Dreamweaver Visual Calendar

A Dreamweaver Extension.
Works with Dreamweaver MX, MX 2004,
DW 8, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC
Also available for non-Dreamweaver users.
Requires PHP on your hosting.

Sample

Dreamweaver Visual Calendar allows you to visually create a calendar where you can publish events, notes associtated to dates or any other kind of information linked to dates or date ranges.

The information associated to a date, and the interface of the actual calendar, are appealing thanks to dynamic effects compatible with all current browsers.

Note #1: With this extension you can associate mouseover information to dates. If what you want is to associate direct links we have another extension for that purpose, our Dreamweaver Link Calendar. Note that these calendar extensions are different products. We also have an Event Calendar Pro with both features and a HTML Editor.

Note #2: This extension is designed for servers with PHP scripts support. If what you want is a calendar for ASP servers then use our Dreamweaver ASP Visual Calendar.

Note #3: We have a similar product for Joomla websites, published at Joomla Calendars.

Here's an example of how your users could see the calendar:

As website owner or administrator, you can easily and securely edit the calendar from an interface that is 100% visual, without any need for programming or HTML skills.

Furthermore, the fact that it is a Dreamweaver extension makes the installation process very simple as it can be achieved with just a few clicks from the Dreamweaver menu.

From the calendar administration you can:

  1. Select individual dates or date ranges
  2. Associate notes to selected dates
  3. Edit previously added notes
  4. Delete notes and dates selected previously

Please have a look at this animated demo for a quick introduction on how to manage your calendar.

For your convenience, we have also provided an Administration Demo; you can try using the calendar yourself and see how easy it is.

Note: To see the administration changes applied into the "public" calendar above you must refresh this page.

Administration demo:

Note: You can have as many calendars as you wish within one website.

REQUIREMENTS

IMPORTANT: This software has the following requirements:

  1. The server must support PHP 4.0 or later
  2. It's necessary to set writing permissions to the folder "TDE_VCalendar/admin/database" where the data will be saved to. You can consult our FAQ if you are not sure how to proceed.

Note: This software does not require any external database system. All the data are saved in text files on the server, which makes the requirements minimal and facilitates installation.

Optional requirements:

  1. If you want to use it as a Dreamweaver extension: Dreamweaver MX or later version (can be MX, MX 2004, DW 8, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC ...)

Help & FAQ & Videos

Read below in "Development Notes".

For visual information, please consult the animated demo.

Additional Info: Dreamweaver Visual Calendar - Online FAQ.

Basic Installation

If you aren't using Dreamweaver then ignore the references to Dreamweaver below and follow the instructions specified into the "readme.txt" file located into the folder "Non-Dreamweaver version" (after unzipping the downloaded file). Basically just copy the files into your website.

To install in Dreamweaver, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click the .MXP file to install it within Dreamweaver (only required to do once to install it,)
  2. Restart Dreamweaver [required only the first time after the installation]
  3. Open the page where the calendar is going to be inserted and seen by your website visitors.
  4. Insert the calendar from the menu "Dreamweaver Menu >> Commands >> Insert Visual Calendar"
  5. On your web server, set writing permission for the folder "TDE_VCalendar/admin/database", including permissions to the files inside it.
  6. Manage your calendar as shown in the animated demo

For visual information, please consult the animated demo.

Development Notes

The address from which you can manage your calendar is:

http://your-web-server/TDE_VCalendar/admin

or, if the calendar is not at the root of your website:

http://your-web-server/subfolder-1/subfolder-2/...../TDE_VCalendar/admin

Initial insertion step:

When you click on Dreamweaver menu, this window will appear:

Inserting the calendar

...where the fields to be completed mean the following:

  1. LANGUAGE: To select the calendar's language. Currently available: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Dutch.
  2. USERNAME: The username to enter in the calendar admin.
  3. PASSWORD: The password used to access the calendar admin.

For each calendar inserted in your website you can use a different username and password, which will allow you to manage your calendars in a secure way.

Setting writing permissions:

Keep in mind that you have to set writing permission for the folder "TDE_VCalendar/admin/database" and to the files inside it. To know more details about how to set writing permission please read this entry in our FAQ. Also, you may normally contact your hosting provider in order to find out how to set writing permission on your server.

Managing the calendar:

Adding a note: put the calendar in "ADD" mode (see a button under the calendar). Click on the first day of the date range to select and afterwards on the final day of the range; if you refer to just one day then click twice on the same day.

Calendar in insert mode

At the second click, a window will show up to add the title and content of the note to be associated with the selected dates. Finally, simply click on "Save".

Editing a note: Put the calendar in the "EDIT" mode. Click on the date you wish to edit and a window will show up to edit the associated note.

Calendar in edit mode

Deleting a note: With the calendar in "EDIT" mode, once you select a date with an associated note, a Delete button will also appear.

Seeing selected dates: With the vertical button "Events", you can consult the list of all the dates and associated notes, be it of just one month or of the whole calendar.

To see the result, use your browser to open the page with the public calendar that can be seen by your website users that is, the page where you initially inserted it.

Changing the visual presentation:

If you wish to modify colours, fonts, size and other calendar styles you can do it by editing Cascading Style Sheets files (.CSS) that define these parameters. These files can be found in these locations:

  • For the calendar that is seen by the website users: TDE_VCalendar/public.css
  • For the window that shows the notes: TDE_VCalendar/remark.css
  • For the calendar used in the admin: TDE_VCalendar/admin.css

We recommend that you make a backup copy before modifying these visual styles.

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