Implementing a Shared Calendar


Most communities host organized events such as meetings, gatherings, or parties. People usually find some occasion or pretext to get together. Members of online communities can benefit from such meetings because they can use the opportunities to share their ideas with others. To schedule such meetings and events for an online community, you need a sharable calendar where an event organizer can schedule a meeting and post its details. Members who subscribe to the shared calendar receive notification about the event, after which they can visit the calendar to learn the event details. In this chapter, you will learn how to set up and use a shared calendar on your Liferay portal. In particular, you will learn how to
  • Add the Calendar application to your portal page

  • Define events

  • Set event characteristics and periodicity

  • View events in different formats

  • Set permissions on events

  • Export and import event data and configurations

  • Configure the Calendar application

Shared calendars are very popular these days—you will find them on portals such as Google, MSN, and Yahoo!. As you can imagine, the use of shared calendars greatly enhances the usability of portals with large communities. Our ISI portal, where technical and fundamental specialists rub shoulders with general investors, would benefit from a shared-calendar application. The application would help members organize events of general interest to the community such as regional meetings, seminars, tech events, and the like. The Liferay installation comes with an application called Calendar that allows you to implement shared-calendar functionality on your portal.


Calendar Data Community Role Summary View Action Button Arrow Button 
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© Poornachandra Sarang, Ph.D. 2009

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