A calendar system with month, week, day, agenda views; upcoming events widget, color-coded categories, recurrence, and import/export of .ics feeds.
This product promises to be the best Calendar ever.
If it only worked... it's only been around for a year, so perhaps in another year it will be usable.
One of the biggest problems is that the tutorials and training to learn how to use the plugin are online and must be used through their website... but, their website is continually going offline (probably due to high demand).
I spent over 3 hours today attempting to post in their forum - never got my question posted... plan to wait/refresh over and over for every page... maybe an average of 5 minutes to open a single page... viewing anything on their site.
After a week of trying to use their plugin I've spent perhaps 10 hours and still don't have it working in basic modes correctly... much less trying to integrate with Facebook... but, having a downloaded manually might have remedied most of the problems - ie, i simply can't find answers to basic questions because their site keeps dropping.
Glaring omissions or problems:
a) Calendar in RH Sidebar widget. Every other Calendar plugin has the ability to put a small Calendar in the sidebar, but I can’t find anything to do this… I see the Upcoming Events widget and that’s it. Is it there and I’m just missing it?
b) Upcoming Events Widget – it’s very pretty and functional, but takes a HUGE amount of real estate on the screen. Is there a way to slim this down? Each entry consumes 110 pixels in height… compared to other calendars where a 2 line text entry consumes only 40 pixels.
c) Named Locations – currently it appears I must manually enter all of the location data over and over for each event. Seems there should be a way to enter a ‘venue’ or location.
d) No examples of the PRO version... would be nice to see a screenshot of the FRONT-END EVENT CREATION.
e) On the Calendar page there’s an area at the top with 2 drop downlists – nothing happens when I clicke these… can’t figure out how to get any functionality going… I changed the Posterboard to Monthly, so those customizations were easy to find, but how do I make all of them available? Btw – I could not get Posterboard to display anything at all… don’t know what this view looks like.
Will come back and take another look in 6 months.
At the same time WP upgraded to 3.7, AI1EC also upgraded and here's the result of my web sites that are using it:
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Ai1ec_File_Not_Found' with message 'The specified file 'event.min.js' doesn't exist.' in /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/app/helper/class-ai1ec-view-helper.php:124 Stack trace: #0 /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/app/controller/class-ai1ec-events-controller.php(200): Ai1ec_View_Helper->theme_enqueue_script('ai1ec-event', 'event.min.js', Array) #1 [internal function]: Ai1ec_Events_Controller->init('') #2 /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-includes/plugin.php(429): call_user_func_array(Array, Array) #3 /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-settings.php(340): do_action('init') #4 /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-config.php(96): require_once('/home/healinsp/...') #5 /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-load.php(29): require_once('/home/healinsp/...') #6 /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-blog-header.php(12): require_once('/home/healinsp/...') #7 /home/healinsp/healing in /home/healinsp/healinginspirations-wi/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/app/helper/class-ai1ec-view-helper.php on line 124
Poorly executed update I think. Buttons doe not work, cannot switch views, and support is non-responsive. Which, for me, really is the weakest point.
I'm not a WP expert by any means. But for some reason, I started noticing that I had
?doing_wp_cronxxxxxxxxxx appended to every URL on my site. I couldn't figure it out.
Other posts stated it was BackupBuddy causing the problem but I don't have that plugin. I proceeded to deactivate every backup and security plugin to no avail. Finally I deactivated this and the URL craziness has now stopped. Won't be using this plugin again.
When it worked it worked fine...the reason for the 2 stars instead of 1 or 0. But for some reason, it started doing this. So no way am I using it any more. :(
I would have given this 5 starts but then I updated to version 1.9 All the timings on repeating events (apart from the first one) showed the wrong time). I had to go back to version 1.8.2 to get a working version. Main grouse is that although I posted this as a problem I haven't so far had any response...
still performance problem. plugin loads lots of scripts and slow down page.
functionality is great, but author should improve loading speed. sometimes simpler is better
It looks so good - I even managed to hook the calendar up with a events on Facebook. Then I noticed that the times were wrong - they had been changed by All-in-One Event Calendar. I had to set them manually. Then a post disappeared from the shown event list.
I really like everything about this calendar - but I really need one that I can trust. So - back to checking out plug ins. Sigh.
I love this plugin's features, but it is imposing huge performance overhead on my site (a neighborhood community site). Disabling the All-In-One plugin improved load times from an average of 16 seconds to an average of 5 seconds (still too long -- but load times of 15+ seconds are unacceptable!).
I tried saving the calendar theme options as recommended in one post -- no change. I tried checking the "skip the loop check" option -- no change.
I don't have any more time to waste on this. Looking for another calendar plugin now. Bummer!
Warning: 1 in 10 users of your site, users who still use IE8, will not be able to use the event calendar on your site.
In the theme I use for my site, views_base, the IE8 browser kept getting forced into compatibility mode with this module enabled. And the date in the upcoming events block suffered from some weird variant of the old peekaboo bug.
Yes, it's a pain to work with IE, but IE8 is the only supported browsers for users still on Windows XP which Microsoft doesn't end support for until April 2014.
Here's a developer's note on which browsers they support: http://help.time.ly/customer/portal/articles/792172-browser-support-for-the-all-in-one-event-calendar
It keeps overwriting my htaccess and causing a 500 Internal Server Error which makes my site and all the site under it totally out of commission. This plugin has great potential if I could get rid of this bug and any other problems. I had to disable it. I would be willing to pay for this plugin at a reasonable cost or make donations for it if it worked.
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