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Spotlight: Calendar Module

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    Spotlight-- Calendar Module
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    with Addison Berry
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    Very often, when you have a site that has events on it,
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    you're also going to want some kind of a calendar--
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    so that people can actually click through in a format
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    that they're used to seeing dates in.
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    So that they can grasp what's going with the events.
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    Now, even using Views, there's still quite a lot of work.
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    You're creating a grid.
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    You want to have days, and weeks, and months.

Spotlight: Calendar Module

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Although a simple list of upcoming events is very useful, our site has additional requirements for the display of the event data. As is extremely common for event management websites, this site needs an interactive calendar for browsing through past and future events. We need a classic monthly calendar view, along with a day and week views so people can see the calendar in the format they are used to seeing. We also want people to be able to download the calendar and use it in other calendar applications if they'd like. We're going to implement this feature using the Calendar module in conjunction with Views. In this lesson we'll get an overview of how the Calendar module can help us by taking a look at the Calendar View Type, along with the handy built-in iCal Integration.