[resolved] iCal feed - trigger outlook sync (5 posts)

  1. stefan2k
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello everybody!

    I provide an iCal file within an wordpress feed. In the admin panel the user can set some settings for this file (which events, time restriction etc...).

      The problem:
    changed settings (for example exclusion of a post type) are not synchronized until a new post is published.

      What I already tried:
    I tried to re-generate the ical file when settings are changed but outlook still does not syncs as there are no new posts.

    I tried to post and delete a "dummy-post" which again does not trigger a synchronization except one skips the delete.

    I'd appreciate any hints as how to manually trigger an outlook synchronization on admin-option update.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. stefan2k
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Could someone move this to the "Hacks" section please?

  3. I could but are you using a plugin for that iCal feed? If you are using a plugin then posting in that plugin's sub-forum would be best.

    Also are you really running WordPress 3.4.2? If you are then you really want to upgrade. Aside from being more secure it will be easier for volunteers to provide you with support when you run a current version.

  4. stefan2k
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Self-written plugin so no plugin support there.

    The wordpress version is given by the owner.. not my choice ;-(

  5. stefan2k
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just to let you know how I solved the problem...

    I introduced a custom post type which is largely hidden. When the plugin is activated a post of this type gets published (which no one can see) and with every settings update the post gets edited.

    This post lacks event data therefore it does not show up in the calendar BUT Outlook thinks there is something unread -> synchronizes the ical feed.

    Best regards,

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