Support » Plugin: Events Manager » #_EVENTGCALLINK placeholder does not include city, state, or postcode

  • I am using the #_EVENTGCALLINK placeholder button to import single events into Google Calendar within the browser. This works fine. However, the generated URL to create the Google Calendar event does not include in the &location parameter:

    – City/Town
    – State/Country
    – Postcode
    – Region

    Google Events created using this method do not contain this needed information. Could you please add these fields to the generated URL for the #_EVENTGCALLINK placeholder?

    Thank you.

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  • Patrick

    (@duisterdenhaag)

    It already does, if your settings are correct! 🙂

    Please check: Events > Settings > Formatting > Calendar > iCal Feed Settings >
    iCal Location.
    Default should be: #_LOCATIONNAME, #_LOCATIONFULLLINE, #_LOCATIONCOUNTRY

    You can determine yourself what the iCal feed will contain. Personally, I have complete altered it with all kinds of custom info, as I use it for booking info and private tours (only me using the feed) 🙂

    Patrick, thank you for pointing out this setting. My EM configuration does indeed include this iCal Location setting as you point out:
    #_LOCATIONNAME, #_LOCATIONFULLLINE, #_LOCATIONCOUNTRY

    On my site, URLs generated for both #_EVENTGCALURL and #_EVENTGCALLINK do not contain city, state, or postal code.

    However, #_EVENTICALLINK creates an .ics file which does contain all data including city, state, and zip.

    I’m guessing the code which generates the #_EVENTGCALURL and #_EVENTGCALLINK URLs is not working correctly with or perhaps ignoring the values in the iCal Location setting? Looks like only the Google Calendar placeholder output is affected.

    Thank you.

    I am able to test the values of placeholders and they appear to be correct, for example:

    LOCATIONFULLLINE: 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 22003
    LOCATIONNAME: George Mason Regional Library
    LOCATIONADDRESS: 7001 Little River Turnpike
    LOCATIONTOWN: Annandale
    LOCATIONSTATE: VA
    LOCATIONPOSTCODE: 22003

    If I change the value of iCal Location to something like this, it has no effect on the output of the GCAL placeholders: city, state, and postcode are still not generated.
    #_LOCATIONNAME, #_LOCATIONADDRESS, #_LOCATIONTOWN, #_LOCATIONSTATE, #_LOCATIONPOSTCODE

    This appears to be a bug. Any response from Events Manager support?

    Thank you.

    I haven’t heard from the support team. (I’m using a free version of program so I don’t know how to get in touch with them.)

    Plugin Support angelo_nwl

    (@angelo_nwl)

    we tried #_EVENTGCALLINK with single events page format and seems working fine; can I Know what is your current EM version?

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by angelo_nwl.

    Hello, and thank you for the reply. We are running EM 5.9.5 on WP 5.2.3.

    The #_EVENTGCALLINK placeholder does work. However, it does not contain values for:
    – City/Town
    – State/Country
    – Postcode
    – Region

    For example, here are the values for the following placeholders for a test event. Notice that the contents of the .ICS file generated with #_EVENTICALLINK do contain City, State, and Postal code. However, the links generated with #_EVENTGCALLINK and #_EVENTGCALURL do not contain City, State, and Postal code.

    #_EVENTGCALLINK Value:
    http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Arlington+Library+Test+Event&dates=20200101T100000/20200101T101500&details=&location=Arlington+Central+Library%2C+1015+N+Quincy+St%2C+United+States&trp=false&sprop=https%3A%2F%2Fvnps.org%2Fpotowmack%2Fevents%2Farlington-library-test-event%2F&sprop=name:Potowmack&ctz=America%2FNew_York

    #_EVENTGCALURL Value:
    http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Arlington+Library+Test+Event&dates=20200101T100000/20200101T101500&details=&location=Arlington+Central+Library%2C+1015+N+Quincy+St%2C+United+States&trp=false&sprop=https%3A%2F%2Fvnps.org%2Fpotowmack%2Fevents%2Farlington-library-test-event%2F&sprop=name:Potowmack&ctz=America%2FNew_York

    #_EVENTICALLINK Contents of generated .ICS file:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    VERSION:2.0
    PRODID:-//wp-events-plugin.com//5.95//EN
    TZID:America/New_York
    X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    UID:11-1293@vnps.org
    DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200101T100000
    DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200101T101500
    DTSTAMP:20190906T133903Z
    URL:https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/arlington-library-test-event/
    SUMMARY:Arlington Library Test Event
    DESCRIPTION:
    LOCATION:Arlington Central Library\, 1015 N Quincy St\, Arlington\, VA\, 22
     201\, United States
    GEO:38.8837948;-77.10728970000002
    X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=1015 N Quincy St\, Arlingto
     n\, VA\, 22201\, United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=100;X-TITLE=Arlington Centra
     l Library:geo:38.8837948,-77.10728970000002
    END:VEVENT
    BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
    TZID:America/New_York
    X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    DTSTART:20191103T010000
    TZOFFSETFROM:-0400
    TZOFFSETTO:-0500
    TZNAME:EST
    END:STANDARD
    END:VTIMEZONE
    END:VCALENDAR
    Plugin Support angelo_nwl

    (@angelo_nwl)

    I tried the link below and seems to be working fine on my google calendar ?

    
    http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Arlington+Library+Test+Event&dates=20200101T100000/20200101T101500&details=&location=Arlington+Central+Library%2C+1015+N+Quincy+St%2C+United+States&trp=false&sprop=https%3A%2F%2Fvnps.org%2Fpotowmack%2Fevents%2Farlington-library-test-event%2F&sprop=name:Potowmack&ctz=America%2FNew_York
    

    Yes, it works. But the generated link does not contain values for city, state, and postal code which are in the original event. Therefore, the Google Calendar item

      is missing

    these values.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by gb24.
    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by gb24.

    Bumping this topic in hopes that @angelo_nwl will see my reply from a few weeks ago:

    Yes, it works. But the generated link does not contain values for city, state, and postal code which are in the original event. Therefore, the Google Calendar item

    is missing
    these values.

    Plugin Author Marcus

    (@netweblogic)

    @gb24 I think I see this too and sorry for the delayed reply… I do see that it shows a location but missing some information in the middle.

    Next update will solve this, which should be out in the next week or so.

    @netweblogic, thank you!

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