Create a XML Feed
PlanIt Purple allows any user to combine multiple calendars into a single XML feed, which can be used to display events from these calendars on external web sites.
1. To create a custom XML feed, first log in through the "Calendar Administration" link at the top right. You'll be taken to the PlanIt Purple Dashboard.
2. In the right-hand column under the heading "XML Feed Builder," click "Create a new XML feed." This will, as you may have suspected, lead you to the "Create a New XML Feed" page.
3. Under the "Add a Calendar" heading, you'll see a list of alphabetical links and a list of calendars -- the default list is of calendars beginning with A. Use the alphabetical links to locate the calendar you'd like to add to your XML feed, or simply do so using the search box underneath the alphabetical links.
4. When you've located the calendar you want to add, click its name. The calendar name will appear in the right-hand column under the heading "Feed Calendars:"
5. Continue to locate and add as many calendars as you need. If you add a calendar to your feed by mistake, you can remove it by clicking the purple [x] next to its name under the "Feed Calendars:" heading.
6. Once you've added the calendars you want, you'll need to determine how far in the future you want this XML feed to extend. Do this using in the area in the right-hand column underneath the "Time Span:" heading.
By default, the time span is set to include all future events. If you're interested in a shorter span -- say, through the end of the quarter or academic year -- click the radio button next to "for the next ___ days" and enter the number of days in the future you'd like the feed to extend.
7. When you're finished configuring your PlanIt Purple XML feed, locate the "URL:" heading in the right-hand column. The URL for your new XML feed will be listed in the field directly below. You can manually copy and paste this URL, or simply click "copy url" to add it to your clipboard. Once you've done this, you can paste it into your XML reader and display the events from all the calendars you've included.