Easy configuration, CSS based customization and performance gains through AJAX and advanced caching mechanism are the main targets of this extensions.
The whole suite contains different extensions which are listed here:
* The component is the heart of the GCalendar suite and shows different kinds of calendars in the main part.
* The Upcoming Events module shows the next events of your calendar as a list.
* The GCalendar module shows the google calendar at a module position.
* The Next module shows a countdown timer till the next events starts.
* The search plugin adds the functionality to search for events.
* The next plugin embeds upcoming events into articles.
So feel free to give it a try. Don't hesitate to post in the forum if you have a question or open a new issue if you need a feature!!
How google himself sees his calendar service:
Organize your schedule and share events with friends. With Google's free online calendar, it's easy to keep track of life's important events all in one place.
We had also wanted a mini-calendar so using GCalendar gave us this as a bonus.
Just after installing the whole suite, almost without any settings, quickly ready to use.
Very useful, exactly what I needed. Just edit your Google calendar and thats it. Better than any other Google Calendar Component/Module/Plugin I found here on extensions.
You can modify css files, so it can be integrated to your site. Contains module for month overview and very useful list of events. Countdown to next event module is a very good idea as well.
Excellent work, keep it up.
The extension was easy to set up and use. I had a minor formatting error which was readily fixed--thanks to quick and helpful support from the developer in the forum.
I am glad I found and installed this one!
Well don't hesitate to use this it is excellent and certainly works, read the instructions and you shouldn't have a problem. If you do have a problem you can be assured of EXCELLENT, quick support.
Well done guys and excellent piece of kit.
So the only answer is to embed a Google calendar in your Joomla site! And this extension does that a treat. Really easy to use, provides a few different options - all in all this is highly recommended.
GCalendar definitely stands out as it works beautifully and has had the best support not only from the developer but also from other users on the support forum. Recently their was an issue with the feed from Google. A number of users collaborated (spending a considerable amount of time)and determined that the issue was with Google's feed and not the module itself. Why such an effort? Because the module really is that good!!
GCalendar fits into the first group, along with only perhaps another half dozen extensions I've adopted. Thanks to laneo for helping me figure out an RSS feed issue in Google Calendar (solution in their forum).
What I really wanted was to allow anyone to add an event, then show it in this great extension, so...
I found a great way to extend it further, by installing simplecalendar (a little buggy), although others may work too. I used simplecalendar's "Add Event", then made a google calendar from the ICS that simple calendar generated. Then I used the Google Calendar id to plug into this extension, and viola!
Now I get the beauty of this extension with the ability to publicly add events, and have publishing control with simplecalendar!
It can be a good idea to use a Google Calendar for your site, because editing events on Google platform is very easy and powerful, and can be shared easily.
I had a little confusion in getting it setup but I think that was due to google changing the way their calendar settings look and act..
Either it works awesome and Its a great way to get users to update their website without having them leave gmail. Bravo!
I tried now the 2.1.0 version and while I liked very much the new look and the bettered module mini-calendar, it has a problem in the month view (component and module), as it shows the day numbers shifted in one day with respect to day names (at least for the current month of june), This renders this useful extension un-usable, so this problem should be addresed as soon as possible.
Thanks very much to the developers for this useful extension.
I hope you can fix this and look forward for new versions.