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Front-end and back-end event management. Well thought out recurring event management (simpler than Jevents but did the trick for me). And of course we have the lovely looking calendar. Mods work well too- latest events is of course a necessity and easy to setup. I like the way the view categories is setup (my default view).
Clean and efficient.. 5 stars from me.
Looking forward to:
An event registration functionality (integrated to CB of course :-))
Improvements? A way to indicate how many events should show up on one page in the Category View (the view that lists all the events). Everything shows only on one page.
thank you for good work!
I've use Event List, GigCal and now this one and prefer JCal above the others. If you like to make quick event additions and still have the option for lots of configuration, this is the one!
Installs in a snap and the additional Spartan theme mixes with pretty much any professionally made Joomla theme around.
Thanks for the note. I just wanted to point out that for the vast majority of JCal Pro users, JCE, WYSIWYG Pro, TinyMCE and FCKEditor all work great.
I hope we also find a solution to your particular problem with editors and JCal on your site.
It also has the possiblity of users adding events and even the admin can add events from the first page as well as approve events others have uploaded.
Boy am i a happy camper! :)
What I was impressed with is the support on their Forum. I was logged in at 1 AM EST and someone (van) happen to be there who helped me nick the problem before I started loosing it. Turns out the problem was with my TinyMCE and not with JCal, so that's a bonus in my opinion.
Give it a shot, you will like it.
The extension is excellent, very flexible, looks great and, with a separate theme file, is easy to change the look.
There is an excellent forum with quick and constructive replies given to questions.
Documentation is good, something sometimes missing in otherwise good extensions.
Despite its power, JCal works with Joomlart templates which often have problems with anything more than basic extensions.
The way is created allows you to post new events very quickly and the interface is full customizable.
FOR THE WISH-LIST::
To be able to see the content of a posted event (including images) on mouse-over. Similar to GigCalendar.
Thanks to the creator of this component and for making available as open Source!!! :)
When I heard about JCal pro, I immediiatly tested it: it is to me the best calendar under Joomla!
However, I still can't use in operatons since there is strange incompatibility between a calendar module that I need: "Latest Events" and the Community Builder worflow module that I use.
The JCal developpers are kind and reactive, which is also a proof of quality: I hope this will be solved and that I will be able to use it in the "real world".
Validation out of the box, new features and even more to come, easy way to import events from previous components, but the most important is the support. Only a week has past since the first v1.5 beta was released, and by now almost every major bug has been fixed.
I think that if you're looking for a calendar component for joomla, this is the one.