How to Set Up Your Account General Settings

With a Timely account, you can change your account general settings in many ways. For example, you can change your events calendar’s name, colours, timezone and more. In this post, you will learn all the steps to set up your Timely account.

You can start by accessing the "Settings" Tab on the left menu of your Timely dashboard.

1. Customizations to the Account General Settings

After you click in the Settings menu, you can edit the calendar settings on the panel on the right. You can edit:

  • Calendar name;
  • Language;
  • Payments Receivable;
  • Branding;
  • Date & Time;
  • Views;
  • Event Submission Form;
  • Misc Settings;
  • Relabelling;
  • SEO Options; and
  • Custom Domains.
 print screen of Timely event management software general settings

2. Calendar name

You can change the calendar name. Please keep the name under 1000 characters.

print screen of the edit Calendar name area

3. Language

print screen of the available languages in the dropdown menu

You can change the language of the calendar. At the moment the available languages are:

  • English (default);
  • French;
  • Spanish;
  • Portuguese;
  • Italian;
  • German; and
  • Dutch.

4. Payments Receivable

You can set up an account for receiving payments through your calendar. Currently we accept Paypal, Stripe and Square accounts.

 print screen of the Payments Receivable area where you can create an account for receiving payment through your calendar

5. Branding

You can choose an image for your dashboard icon and for your calendar logo. You can use the images already uploaded to the media gallery or you can add new ones by clicking the “Upload” button.

print screen of the Branding area with a Dashboard icon and a Calendar logo uploaded images

6. Date & Time

If you need to change your calendar’s date and time, you can do that by changing the information in the “Date & Time” area. You can choose the date format and timezone.

print screen of Timely account general settings showing how to change date and time of your Timely calendar


You can change the default settings of your calendar view, and the default view for either desktop and mobile. You can also set the maximum number of events that will be displayed per page, and remove or add buttons that will help your user navigate in your calendar.

print screen of the area where you can customize the default view for your Timely Calendar

8. Event Submission Form

You can add an event form submission to your Public Events Calendar and allow users to submit events that will be added to your calendar. You can set the permissions according to your needs. For detailed instructions on how to use this feature, please check the user guide How to Set Up a Front End Submission Form.

print screen of the area where you can set the Event Submission form for your calendar users

9. Miscellaneous Settings

In the miscellaneous settings you can edit various miscellaneous settings, such as:

  • Show Preferred location;
  • Display the “Add to Calendar” button on the Public Calendar;
  • Show “Print” button on the Public Calendar;
  • Display filters, then you will be able choose which customized filter will show up in your calendar;
  • Change the the name of the “Tickets” button; and
  • Choose the Primary calendar URL and;
  • Choose Event URL format.
print screen of the area where you can set miscellaneous settings for your Timely Calendar

10. Relabelling

With a Timely account, you can relabel any word. You just need to choose the word you want to display with a different name and write the word for it’s replacement.

print screen of the area where you can relabel information in your Timely Calendar

11. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Options

You can choose to exclude your calendar from search engines indexing if you want to do so.

And for SEO purposes, you can also add your calendar description and your calendar keywords.

For more information on SEO Optimization, please refer to the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide.

print screen of the area where you can alter you Timely Calendar SEO options

12. Custom Domains

With a Timely account, you can customize your default URL. To learn how to do that, please check the How to Add a Custom Subdomain for your Calendar Help Page.

print screen of the custom domains option

13. Save your Account General Settings

When you are done editing the settings, click the Save button.

print screen of the save button to record all the information that was changed

For more user guidance, please go to our Help Center. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can open a support ticket from your Timely account’s dashboard.

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