How to Create a Mini Calendar in Drupal

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How to Create a Mini Calendar in Drupal
Calendars allow Drupal website users to keep up with site changes and other important dates. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Calendars can be useful on websites for advertising events, keeping users up-to-date or other important functions. Adding a calendar to Drupal, an online website development and content management system, is relatively easy. Once you download the calendar module from Drupal's site, adding a calendar is as easy as adding a page. Mini calendars, a much smaller but useful display, can be made by using Drupal's block system.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Drupal 6 or Drupal 7
  • Drupal's calendar module

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  1. 1

    Click on "Administer" at the top of the page (in Drupal 6) or the left of the page (in Drupal 7).

  2. 2

    Choose "Blocks" from the drop-down menu. This will take you to a new page where all blocks are created. Scroll down the screen until you see a heading labelled "Calendar."

  3. 3

    Drag and drop the subheading "Calendar" into the region you want the block to appear in the website. Region choices include: Left and Right Sidebars, Headers, Footers, and the main Content block. Mini calendars are generally placed in the Left or Right Sidebar. Click "Save Block List" at the bottom of the page to save the region of the block.

  4. 4

    Scroll back up to "Calendar" and click the red "Configure" button once you have added the block to the correct region. This will take you to a "WYSIWIG," or HTML editor, where you can change the colour scheme and add options to your calendar. If you want the calendar to appear only on a certain page, make sure to enter the page nodes into the appropriate box.

  5. 5

    Click "Save" at the bottom of the page once you have configured all of the options on the calendar. This will take you back to the "Block" list. To view your calendar, return to the "Home Page" or to the pages on which you specified the calendar to appear.

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