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how to integrate in a site (27 posts)

  1. Ruhrgebiet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I integrate the calendar into a page ?????

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/

  2. RootedUp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Ruhrgebiet,

    1. Install and activate the plugin.
    2. Create an event, and view the event on your live website.
    3. Copy the URL. Should look like: http://yourdomain.com/category/events/upcoming
    4. Create a page, example: "Events"
    5. Edit "Page Links To" with the URL you copied. Save.
    6. You're done. Click on "Events" in your navigation bar of homepage.

  3. jazbo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Step 2> Create an event - but where? View the event on your website? Again, where?

    And how does this link to Ical?

    I've activated the plugin, created a page for it. How do add the calendar to that page? And then presumably "enter an event." ??

    thanks ahead for your help

  4. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Jazbo -

    Step 2. Create a blog post, and under your text area there is the ability to select the radio button that makes this blog post an event.

    I got to step number 5.

    Edit "Page Links To" is where....

  5. RootedUp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Jazbo
    If you have installed and activated the plugin (Step 1) I also assume you read the instructions and viewed the screen shots from the plugin's website at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/screenshots/

    The screenshot third from the bottom of that page indicates that you create an event by creating a new post. Once you publish this event/post you should see it on your site somewhere.

    @AardvarkGirl
    Look in the upper right of your WordPress dashboard for a "Screen Options" tab. Select all the check boxes to display all options while creating a new post or editing existing ones.

  6. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RootedUp - everything except slugs was selected and I don't see anything that says "Page Links To" - is this a plug-in you are talking about that I may not have installed?

  7. dcutri
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same here, Aardvark. I have no idea what they're talking about. There is no "Page Links To" option my Event options. Any answer yet?

  8. RootedUp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, Page Links to is built in to a Template I am using (my bad).

    You can probably find a way to use custom fields to do this, or by using a theme that has it built in, like "Mu" from the ThemeLoom.

  9. RootedUp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey I found a plugin that does this too...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/page-links-to/

  10. SoCalBoy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've followed the instructions here and found the calendar display page (under 'events' category. Not intuitive but found it - note I did have previous posts on my site using a category 'events' and it caused problems until I removed all of them.

    I entered two 'events' (posts) for this month and they appear on the calendar. However, the calendar's directional links for previous and next month as well as the links for "Event List" and "Calendar" lead to 404 errors.

    This looks like a promising plugin but I think the documentation is severely lacking and confusing.

  11. selym
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have no idea, nor can I find any documentation, on how to use this plugin properly, yet every where I look, people are recommending it. Does anyone have a link to some simple documentation? When I follow the steps here, I end up with a really unattractive looking event and a 404 for all events.

    Sel

  12. dcutri
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is a bit confusing at first, but I've implemented it on 3 websites now, so I'm sort of a pro :)) Basically, as soon as you activate it, it automatically creates an Events category for you. Create a post, assign it to the Events category, and that's it. It'll show up in the Events List and on the Calendar.

    The Calendar and Event List will be visible on the Events category pages: yoursite.com/events and yoursite.com/events/upcoming, respectively.

    The thing to remember is that the plugin doesn't use the regular WordPress category template. It uses list.php for the event list, single.php for single events, and gridview.php for the full calendar, so those are the files you need to edit to make changes. These files are all in the plugin folder, but it helps to copy them into your themes directory, so you always have original copies of them which are replaced when you update. Create a folder named events in your theme's directory and put those files in there (along with the widget display one) and you're good to go.

  13. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @dcutri - Thank you!! I wasn't figuring this out, either, but your post helped immensely.

    You don't happen to know how to make the calendar (grid view) display as the site's front page, do you?

  14. georgecanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @dccutri - Thanks!

    However, and this is going to make me sound like a total spaz. How do I insert the calendar in to an actual page??

    I have created several events but what are the steps I need to do to .

    Do I insert this URL (http://www.levelhealth.com.au/?ical) somewhere in the main body of the page? HTML Box? In the custom fields? Somewhere else?

    Pretty confused,
    George

  15. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If I recall correctly, I had to create (or navigate to) the page, and tell it to use that template. (On the page where you create a "Page," there should be a drop-down in the right column that lets you select the template.)

    I found that I couldn't add anything to the page, though. (Couldn't add text to the top or anything.) I imagine I could edit the CSS files to do that, but that's a lot more work!

  16. georgecanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yup,

    Just figured it out thanks. So once you have installed it and created a page called calendar or events you just need to point it towards the calendar content using the following means:

    1: Install plugin 'Page Links To'
    2: Paste URL http://www.yourdomain.com.au/category/events/ in to the Page Links To field on your chosen Page.

    Now the visual aspect is all a bit all over the shop but I guess thats another question for another post..

  17. orlisgal
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No offense, but this is the MOST difficult, MOST frustrating, MOST un-userfriendly plugin I've ever come across in my LIFE...and I've been creating websites since 1996!!! GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY I STILL can't figure out how to do this.

    It sounds like a great plugin. Can the creator just post the steps to make it easier to install and utilize this? I mean the COMPLETE steps, complete with examples?

    Yes - I've seen the documentation; I've read everything above; I've looked at the FAQs; I know this is free; and beggars can't be choosers...but this is SOOOOOO frustrating that I'd really like to make it work so it doesn't beat me!!!!!

    Thanks for letting me vent.

  18. Vladesign
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Beside all the confusing and restrictive instructions, one thing I don't like is that this plugin uses the same post editor that is used for my blog posts. Which would have been fine if the event posts didn't appear in the blog page of my website.
    This plugin sounds great but there are just so many hassle to make it compatible with my theme.

  19. wambrose
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @orlisgal i totally agree. i've read EVERYTHING and only from reading this topic can a piece together some info to get it working. The plugin looks like it could be quite good though.

    The main issue I have is that when i go to the events/upcoming page all my sidebars disappear and the page gets messy! Is this because the plugin uses a different category display template?

  20. wambrose
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As dcutri said:

    The Calendar and Event List will be visible on the Events category pages: yoursite.com/events and yoursite.com/events/upcoming, respectively.

    This is as long as you don't already have another page using the /events URL as I did!

    Also, it seems if you set the 'default views for events' to 'list' rather than 'calendar' then the /events url for your site displays the list.

  21. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, now I'm confused. I had this working before. I had created a page that was set to use the "gridview.php" template. It had an odd quirk (a matter for another thread), but it worked. No redirects, etc.

    I just installed Genesis, and it doesn't work anymore. I can't figure out where to put gridview.php so that it shows up as a template option, and the scheonline.org/events shows up as "page not found."

    What the heck happened to it?

  22. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Never mind; I just found it. It isn't yoursite/events; it's yoursite/category/events.

  23. katandmouse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm with Orlisgal. I've been developing software since about 1998 so I'm particularly picky about usability, and if I can't figure something out quickly, I give up and move on. That is what I'm ready to do now unless someone can point me to an easy step by step that actually works. I've seen their videos and I appreciate their effort, but they are too long and did not answer my questions or solve my problems. They were designed for the Pro version, so maybe that's why screens they show aren't the same and instructions they give don't work. I don't know. I wouldn't mind buying it if I like it, but I need to know it works first.

    So before I give up, has anyone written any step by step instructions? Please no videos as I like to see things at a glance. Is there a way to get this to work without having to edit code? Currently the only thing I see now is an event landing page that looks like a post. No time, no date, no venue, nothing but the description and no grid view. The free version does not have a url field if that's what I need to see the grid as the developer speaks about in his video. I want to see the actual grid calendar. How do I do that?

    Frustrated but not ready to give up just yet as it looks like it could be a nice plugin.

  24. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Katandmouse

    To be clear, you are looking for the calendar view? There are a few ways to find it:

    Approach 1: Add the calendar to your menu

    1) Go to appearances > menu
    2) Make sure you see the events panel, if not add it from screen options tab in the top right
    3) check events just like in this screenshot http://cl.ly/B15v and add it to your menu
    4) save your menu
    5) now the default event view (calendar or list depending on your settings) should be in your menu

    Approach 2: make a new event

    1) In the events panel menu on the left, click add new
    2) fill out the event and publish
    3) click on view event button under the title to the right of the permalink
    4) right under the event title on the front end of you site you should see a link that says "Back to Events" http://cl.ly/B2cF - click it
    5) now the default event view (calendar or list depending on your settings) should be loaded

    That is two different ways to find you event list.

    I think in 2.0.1 I'll add a link to the admin panel to help guide first time users to find their events.

  25. katandmouse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Shane. This is helping. Approach 1 did not work but 2 did except for one problem. Take a look at the calendar page here and click on the event. http://174.120.139.90/~fencingm/fencing-classes

    Note the items underneath the event listing that normally land in the sidebar widget and notice that they are now not using the stylesheet at all. Is it that it's not compatible with the Rockettheme template that it's doing that?

    I should note that in the Rockettheme template I have the ability to assign widgets to a many different widget areas. I turned OFF all the ones in the sidebar for the grid view calendar and the individual events. Where the pages archives and category lists that you see under the event are coming from is beyond me. I'm guessing those are default widgets for WordPress and even though I do NOT have them turned on, the calendar is using them. And to make it worse, they aren't where they should be, nor do they look pretty.

    Any way around this problem?

  26. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    you might want to try a few different page template options in the settings panel drop down. See if any of the other templates the theme you are using is better. The calendar simply places itself within the content within the default page template for your theme by default. You can change it easily in the event settings. You can watch Robs video on the settings if you need a walkthrough.

    It looks like you are missing a couple divs or simply need to limit the width of the content for the single post. You can handle that by adding them in the pre / post html text areas in the event settings or with a tad bit of css. Again, this is a loose assumption because I haven't looked at the code.

    As you can imagine, working out of the box with the 100k+ themes out it in the world is pretty much impossible, especially as there are few clear standards and most themers don't seem to follow the ones that do exist.

    I'm glad to see that the plugin is working and you have gotten to the point of visual integration. This is the point in which we sign off support and wish you the best of luck. It is free after all. =)

  27. katandmouse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, Shane. I understand the impossible task of working with all those templates out there. Appreciate your help.

    Would be good to get this to work with Rockettheme though. Their templates are pretty amazing and full of incredible flexibility and power. Of course, it requires their cooperation as well. Thanks again.

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