 15 events from the upcoming 180 days
You can reduce the number displayed in the UBCMS, but if you need a longer list, or a different time frame, the feed must be changed in the main calendar.
Show feed icon: Display a small RSS icon in the upper right of the list results.
Show "See All" button: Add a way for people to browse all your events in the master calendar.
"See All" button text: Customize the "See ALL" button label.
"See all" button link: Customize where the "See All" link goes.
Authors are responsible for any third party content that is hosted or linked from their UBCMS pages.
This includes applications such as Formstack forms and Google Maps, that are displayed using their own component, as well as entries from UB's Calendar of Events, and external content hosted using HTML Snippet or External Embed.
Best practice: for Formstack forms, avoid using the date picker and the 'other' option in dropdowns.
Best practice: for the HTML Snippet and External Embed, always run an accessibility test (e.g. using a browser extension), check its behavior in mobile, and consider how it may impact page performance in general.
Best practice: a special 'div' (e.g. the divisioned area created by an HTML Snippet) must have an identifying label, often coded as a 'title', that assistive technology can see. Formstack produces a title automatically, although it is poorly worded, but other applications tend to skip this requirement so it must be added manually on your end.
If you have concerns that external vendor content is not accessible, please contact UB's Web Accessibility officer.