Features & FAQ

If there’s a feature you wish your calendar had, we’ve probably already got it. (If not, it might be on our Github roadmap.)

We work to avoid feature bloat; we only want to support features that our customers actually need. But over the course of several years working directly with higher ed web teams, we’ve made a lot of dreams (and/or feature requests) come true.

Publish events to any website hosted on any platform

Integrates with the tools you’re already using: EMS, R25, Google Calendar, etc.

Built in e-commerce for paid event registrations

Works great right out of the box, or customize to your heart’s content (with or without our team’s help)

Unlimited users, groups, and calendars

Built-in geolocation lets your users put their events on the map

Share calendar events to other groups around campus, promote them on your homepage, and push them to the social networks of your choice

Full time zone support, with settings for both event publishers and front end calendar users

Add images, video, downloadable files, and other related content to your events (even if they come from external feeds)

Support for RSS and ICAL importing and exporting, and JSON data via read API

A highly customizable front end to match your current site perfectly

Unlimited technical support

Responsive design out of the box

Beautiful front end user experience makes browsing your events a joy

Free, managed software upgrades

Here are some common questions people ask about LiveWhale Calendar:

  • Can we host LiveWhale Calendar ourselves?

    Yes. LiveWhale Calendar is a LAMP-based, PHP/MySQL application with fairly simple system requirements. We do provide cloud hosting services, and can also do CORS-based embedding of hosted calendars in your pages.  Finally, data from the calendar is freely available in RSS, ICAL, and JSON formats for use on third-party websites.

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