25Live Publisher Overview

Welcome to the 25Live Publisher Overview. This article walks you through the full Publisher Cycle, beginning with preparatory steps and ending with post-cycle analytics and maintenance.

What is Publisher?

Publisher is a tool that uses 25Live data to populate calendars that can then be customized to fit the functional and aesthetic needs of your institution. Publisher provides a variety of formatting options for event data, including basic calendars, rolling lists, and tile views. Once a feed is customized, Publisher generates code that can be embedded into public-facing or internal websites.

This Publisher Overview is divided into three sections:

Pre-Publisher Cycle

These five sections walk you through the process of preparing your 25Live environment for use with Publisher. Topics include: conceptualizing how your institution will administer Publisher, building out security groups to reinforce your desired framework, identifying which events should be published, and preparing your 25Live data for publication.

Publisher Cycle

Once preparatory steps are complete, you are ready for the Publisher Cycle. These four sections outline the process of generating and publishing calendars – creating searches in 25Live, using those searches to build calendar feeds in Publisher, customizing those calendar feeds to fit your institution's brand, and embedding Publisher spud code into your institution's website. 

Post-Publisher Cycle

These two sections cover subsequent steps related to the Publisher Cycle: running analytics and maintaining your published calendars.

Steps in Publisher Implementation

Getting Started

Please contact your Account Manager to receive your 25Live Publisher account credentials.

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Pre-Publisher Cycle

Selecting a Security Framework for Your Publisher Environment

Building a Publisher Functional Security Group

Building a Generic Publisher User Account
Preparing 25Live Data for Publisher
Building Calendars Using Event Categories or Resources

Publisher Cycle

Creating Effective Searches for Publisher Calendar Feeds
Creating a Calendar Feed from Your Search

25Live Publisher: Customizing Your Calendar for Publication

  1. Working with Publish Settings
  2. Selecting and Styling Calendar Views
  3. Selecting and Styling Control Spuds
  4. Selecting and Styling Promotion Spuds
  5. Styling E-mails and Feeds
Setting Up and Styling Event Actions
Configuring Custom Fields and Event Templates
Embedding Publisher Spud Code in Websites

Post-Publisher Cycle

Analytics in 25Live Publisher
Monitoring Published Calendars and Making Modifications to Existing Calendars

Additional Publisher Resources

Example Calendars
Displaying a 25Live Publisher Feed in an Outlook Calendar (Desktop)
Displaying a 25Live Publisher Feed in an Outlook Calendar (Office 365)
Displaying a 25Live Publisher Feed in Google Calendar
Matching Series25 Fields with Publisher Fields
Setting Up Disqus Comments and Facebook Comments on Your Calendar Spuds
Installing the 25Live SharePoint Web Part