Connect dynamic content into Messages from Calendar Manager

Here's how to connect dynamic Calendar content into your Messages:

  1. Select Dynamic Content from the Messages main menu, choose Calendar from the left nav, and click the Create Content button in the top-right corner.
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  2. Enter a title for the configuration.
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  3. Expand out the Content Filters settings.
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    Select the Include events from Athletics checkbox if you want to display games, practices, and other Athletics event data. This will reveal a dropdown menu you can use to select one or more Teams. Highlight the team(s) and collapse the dropdown menu to select them. (You can also use the Athletics dynamic content configuration to create a separate configuration for athletic events.)
  4. Expand the Content Details settings.
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    Under Content Details, choose which elements of the displayed events you would like to display. These can be:

    • Month Header 

    • Icon/Color

    • Date

    • Time

    • Title

    • Location 

    • Read More

    • Notes (not recommended)

    • Description (not recommended)

    Notes and Description content are not recommended because they may contain HTML content that’s not compatible with the email format. This may cause the content to display incorrectly or break the email’s formatting, especially on responsive (mobile) displays.

    Each of these fields can be given custom formatting once you select them. Choose a different font family, font size, alignment, font weight, and color for each detail to give a thoroughly unique look to your dynamic content. Inherit Element Font will use the font set in the Formatting menu below.

  5. Expand out the Formatting settings.

    Formatting allows you to designate how many events will appear, what order they’ll appear in, the date format, the spacing between events, and whether to link the event title back to the default calendar page. You can also customize the default font that calendar content will use in the message.

    Once you have configured the settings, click Save at the lower right to finalize the configuration. Your configuration will then be available to use in the Message and Template editor.

  6. Configure domain settings
    Your recipients may click on events in your message. This final step is necessary so that when this happens, the event will open up onto another page, allowing the recipient to view other details about the event.

    Before configuring your domain settings, confirm that you have an Event page containing a Calendar Element in Event format.
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    Remember where the page is so that you can select it in your Domain Settings. Navigate to your Domain Settings. 
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    In the Landing Pages tab, click Select Page next to the Domain Default Pages > Calendar Event Page.
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    Select your page in the Page Picker that contains a Calendar element in Event format. 

    Click Apply to save your changes.
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