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You want a calendar that’s easy for your visitors to understand and navigate through. One very effective way to achieve this is to properly set up and organize your calendar with filters.

Check our tutorial video about how to organize your calendar with filters: https://www.youtube.com/embed/-ZYzf9U1bnU"]

 print screen of the Filter menu item opened and selected in Timely Calendar’s dashboard

 

Add Categories

Help people sort through your calendar faster by making appropriate categories. You can also add images to better illustrate your categories.

 print screen of Timely’s dashboard with some examples of categories you can create

You can add a category by clicking on the green “+” button.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard Categories green plus button where you can click to add new categories

A new area will show in the right panel, letting you add a new category. Start by adding the category name. You can also set the category color and add images to it.

Get the most out of your categories by choosing a default category image, this will show up as a thumbnail for your events on the public view when there is no featured image for the event.

You can also choose a category color, your event titles will display in the category color helping to make your calendar standout.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard with the category properties area that opens when you click the green “+” button

To edit an existing category, simply place the mouse over the category you want to modify and click “Edit”. The information will open in the right panel and you can modify the category according to your needs.

print screen of the mouse over the category highlighting the edit button

To delete a category, simply place the mouse over the category you want and click “Delete”. To confirm, click the “Delete” in the popup that will open to confirm the action.

print screen of the mouse over the category highlighting the delete button

Add Tags

With a Timely account, you can also add tags to your events. If you already have tags you will see a list with all your tags where you can edit and manage them.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard with some examples of tags you can create

You can add a new tag by clicking on the green “+” button.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard Tags green plus button where you can click to add new tags

A new area will show in the right panel, letting you add a new tag. Type in the keywords that describe your event and click Save to add the new tag to your filters. These tags will function as links within the Calendar so users can search for and filter events effectively.

 print screen of the “Add a Tag” area in the right panel where you can type a name for a new tag and click the Save button to confirm the action

To edit an existing tag, simply place the mouse over the tag you want to modify and click “Edit”. The information will open in the right panel and you can modify the tag according to your needs.

 print screen of the mouse over the tag highlighting the edit button

Add Venue 

With a Timely account, you can also add Venues to your events. People can easily see what is happening at a specific location. If you already have Venues you will see a list with all your venues where you can edit and manage them.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard with some examples of Venues you can create

You can create venues in your calendar to simplify the process and help save you time when you are creating events. You can add a new venue by clicking on the green “+” button.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard Venues green plus button where you can click to add new venues

A new area will show in the right panel, letting you add a new Venue. Fill out the required information for the venue and click Save to add the new venues to your filters. When you are creating a new event, your venues will be displayed in the drop down list so you can easily choose the desired ones.

print screen of the “Add a Venue” area in the right panel where you can type the information for a new venue and click the Save button to confirm the action

To edit an existing venue, simply place the mouse over the venue you want to modify and click “Edit”. The information will open in the right panel and you can modify the venue according to your needs.

print screen of the mouse over the venue highlighting the edit button

Add Organizer

With a Timely account, you can also add organizers to your events. You may provide the name and contact information for the event organizer.When you are creating a new event the organizers will be displayed in the drop down list. If you already have organizers you will see a list with all your organizers where you can edit and manage them.

 print screen of Timely’s dashboard with some examples of organizers you can create

You can add a new organizer by clicking on the green “+” button.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard Organizers green plus button where you can click to add new organizers

A new area will show in the right panel, letting you add a new organizer. Fill in the required information for the Organizer and click Save to add the new organizer to your filters. These tags will function as links within the Calendar so users can search for and filter events effectively.

print screen of the “Add an Organizer” area in the right panel where you can type a name for a new organizer and click the Save button to confirm the action

To edit an existing organizer, simply place the mouse over the organizer you want to modify and click “Edit”. The information will open in the right panel and you can modify the organizer according to your needs.

 print screen of the mouse over the organizer highlighting the edit button

To delete an organizer, simply place the mouse over the organizer you want and click “Delete”. To confirm the action, click the “Delete” in the popup that will open to confirm the action.

print screen of the mouse over the organizer highlighting the delete button

Add Custom Filter Groups

Adding custom filter groups allow visitors to broaden their search beyond categories and tags. Custom filter groups are available only in advanced plans. To add this feature to your calendar contact us by opening a support ticket from your Timely account’s dashboard.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard with some examples of custom filter groups you can create

You can add a new filter group by clicking on the green “+” button by the end of the filter’s tabs.

print screen of Timely’s dashboard filter tabs with a green plus button where you can click to add customized filters

A new area will show in the right panel, letting you add the new filter group. Type in the name for it (i.e. Workshops, Band, Actor) and click Save to add to your filters.

 print screen of the “Add a Filter Group” area where you can type a name for a new filter group and click the Save button to confirm the action

To edit an existing filter group, simply click the blue “Edit” button. The information will open in the right panel and you can modify the tag according to your needs. To delete a filter group, simply click the red “Delete” button. To confirm, click the “Delete” in the popup that will open to confirm the action.

print screen of the Edit and Delete buttons to a custom filter

For the Posterboard, Stream and Tile views if you do not have a featured image assigned to the event it will take photos from the following in this order:

  1. Event description;
  2. Event taxonomies – categories and custom filter groups.

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.

Once you got your event Calendar settled and organized with filters, start selling tickets right way.

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