- This extension inserts a backlink to the developer.
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
* Attachment support trough DPAttachments
I stumbled across this one and have been impressed with how it functions.
I tested it at first with just my own gmail based Google Calendar to see how it looked. And it looks good. I find with many of the calendar components that the overall design is lacking - and not being a great designer or coder myself, I find it hard to modify them.
So the design is really neat - and you have the two options of using the Google Calendar iframe view or a nicer looking embedded view.
So then I setup the calendars from my Google Apps domain (for the site I'm building). I ran into some troubles here - but this was mostly due to the PHP setup on my WAMP server. Also had a bit of trouble with some SSL peer verification but was able to quickly find a fix in the forums.
Now I have my site running and able to display multiple calendars for my organisation - for example I have a generic calendar as well as a staff specific calendar - colour coded just like it is in the Google interface.
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with how easy this component has been to install and implement.
I needed a calendar for our local pony club that I could edit/update easily, and also assign specific people to update without accessing the back-end of the site. This extension gave me all that, plus the integration of Google maps for our events is a "hit" with our club members. I also enabled the "upcoming events" module which is real handy too.
The documentation is very good and also the videos I found at avmaximus were very helpful.
I had a slight layout issue with one of my templates and the developer answered very quickly in the forum with an easy fix.
A big THANK YOU to this developer for what must have been a ton of work ...all for free!
The only disadvantage of this is that if you want to have administrators manage the calendar they will need to do it from Google Calendars.
Its also worth noting that the addon Ninja Shadowbox was conflicting with this addon. I was unable to load the Overview module or NextEvent module while it was enabled. I had to disable them to activate the calendar, I have no idea how to fix this at this point.
If you have upgraded to Joomla 1.6, the current release is NOT native to 1.6 and you will get errors. Wait for the update to 2.3.X
At the moment GCalendar is in beta stage, which means it can have some errors. But it is 100% joomla 1.6 native. Please use the G4J forum to solve your joomla 1.6 problem.....
The install is easy and works great. There is ONE thing. Follow the directions for the install exactly and do each step in order. Do not assume that you know what to do next. Watch the video about the magic key so that you do not have to make your calendars public. If you follow the instructions step by step and don't try doing it your way, it will be ready in ten minutes or less and will work perfectly. I wandered and wasted half an hour wondering what was wrong. I then followed the steps and it suddenly worked great and made sense.
I will be using this to handle my org's calendar needs. Edit on Google and display on my site. Even maps to the events provided by Google.
I use it for a "next match" module on the frontpage, as well as for a list of upcoming fixtures with 25 items.
And the look and feel is fully customizable with html!
At first I had a hard time with this component. I run google apps with about 15 different calendars that I wanted to integrate on our public site. I read other reviews saying they could not get it to work, but after about two hours of figuring things out (probably would have been much less if I read the documentation first) I got it to work and it is exactly what it says it is and more, and is beautiful to boot.
Hints for Apps users:
There's a video on how to find your magic cookie code, watch it.
Apps admin has to set the calendar permissions to allow public to access and modify (not preferable, but worth it).
There are additional configuration items in the menu link to the component, so set those, and adjust the configuration on the back end of the component so it has your apps account there.
That should get you started.
It really sounds like a good extention with everything that i need. But after struggling for one week, im afraid I have to go look for antoher extention that will do the job.
If you are a google fans and wanna to let others to input their events in their own calender, this one is the best!! But in case you want to have more flexible control and keep the calender details in your own site, then I think you should select JEvents.