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back The calendar module supports importing Google, Yahoo, and Outlook calendars. Only Public events can be imported. 

Each iCal calendar imported will add a new category to the calendar. The imported events will also be added to any Upcoming Events areas of the website that uses the ##eventsnew## token.

Find the iCal Address

Google Calendar:
1. Log into the Google account and go to the calendar.

2. In the calendar list on the left side of the page, click the down-arrow button next to the appropriate calendar, then select Calendar settings.

3. Find the Calendar Address section, and click the ICAL button to display the ICS URL.


4. Select the ICS link and copy it.


5. Click here to jump ahead to the instructions for importing the ics link.

 
Outlook.com
1. Login to the outlook.com account and go to the calendar.


2. From the top bar, click Share and then choose the calendar to import.

3. Click Get a Link. Find the Show event details section, click the Create button.

4. Select and copy the option titled Import into other calendar applications (ICS).


5. Click here to jump ahead to the instructions for importing the ics link.
 
Yahoo Calendar:
1. Go to calendar.yahoo.com and log in.

2. In the calendar list on the left side of the page, click the down-arrow button next to the calendar, then select Share.

3. Add a check to the Generate links (most secure) box. 

4. Copy the website address in the To import into a Calendar app (ICS) box. The website address pictured below is not a complete address, the address in the box


Import a Calendar

1. Start by locating and copying the iCal web address from the calendar service listed above.

2. On the church or school website, click on Content, from the drop down menu click on Calendar of events. Next click the Configure link on the Admin bar.

3. Find the tab labeled ics Imports. On this tab locate the URL box and paste in the copied iCal website address.
Click the "Add" button to the right.

4. A prompt will display when the items are imported. Click the OK button.


Sync Your Calendars
After adding the events from another calendar, sync the calendar so the latest events and information from the imported calendar display on the website.  Here is how to sync the imported calendar information.
1. Go to the church or school website calendar and click on the Configure link on the Admin bar.

2. Select the tab labeled ics Imports.
 
3. Click the Sync button on the right of the calendar name. 

4. A prompt will display when the items are imported and updated. Click the OK button.


 
Configure imported Calendar
In Calendar Configuration, add a thumbnail and color to the newly imported calendar. 

 
1. Click on Content, from the drop down menu click on Calendar of events. Next, click the Configure link on the Admin bar. 

2. Find the imported calendar in the Existing Categories. Select a thumbnail and color to add a unique appearance on the tokens, and calendar.


Additional Options
The eventsnew token is able to display one category by adding the category number to the token. If a category has the ID number of 2, then its token would be ##eventsnew2##. To view the categories and their corresponding number follow these steps:

1. Go to the website calendar module, from the admin bar, click the Configure link.
2. After the page reloads click the Categories tab.
3. The ID numbers for each category are listed next to each category title.