Ever have an upcoming public event that you want to share with your website visitors, social media followers or newsletter subscribers? You can use your existing GSuite (or any other) Calendar to do just that! Create the event and incorporate an “Add to Calendar” button in your email or on your web page.
Create your “Add to Calendar” button or link
If you aren’t sure how to create an event in your calendar please read the getting started article at Google: https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/calendar/get-started/#!/. Be sure your event is public or the button won’t work for people outside your organization.
Once you have created the event adding a calendar link in your email or on your website is not difficult, here’s how:
Create your GSuite event
In your GSuite (or Google) Calendar, after you have created your upcoming event and saved it, you’ll need to “Publish” it. Publishing it will generate a link to use in your email or web page.
Publish your GSuite Calendar Event
To “Publish” a GSuite calendar event, open the event in your calendar. Click the menu (3 vertical dots) in the top right corner. Select “Publish Event”. You can choose to copy the direct link or opt to copy the complete HTML code for embedding a clickable link in your web page or HTML email.
You now have a usable link for your site visitors or subscribers! Add it to a button or text link in your email or website and you have created yet another way to engage your site visitors and email subscribers.
For Outlook and iCalendar users:
- Create the event
- Drag it to your desktop
- Upload the ics file to your Site and use a link to that file for visitors to add the event to their calendars
Wrapping it up
Once you have the links set up how you like, be sure to test them! Clicking on the link should open a window and add the event to your calendar. Everything working? YOU’RE DONE!