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ICS import (categories & colors) (13 posts)

  1. dianakakoma
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. CATEGORIES - I think when my feed refreshes it resets the category to the default one it insisted on when I set up the feed.

    2. LINKS - I had to create the links manually because the imported URLs were not clickable. And then I think that when my feed refreshes it resets all my links to non-clickable URLs.
    My site is http://www.africanchicago.com/testcalendar/
    Any suggestions on getting my color-coded categories to keep their category and for my links to remain clickable.

    -Diana

    p.s. I use Firefox, Chrome and IE

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/

  2. nelra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When a feed is refreshed, the instances are flushed and replaced with new instances, so any changes to the previous instances will be lost.
    We wish to improve this, but some issues with how Google Calendar was exporting edited events caused us to take this approach. We will investigate this further to get back to a "sync" style rather than "replace" style

    For links, do you mean that you replaced 'www.example.com' with 'http://www.example.com' in an event description?

  3. dianakakoma
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    "For links, do you mean that you replaced 'www.example.com' with 'http://www.example.com' in an event description?"
    YES.
    I opened up individual events in AIOEC and created the links because they were not automatically clickable. A few hours later I was back to plain on text.

    -Diana

  4. nelra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We will have to add a feature request for HTML'ing items such as URLs - ICS feeds normally won't have HTML in them, so something like 'www.example.com' will not be automatically converted to a link as it is

  5. janetm
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Neira,

    Could you address Diana's question about categories, or clarify if that's what you are talking about when you talk about the feed refreshing.

    Speaking of which, could you clarify what you mean by "instances are flushed and replaced with new instances"? Do you mean that if I have events imported from an .ics calendar and add categories to them via the WP interface that those categories will be removed when the .ics refreshes? If so, is there a way to set the categories in a Google calendar as is somewhat implied in the description of the plugin?

    Thanks for your help!

  6. smithgt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I have a similar ICS issue.

    I want to feed my AIOEC to my personal Google calendar, so I've imported the AIOEC .ICS file.

    This seems to work well, BUT it includes all the events on my AIOEC, not just ones created in WordPress.

    I've added a couple of publish ICS into AIOEC, like UK Bank Holidays, but this are then included in the output .ICS - Is there anyway to prevent this so that only events created (not imported) into AIOEC are exported?

  7. Yani Iliev
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @janetm
    You can do the following:
    1. Add your ICS feed.
    2. Import the events in the ICS feed.
    3. Delete the ICS feed WITHOUT flushing the events.

    What is achieved this way? The events will not be reimported from the ICS feed and any changes made to the imported events will stay.

    @smithgt
    That's a good suggestion. There isn't a direct way to do this from the interface, one way would be to tag all events created from WP and when exporting events, just include all events tagged with the tag.

  8. smithgt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Yani,

    Is there a way to include/exclude tagged events on output ICS button/link?

    The external ICS files that I've imported into AIOEC are Tagged i.e. UK-Holidays - so I'd want to exclude the items with this tag from my exporting ICS file.

    Is this currently possible?

  9. Yani Iliev
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @smithgt
    It is coming to our documentation, for now you can read about it here.

  10. phpwalter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @yani

    Your 3 step "solution" @janetm is very short sighted.

    If I have a google calendar and I "import" it into A1E, events are created, event re-occurring are created (very nicely).

    Now I go in and add categories and tags and some descriptive text.

    Tomorrow the ICS feed runs again and all my work (tag, cats, desc, etc) is gone. Events are still there, but this "import" just replaced what was there already.

    More of an"import" than a sync, which is what one would expect.

    Well, I did what you suggested. Made my events in google (so I could have fine control on re-occurring), imported them, and them deleted the ICS link.

    Now I have no way of adding events from google. If I try, all current events are wiped.

    Not really that good. I really hope I am misunderstanding something here.

    Thanks

  11. Yani Iliev
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @phpwalter
    It's a solution that works in one case but not in every case, that's for sure.
    Initially, we developed the software to sync the events. The problem is that all the icalendar applications out there are making it very difficult to sync events. So instead of disabling some users from using ai1ec, we enabled that usage at that price.
    We are working on resolving all the issues with other ics feeds and will eventually re-enable the sync of events.

  12. janetm
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey, phpwalter & yani:
    I came up with a partial solution that may be helpful for other people: Create a calendar in Google for each category, then import each feed and associate it with a category in the import settings. Net result is able to use Google options and still retain category settings.

  13. Yani Iliev
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @janetm
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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