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I highly recommend this extension as the best event management tool out there. Thanks for the great tool!
Considering this is such a simple thing to fix - (seriously - how hard can it be to add a text field to a database???) it is amazing that this has never been corrected, especially as this is a commercial extension.
Until this is resolved I am unable to use this on my site and have wasted my money.
For the most part it is a nice looking & functioning extension. However I ran into a very serious bug with the flex module that makes JCalPro just about useless to me. I've done a lot of trouble shooting to try to figure this out. I also put in a ticket on the developers forum for help, the developers took a long time to respond & I believe are just ignoring my problem at this point. At this point I don't see much choice other than to dispute the the charges for the extension with paypal & find another calendar extension.
I'm rating it two stars for the nice looking & functioning calendar. In my opinion, Joomla extension developers should charge whatever they need to for they extensions to cover the costs of providing excellent support to their customers.
The one limitation I hit was RSS support. I need to be able to syndicate upcoming events (i.e., have a feed where subscribers would see a summary of all upcoming events for the next X number of days.) Sadly, there's no way to accomplish this with JCal without hacking some of your own code.
Apart from the one caveat above, I recommend the product.
Thanks for the review katandmouse. However, JCal Pro definitely supports recurring event exceptions. Its very simple. Once your recurring event is created, just delete/unpublish the date that is the exception. All the other occurrences remain intact. You can do this from either the admin interface or the frontend. The documentation on this is found here (login required): http://dev.anything-digital.com/Documentation/JCal-Pro/Recurring-Events-and-Exceptions.html
integration with jomsocial and cb is a plus..
only expectation is jomsocial user point becuase my site is point driven..
thanx a lot dev
Thanks for the note. Unfortunately we cannot troubleshoot issues with hosts. I will say that on 99% of sites, this works fine.
If you PM 'vdrover' on our forum I can give you a tip on how to over-write the default theme with the premium theme of your choosing.
In JCal Pro 3, themes will become joomla plugins, and will be even more reliable.
I have installed installed JEvents and find it clumsy and laborious when entering events, not to mention the un-professional presentation.
JCalPro looks great and is much easier to use.
GCalendar doesn't allow a print option, and lacks a lot of features. If you want a basic calendar, then it will probably fit your needs.
The RSVP module that is bundled with JCalPro does not integrate with JCalPro, and is almost identical to Attend Events in functionality.
But since switching to Joomla 1.5, the calendar has changed and now when you have a recurring event, it creates a separate event for each occurrence, which gets really messy in the admin side. Our area has a ton of weekly items and it's impossible to maintain a calendar with so many separate listings of events like that. It would be nice if the events would automatically delete x number of days after they expire, too, but I am sure that's hoping for too much. Still, it's the best calendar component I have found for Joomla.
Thanks for the kind review. In the backnd events manager, you can filter the listed events as "upcoming only", meaning past events won't be displayed. Makes managing the events very easy.
The change in the way events were recorded was implemented so that you could easily modify one instance in a recurring seris, without affecting the rest.
I had a query about a small issue with the component (caused by our SEF component, not by JCal), and this was quickly looked into and solved via the JCal support site.
Can't ask for better than that really.
One drawback is that the event descriptions can be formatted any way the user wishes, WYSIWYG, and if everyone does it differently we'll end up with a very sloppy looking calendar (especially the flat view which is our default, as we need the full information on each event to be visible initially). Maybe there could be a way to optionally force the use of a chosen font and color.
Thanks for a great extension!