Time.ly Calendar Frequently Asked Questions

How do I "Activate" Time.ly Calendar on our website?

As of version 2.6.2 Time.ly requires all calendars to be "Activated". To activate your calendar, click "Events" and "Activate" and follow the steps to create a free account. After logging in, your calendar should remain activated going forward.

Time.ly Calendar events are not displaying properly (missing styles, stretched images, etc). How do I fix this?

When our central Time.ly calendar plugin is updated, it can take some time for changes to appear due to server and browser caching of the previous code. To speed things up, you can force Time.ly to re-create CSS styles and clear the cache on your site. Someone with Administrator rights on your site can fix this issue with these 2 steps:

  • Click "Events" and "Theme Options" then click "Save Options".
  • Click Performance and then click the grey "empty all caches" button.

What happened to the Extended Views and SuperWidget plugins?

In the past, Time.ly offered additional plugins that provided additional calendar views (Agenda, Poster View) and the ability to generate Javascript that could render any calendar view on any other web site. Unfortunately, SuperWidget feature has been removed from their free plugin, but can still generate "Upcoming events" widgets that can be placed on other sites.

Time.ly's Extended Views plugin is still available, but is no longer free. If you need this functionality, you can use your free Time.ly account to license it. (about $100 per year).

What web calendar options are available on York website?

  • Post events to the main York calendar (https://events.yorku.ca) (and optionally display a feed of your unit's events on your site).
  • Post events to your faculty or college calendar (and optionally display a feed of your unit's events on your site).
  • Run your own iCAL-based calendar system. UIT makes the Time.ly All in One Events calendar available to all hosted WordPress sites.

Should our department/unit maintain our own calendar?

This will depend on how many events your unit hosts and whether you have staff to maintain a calendar as part of your website. A web-based calendar will take some effort and resources to be attractive, accurate and effective. An empty calendar will not send a positive message. Here are some suggested options, based on the number of events hosted:

  • 1 to 12 events. Post your events on the main York (or faculty/college) calendar with links back to your site to promote your events.
  • 13 to 30 events. Post your events on the main York (or faculty/college) calendar with links back to your site. If you use consistent tags and categories for your events, you could optionally display a local calendar or feed of upcoming events.
  • 30+ events. If your unit hosts more than 2 or 3 events a month, you could consider running your own calendar.