Feature #4082

Events Calendar: Expose sitewide events listings

Added by Matt Gold over 6 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Following up on our last Subcommittee meeting of spring 2015, we should add a link to our site navigation that prominently displays the Events Calendar. We might even make it part of the homepage -- perhaps a widget showing upcoming events where the featured video is currently to the right of the slider?

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Blocked by CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #4140: Deprecate the wikiResolved2016-05-31


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Hold to Assigned
  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Samantha Raddatz
  • Target version set to 1.9

Assigning to Sam for consideration. I'd say we probably don't want to put the sitewide calendar front-and-center until there's a fair number of public events. When we think we're ready for that - and when we have a sense how to expose it in the navigation - we can move it into a minor release.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

I don't mind delaying it for a few weeks, but I disagree that we should wait until 1.9 for this. The sitewide calendar, even if empty, will help surface the feature more generally and perhaps people will be motivated to fill it up. Perhaps, if it is very empty at first, we can design some help text that will point people to documentation and encourage them to add events.

#3 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 years ago

Yes, I said we should do it in a minor release, but we can't do it until various decisions have been made. I was just putting it in 1.9 so it wasn't sitting in the no-milestone pile.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

Got it. Thanks.

#6 Updated by Samantha Raddatz over 6 years ago

I think step 1 is to add it into the navigation as a tab called 'Events' that falls between 'Sites' and 'Wiki'. The site-wide calendar, as of now, is this:, which needs a little styling and added functionality before we release it to the world.

At minimum, it should be clear how to add an event to the calendar yourself. The easiest workflow there would be: click 'add event' > (if logged in) My events/New event > publish event. That would still allow users to attach an event to groups, so I don't think it needs to be much more complicated than that. Thoughts?

We had also talked about adding filters to the site-wide calendar, but it seems like we should hold off on that until there's content to inform what our filters are.

Once we work this out, I have ideas of how to integrate it into the homepage.
Adding Seth as a watcher -- Seth: can you let us know if there's any useful stats regarding the featured video on the homepage, both pre- and post-login?

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 6 years ago

Sam, do we want to do any of this for 1.9? It's too late to build anything new for the homepage, but adding something to the nav is trivial from a technical point of view, so we can squeeze it in if you think it's worthwhile. (I am pretty impressed with the number of events being shown on

#8 Updated by Samantha Raddatz almost 6 years ago

I would love to add it to the nav/homepage soon, but I don't think this is the right time. We should let 'Papers' be the new navigation item for this release and consider adding 'Events' in in the coming months. Maybe when we're ready to remove 'Wiki' so there's not way too many items competing for space (especially on mobile).

#9 Updated by Matt Gold almost 6 years ago

Fair point.

#10 Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.9 to 1.9.1

As per Sam's feedback, I'm going to move this to a maintenance release for 1.9 until we've decided when we want to introduce the "Events" nav tab.

Let me know if 2.0 is more appropriate for this.

#11 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.9.1 to 1.9.2

#12 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.9.2 to 1.10

I think there's general agreement that we should only add Events to the sitewide nav once the space has been cleared by the deprecation of Wiki. See #4140.

#13 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

This is done!

#14 Updated by Matt Gold almost 5 years ago

Woohoo! This is important. This is for the next release, right? If so, we can publicize it then.

#15 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 5 years ago

Yes sir.

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