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  • Hi
    I’ve installed the Stout Google Calendar plugin
    and added a calendar, but when I try to preview it, or put the calendar into a page, it takes ages to do anything and then I get the error message back:

    Gateway Time-out
    The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.
    Apache/2 Server at Port 80

    I’ve contact my hosting company and they tell me that all the server requirements are in place, but one possible problem is that their servers dont allow ‘loopback’ connections, ie the server making http connections of port80 back to itself for both security and performance reasons.

    Is this the case? And if so, is there anything I can do about it?

    Thanks for any help.


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  • Hi Ro,

    What version of the plugin are you using? Please make sure you’re at version 1.0.5. Assuming that is the case, can you confirm with your hosting company that the following requirements have been met:

    • PHP 4.3.0 or later
    • Support for one of the following JSON libraries:
      • PECL JSON extension (built in to PHP 5.2.0 and higher) or
      • PEAR::Services_JSON package
    • Support for one of the following http methods:
      • cURL extension or
      • allow_url_fopen configuration option plus OpenSSL support

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    The hosting company did confirm that required was met, but I did have version 1.0.2. I’ve not installed version 1.0.5 and – hey presto – it appears fine.

    Thank you so much. I’d seen that a new version was posted in the few days since I downloaded the plugin, but as I’m only testing this site, I didn’t think it mattered just yet. How wrong can you be?

    Thanks again


    Might I venture a further question?

    The calendar I need to set up has to have a number of calendars included, which I gather is possible with Google calendars, to show various types of event in different colours. I’ve tried adding each as a different calendar into Stout Google Calendars and putting the code into my page, but they’re showing as separate calendars on the page. I understood that Google Calendars used in this way should be like layering one calendar on top of each other, but it doesn’t seem to work this way.

    I’m sure I must be missing something obvious, would you mind pointing out the obvious to me? 🙂


    It sounds like you just need to select the multiple calendars you want to display when generating the embed code from Google. You have to go into the “Customize the color, size, and other options” link to see the option to select multiple calendars. Try this:

    1. Log into your Google account
    2. Go to your main calendar page
    3. Click the “down” arrow next to the name of your calendar under “My calendars”
    4. Click the “Calendar Settings” from this menu
    5. In the “Embed This Calendar” section, click on the “Customize the color, size, and other options” link
    6. From this screen, check the calendars you want to display in a single calendar view found under the “Calendars to Display” section on the left
    7. Use this embed code for your Stout Google Calendar.

    The cool thing is you can have multiple Google Calendars, and combine them in various calendar “sets” that you can display as you want on your site. For example, you could have one embed code that has all your Google Calendars, another embed code that just shows one Google Calendar, etc.

    Thank you so much – I know it was going to be obvious, I didn’t see that bit down there *runs and hides under a stone*.

    Thanks again, I’m sure providing support for Google Calendar shouldn’t be something you’re expected to do!


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