** New in Version 3.0: Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 support, ACL support, 4 new plugins/modules.
Extensive iCalendar Support - Zap Calendar was written from the ground up to fully support the iCalendar standard (iCalendar is the standard format for transferring calendar events between applications). Zap Calendar provides full import, export and synchronization of calendar events to and from external sources (including deleted events). Using a calendar program such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Google Calendar and devices like the iPod or iPad, downloading or uploading a single event or an entire calendar with 1,000's of events can be done easily with Zap Calendar. iCalendar repeating events are also fully supported. Using the iCal subscribe plugin (available in Zap Calendar Pro), you can synchronize events created on remote calendars with Zap Calendar, allowing automatic updating of your calendar when an event changes in a remote calendar.
Module and Plugin Addons – Zap Calendar can be extended using Zap Calendar modules plugins. With over 2 dozen to choose from , these addons provide additional functionality to the calendar, including searching, weather, mapping, captcha, RSVP, moon phases, commenting and social networking support.
Third Party Application Support – Zap Calendar provides support for several popular Joomla extensions, including Community Builder, JomSocial, JomComment, sh404SEF and Z Weather. Zap Calendar also includes plugins for Google Maps (for displaying events on a map) and Google Weather.
AJAX Support – Zap Calendar supports AJAX, which allows users to browse the calendar by event, day, week, month or year without ever refreshing the screen page. AJAX is supported for both Zap Calendar component pages and modules.
Social Networking Support – Zap Calendar users can post events to popular social network sites like Facebook and Twitter using the "share your event" option. Events can include a Facebook "like" button. Users can comment and RSVP to events using the provided plugins. Zap Calendar provides support for Community Builder and JomSocial.
Event Management – Multiple categories per event, repeating events, linking events to articles, front-end add/edit/delete events, location/venue support (new!), quick event creation mode, import events from a CSV file, iCalendar file or URL.
Calendar Management - Multiple calendars per site, multiple calendars per page (via modules), personal calendars, spanning events and categories across multiple calendars, flat and tree-based category layouts, theme support, display/hide event categories on a calendar.
1.Google map integration
2. Facebook like integration
3. Jomsocial integration.
The only thing missed is SEO optimization. Hope to see in next release.
Thank you for the review. Zap Calendar currently supports the built-in Joomla SEO feature and sh404SEF Joomla extension. If you are having a problem getting SEO to work with Zap Calendar, you can contact support by sending a message to the "Contact Us" link at the zcontent.net site or post a message on the support forum at the same website.
After working with Zap for a while, I had a problem with the component. It was clearly some conflict within my other products, but I could not work it through. I emailed Dan and he was quite responsive, cordial and methodical. When I gave up trying to get it going he graciously stepped in and fixed it. As suspected, it was NOT a problem with Zap but a component conflict. I was very pleased with his response to my problem.
What more could you want? All the features in a calendar and a mature company standing behind it!
Ah yes - this is what service is. Now I remember. If you are looking for a good extension to replace a finicky component such as JEvents - this is the one to go with.
Highly recommended for it's features as well as support.
Yes, Zap Calendar supports repeating events in both the front and back end editors, however, the feature has been disabled in the demo to prevent abuse to the demo system (with one click, thousands of repeating events could be created). You can see a screenshot of the back-end repeating event options in the "Add New Event" screen here: http://www.zcontent.net/products/screenshots (click on the "Add New Event" screenshot to zoom in).
Zap Calendar's repeating event feature is extensive, is iCal compatible, and allows you to edit or remove an event within a repeating event series. You can contact the author at the "contact us" link or in the forums on the http://zcontent.net site if you need additional info on the feature.
The support is excellent and friendly.
Our requirement was very complex, and nothing fitted the bill until we found zap calendar.
I am very happy to pay for a quality extension like this, as the cost of developing it would have totally blown our budget.
This extension is extremely easy to setup and use and does more than you can even think to ask!!!
The support is even more amazing than the extension! Their willingness to help their clients goes above and beyond customer service and is much appreciated!!!
Way to go on an awesome extension!!! Keep up the good work!
I am stingy and usually always go with non-commercial extensions if at all possible. This is one of fewer than five Joomla extensions that delivers your money's worth.
The configurable options are many, the display is attractive out of the box and is easily modified, the iCal and GoogleMap extensions are wonderful, etc.
The only thing to watch out for is not to turn on the plug-ins for JomSocial etc. if you don't have the components installed - it will error out on you with no explanation.