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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:

 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:

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

7. Views

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:

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.

With a Timely account, you can add users and give them different permissions depending on their roles in your organization. This way you can manage and optimize all events that are added to your Calendar.

Follow these steps to create user accounts:

Navigate to Settings > Users and click on the green button in order to add a new user. It is necessary to enter the name and surname, email address, and specify the user role.

The roles have different accesses within the calendar. Available roles are:

print screen of the add users settings on Timely dashboard

First, the new users will receive an invitation by email. Then they will need to create an account with a password, and then login. After logging into Timely dashboard, the new users will need to click on their profile icon on the top right corner. Because of that, they need to switch between their own calendar (if they had one) and the calendar they got invited to.

Moreover, if you need extra 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

With a Timely account, you can change the language on your public calendar in order to showcase your events in another language other than your Timely dashboard's language.

At Timely you can choose from 10 different languages to optimize your users experience. 

To do so, navigate to Settings > General > Calendar language.

print screen of the calendar public language settings

Click the drop-down menu under Calendar language, and select one of the languages available.

After clicking the Save button, the selected language will be applied to your public calendar.

Note that this option will not change the language of your Timely account dashboard.

If you would like your website visitors to be able to choose the language of the calendar, you can check the "Show language button in toolbar" option.

print screen of the calendar public language button in toolbar

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.

With a Timely account, you can not only change the language of your public calendar, but also change the default translation of specific words on the Public View of your own event calendar. You can do using the feature Custom Translations.

1. Download the Language File

Before adding a custom translations to your public calendar, you need to download the language file. First, go to Settings in the main left menu, and then click on the Language drop-down menu in the right column.

print screen of the Settings menu item and language options

Second, open the Custom translations settings, and click the Add language drop-down menu. Select one of several already added languages. If your language is not listed, you can click on one of the languages. Three icons will appear: (1) white download icon; (2) green upload icon; and (3) red delete icon.

print screen of the Language settings where it is possible to add a custom translation

After that, click the white icon to download the language file in CSV format. You can open the file with Notepad++ or a similar tool. You can also use Excel to open the file. Keep in mind that Excel sometimes change the format when saving, making it impossible to upload the file.

2. Editing the Language File with your Custom Translations

When you open the language file, you will see a list with all the words available in your public calendar. Search the word you want to customize the translation. When you find it, you will see that there are two words in quotes.

Then, add your custom translation as a third word after the two existing ones. The third custom translated word must also be in quotes. See the example in the image below:

print screen of the language CSV file opened with Notepad

Repeat the same procedure for all the words you want to customize the translation. Next, save the file.

3. Upload your Custom Translations

After saving your changes, upload the new language file to your calendar using the green icon. A small green check icon next to the language title will indicate if you have imported the file correctly.

print screen of the custom translation settings and upload options

To see the changes on your calendar, don't forget to set the default language in the settings.

print screen of the custom translation settings and an option with which it is possible to set the default language

Important: If you were previously using Relabeling, and want to use custom translations instead, please delete all labels to avoid overlapping.

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

With a Timely account or the Maps View add-on, you can set up Google Maps API Key for your venues with address/locations. Be sure you have entered your API key in the Settings -- or it won't load.

1) To get a Google Maps API key, click here and follow the instructions provided.

Print screen of Google Maps API Key instructions from Google

2) Click the “Go to the Credentials page” button and follow the instructions to create an API key.

3) When prompted for type, be sure to select “Embed”

4) Copy your API key once you’ve created one.

5) To enter your API key, navigate to your Dashboard > Settings > General > Views > Google Maps API Key, paste your API key and click on the Save button. 

print screen of the View settings and Google maps API key field

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

Learn how to embed your calendar into your website to display your events.  

Timely's applications can be embed on many website content platforms, including HTML, WordPress, SquareSpace, BigCommerce, Weebly, Joomla, Tumblr and Drupal.

You can either watch this short training video, or review the step by step description below. Your choice!

1. Embed Code

 

Click on the </> Embed Code shortcut on the top right of your dashboard in order to get access to your calendar’s embed section.

print screen of embed code settings to embed your calendar

2. Advanced Settings

From the Type dropdown, make sure you have selected the” Calendar“. Under the Advanced Settings modify any necessary changes, including the Date range and Default view of your calendar

print screen of advanced settings to embed your calendar

3. Using Filters

If you wish, under the Filters tab, you can filter down the calendar view by displaying only some certain events, instead of displaying the entire calendar.

print screen of filters settings to embed your calendar into your website

4. Embed your Calendar into your Website

Once all the necessary changes are done, copy the Widget code and paste it into your website page. 

For advanced calendar embedding options, check our posts on how to customize server side embedding or add a custom domain.

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 by opening a support ticket from your Timely account’s dashboard. 

 

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