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[resolved] Can I import ical (6 posts)

  1. Ircsome
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Setting up events manager. Can I import .ics files to EM from other calendar applications e.g. google calendar, mychurchevents.com?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/

  2. angelo
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 4 months ago #

  3. Birdseye
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    How about Facebook events? If I have a FB app, could that work?

  4. angelo
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 4 months ago #

    hmm, not sure if that will work but still possible using custom php coding.

  5. Birdseye
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    As FB events is The most popular events calendar, I would strongly suggest adding a FB Api to your next build, for import and export, as an essential component for handling public events.
    Import, because my friends don't really want to rebuild all their events again, and export so they can still invite all their friends.
    A common FB Login app permits access to users events, amongst other things, but an ics feed style importer works well too.
    Check out All in 1 event calendar

  6. Ircsome
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I kinda agree with @BirdseyeLA. But I would give google calendar (api/ics) priority billing. In my world I don't know of ANYONE who relies on FB for calendaring ... but there are a lot of NFPs and small businesses who use google apps as a major tool in their day to day operations.

    The nice thing about EM is that it gives website visitor a nice UI to an organization's calendar without requiring that they sign up for anything (FB for example). Google Calendar goes some way towards this ... but it is not pretty looking :) and the UI is a little clunky.

    Also, IMO any such APIs for EM should be paid plugins (or require Pro), as it would have real value, and, I for one would be happy to pay a reasonable amount.

    @angelo_nwl thanks for the links. I checked them out, and although I'm sure they'd work they need a lot of massaging for my installation. I may well end up using them once when I migrate an existing calendar to EM (unless there's something better).

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