Here is a list of features the free DPCalendar version offers:
* Full responsiveness of all views
* ACL everywhere also who can view the content of events
* Nested calendars
* Ajax powered calendar with a smooth design
* Google map integration
* Batch editing of events
* Coloring individual events
* Upcoming events module
* Counter module
* Mini module
* Downloading events to google calendar and Outlook
* Search plugin
* Social share buttons
* Inclusion of Facebook Comments, Google Plus Comments and JComments
* Native joomla language support
* SEO optimized with rich snippets (structured data)
* Drag'n Drop and resize in the frontend
* Template override support
* Multiple locations per event
* Attachment support trough DPAttachments
This component is a simple way to include your google calendar on your website.
It does not give you the ability to edit you google calendar events from your site! This is not a problem for me considering I chose to use google calendar in the first place and not an inbuilt calendar.
It will display your calendar in either a google view or the gcalendar view. It also has a couple mods to allow you to show upcoming events and the calendar as a module.
Simple to install and easy yo create a menu item, set time, include calendar name, description above and below.
I found the Gcalendar view works great on pc, ipad and android. perfect way to include a google calendar on your site.
But after 2 1/2 hours of fiddling with this I am extremely frustrated with not being able to load my own content. After 1 hour, I decided to slow down, retrace my steps, and follow the steps in the tutorials more closely. But one hour and a half later - NOTHING. Absolutely NONE of my content will pull into the calendar. It looks like many others have been able to get the hang of this, thus the positive ratings.
But, as for my own personal experience, I have wasted 2.5 hours of my time trying to get this component to work. Worthless. Very frustrating.
Fair rating because it looks good and because some have been able to get it work.
Many options available. The support team is very knowledgeable although I've never personally registered on the forum myself, I did look up some information on the forum. Since the team actually responded well to other people with similar questions, I didn't need to ask my own question and reinvent a similar issue.
The ability to have my clients add events to their own calendar is imperative. I create websites for restaurants and bars. So, allowing them to log on to their Google calendar via the web or using their iPhone or Droid is just awesome, and they love it. Ever try using JEvents from the front end? Well, if you haven't, I would never suggest it and you still can't use your iPhone or Droid to create events for JEvents as far as I know... (I could be incorrect there) If you can, information is very scarce.
I was satisfied with JEvents until I actually needed my clients to use it, and then I was almost embarrassed to watch them try to add events. And this is something that they would be doing almost daily.
GCalendar is very clean, is a breeze for ANYONE to use on the front end and has many options available as it is pretty transparent with Google's API. If you want to modify some of the php, you will find that GCalendars footprint is VERY small compared to other similar event calendars.
I even stumbled across a message from one of the users asking how to remove the copyright and the developer let him know exactly what to do without hesitation. I know that the copyright isn't a HUGE deal... but, here's what that tells me...
to me, it just goes to show how confident they feel about their product that they don't need to advertise on your page. Sure, they have every right to... but, they know that GCalendar beats every other event calendar out there, hands down. And that every once in a while, their product will reach a user like me, that wants to take an extra 10 minutes out of his day to make sure that credit is given to the people that deserve it in the form of this review....
Thanks very much for this you all!
- view attachments (even though I know it's still a labs, but it would be very useful);
- see my other calendars, that is if I create another calendar with my Google account I see the events only if I go in my account, but I don't see in my site the events created in the new calendar;
It would be perfect if also these two option would run, so I could use Google calendar in the best way.
Attachments are not included in the google API so there is no way to get them.
Just add your second calendar to GCalendar and you will have it included in GCalendar. Too bad you didn't ask in the forum, I'm sure we could help you!!
Overall a great product.
However, it is free, powerful and beautiful. I wish the reviewer before me who gave it 1 star would have contacted the developer before posting the review, because it has the GCalendar view and the Google view as it has for several iterations. I'm using it on 1.7, and it works great!