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✏️ 8 Ways to Add Messaging to Your Calendar ✏️

Below you will find ways you can customize your platform in service of communication information and building trust with your community.

Note: The images below are from our Emphasis theme. If your platform is using our Legacy theme, you can certainly still apply these styles to your calendar as well. Want access to Emphasis? Learn more about upgrading here!

Global Messaging

1. Header

If you are not using a SILK Wrapper, you can still apply a banner or message that will apply to every page of your platform using our HTML Theme Editor. 

  • To do so, navigate to Settings > Platform Settings > Appearance > Edit HTML
  • For your active theme > open the file _header file under Wrapper at the bottom of the theme file list
    • To include a message above the default header, add your code to line 1 
    • To include a message below the default header (pictured), add your code below line 3

Note: If you’re using a SILK Wrapper with our Legacy theme, you’ll add this to your wrapper HTML file.

Homepage Messaging

2. Informational Box

Adding informational boxes to your Homepage is done through your Channel editor. 

  • Navigate to Content > Channels > select Edit Layout for your Homepage Channel > + Add Component > HTML Component or Description 
  • Drag and drop this component where desired

3. Website Link

Adding a call-to-action button to your Homepage is done through your Channel editor. 

  • Navigate to Content > Channels > select Edit Layout for your Homepage Channel > + Add Component > Website Link 
  • Drag and drop this component where desired

4. Featured or Sponsored Event

For both a Featured or Sponsored “Event” notice, start by creating an event that starts with today’s date. 

  • Next, select Every day in the Repeating drop down and enter the desired future date in the Repeating Until field 
  • After filling out the remaining details, you will either check off Sponsored or select the appropriate Featured carousel for the event to be included in

5. Event List Tab

Customizing your Homepage tabs is done through your Channel editor. 

  • Start by navigating to Content > Channels > select Edit Layout for your Homepage Channel
  • Next, select + Add Component > Event List within the already present Event Tabs component
  • You’ll see an editor appear to the right where you can designate a title and how you’d like to include events in the list, such as by Classification

6. HTML Component in the Calendar Resources Drawer

Adding an HTML Component to the Calendar Resources drawer on your Homepage is done through your Channel editor. 

  • Navigate to Content > Channels > select Edit Layout for your Homepage Channel
  • Under Filter Events, select + Add Component > HTML.
  • Drag and drop this component where desired

Event Messaging

7. Event Details Page

Adding messaging to all Event pages is done through our HTML Theme Editor. 

  • To do so, navigate to Settings > Platform Settings > Appearance > Edit HTML
  • For your active theme > open the file Page Shell under Events
    • To include a message at the top of the page, add your code directly underneath <div class=”content-wrapper”>

8. Public Event Submission Form

Adding messaging to the Public Event Submission Form is done through our HTML Theme Editor. 

  • To do so, navigate to Settings > Platform Settings > Appearance > Edit HTML
  • For your active theme > open the file _edit_sidebar under Events
    • To include a message above the form, add your code above line 3, below line 4, or in place of the existing messaging on lines 3-4

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