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How to install Event Calendar PHP?

Set up MySQL database
Event Calendar PHP require PHP 5.2 or higher version and MySQL 5.0 or higher version to run on your server - you can see the current version of PHP and MySQL in the control panel of your website.
Before starting the installation wizard of the script you will need to create a database for the script:
- Open the Control Panel(CPanel, Plesk or any other) of your hosting account.
- Find the Databases section, where you will create a MySQL database.
- Durring database creation you will need to supply a Database name, Database user and Database password. You will aslo need to know the database server name — usually 'localhost'. Save all these details on your local machine for future reference on something such as Notepad.
- If you use your hosting account's 'CPanel' to create your database you must set Privileges to ALL for the Database user.
- If you have problems with creating a database - ask your web hosting company - normally they provide 24h email, phone or chat free support. Also, you may send us an email request and we will create database and install the script on your website.
Unzip or unrar, upload and install Event Calendar PHP
- Unzip the .zip file received from us. You can use programs such as Winzip, Winrar, or Stuffit Expander (Mac). They have all have trial versions.
- Next, upload all files to your website. You can either upload the complete folder (for example named "SCRIPTFOLDER") or you can upload all the files individually to a folder you created in the root directory of your website.
- Next step is to run the installation file:
http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/SCRIPTFOLDER/installation.php
* note that, you should replace "YOURDOMAIN" with your real domain name and "SCRIPTFOLDER" with the folder you created into the root of your website.
- On your screen will appear the Installation wizard and will ask you to complete the form below:
Event Calendar PHP installation wizard
- This information is what you saved when creating your database:
  • MySQL server name which is usualy 'localhost'
  • MySQL username - when you create a database you need to assign minimum one user
  • MySQL password - this is the password of the user assigned to database
  • Server path to script directory, Full URL to script directory, script directory name - they will appear automatically. You can change if they are different - usually on windows web server.
  • Admin Username - this will be your username for the protected administrator pages
  • Admin Password - this will be your password for the protected administrator pages
* note, that sometimes the servers does not send correct information about the version of MySQL and a message "Server version of MySQL is not ok!" might appear. The minimum requirements of MySQL for all of our scripts is version 3.0, so if you already created a MySQL database - go ahead and install the script.
- Click on 'Install Script' button and if all the database details are correct, you will see intermediate screen with message "Script successfully installed" and a link to the admin login form "Login here":
Event Calendar PHP - message for successful installation
- Once you click on the link 'Login here', you will be redirect you to the administrator login form.

How to use Event Calendar PHP script?

The summarized features of Event Calendar PHP you may find on script landing page. Below you can read how to set and use calendar and event list on your webpages.
Enter Admin username and password that you set earlier:
Event Calendar PHP - admin login form
Once the login is successful, you will see the administration area -> Calendar List(it will be created one calendar named "My Calendar" after the initial install).
If you create more than one calendar you can order them by Calendar name. Also you can preview, edit and delete calendars. Only the first calendar couldn't be deleted. You can change calendar with the drop down next to "Logout" button:
Event Calendar PHP - admin area - Calendaars
Create Calendar. You can create as many calendar as you need, just fill Calendar name and Description and hit "Save" button:
Event Calendar PHP - admin create calendar
Admin Options. Here are Time options(time and date format), Currency options(abbreviation, sign and position of the sign) and Events options(show events in popup and/or tooltip):
Event Calendar PHP - admin options
Calendar Options. Here you can change css styles of the calendar - colors, fonts, sizes and distances:
Event Calendar PHP - calendar options
Language Options. Here you can change days of the week, months, "next" and "previous" buttons and some other words in your language:
Event Calendar PHP - language options
Events List. All the events for particular calendar are listed here. From the drop-down menu next to "Logout" button you may change the calendar and the list of events of selected calendar will be shown. In the submenu you may click on "New event" link and create new event. Edit or Delete events buttons are on each event line - icons on the right side:
Event Calendar PHP - admin - events list
Create Event. You can create new event from main menu 'Events' -> Add Event'. At the top of 'Add Event' page form you will see Event Date and time. If your event is repeating every week for the next 4 weeks, then you can choose for example "Repeat every"-"Week"- for next"4". There is one option called "No time" - you can choose it if the event is for whole day. For example - Birthday. You need to fill also the Event Title, Color and background(optional), Price(optional), Maximum Attendance(optional) and Event Description(optional). You can choose an image for the event, it's also optional:
Event Calendar PHP - admin - events list
Event List Options. As you can see on our Event List demo, you can list all events on your webpage. Below in "Event List Options" you can see how to manage the look and feel of the events list:
Event Calendar PHP - events list options
Put on Webpage. You can choose one of the three ways to put the Event Calendar PHP script on your website - iframe embed, php include and javascript. With javascript you are including the ajax variant of the calendar. Ajax variant is for those who don't want to reload the page when click on next/previous month links. Also there are some applications like Joomla, WordPress and other cms systems where the javascript embed is the best way to put on the webpage. Below the calendar codes, you can see how to add the event list on your webpage - with iframe or with php include. Iframe is recommended when your page is with .html suffix. If your page is with .php suffix it is recommended to use php include. The php include method is more SEO friendly than the iframe:
Event Calendar PHP - events list options
Then copy the code, go to your page and paste between <body>code</body> tags..
If the manual above is not clear enough, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@simplephpscripts.com
Also, if you don't find answer of your question, please refer our FAQ section.
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