Share a Calendar

AddEvent was founded to help you get your events onto your customers’ calendars. The first way to do this is by sharing individual events with your users so they can add your events to their calendars. The second way is by sharing entire calendars with your users.

Benefits of sharing calendars

When you share a calendar with your users, they will have the ability to subscribe to (or follow) the calendar. When they do this, all of the events contained in that calendar will appear within their personal calendars at once. This provides a much more efficient method for sharing multiple events. Instead of your users needing to click 10 separate links to add 10 separate events to their personal calendars, they need only subscribe to a single calendar containing the 10 events, and they will all appear on their calendar.

AddEvent makes it easy to share multiple events with your users using a subscription calendar. Subscription calendars synchronize changes from your AddEvent calendar (like updated event details or newly created events) to your users' calendars which is a great way to build engagement with your users and keep them updated about all of your upcoming events. You can also collect information from your subscribers when they subscribe to your calendar. This page outlines how to create a calendar, how each sharing method works, and technical details about subscription calendars in AddEvent.

Different methods for sharing your calendar

Once you have created your calendar and added events to it, the next step is to share the calendar with your users. Below is an overview of the different sharing methods.

Add to calendar button

An add to calendar button is a great way to share a subscription calendar on your website or landing page. AddEvent’s add to calendar button works perfectly with most website and landing page builders, as well as with custom-built websites. To learn more about the add to calendar button, click here.

Add to calendar links

Use the add to calendar links in emails, newsletters, and campaigns. Add to calendar links use simple image or text links to offer the same functionality as our add-to-calendar button. The add to calendar button uses JavaScript which is not permitted in certain media like emails for security reasons, but our add to calendar links work perfectly instead. To learn more about add to calendar links, click here.

Calendar landing page

Each calendar you create has a unique landing page that can be used for sharing the calendar. The landing page is automatically generated when the calendar is created. A calendar landing page is an ideal way to share your calendar on social media and when you want to display additional information to your users about your calendar before they subscribe. Sharing a calendar landing page also allows you to display all of your upcoming events and offers extensive customization options, so you can make the landing page your own. To learn more about the calendar landing page, click here.

Embeddable events list

An embeddable events list is a great way to display your calendar on your website and increases the visibility of the events compared to an add to calendar button. The embeddable events list displays all of your upcoming events in a beautifully formatted list and includes a Subscribe button to allow users to subscribe directly to your calendar. To learn more about an embeddable events list, click here.

Embeddable calendar

The embeddable calendar is also a part of AddEvent’s brilliant calendar functionality. This means that you can also embed a full calendar view of your subscription calendar on your website or landing page. To find out more information about the subscription calendar, go to the Embeddable Calendar solution page.

Direct links

The Direct links consist of URLs that your users can click to add your event directly to their calendars platform. You can use it in a wide variety of situations such as on your website, in emails, and on social media.