The Events Calendar Outlook Import Fix

Description

The Events Calendar allows for the import of calendar events via download of a generated iCalendar file. This generated file contains the X-WR-CALNAME header, which is a valid header.

Unfortunately Outlook chokes and will create a new calendar when it sees this header instead of adding the event(s) to the default Outlook calendar. This plugin removes that header from the generated iCalendar file.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the-events-calendar-outlook-import-fix directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Why would I need this?

You would only need this plugin if you use The Events Calendar and your users only use Outlook for their calendar app. If your users don’t use Outlook then using this plugin may have deleterious effects when importing events into Google Calendar or Apple’s Calendar.

How can I help?

If you have ideas for improvements the code is up on GitHub. Please feel free to fork it and submit a pull request against the develop branch.

Contributors & Developers

“The Events Calendar Outlook Import Fix” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.4

  • bump tested to
  • remove branch header

1.0.3

  • update tested to

1.0.2

  • tested to 4.3

1.0.1

  • tested to 4.1

1.0.0

  • initial release