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  • Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    We provide a link on month view (and other views, but that’s a good example) which lets you download an .ical format file containing event data – take a look here for an example:

    http://wpshindig.com/events/

    (Look below the calendar grid, on the right).

    Hope that helps!

    Hi there,

    Is there any means by which – if a user has exported the ical file for the month – but then events are added/edited after the fact, to sync without re-exporting the ical file? or at least some means of doing it that will only import the new dates or changed dates without the user having a number of duplicate entries in their calendar?

    We are using it for a sport’s team site and the dates can be somewhat fluid.

    Thanks for any insight you can give.

    Subscribe to the URL webcal://example.com/events/ical

    As your subscription updates the feed, newer events should be added.

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks a lot for answering.
    I must be missing something – because when I try that url (with my own domain of course – webcal://2002aasabres.com/events/ical ) it comes up as not found.
    I am sure I am doing something incorrectly or need to change how something is configured.
    Are there any steps you can recommend i double check?
    Thanks again

    kordic27, you must set your permalinks for something other than default.

    I’ll have to look at the code as I don’t think it’s returning a complete list of events.

    Brook

    (@brook-tribe)

    Howdy kordic27,

    Andy’s suggestion sounds like exactly what you are looking for. If you do not wish to change your permalinks, then try the following URL instead:
    webcal://2002aasabres.com/?post_type=tribe_events&ical=1

    Hope that helps. Cheers!

    – Brook

    Hi guys,
    THanks to both of you for trying to help me out. Full disclosure – this is my first time trying to use wordpress so I have been slow to fully understand all of the nuances, so I appreciate your help and patience.
    Anyway, that link above did not work either. I have screen captured my permalinks – so maybe that will provide some insight into what i am doing wrong?
    Thanks again,
    kordic27 (aka Manfred)

    Manfred,
    You need to change the permalinks to something other than default.

    ok, thanks. I did that. I changed it to ‘post name’.
    I also updated the .htaccess file so the existing links that broke now work using the new format. So, that part is all good.
    however this link: webcal://2002aasabres.com/events/ical
    still comes up as not found.
    any thoughts to where I might go from here?
    thanks
    M

    M, I used the link that Brook supplied and was able to subscribe.

    Hi Andy et al,
    Thanks for getting back to me – again.

    Hmmm, that is weird. It still does not work for me. I am at the point where I think I must be missing something obvious. I have plugged that URL (webcal://2002aasabres.com/?post_type=tribe_events&ical=1) into my phone’s browser as well as to my laptop’s IE, Chrome and Firefox it comes up with nothing.

    If i use the alternate http://2002aasabres.com/?post_type=tribe_events&ical=1 — it does create an ical file to download – but it does create duplicates if you have already done an import and also it doesn’t seem to import all of the dates… just the first 10 or so…

    (when I use the ical button on the site itself, it seems to import ALL of the date).

    So, I am not sure what I am doing wrong…

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