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Updates Break Everything (4 posts)

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  1. Sean Donovan
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Like others here, I have been using this calendar plugin for about a year because I like the widget and the interface is pretty.

    But beware - it is a severe system hog frequently going past our host's 30 second PHP execution time, slows down site rendering and plugin updates consistently mess up the dates and times of all the events.

    Take the latest one (Feb 2014) "in preparation for going to v2.0" erased all my event dates and they now show up as December 1969.

    I'm going back to a Google calendar.

  2. wezzy
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,
    if you had the problem with the upgrade maybe we can restore your events:

    http://community.time.ly/forum/troubleshooting/general_aa/8914-restore-events-displayed-as-1969-after-the-upgrade

    Performance is one of the main focuses for the imminent version 2.0, maybe give it a try when it's ready :-)

  3. Sean Donovan
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I have been using the Google calendar for a month now and haven't look back. After I disabled this plugin, I was using Google Webmaster Tools and noticed that the number of pages/links on my site dropped by over 50,000. In other words, the Google bot was indexing a crap load of calendar links. I was glad to get rid of the useless pages.

  4. wezzy
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi Sean,
    yes the reason is that we always provide a next month and a prev month link on every calendar page. So when the google bot parse your site it catch those links and then parse the next and prev month and again and again because we do not pose any limit to the next or prev month button.

    That's why we recommend to setup a robot.txt file to limit the crawler:
    http://support.time.ly/limiting-excessive-google-crawls/

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