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This is a great calendar component/module and is really easy to use. All the bits have a ton of configuration options, and the the ability to upload new themes is a real bonus.
Still a few issues unfortunately (nothing serious), but this is still a beta so thats par for the course.
We have added your feature request to the new version. Enjoy!
That being said, there is at least one annoying bug: editing an already existing event results in html code showing up. There was also a language-specific issue, but I got that sorted out with the help of a new language file.
The Really Good News is that the developer promised a new version with these bugs fixed And with a few nice additions in a matter of a week. So, I'll definitely be back at, say, the end of January... Really looking forward for this splendid piece of software to become even more splendid!
These issues have been addressed in the new version, as well as lots of new feature additions. Enjoy! :)
Editing existing events causes html code to be displayed in descriptions. After looking on the user forum, this is a known bug. The suggestion was to delete the event and recreate it. I tried this and just got a database error everytime.
Also, having to add events from the front end, with no back end facility, is a bit of a pain.
I will probably use this component on my sites when it is sorted as it's just soooo pretty, but for now I just can't trust it.
All these issues have been addressed in the 1.5.x series.
1. Have also a "Yearly" view. Can't find anything in the past unless you search.
2. For the mini-cal, you need to be able to click on the Month also to go to the full calendar, not just the phrase in the Latest Events mod.
3. Add Events Years need to have more in both directions, past and future, not just 2005-2009. Need like 2000-2020 at least.
Thanks and cudos....
I'd love to be able to have a separate "venue" field for an event - this is particularly important when displayed in the "latest events" module. The repeating event function is pretty rudimentary, for example not allowing for repeats say on the third Thursday of each month, or bi-weekly. Events entered as monthly also bring in a few anomalies.
The otherwise excellent "latest events" module does not format start and end times consistently as default (eg 20:00 - 2100 instead of 20:00 - 21:00. The module could also be a little more customizable.
The mini-cal component also looks great, but this in particular would benefit from the ability to adopt the general site-wide stylesheet rather than its own formatting if required.
All in all an excellent reworking of a great calendar. For me it beats JCal and the others, and I'm sure will be even better in its next version. Thanks for keeping extcal alive!
The latest events module has been updated (and supercharged) and now displays the start time and end time correcty.
Today I come looking for another extension and check the new ones available and low and behold JCal is here. So I installed it and the modules to give it a spin. Initially I was very impressed. However after getting it installed and set up I found there is no way to add events from the administrator side. The only way to add events is from the front end and that only when you set who can submit events to 'Public Frontend'.
You can do so if you use a login for the site, but on this site I do not use the Joomla login form. I simply wanted the calendar to show events, I didnt want anyone to be able to do so from the front end and I dont want to use a login for the site.
In addition, it fails validation horribly. If that is important to you, as it is to me, then this may not be what you want. It seems odd to me that the Joomla team can create an entire CMS that validates out of the box yet the majority of the extensions available for Joomla will cause errors.
I probably would have used JCal anyway even with the validation issues if it were possible to add events from the administrator side. Its unfortunate as it is a really nice calendar out of the box so to speak, but for now I'll stick with my open source calendar in a wrapper.
W3C valid markup is now a standard feature of JCal Pro as of v1.5.0.