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Campaignr for October CMS

Engage with your fans or raise awareness for a cause with this plugin. Campaignr provides to your company the ability to create and manage events and campaigns to spread your ideas.

The plugin itself includes all necessary functionality for successful campaigns and event management. It includes …

  • a calendar that displays all events in the correct recurring modus in the right places.
  • a detail page displaying details about the event to your users, enriched with Markdown.
  • a list of upcoming events making it easy to hint your users to the immediate next events.
  • iCal support to enable users to import the events into their own calendar.


This plugin is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 license.

The event list shows all events with customizable columns

Using Campaginr

To begin using this plugin, simply install it from the OctoberCMS marketplace. It requires the rainlab.translate plugin to make it easy for you to translate all messages. This makes it more comfortable to use this plugin without the need to override the default partials.

Then you'll need to set up your page to make the most of the plugin. To this end, Campaignr offers you four different components.

Note: Please make sure to include the custom styles for the calendar into your head-tag. These styles provide basic functionality for the mobile-ready calendar. Simply include the {% styles %} Twig tag and include any custom styles afterwards to override certain parts of the included styling.

Component: Calendar

This is the core component. It displays a calendar and your events in it. Just drag this component onto a page where you would like to display the calendar.

The following parts will be rendered within this plugin (using the default.htm):

  • A heading displaying the current month and year.
  • Two navigation buttons to let users navigate back and forth in time.
  • A button to download your calendar in total.
  • The calendar itself in tabular form, which is mobile ready by default.

It has some variables with which you can customise your calendar:

  • Month: The parameter holding the month for the calendar.
  • Year: The parameter holding the year for the calendar.
  • Event Page: The page used to display single events.
  • Event Slug: The slug name used to pass event slugs.
  • iCal Page: Select the page where you've placed the iCal component.

Component: Event

The event component just displays a single event with all associated information. It therefore resembles what blog posts would render as. The default component partial renders the following:

  • The event name.
  • The event time, based upon the repeating mode. It tries to intelligently guess how to present the data to the user (for instance, a weekly event will display its time in the following form: Every Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 (until August 9, 2019))
  • The event description.
  • The location of the event, if there is information to display.

The event component can also be customised to a certain degree:

  • Event Slug: The slug used to identify a single event.
  • Calendar Page: The page where the Calendar resides to enable backlinking.
  • iCal Page: The page where the iCal component is placed.
  • iCal Page Slug: The slug used on the iCal page to identify a single event.

Component: Upcoming

The "upcoming" component does what its name says: It displays a list (literally — nothing else!) of events that are up next (based on the current date as reference).

It can be customised with the following variables:

  • Sorting: If checked, the next event will be on top, otherwise it will be at the bottom of the list.
  • Number of Events: Limits the amount of event occurrences to this number. Set to 0 to disable filtering. Note: No event will be present twice in this list, no matter how you set this limit.
  • Event Page: The page where single events are displayed.
  • Event Slug: The slug with which to identify the event.

Component: iCal

The iCal component offers functionality to download either single events or your whole calendar in the popular iCal-format. It does not render anything but returns a file. Pass an event slug to this page to limit the resulting file to a single event, or nothing to export the whole calendar.

The resulting file will contain a single or all events with backlinks to your event page, i.e. users importing the file into their calendar will be able to visit your page by following the event links. Therefore, please make sure to select the correct page. Otherwise, users may face multiple 404-errors when visiting your site via events imported from this file.


  • Event Page: The page where single events are displayed.
  • Event Slug: The slug with which to identify the event.

Customising the plugin

In case you want to customise the plugin further, here's a short reference to the API.


The components use certain styles to ensure proper display. The calendar is almost exclusively styled to look like a table (it consists of <div>s to make it mobile ready). Everything in the calendar is namespaced to the table div: div.campaignr-calendar. You can style all parts of the calendar by referring to them by the respective classes that represent the tag names of a table:

  • .thead encompasses the week days.
  • .tbody encompasses the calendar table.
  • .tr represents a row
  • .td represents a column.
  • .day represents the day number.
  • .events contains all events.
  • .campaignr-small is a helper class that styles things visible for mobile phones (breakpoint: 768px).
  • .campaignr-big is a helper class that styles things for the desktop version.

Overriding the partials

In case you decide to override the partials, here's everything you can access within your Twig templates:

  • this.page.campaignrYear The current year (either pulled in via the slug or the current one). This variable only exists on pages with the Calendar component.
  • this.page.campaignrMonth The current month (either pulled in via the slug or the current one). This variable only exists on pages with the Calendar component.
  • events An array containing all events from the database. This variable only exists on pages with the Calendar component or Upcoming component and contains either all or just the upcoming events.

The events themselves contain the following properties (single events are available to all components):

  • name The event name.
  • slug The event slug.
  • description The event's description in Markdown (intended for use with the |md-filter).
  • time_begin The start time of the event.
  • time_end The end time of the event.
  • repeat_event Indicates whether or not this event repeats.
  • repeat_mode The repeating mode:
    • 1: Daily
    • 2: Weekly
    • 3: Monthly
    • 4: Yearly
  • end_repeat_on Can be null. Indicates the last day where this event should re-occur.
  • dom The day of month where this event occurs (1-31).
  • mon The month where this event occurs (1-12).
  • year The event's year.
  • dow The event's day of week (1 = Monday, 7 = Sunday).
  • wom The event's week within the month (1-4).
  • end_day The event's ending day.
  • end_month The event's ending month.
  • end_year The event's ending year.
  • repeat_day The event's last repetition's day.
  • repeat_month The event's last repetition's month.
  • repeat_year The event's last repetition's year.
  • location_street The event's street.
  • location_number Building number.
  • location_zip Postcode.
  • location_city City.
  • location_country Country.
  • location_misc Miscellaneous information (e.g. "The door is on the back of the house").
  • Found the plugin not useful on 1 May, 2023

    It doesn't work with Rainlab.Translate. Documentation is unclear

  • Found the plugin useful on 2 Jul, 2021

    hi guys, when I add or update an event there an js bug and the page can't refresh: $el is not defined . How can I resolve it?

  • Found the plugin useful on 3 Dec, 2020

    Hi guys, great component, perfect for me. Well almost, as I have specific request. Is there any way to automatically unpublish event 5 days after event END date?

  • Found the plugin useful on 19 Jan, 2020

    Great plugin! However, it would be nice if events would not be hidden from the "upcoming events" section, before they are over. Currently, an event won't be shown anymore, when it is the day of the event.


Only take upcoming/repeating events for the Upcoming component.

Mar 25, 2021


Make sure there is always a value for the repeat mode.

Mar 21, 2019


Non-repeating events now display the event date and time.

Jan 26, 2019


Initial release.

Jan 02, 2019