A complete and modular site calendar application for Plone
The Monet Calendar suite (also monet.calendar.star) is a complete event managing solution for Plone, inspired by needs of the City of Modena. Is widely used there for managing all kind of events.
This is only a transitional package, for downloading and installing all other products in the suite in a simple way.
We want to give to Plone an event type that:
- hide totally the "time" data (managed as simple text)
- give a closed (but configurable) set of type of events
- the days of weeks where really the event take place
- be able to manage special days where the event don't take place
- a lot of additional text information
- an advanced search feature
See the monent.calendar.event page for know how to configure the event.
Additionally one (at least) or more Plone folders can be marked as "Calendar section" in a new "Calendar" menu.
This mean that this folder can use the "Calendar view" that show events in the current day, taken (by default, see below) from all the site events. This search take care of counting exceptions and days of the week of events.
Every event (and the also calendar sections) will also show a new "search" section at the top. This form can be used to perform a search on events of the calendar.
The form can be used to expand the search to more than one day, showing a summary of all events, per-day
Using again the "Calendar menu" you can also mark folders as "Calendar root". This is useful when using a Plone filled of subsites, where you can have a main calendar that look at every event in the site, but also additional sub-calendars (inside many calendar roots).
When a calendar perform searches inside a Calendar root, it will only look for events inside the calendar root itself.
A calendar outside a Calendar root looks for all events in the site.
The calendar construction is expensive, and not good to be used in a portlet of the site, where is visible (in the worst case, also not cached) in every page of the site.
When you install the monet.calendar.extension product, the calendar portlet is replaced with a version that:
- not show anymore events in a specific day
- every cell is a link that perform a day-search in the nearest calendar
"Nearest calendar" mean that if the visitor is inside a "calendar root" section he will be moved to the calendar of that section, otherwise a global calendar section will be used.
You can also install an additional portlet from the monet.calendar.portlet product. This portlet gives you a way to select a calendar section in the site, then display it in a portlet (in the same way you can see him in the calendar section itself).
The portlet is designed to be used with collective.portletpage. Using it in a narrow column portlet must be fixed by your Plone theme!
You can use the monet.calendar.criteria for beeing able to create collection that looks for events taking care of event's filters parameter.
You can freely install single components of the suite, that are:
- monet.calendar.portlet (optional, see above)
- monet.calendar.location (optional, and not covered by this package. It contains Modena's and italian specific patch... you probably don't need this. Really)
The monet.calendar.star solution works onto:
- Plone 3.3
- Plone 4
- Plone 4.1
If you have a Plone site where you used and old version of monet.calendar.event (older than 0.4) you probably need to add to your buildout the historical monet.recurring_event (0.7 or better.)
Developed with the support of:
All of them supports the PloneGov initiative.
[ ] Unit tests
[X] End-user documentation
[X] Internal documentation (documentation, interfaces, etc.)
[X] Existed and maintained for at least 6 months
[ ] Installs and uninstalls cleanly
[ ] Code structure follows best practice
Released Mar 18, 2011 — tested with Plone 4, Plone 3
First public release
More about this release…
- Get monet.calendar.star for all platforms
- If you are using Plone 3.2 or higher, you probably want to install this product with buildout. See our tutorial on installing add-on products with buildout for more information.
|1.2.0||Better 4.1 compatibility, and new features More about this release…||
|1.1.0||Added the new monet.calendar.portlet to the suite More about this release…||
|1.0.0||Mar 18, 2011||First public release More about this release…||