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Frequently asked questions

Useful information on creating beautiful interactive calendars using ChronoFlo Calendar.

General

What is ChronoFlo Calendar?

ChronoFlo Calendar is an online calendar maker. It can be used to create a variety of calendars but is particularly suited to events calendars. Calendars created with ChronoFlo Calendar can be shared on the web. Our premium accounts also allow you to embed the calendar on your website or blog.

Who can use ChronoFlo Calendar?

ChronoFlo Calendar is designed to be easy to use, so it can be used by anyone who is reasonably tech savvy. It will be of most interest to people who are tasked with sharing an organisation's events with their customers.

Do I have to pay for ChronoFlo Calendar?

No, paying is not necessary. ChronoFlo Calendar has a free account that allows you to create a single fully-functional calendar. The account has the following limitations: You can only create one calendar. You are limited to 100 monthly embeddable views if you embed the calendar on your website. You can use images from the web but you can't upload images to our servers from your computers. Feed content does not appear on shared or embedded calendars. Calendars feature ChronoFlo branding.

Our free account is aimed primarily at giving people a chance to try out our software and its features, with the hope that they will be so thrilled by it that they will want to upgrade to one of our premium accounts.

Signing up/logging in

How do I sign up with ChronoFlo Calendar?

To sign up with ChronoFlo Calendar, navigate to our home page - www.chronoflocalendar.com - click on 'Free sign-up' in the menu at the top and enter your username, email address and password in the panel that drops down.

Next agree to our terms and conditions by clicking the checkbox to the left of the 'I agree to terms and conditions' text. Finally, click on the 'Sign up' button.

You can now start creating your first calendar.

How do I log in to ChronoFlo Calendar?

You log in to ChronoFlo Calendar by clicking the 'Login' menu option at the top right of the home page. You should then enter your username and password in the pop down panel that appears and click the login button. Assuming, you have entered all the details correctly, you will now be logged in and able to start editing and creating calendars.

I've forgotten my login details. What should I do?

Firstly, you should select the 'Forgotten login details' link at the bottom of the login panel (which you can open by clicking on the 'Login' menu option at the top right of the screen). You will then be asked to enter the email that you used to sign up to ChronoFlo Calendar. Enter your email and click the 'Submit' button.

We'll send you an email with your username and a new password. You can then login with this password and then change the password by going to the 'Account Settings' panel on the home page when logged in.

If you don't receive an email from us or can't remember the email address you used to sign up with, then drop us an email at help@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll do our best to recover your details for you.

I can't seem to login. Please help.

Firstly, you should follow the instructions in the above two FAQs (How do I log in to ChronoFlo Calendar? and I've forgotten my login details. What should I do?). If you still can't login then drop us an email at help@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll do our best to help you.

Paid Accounts

Why should I upgrade to a paid account?

Our free account is great. It allows you to create a fully-functional and customisable calendar that you can share with clients and colleagues. But it does come with some limits. You can't create more than one calendar. You can't embed a calendar on your website. You can't upload images to our servers.

To create multiple calendars or embed the calendar on your website, you will need to upgrade to our Bronze or Silver accounts.

How do I buy/upgrade to a paid account?

  • 1Firstly - if you haven't already done so - you will need to sign up for a free account with ChronoFlo Calendar. Click here for instructions on how to sign up.

  • 2Now ensure that you are logged in to your account. You should now be on a page that lists your calendars and has a form to create a new calendar. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find a list of account options.

  • 3Click the 'Buy now' button against the account you are interested in and you will be taken to the PayPal site where you will be asked to sign in to your PayPal account or enter your credit card details.

  • 4Once you have finished the payment process, make sure you click the link to bring you back to www.chronoflocalendar.com where a 'Thanks for signing up' message should be shown to you. Your account is now upgraded and you can immediately take advantage of your new premium features.

If you are not taken back to the ChronoFlo Calendar website, get an error message or can't access the premium features, please drop us an email at help@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll upgrade your account manually as soon as possible.

What paid accounts do you offer?

We currently offer two paid accounts: Bronze ($10.00 a month) and Silver ($27.50 a month) which allow you to create five and 25 calendars respectively. You can find out more about our accounts below.

Tell me more about the Bronze Account

Our Bronze account ($10.00 a month) allows you to create up to five calendars, embed calendars on your website (up to 10,000 monthly views) and share your calendar with friends or colleagues. The Bronze account is aimed at individuals, non-profit organisations and community groups.

The Bronze account offers the following features:

  • 1Create up to five fully functional calendars, each including up to 500 current events.

  • 2Upload images to our servers. The Bronze account comes with 250MB of image storage

  • 3Create your own theme to perfectly match your brand (or choose from our hand-designed themes). The color of virtually everything can be changed. The Bronze account allows you to create up to 20 themes.

  • 4Embed your calendar on your website. You get 10,000 monthly embeddable views.

  • 5Share you calendar with colleages and clients. Password protect it for extra security.

  • 6Access to the new features we are regularly rolling out for the software.

Tell me more about the Silver Account

Our Silver account ($27.50 a month) allows you to create up to 25 calendars, embed calendars on your website (up to 30,000 monthly views) and share your calendars with clients and colleagues. The Silver account is aimed at small to medium sized businesses and public organisations.

The Silver account offers the following features:

  • 1Create up to 25 fully functional calendars, each including up to 1,000 current events.

  • 2Upload images to our servers. The Silver account comes with 1,000MB of image storage

  • 3Create your own theme to perfectly match your brand (or choose from our hand-designed themes). The color of virtually everything can be changed. The Silver account allows you to create up to 50 themes.

  • 4Embed your calendar on your website. You get 30,000 monthly embeddable views.

  • 5Share you calendar with colleages and clients. Password protect it for extra security.

  • 6Access to the new features we are regularly rolling out for the software.

I upgraded but I don't have access to the premium features

Sorry. Something must have gone wrong with the upgrade process. Please drop us an email at help@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll manually upgrade your account.

How can I cancel my subscription to ChronoFlo Calendar?

There are two ways you can do this. You can either cancel your subscription via your PayPal account. Or you can email us and we'll cancel your subscription ourselves. Either way, we do not give refunds for periods already paid. New charges will however stop immediately. You can also upgrade and downgrade to and from the premium options whenever you want to, with the above proviso that we won't refund you for periods you have already paid for.

Creating a Calendar

How do I create my first calendar?

If you haven't yet created an account with ChronoFlo Calendar, do so now - see here for how. If you have, then please ensure you are logged in.

  • 1Now navigate to your account page. Here you will find a list of calendars you have already created and also a form for creating a new calendar.

  • 2Enter the required information into the form. The calendar's title is the only field that is mandatory. If you are not sure what to enter into any of the fields, then hover over them with you mouse and a popup help panel will appear with instructions.

  • 3Once you have filled in all the information, click the "Create new calendar" button at the bottom. Your calendar will now be created and you will be taken to the calendars page where you can start adding to and editing it. You will now likely want to add your first event to the calendar - see 'Creating an event...' below.

How do I edit my calendar?

  • 1Navigate to the account page. Here (if you are logged in) you will find a list of calendars you have already created and also a form for creating a new calendar.

  • 2Click on the 'edit' button and you will be taken to your calendar's page where you can started editing and adding to it. On this page, you can add new events, images and text to your calendar. You can also change all the calendar's settings, such as theme, about text, and so on.

How do I navigate through my calendar?

ChronoFlo Calendar works a bit differently to most calendar applications. There is not a month selector that you have to click through multiple times to find the month you want. Instead, you use the timeline at the bottom of the calendar to move to the month you want. You can either click on the timeline to get to where you want or use the dragger. You can also drag the main calendar stage area. If your mouse has a scroll wheel, use this to effortlessly move through your calendar.

Creating an event

How do I create my first event?

Once you have created your first calendar (see here for instructions on creating a calendar), you will probably want to create your first event. There are three ways that you can do this.

  • 1Firstly, if you hover over a particular day on the calendar, a panel will popup. Click on the 'Add event' option to create an event for that day. There is also a quick add option that allows you to quickly add events by just entering the event title and duration.

  • 2The second method requires you to open the 'options' panel. You can do this by clicking on the little white tab at the right of the screen. When the panel is open, find the 'Create or edit an event' button. Click on the 'Create' link within the button.

  • 3The final way of creating an event is to use the 'event manager panel'. You can open this from the 'Create or edit an event' button in the 'options' panel. Click on the button (avoiding the create link) to open up the 'events manager panel'. Then select the 'Create new event' option at the bottom left of the panel.

How do I edit my events?

You have a couple of options here.

  • 1Firstly, hover over the day the event occurs on and a panel will appear. Now hover over the event you want to edit in the panel, and either click on the edit option to the left or press the 'e' button on your keyboard. A panel will then popup allowing you to edit your event.

  • 2Alternatively, you can edit events from the 'event manager panel'. This requires you to open the 'options' panel. You can do this by clicking on the little white tab at the right of the screen. When the panel is open, find the 'Create or edit an event' button. Click on the button (avoiding the create link) to open up the 'events manager panel', from where you can select an event for editing.

How do I change the date of an event?

You can change the date of your event via the 'edit event' panel. See the 'How do I edit my events?' FAQs here

How do I delete an event?

There are two ways of doing this.

  • 1Firstly, hover over the day the event occurs on and a panel will appear. Now hover over the event you want to delete in the panel, and either click on the delete option to the left or press the 'd' button on your keyboard. You will then be asked to confirm you want to delete the event.

  • 2Alternatively, you can delete events from the 'event manager panel'. This requires you to open the 'options' panel. You can do this by clicking on the little white tab at the right of the screen. When the panel is open, find the 'Create or edit an event' button. Click on the button (avoiding the create link) to open up the 'events manager panel', from where you can select an event for deletion.

Sharing

How do I share my calendar with others?

To share your calendar, choose the 'Share and embed' option from the 'options panel' (which can be opened by clicking on the white tab to the right of the screen). Then, set the 'Shareable' option to 'Yes' or 'Password Protected'. Next copy the url in the 'Share link' field and email it to people you want to share the calendar with, or publicise the link on the web.

How can I prevent my calendar being viewed by others?

By default, your calendars are public. They can be viewed by anyone who knows the calendar's unique url. We don't publicise the calendar's url so it is very unlikely anyone would accidentally stumble across the url. However, if you want to make sure no-one else sees your calendar, you can set your calendar to be private or password protected.

You can make a calendar private by clicking on the 'Share or embed' option in the 'options panel'. You can open the 'options panel' by clicking on the little white tab at the right of the screen. On the 'Share or embed' panel, set the 'Shareable' option to 'No', and click save. Now, only the owner of the account when logged in can view the calendar.

Embedding

How can I embed my calendar on my website?

Embedding is only available with our premium accounts. See above for instructions on how to sign up for a premium account. If you already have a premium account, follow these instructions:

  • 1Open the 'options panel' by clicking on the little white tab at the right of the screen. Then select the 'Share or embed' option. Make sure that the 'Shareable' option is set to yes. You can only embed public calendars.

  • 2Finally, copy the content of the 'Embed' field to your website. You can change the width and height attributes of the iFrame to change the size at which the calendar will appear on your website.

How many embeddable views am I allowed?

This will depend on what type of account you have. Our free account provides 100 monthly views. The Bronze account offers 10,000 monthly views. Our Silver account gives you 30,000 monthly views.

What happens when I go over my limit of embeddable views?

The good news is that we do nothing if you go over by a bit (up to 10%). If you go above that, the calendar will not appear on your website until the start of the next month.

I need loads more embeddable views than you offer.

Contact us at hello@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll outline the different options available, from our single calendar licenses (which allow you to host a single calendar on your servers from $2,000) to more advanced options.

RSS, JSON and iCal Feeds

How can I add a feed to my calendar?

ChronoFlo allows users to populate calendars with content using feeds. We currently support RSS, iCal and JSON feeds. You can use feeds with a free account but only for your own use when logged into your ChronoFlo account. If you want to share or embed feed-populated calendars, you would need a premium account. In addition, our JSON feed functionality is only available with a Silver account. Find below instructions on how to add a feed to your calendar.

  • 1Login to your ChronoFlo Calendar account and select the calendar you want to add the feed to.

  • 2Now click on the 'Create or edit feed' option in the Options panel. And then click 'Create new feed' at the bottom of the panel that pops up.

  • 3You now will be presented with the New Feed panel. Fill in all the fields, ensuring that you select the correct type. The source field is where you need to enter web address of your feed.

How can I update events generated by my feeds?

When you add a feed to a ChronoFlo Calendar, any changes you make to the feed will be reflected in the calendar. So to make changes to feed events, you will need to modify the feed on your own servers. Any changes will then appear on the ChronoFlo Calendar. Please note that we cache feeds (from minutes to multiple hours, depending on different factors) so it might take sometime for the changes to appear.

If you need the changes to appear immediately, you would need to use a different web address for your feed. Having an incrementor variable in the feed url - for example: www.mysite.com/myfeed?version=x where you increment x whenever you have made changes - can make this a fairly quick and easy thing to do.

How can I display Google calendar events in my calendar?

You can populate your ChronoFlo calendar with events from your Google calendar using our iCal feed functionality. See the following tutorial for detailed instructions: Make a branded version of your Google calendar and embed it on your website

Something's gone wrong - Help!

My calendar seems to have frozen.

Try reloading your calendar in your browser. If that does not solve the issue, please contact us.

Feed content is not appearing on my shared and embedded calendars.

This is likely because you have a free account. You would need to have a premium account in order for feed content to appear on shared or embedded calendars. If that does not solve the issue, please contact us.

Product Roadmap

New features we're planning or working on.

Here's a list of things we're aiming to add in the future.

  • Printing of calendars

  • Recurring events

  • Week view

  • Pinboard and list view

  • Event tagging

  • Event search and filtering

New features we've already added.

Here's some new features we've recently added to the software.

  • Event categories, allowing you to color code different types of event

  • Calendar themes, allowing you customise the look of the calendar to match your brand.

  • Calendar feeds - iCal, RSS and JSON

  • Embedding and sharing calendar

I have a feature request. What should I do?

Email us at hello@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll consider adding the suggested feature to our roadmap.

Known bugs.

A list of known bugs.

  • No known bugs at the moment

I have found a bug. What should I do?

Please email us the details at hello@chronoflocalendar.com and we'll try to get it fixed as soon as possible.