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DPCalendar ComponentModulePlugin

DPCalendar is a full responsive native Joomla calendar and event manager. It makes the most of all the Joomla features that any online Joomla calendar should, such as ajax powered event browsing/manipulation, drag'n drop, front end editing, nested calendars, CalDAV and ACL support. DPCalendar integrates seamless other calendar systems like Google Calendar, Facebook Events, MS Exchange (Outlook) or iCloud.

Here is a list of features DPCalendar 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
* jQuery UI theme support
* Google map integration
* Batch editing of events
* Coloring individual events
* Complex recurring events
* Upcoming events module
* Counter module
* Mini module
* Map 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 optimised with rich snippets (structured data)
* Integration/Import of external sources like Ical/Jomsocial/CSV/Google calendar/JEvents/JCalPro/Facebook events/MS Exchange/CalDAV
* Drag'n Drop and resize in the frontend
* List view
* Event view customization
* CalDAV access to the calendars
* Every user can have it's own calendars
* Visitors can attend events
* E-Mail reminders
* Attachment support trough DPAttachments

DPCalendar is inspired by the popular GCalendar extension and is a port to a native joomla calendar manager.

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Reviews: 1
A great calendar component
I have been a user of g4j and now dpcalendar for several years now. I must say this component has come a long way. I really appreciate the dedication of the team as well as the willingness to respond to bugs and suggestions. We are all looking forward to v4 of the plugin with google calendar sync. Good luck with your endeavors.
Reviews: 14
I am not the best at this stuff and made a few silly mistakes but the guys at Digital Peak patiently worked their way through my issues and got it going.
The linking of external calenders is a great asset plus the great look and feel of the calendars and lists. Very happy with my purchase
Reviews: 6
This extension is really great, and it is responsive! Which is very important nowadays.

I had a minor issue in the layout and the customer support reacted very quickly and proactively.

Highly recommended to everyone!
Reviews: 3
I have rated this extension 5 stars although I did have a couple of issues these have been attended to by the excellent and quick support.

For my site we wanted to create a calendar showing the dj’s schedule for each day so the visitors to the site can see when their favourite dj is playing. The radio station can also add their own events to another calendar on the site which is dedicated to special broadcasts and charity events.

There were no issues with having 2 calendars on the same site and editing, adding and deleting events is really easy, especially recurring ones. The countdown module allows us to show the visitor who is on next and all this is supported with images. I must admit we have not utilised all the features of this component but for me its been great.

Finally, we have also recommended some additional features. Normally one would hope that these were going to be implemented but their support system actually shows your recommendation has been looked at and moved to a timline for future development so you can track its progress…well done and thanks for the extremely good support.
Reviews: 1
When i installed this extension the first time, i had some issues about plugins activated. I asked some help from Joomla Support and, after i had disabled some plugins, all worked fine! This extension is very good, beautiful design, easy to use and complete!
Don't need to use google calendar or other things... I recommend this calendar; for me, this calendar is the best!
Reviews: 1
Great extension, easy to install and set up. Found the integration with Google Calendars really useful. Small issue very quickly responded to and fixed by DP - great customer service. Will definitely be using it again.
Reviews: 10
DP Calendar is much less complex than comparable ones and provides nevertheless the same or more functionalities.
Very professional support for a problem with my Joomla version.
Definitely highly recommended!
Reviews: 2
I had problems with implementing the DPCalendar into my Site. With patience and excellent advice, the support department of DigitalPeak solved my problem. DPCalendar is now working just as a responsive calendar should.
Reviews: 1
DPCalendar does everything I want. It is really flexible and easy to use and configure.

I have been using it in simple form on a single website for 8 months or so, and started to need to use some of the more indepth features for sharing calendars between websites and with mobile devices. I have a small issue, and it was reseloved very quickly, and whilst it was the problem was being sorted out, I was given a workaround.

So to sum up, great software and support that is about as good as it can get.
Reviews: 1
I can also say only positive things about the module. These are exactly the features I was looking for. I am very pleased and wish the team more good ideas and a good succeed. Thank you!
Reviews: 5
I tried most of the calendars and that one is the one I'll keep for my use !! Nothing else than positive things to say, and the support is always there to solve your problem, event if it's not because of their component behaviour ! I really appreciate it !! Thanx
Reviews: 2
This is a great extension! It is highly versatile, easy to use and very attractive. The support is fabulous. I highly recommend this!!
Reviews: 3
This company makes great modules for Joomla. I am now using their slider module and it is exactly what I neeed.
Reviews: 6
this extensions is amazing! This extension adds all functions which I could imagine and even more which I didn't know I need. and I do. it saves so much time to organize our dates and deadlines.

the support is also excellent, I had some questions on a weekend and get my answer on next day!

it's worth ervy cent! thx!!!
check it out!!
Reviews: 1
Hello all,
I have recently purchased this calendar and must say it is one of the easiest to use extensions I have ever encountered. It does what it promises and looks great as well. The technical support is 1A. They even helped with problems that were not of their own making in order to get my site up and running.

Thanks for everything and all the best for the future.
Reviews: 5
I've been using these guys products for years. GCalendar was great for us, but google calendar's limitations with adding links to events was driving us nuts. DP calendar allows for adding a URL to an event, in our case a link to a meeting agenda, which solved a major issue we were having. Had a question regarding changing a language file, posted it on their support forum, and within a few hours had the solution. Great product and support - thanks!
Reviews: 2
I would like to take a moment to suggest this featured filled component. It is jammed packed with customization options on the back and provides a smooth user experience on the front end. I particularly needed a solution to import ics files from Outlook and this jewel did the trick with ease. When I had questions regarding issues possibly beyond the scope of support, Laoneo was polite enough to offer me possible solutions. Therefore is why I say Great Service.. To go above and beyond..
Reviews: 1
This is a powerful extension that will provide as much complexity as will be needed by most organisations.
The range of options is very powerful and this gives available granularity not found in other extensions.
The interface is good and user reaction is very positive.
Reviews: 9
I have tried a lot of calendar comps but for sure this is the best. Also it has a great support forum!
Reviews: 5
Sometimes you think that getting a free component will do a cheap upgrade on your site. In some cases the product is fine but support is poor, there are cases where the product is poor but the support is fine and there are also cases where both are fine (or bad), but as far as I have noticed there are not so many situations where the product and the support are stable and acceptable (short or long term) with a minimum of effort.

O yeah, of course I see the blessings of Open Source software, and despite the things I’ve said before I usually try some free products when I’m searching for new functionality on a site I’m building, but many times I’ll end with a commercial product and wondering myself why I’ve spend so many hours with struggling getting the free products to my needs, stable and workable.

I promised myself to take some time to review a recent implementation of a calendar component. Calendars are widely used on Joomla websites and a lot of flavours are available when searching the JED. In the past I’ve tried (again :-)) a few free flavours, but in all cases there was no 100% satisfaction for me. I’m not a programmer myself, but fully professional involved in IT matters and able to find my commercial, technical and functional way in website development, an additional part of my IT skills.

Basically I was looking for a way to connect Microsoft Exchange data to the Joomla environment, especially: connecting Exchange calendar data to a Joomla calendar. With this functionality I could make it possible for my customer to link all events from a specific Exchange account and display them at the front end in Joomla.

I’ve searched a long time, but I did not found any component with this functionality. In a search with the search string ‘Outlook’ on the JED (the nearest chance to get possibly to Exchange) I’ve found DPCalender from Digital-Peak , and after reading their information about the calendar and the existing plugins for integration of external sources like Ical, Jomsocial, CSV, Google calendar, JEvents, JCalPro and Facebook it wasn’t too difficult to conclude that these guys must have professional knowledge of integration!

I’ve contacted them with my question about my Exchange needs and before I knew it I had an positive answer from a guy called Laoneo with a proposition to work together on this as a custom job.

The whole process of development took about a month before I could install the first version of the Exchange plugin, and that was for me also the first time to make myself comfortable with the DPCalender component.

Wauw! Rarely see a component that was installed and built so professional, stable and intuitive. A very well done Dutch translation (and may more), immediately available after installing the component. Very functional modules like a mini calendar, a count-down calendar, Google maps module and upcoming events module besides the plugins for Ical, Jomsocial, CSV, Google calendar, JEvents, JCalPro, Facebook and…. Exchange! Note: you can link a total of nine Exchange calendars!!

Furthermore I’ve tested that their software is really fully responsive, great for mobile use! Everything is highly customable and there are a lot of views to display information on your website. The most important I can ‘feel’ when working with the software is how stable it is, very well programmed, very well documented and working flawless.

The developer is from Switzerland, speaks English very well and he has made with this calendar and all the modules and plugins a real Swiss army knife, a must have for your site if you need a calendar component!

I’m not saying this too often, but I’m serious when I say that if you need a professional calendar component with all thinkable options than get your hands on a copy of DPCalendar. For a very decent amount of money (from as cheap as from $39) you have it all.

And if you need a professional built Exchange plugin based on the professional SOAP-api to view your Exchange calendar data in DP calendar: as far as I could find Laoneo is the only one who has it for Joomla this way!

No (positive) critics at all? Oh yeah, two!

1. The developer is sometimes a little short in his answers, but I recognize that kind of behaviour from professional high IQ’ed developers, they are great in doing their technical job but doesn’t talk too much, they rather work, eager to find a solution for your question instead of circling around the question with a lot of words….. The best part is however: you will get an answer on every question and more important: a professional solution!

2. Because my question meant custom work for them I have paid a part of the development costs (worth the money for me), but the good news for all you readers of this review is that this mean that you can have the Exchange plugin for free when buying a DPCalendar Premium subscription and believe me, I give it to you wholeheartedly!

Chapeau, five stars fully worth and therefor my pleasure to write an extensive review here !

Owner's reply

Thanks for the kind words. Was nice to work with you together!!

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