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mezzanine-events 0.1.4

Event pages for the Mezzanine CMS

mezzanine-events
================

This plugin gives you an "Event" page type for your Mezzanine sites.

Features
--------

-  Show your visitors where to go

   -  Embed a map of the location in one line of code with the Google
      Static Maps template tag
   -  Provide a "Get Directions" link so users can go there in one click

-  Let your visitors add a single event or subscribe to all future
   events in Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal and more with Google
   Calendar and webcal:// URLs and iCalendar files
-  The usual stuff - dates, times, speakers, rsvp

Screenshots
-----------

These screenshots show what the plugin looks like with the default
templates. To see it in action with custom templates, look at the
`Events page of the St Barnabas'
website <http://www.sbtc.org.au/events/>`__.

-  `An event container containing one
   event <https://raw.github.com/stbarnabas/mezzanine-events/master/screenshots/eventcontainer.png>`__
-  `An example event
   page <https://raw.github.com/stbarnabas/mezzanine-events/master/screenshots/event.png>`__

Installation
------------

-  Run ``pip install mezzanine-events`` (or, if you want to hack on
   mezzanine-events, clone it and run ``pip install -e path/to/repo``)
-  Add ``"mezzanine_events"`` to your ``INSTALLED_APPS``
-  Add ``("^", include("mezzanine_events.urls"))`` to your ``urls.py``
   (this is so that mezzanine-events can serve up iCalendar files).
-  Set either the ``TIME_ZONE`` or ``MZEVENTS_TIME_ZONE`` settings. (If
   neither of these settings are set, the Google Calendar links will not
   work as expected.)
-  Migrate your database

Usage
-----

mezzanine-events provides two page types: "Event Container" and "Event".
The Event Container page type is the 'Events' (note plural) page on your
website; you'll probably want it to have a list of events. The Event
page type represents a single event.

Create an Event Container page in the Mezzanine admin (naming it
something like "Events"), then create your first Event page inside it
(naming it with the name of your event).

Creating Templates
------------------

In addition to the documentation here, take a look at how the default
templates in the ``mezzanine_events/templates`` directory are written.

Event pages
~~~~~~~~~~~

The template for an Event page is ``templates/pages/event.html``.

The Event object is available at ``page.event``. It has the following
properties:

-  Dates and times: ``date``, ``start_time``, ``end_time``
-  Location info: ``location``, ``mappable_location``, ``lat``, ``lon``
-  Text data: ``speakers``, ``rsvp``
-  ``speakers_list`` - the speakers as a list you can iterate over
-  Generated start and end datetimes at ``start_datetime`` and
   ``end_datetime``

The following template tags and filters can be used:

-  ``{{ page.event.rsvp|link_emails }}`` - Wraps anything that looks
   like an email in a ``mailto:`` link.
-  ``{{ page.event|google_calendar_url }}`` - Returns a Google Calendar
   template URL. Google Calendar users can click a link to this URL to
   add the event to their calendar.
-  ``{{ page.event|icalendar_url }}`` - Returns the URL to an iCalendar
   file containing this event. Upon downloading this file, most calendar
   software including Outlook and iCal will handle this by adding it to
   their calendars.
-  ``{{ page.event|google_nav_url }}`` - Returns the URL to a page on
   Google Maps showing the location .
-  ``{{ google_static_map page.event <width> <height> <zoom> }}`` -
   Produces a Google static map centred around the event location,
   zoomed to the specified level. Produces the entire ``img`` tag, not
   just the URL.
-  ``{% for speaker in page.speakers_list %} - Iterate over the speakers listed, e.g. to put them in``

   .. raw:: html

      <li>

   \`s.

Event pages default to being not visible in navigation, unless "show
events in navigation" is checked in their parent EventContainer.

Event Container pages
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The template for an Event Container page is
``templates/pages/eventcontainer.html``.

Iterate over ``page.eventcontainer.events`` to get at the events inside
the container. You can then use all of the properties and template tags
listed above on these objects.

The template filter ``{{ page.eventcontainer|icalendar_url:"webcal" }}``
can be used to produce a webcal URL. When a link containing this URL is
clicked, the user's default calendaring app will subscribe to events in
this eventcontainer.

Notes
~~~~~

The ``icalendar_url`` template filter actually takes one optional,
arbitrary string argument that specifies the protocol to use in the URL
it gives, defaulting to ``http``. This means that you can generate
``webcal`` URLs for single events and downloadable ``.ics`` files for
event containers.

In practice, most clients *import* downloaded iCalendar files into an
existing calendar, and add webcal URLs as a *separate calendar*, so the
behaviour described above is usually the desired one.

Settings
--------

-  ``MZEVENTS_GOOGLE_MAPS_DOMAIN`` - The Google Maps country domain to
   query for geocoding. Setting this accurately improves results when
   users forget to enter a country in the mappable address. Default:
   ``'maps.google.com.au'``.
-  ``MZEVENTS_HIDPI_STATIC_MAPS`` - Whether the
   ``{% google_static_map %}`` template tag generates a map suitable for
   high DPI displays such as the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and
   many newer smartphones. Default: ``True``.
-  ``MZEVENTS_TIME_ZONE`` - The time zone that the event dates and times
   are in. Either this or the ``TIME_ZONE`` setting needs to be set.

License
-------

Copyright (C) 2012 St Barnabas Theological College

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
 
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