You are welcome to put links to Universalis in your web site. If you let us know then we will link back to you through our Links page.
You may also want to create links for use with banners, or links for RSS feeds.
And of course you may want to bookmark Universalis for yourself.
Usually you will want a link that takes people to today's Universalis content, whenever "today" happens to be. Thus if you create the link at Christmas, someone using it at Easter will see the Universalis content for Easter. You can also make links to specific dates in Universalis: there are separate instructions for this here.
If your link looks like this:
then remove the 8-digit number, so that it looks like this:
The first kind of link refers to a specific date - in this case, 14 May 2009 - and that is the only date it will ever display. On the other hand, the second kind, with no 8-digit number in the middle of it, will always show you the correct date when you click on it.
If you're making a bookmark for yourself, that's all you really need to remember.
The calendar you are currently using is Europe - England - Ordinariate. If you want to change this, click here.
Different parts of the world have different local calendars, and you need to choose what calendar your link should point to. If your site has a strong local character (such as a parish site), make the link use that calendar. If your site has worldwide interest, you may prefer to omit the calendar name and stick to the General Calendar.
You can easily recognise whether a link has a calendar name in it. Here is a link without a calendar name:
and here is the same address set to use a local calendar:
Time zones are important because it isn't the same date all over the world. When it's Thursday evening in the USA it's Friday in India.
You can easily recognise whether a link has a time zone. Here is a link without a time zone:
and here is the same address set to use a time zone 10 hours ahead of GMT:
or 4 hours behind GMT:
The other link involved with banners – the page to which the user is sent when he clicks on the banner – is an ordinary link to Universalis, so you shouldn't include a time zone reference in it.
Of course both the links – the link to the banner image and the link to the Universalis page – ought to have the right local calendar attached, as described earlier on on this page.
You can read more about banners on our Banners page.
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