How to add a calendar to your Joomla site using JEvents

Events Calendar, also known as JEvents, is a well-liked calendar extension for Joomla

1) As with all extensions we'll be showing you, start by going to Then, navigate to the Calendars & Events / Events category and find the Events Calendar page

2) Click Download


3) Open the Files tab


If you need assistance with finding or installing extensions, watch the first two tutorials in this series


For maximum functionality, it's recommended that you install all of the extensions listed here, as we will. The only thing that's required, though, is the component

4) Once all packages have been installed, go to Components


5) Then, go to JEvents MVC


6) After it sets up the database, click continue


Next, you will be directed to verify that the configuration is correct. The defaults should work just fine for our purposes


Glance over the settings in every tab and change whatever you want, then scroll right


7) Click Save



A default calendar and category should have already been created for you


Let's add an event


8) Click New


9) Type a subject for the event

10) Select a category to place it in

11) Adjust anything else you want on this page, then proceed to the Calendar tab

12) Set a Start and End date

13) If this is a repeating event, select the correct repetition interval


14) Click Save



Let's enable the Search plugin for this component


15) Extensions



16) Plugin Manager


Scroll down and locate the correct plugin


17) If necessary, click Next


18) Click the X to enable this search plugin


Next, let's add this extension to our site


19) Go to Menus


20) Choose the menu you want to contain a link to the calendar


Scroll right


21) Click New


22) Select JEvents MVC



There are a number of views that you can choose for this component


23) We'll choose Monthly Calendar


24) Enter a title


25) Open the Component parameters and scroll right


You'll need to specify at least one event category using the select boxes here


26) Choose the one our event is in


Scroll up


27) Click Save



Now, enable and rearrange the modules instances that were created automatically when we installed the four modules

28) Go to Extensions


29) Then Module Manager


30) Enter jevent here to display only those modules we're looking for

31) Press Go


32) Click here to select all the modules listed below

33) Then, click Enable


The first module displays a mini calendar. Let's make some more changes to it


34) Click here

35) Click No to hide the title


Change the title, if you want


36) Alter the position...

37) ...then the order



Scroll down


38) Change the menu assignment to ensure this module only shows up on the home page

39) Click Home



Scroll back up


40) Click Save


41) On your own, place the next module underneath the previous one in the same fashion


42) Repeat with the final two modules, this time placing them both in the left column on the Calendar page only


43) When finished, go check out the changes we made to the site


44) Click Preview


45) Here's the Calendar link we made


Scroll down and right


The first two modules show up correctly here, too

46) Click View Full Calendar


And here's the calendar, itself


Notice that the event we made shows up here


The Legend and Theme Switcher both show up where we placed them


This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to add a calendar to your Joomla site using JEvents

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