Calendar Module: Alternative template for all-day/multi-day events


The calendar module is lovely, however it falls down a bit where the user wants to display a mixture of events that are:

  • Single date event with a start time only (end time is same as start time)
  • Single date events with a start and end times
  • Multi-day and/or all day events where displaying a start time/end time looks weird

User Story

I work in a school where we are pulling the calendar from our public website and displaying events for the next month in scrolling Marquee Up.

Date format is set to D d M – g:ia giving e.g Wed 16 Jan – 9:45am.

A single template and single date format doesn’t quite give the flexibility needed to display event date and times nicely. Ideally we would be able to display these differently:

  • Multiday events (say Christmas Holiday) - Wed 9 Dec - Thur 4 Jan
  • Single day events (say a school assembly) - Wed 4 Jan - 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Single day event, start and end-time the same (say Sports day) Wed 4 Jan - 10:45am - 11:45am

At a minimum it would be nice to be able to have a separate template/date format for multiday events

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The current status and the username of the:

  • Reporter
  • Drafter
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A broad description of the changes required.

Effected Software

Which parts of Xibo are effected

DB Schema Changes

Any necessary DB Schema Changes

More formatting options in calendar module has already been accepted, see earlier post.

Thank you

Oops, missed it. Thanks!