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New Events Calendar for Halls

Events calendar for hallsA particularly cool feature we've added to hallshire.com recently is the ability for halls to upload events to the site, and have them displayed on their very own events calendar on their halls listing. Not only that, but they can then pick up a little bit of HTML code to show the calendar on their very own website!

How to add events to the calendar

Adding an event is easy. Once you have logged into your account, just browse to your halls page. When you are viewing your hall you should see several tabs. Click the tab for 'events'. You should then see the calendar itself. But above this will be a link to 'Add an event'. Just click this link and fill in the form, it's that easy! The event will then magically appear on your halls calendar.

How to add the calendar to your website

Once you add an event it will appear on your halls page on hallshire.com immediately. However we've also made the calendar into a widget which you can pickup and display directly on your own website. I.e. myhall.com. You may need to speak with your web developer and get them to do this for you, or if you have FTP access to your website or some kind of CMS, then you can potentially add it yourself.

We've made it really easy. You just need to pickup a little bit of Javascript embed code, which is available in the 'My account' area of the website, and paste it into your site where you want the calendar to appear.

So I hope the new calendar feature is useful. It it proves popular we will build a 'master' calendar for hallshire.com, showing events happening in halls all over the place, searchable by region. Making it even easier for people to find events in their area of interest to them. In the meantime though, it gives halls a neat bit of functionality they wouldn't otherwise be able to include on their website without paying a web developer to develop it for them.



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