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Installation and Settings page


 

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Purchase Chronosly WordPress full editable Event Calendar

 

 

How to Install Chronosly

1- Go to 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
2- Click 'Add new' on the top
3- Click upload
4- Select the Chronosly zip file and wait for upload
5- Activate the plugin when uploads its ok

or

1- Unzip the download zip file
2- Upload 'chronolsy' to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
3- Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress

 

To begin with, you will find the Chronosly settings in menu sidebar: Chronosly > Settings

Chronosly - Menu settings

 

 

Chronosly Settings tab has 5 section:

  1. General (more info below)
  2. Incompatibilities (link for specific FAQ)
  3. Template Editor (link for specific FAQ)
  4. Url (link for URL and slug customization)
  5. Status (License key and Core - Addons Updates)

 

1- GENERAL SETTINGS SECTION

Main options in this section:

 

And Events display customization:

 

And other options for events dislpaly:

  • Event sorting
  • Featured events behaviour
  • Number of events (also organizers and places) per page
  • Managing repeats for organizers and places

 

And important settings as how to display your lists:

 

 

General Chronosly Settings Tab options
General Chronosly Settings Tab options

 

 

chronosly-info-logo  Need more info? Contact support

 

 

 

Change profile Basic or Advanced


CHRONOSLY PLUGIN PROFILES

Chronosly FULL version has 2 profiles (choose how to use Chronosly events calendar plugin)

"1 PURCHASE – 2 WAYS OF USING THE PLUGIN"

depending on your programming skills: BASIC or ADVANCED (PRO)

 

Chronosly has two types of profiles:

Chronosly - Basic profile

CHRONOSLY BASIC PROFILE

 All set to use. You only need to install the plugin, select between different Templates, the one you like for your events or the one that best suits your website and then upload your events. Easy, very easy.

 

Chronosly - Advanced profile

CHRONOSLY ADVANCED (PRO)

This profile allows you to customize all templates without restrictions. You can easily change the templates with the Drag & Drop system of the Template Editor tool or customize css style directly.

Advanced profile has special features, mainly the Template Editor, can totally change the Templates to the needs of each project.

If you know programming, everything becomes easy to edit for Templates. Whether through modify through specific sections for custom CSS styles or programming directly on the open source plugin.

 

There are two ways to change Chronosly profiles:

1- To select the profile you must go to Chronosly> Change profile

Chronosly - How to change profile via sidebar menu

Choose Basic or Advanced profile and a quick start will guide you.

Chronosly - Choose Basic or Advanced profile
Choose Basic or Advanced profile.

 

2- Other way is Chronosly > Settings > General Settings

Choose Basic or Advanced profile and this time a quick start won't guide you.

Chronosly - How to change profile throught General Settings
How to change profile throught Chronosly General Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Set License key and UPDATES


 

This FAQ include:

  1. HOW TO SET LICENSE KEY
  2. HOW TO UPDATE CHRONOSLY PLUGIN
  3. HOW TO ENABLE AUTOUPDATES
  4. UPDATES FOR CHRONOSLY LITE 

 

1. SET LICENCE KEY (CHRONOSLY FULL)

Chronosly FULL version (transparent)  Only for Chronosly FULL version  

 

Purchases from chronosly.com

New Chronosly clients (from 23th june 2015) who purchased Chronosly Full version in chonosly.com:

  • find your license key in your purchase confirmation email (image below)
  • go to Chronosly my account (if you created during checkout process)

 

Chronosly purchase confirmation email with License key
Purchase confirmation email with License key

 

 

Codecanyon users

For all Chronosly clients who purchased from Codecanyon, you can find your license key in your Codecanyon account.

  1. Make sure that you logged in to your Codecanyon account.
  2. Visit your Downloads section, find the plugin, that you want to get a license key for, and click the button Download, then Licence Certificate.
  3. Find the Item Purchase Code in the text document.
How to find Chronosly licence key in Codecanyon account
Chronosly licence key in Codecanyon account

Set Chronosly License key

  1. Go to WordPress dashboard and find on sidebar Chronosly > Settings > Status and paste it into the form inside the plugin.
  2. Final step,  Save to validate.

 

Chronosly - License activation in Settings
Paste license activation in Chronosly settings status

 

 

2. CHRONOSLY UPDATES 

If a Chronosly update is available, it will be shown on the Dashboard screen, an alert on the Plugin's menu title, and on the Plugin List.

Follow four basic steps to update the Chronosly:

  1. Go to Plugins section
  2. Select Chronosly plugin
  3. Select "Update" within drop-down menu
  4. Click Apply button to start update

Chronosly - Menu plugin - Plugin update available warning badges

How to update Chronosly events calendar plugin step by step
How to update Chronosly plugin step by step (Click to zoom)

 

 

3. AUTOUPDATES -  CORE UPDATES

Find automatic core updates in Chronosly > Settings  > Status

Important note for Core and Templates automatic updates
Only if  you don't make any  code modifications, for example Template customization.
In order to allow automatic Core and Templates updates, you should have write permission for the plugin folder:

wp-content/plugins/addons

Further info about WordPress write permissions

How to enable Chronosly core plugin autoupdates
How to enable Chronosly core plugin autoupdates

 

 

4. UPDATES FOR (LITE VERSION)

Chronosly LITE (Free) version (transparent)  Only for Chronosly Lite version  

 

To know available updates you can download this FREE addon:

 EXTEND MARKETPLACE FOR CHRONOSLY LITE

Chronosly LITE extend marketplace autoupdates

This absolutely FREE Addon allows Chronosly LITE (Free) version  get badges when new updates are available.

Chronosly - Menu addon - Addon update required warning badges
Addon update warnings badges

 

 

 

Set read/write permissions


 

WHY CAN'T I UPDATE CHRONOSLY TO LAST VERSION?

Is common that some clients are not able to update Chronosly plugin.

This isn's a plugin misfunction and the most common cause is that WordPress don’t have read/write permissions on:

 

Read / Write plugin folder and subfolders:
wp-content/plugins/chronosly

 

For manual and plugin autoupdates you should have WordPress 755 permission mode, and probably 775 depending on your system.

 

chronosly-info-logo For permissions 100% compatibles:

  • Directories permissions 775
  • Files permissions 764

 

Note: 777 permission is an alternative for 775 if this one doesn't work.
Warning: 777 permission allows everybody to write, be careful.

 

 

PERMISSION MODES

  7       5     5
 user   group  world
 r+w+x  r+x    r+x
 4+2+1  4+0+1  4+0+1  = 755

The permission mode is computed by adding up the following values for the user, the file group, and for everyone else. The diagram shows how.

  • Read 4 - Allowed to read files
  • Write 2 - Allowed to write/modify files
  • eXecute1 - Read/write/delete/modify/directory

 

Find more information about WordPress - Changing File Permissions

 

 

 

Set default template


HOW TO SET DEFAULT TEMPLATE

Set Default template going to Chronosly > Settings > Template Editor

Chronosly - Menu settings

 

Once you are in Template Editor settings, to set Default template choose between templates within list what will be used in as default.

How to set Default template
Template Editor settings - How to set Default template

 

 

FORCE DEFAULT TEMPLATE OPTION

Force default template: Enable this option to allow only the default template to be shown in all the views, even if they have been created by using other templates with different views

You can also change (default will remain the same), if needed, the template once your are into the Template Editor.

Chronosly - Select view for custom templates
Change between templates while setting calendar elements

 

 

Set default event list view


HOW TO SET DEFAULT EVENT LIST VIEW

To set Default event list view go to Chronosly > Settings > General settings

Chronosly - Menu settings

Once you are in General settings, find Event display section and Main event list display option. Choose between views within list what will be used in as default.

 

Default event list display is "Month", you can change to Year, Week, Day or Upcoming.

Set main event list display - Chronosly event list settings

 

Change this option if you want them to be shown daily, weekly, annually or upcoming for a day range.

 

Whatever kind of chosen option, the moment will be always shown as CURRENT (current year, month, day). For UPCOMING default day range is 7 next day upcoming events.

 

 

HOW TO SET SHORTCODE DISPLAY

chronosly-info-logoIf no other date is specified, "Main event list display" is used by default on all other Chronosly event displays like calendar, organizers, places, categories, shortcodes, widgets, etc...

That is important to take into account, in special for shortcodes and widgets. We receive many questions about this topic, where

 

Compare shortcodes that uses default Main event list display settings:
[[chronosly type="event"]]

[[chronosly type="calendar"]]
and shortcode with forced date:
[[chronosly type="event" month="08"]]

[[chronosly type="calendar" year="2014"]]
Find more information in: SHORTCODES - FAQ and WIDGET - FAQ

 

 

chronosly-tips-logo   HOW TO FORCE A SPECIFIC DATE

As we have seen before, if "Force main event list date" is not set, event list are shown by default as current month, current week, etc...

 

Different specific dates can be set in "Force main event list date":

  • Year: set year e.g. 2015
  • Month: set month e.g. for August, set 8 or 08
  • Day: set  day in format yyyy-mm-dd. e.g. 25th October fill 2014-10-25
  • Upcoming: set the day range for upcoming events. e.g. 30

 

Below, there is an example where Event list will show all upcoming events for next  30 days.

Set main UPCOMING events in Chronosly event list settings
Event list display for next 30 days upcoming events

 

 

 

Chronosly - How to set Default event list view
Main Event list display option in Chronosly settings

 

 

 

 

Set show/hide past events


How to show/hide past events

To answer this frequently asked questions about past events:

-Can past events be hidden from event lists (also categories, org. and places) and calendar?

-When an event date passes, does it automatically "turn off" from view?

 

 

Chronosly  includes an option in Settings tab to show/hide past events:

Chronosly - Menu settings

 

 

Choose your if you want to show/hide past events from event lists (also categories, org. and places) or calendar.

How to set show/hide past events (list/calendar)
How to set show/hide past events (list/calendar)

 

 

 

 

Set Upcoming and Number of events


This FAQ section shows:

  1. How to SET UPCOMING EVENTS
  2. How to SHOW CERTAIN NUMBER OF EVENTS in event lists
  3. For PAST EVENTS go to SHOW/HIDE PAST EVENTS- FAQ 

 

1- SET UPCOMING EVENTS

If you wish to show your upcomings event, follow this steps:

  1. Go to Chronosly > Settings > Events display section
  2. Set "UPCOMING" option in Main event list display
  3. Set number of DAYS range to show all your events

Tip: in point 3, set the day range for upcoming events. e.g. 100. Count days beyond till last event you want to show (from today till last event you want to show in the future).

How to set up Upcoming events
Upcoming events SET UP

 

How to set up Upcoming events - Chronosly Settings
How to set up Upcoming events - Chronosly Settings detail

 

 

 

 

2- SET NUMBER OF EVENTS SHOWN

If you wish to show certain number of events (also for organizers or places) in event lists, follow this steps:

  1. Go to Chronosly > Settings > Events display section
  2. Set the number of events (to be displayed per page)

 

How to set Chronosly to show certain number of events in event lists
How to show limited number of events in event lists

 

 

3- SHOW/HIDE PAST EVENTS

If you wish to show your past event, follow this steps:

  1. Go to Chronosly > Settings > Events display section
  2. Enable  "Show past events" option

 

On the other hand, if you want to hide your past events from Calendar, follow this steps:

  1. Go to Chronosly > Settings > Events display section
  2. Enable  "Hide past events on calendar" option

 

How to set show/hide past events (list/calendar)
How to set show/hide past events (list/calendar)

 

 

 

 

Set default currency


How to set default currency

To set Default currency go to Chronosly > Settings > General settings and choose a preferred currency for you tickets info and tickets selling.

Chronosly - Menu settings

Chronosly - Currency set up for you tickets info and tickets selling
Set currency for you tickets info and tickets selling

 

 

Set custom URLs and Menu links


This section shows how to:

  1. SET URL CUSTOMIZATION
  2. PERMALINKS TROUBLESHOOTING
  3. SET TITLE LIST AND LINKS
  4. CONFIGURE NAVIGATION BAR

 

 

1. SET URL CUSTOMIZATION

To set custom URLs find Chronosly > Settings > URL

Chronosly - Menu settings

 

You can customize URL throught slugs. Slugs are meant to be used with permalinks as they help describe what the content at the URL is.

Slugs are a few words that describe an event or a page and can be anything you like.

More info about slugs

More info about permalinks

 

URL customization can be done on Event, Organizer, Place, Calendar, Category, and Tag

Set URL (slugs) options
URL (slugs) options

 

 

2. PERMALINKS TROUBLESHOOTING

If you have some troubles with permalinks, we recommend to regenerate them. Some clients with this kind of issues had solved with the following steps.

To regenerate permalinks, you should go to WP SETTINGS > PERMALINKS and SAVE to recharge them.

 

 

3. SET TITLE LIST  AND LINKS

Since Chronosly update v.2.0 Title list and links can be customized:

Set your own Titles and URL link for each view (events, places, organizers and calendars)

Set Title list and links options
Title list and links options

 

To set custom Title list find Chronosly > Settings > URL

Chronosly - Menu settings

 

 

 

 

 

Set Formats


 

HOW TO SET CHRONOSLY FORMATS

To set formats Chronosly > Settings > Template Editor

Chronosly - Menu settings

 

 

DATE TIME FORMAT

Chronosly Date/Time formats are written in the same programming language than WordPress, PHP. The date formatting functions in WordPress use PHP's built-in date formatting functions.
Find more about WordPress Date/Time format.

 

There are  some different format options:

Default Time format

Set display time format for template editor. This option does not modify the format set in your template.

Default Time format is: H:i (i.g. 22:30)
For 12h time format is: h:i a (i.g. 01:30 pm) or h:i A (i.g. 01:30 PM)

 

Default Date format

Set display time format for template editor. This option does not modify the format set in your template

Default Date format is:  y-m-d (i.g. 14/01/31)

 

Default Date-Time format

Set display time format for template editor. This option does not modify the format set in your template

Default Date format is:  y-m-d H:i (i.g 14/01/31 12:00)

 

Full Date-Time separator

By default 'to' is set as in 11:00 to 19:00. Set custom date-time separator with dashes '-', slashes '/' or pipes '|' or your custom html code.

 

CATEGORIES SEPARATOR

Default Categories separator is , (comma). Set up how categories should be shown between them.

 

TAGS SEPARATOR

Default Tags separator is , (comma). Set up how tags should be shown between them.

 

GMAP FORMAT

Default gmap zoom

Default Google maps zoom is 16. Zoom levels between 0 (the lowest zoom level, in which the entire world can be seen on one map) and 21+ (down to streets and individual buildings).
You can find more information in Google Maps help site.

All events on a Google maps (Details)