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I'd also like an option for a simple, default text editor, rather than providing the more robust editors for entering event information (stuff like "insert image" confuses the operation).
Minor quibbles, though. All in all, JCal is a fine component, and many thanks to the creators.
The editor "forgot" to mention that you have to pay for it. Registration alone is not enough, you really must PAY for it.
Even though the license is still GNU GPL, hmm......
Delivery fees are expressly permitted by the GNU GPL.
So I get entries like someone is going to be off a week yet I don't have a clue who. Who posts events to the calendar should be easily seen by admin.
I'd like to see more flexibility in entering recurring date events. In all three instances where I am/will be using it, there are occassions to enter events that happen on the XX weekday of the month (Example - 1st Saturday each month). I can't get it to let me do that, and have to hand enter the event each time.
Integration would be great, too, from a news portal viewpoint. For instance if you're writing an article that has multiple events listed in it, being able to add those events to the calendar without finishing the article THEN going to the JCal component and same way on the JCal end. You're entering an event that inspires an article.
All things considered, though, this is a good extension for just about any application
The next version will offer, simply put, the most extensive set of recurring event options, as well as recurring event exceptions. We have been using it on the development site for over a month...it rocks :)
This solution was tried but an early version had a minor bug with no listed fix however, the latest version has dealt with that and I agree with others that this is now the best joomla calendar program yet available. Indeed, it's strange that a number of other joomla sites haven't yet utilised this feature more.(Especially small clubs and sporting organisations)
Though it can probably be changed,(I'm just not sure how)the monthly set out can be a little confusing because the monthly data is shown on the one page and the monthly titles are shown on the top bar. This can lead to accidentally entering data in the wrong month.
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and so data for 14th June can be accidentally entered as 14 th July. These titles need to be faded back further and the centre title and colours made more vivid
The great thing, is that it's an upgrade to Extcal and data previously entered can be imported directly into the new Jcal version. Great job, Great addition
Has a search bot, and 2 modules, one a mini cal and one for "upcoming events".
Wishlist: dropdown with pre-defined event locations, click for directions.
Problems started when other users started adding events to the site. There was/is no way for users (as authors) to manage only their events from the frontend. There is a backend setting that allows authors to manage events, but this grants them access to managing ALL events, not only the ones they have created. I searched the JCalPro forum to see if anyone posted something about this, but found nothing. I posted the question to their forum so lets see. Great if you don't wish for users to manage their events.
It has multiple languages translations, a templating system, easy to install and use.. and fully configurable. I love this calendar.
The one feature that I wish the calendar had was a drop down menu in the front end so that you could jump right to a month. We have so many events and it's kind of annoying to have to go month by month.
Other than that, this is an excellent calendar. Thank you for making it so easy to install!
We have this feature on our list, hopefully for the next release.
I tested JCal Pro. It was a waste of my time. It looks good, but the most important thing, access right control, does not work! You cannot avoid normal users to add new events to your calendar or even to delete one from the calendar.
My advice: Read the forum postings in the homepage of JCal Pro first to see if this bug has been resolved before you give it a try.
I am looking for another extension now ...
It seems that a very small percentage of non-english language users have reported this issue. This was solved by one user (http://dev.anything-digital.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=71&topic=673.msg3309#msg3309) by modifying his server settings. We could not detect any issue in JCal Pro, and the extermely low frequency of this problem suggests an issue unrelated to JCal Pro.
Like all software, JCal Pro is not going to work for EVERY user due to vast variation in server settings. We worked on the this users particular issue for many hours, but were not successful. It's unfortunate that the effort, despite the failure, was not appreciated by this user.