Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions that are asked about how Solspace Calendar works, and what its limitations are:
How does Calendar handle timezones? #
Calendar does not use Timezones. All event date data is stored as UTC+0, and retrieved as UTC+0. So, no matter where you are in the world, an event start date entered at 6pm will be stored and displayed always as 6pm. The calendar.export template function compensates for this by setting the timezone as floating, which (in the current example) means the event will show up at 6pm no matter what timezone the user is located in.
The only place timezones are used is when it checks the current date/time of the currently logged in user, or logged out user. If a user is logged in, Calendar will show/consider today as whichever day it is for that user. If the user is not logged in, Calendar will use the site's current timezone to determine when today is. For example, this is used for highlighting the correct date in a month or week view calendar as Today, or determining which month to show (in the case of last or first day of the month).
How do I have Calendar use a different first day of the week? #
Calendar defaults the first day of the week to the currently logged in user's first day of week. If the user is not logged in, it defaults to the global First Day of Week Craft setting (
defaultWeekStartDay setting in the Craft general config file located at /config/general.php). To have Calendar use a day like Monday as the first day of the week, simply add this line to your general config file:
'defaultWeekStartDay' => 2,
You can also override at the template level by using the
firstDay parameter available in the calendar.month, calendar.week or calendar.day functions and specifying an
int value representing the first day of week (0-6,
0 being Sunday,
6 being Saturday).
Can I have different Field Layouts per Calendar? #
Yes, Calendar allows each calendar group to have its own set of fields and unique field layout.
Are there User Group Permissions for Calendar, and how granular are they? #
Currently, Calendar includes permission controls through the regular Craft User Group Permissions. Simply visit the permissions page for the applicable user group(s) (Settings > Users > User Groups) to grant/edit/remove permissions to Solspace Calendar. View Permissions documentation.