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Events

This is the FREE version of the popular DPCalendar Joomla calendar and event manager. It is a of full responsive extension package to let your visitors know about your important events on your Joomla site.

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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


I have been using the GCalendar Google sync and Upcoming Event calendars for years for a non-profit I volunteer for with no issues. When I tried updating with the free version of DPCalendar found that a)the Google calendar sync is only available with the paid version and b) that when I tried creating a new calendar from scratch with DPCalendar and adding an event, the event wouldn't save. I got a message from the app that it *did* save the event but it doesn't show up on the calendar or the Event manager. I tried posting to their Calendar View page about my problem but have been ignored. I can't recommend to the board of the non-profit to purchase an extension if I can't even get the free version to work. I will be using a different calendar program that offers the functionality we need and is eager to provide support.


I have been a user of GCalendar for years and never experienced any particular issue. I have recently discovered that Google will showdown the old APIs on nov 2014 so an update is needed and discovered the new one if the DPCalendar.

I downloaded and tried this new free version. It works great, so I want to thank the authors for their efforts and I understand their point of view about support and the need to get paid to develop good software.

My only observation is that this free version has lost the Google calendar synch, which can only be achieved purchasing the Professional version (together with other plugins).

This simply means there is no more a free version capable to show the Google calendars in a Joomla website.

So I'd ask the authors to include in the free version at least one of the plugins that allow the synch with Google.



About the GCalendar plugin, that's ok, but it relies on the old GCalendar code which is no more maintained as the security best practices strongly suggest to remove aa code like this (my site has been recently attacked with a pattern that leveraged a possibile gcalendar vulnerability).



And, about the commercial version annual fee, it's nut much for the small amount of money, but non-profit websites like the one I manage (for free...) cannot simply allow to pay "multiple small fees" for all the commercial components.

So, a special price for non-profit organisations would be an option to add to license schema.



Thanks and keep up the good work

Luciano


Great Extension


Posted on 16 September 2014

Lite version worked flawlessly for me however I really wanted some of the extras so bought the premium version and have not been disappointed. I'm now pulling calendars from Google, Exchange, iCal and a few internal calendars all at once. I don't think I could be more pleased with how everything is working. Even had a plugin created to pull data from a scheduling app we utilize. I would give this a higher rating if possible. Best calendar extension yet.


I have been using GCalendar for years and on the rare occasion I had an issue, I have always received great support from the developer. I have been using DPCalendar Lite and it works as well as its predecessor. Will upgrade to the Pro version to get the Google Calendar Plugin!


A product /company is judged by iits support and documentation. Essentialy how easy and user friendly their product is. This is a nice extension, well designed and graphivcally nice too.



However my problem was there is no clear documentation. That too is okay as I understand developers get busy. By my biggest disappointment was, there is no place to contact them or open a support ticket. The support button is useless as it just shows a list of bugs/support number. The event module does not display events from google calendar and there is nothing anywhere for me to get help or ask for help. Calendar module is fine and does show google calendar event.



I hope that the support area will improve or at least have a forum where we can get help from others.

Owner's reply: Providing support only for subscribers is a common business model among the Joomla developers. That's why we closed the old forum. We are convinced that it is better to give top notch support to subscribers instead of bad one for all.
Please read this blog post (https://joomla.digital-peak.com/blog/172-high-demand-to-our-support) to get more information about our support process.

Thanks for understanding.

Brilliant


Posted on 09 July 2014

Brilliant extension that is shipped with a load of features and options making is very customizable. 5/5


I had to integrate three private (!)Google-Calendars on my Website. Since 4 years the GCalendar works fine.

The Google-API for the GCalendar but work only to November 2014!

With GCalendar and the free (!) Version of DPCalendar working the Google-Calendar after November! This is great and very accomodating!


The Best


Posted on 01 July 2014

- easy to install

- easy to use

- easy to modify

- good support


Also disappointed


Posted on 06 June 2014

Been happily using gcalendar for years (at least since they fixed a major vulnerability) but I'm very disappointed with this new version. I specifically wanted to use the Google Calendar import and had significant issues to the point where I won't be using this and going elsewhere.

Owner's reply: I feel really sad about the bad reviews, especially from people who were using GCalendar for years. You hear nothing from them in all the time, they are using our products for free and at the end they slap you with a bad review here. I admin, that we are going a new direction. All the amazing new features which are possible in the free version of DPCalendar could have never been realized with GCalendar. That's not a marketing quote, but a statement from me, laoneo, the guy who started GCalendar over seven years ago.

Yes we stopped to give out support for free in a forum (at the end of the day also we have to pay our bills and salaries). But at the same time we are providing a top notch support to our subscribers as you can see in the paid listing reviews. Many extension providers are doing it that way.

To hear all of that is very frustrating for me and our team.....I really hope for a better time with our free users, as I don't want to shut down the free version just because of disrespect. We believe in open source and want to give something back to the community for free.

No Support


Posted on 06 June 2014

I was using the old Gcalendar which I absolutely loved. Now we are told we have to migrate to DPcalendar which I did. DPcalendar seems to work good except for the event popup. It opens below the full calendar. I tried all sorts of things to debug what's going on but I just can't figure it out. I registered on the DP website but can find no way to receive support for this product. Because there is a problem with DPcalendar and I cant find a way to get help with it, I just can no longer recommend it and I'm going to have to uninstall it.

DPCalendar

DPCalendar

Paid download | Events | Digital Peak
2.5 3
Score:
100
62 reviews
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 without manual syncing or cron jobs. 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 Template overrides 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, Outlook or iCal Search plugin Finder plugin for smart search Social share buttons Inclusion of Facebook Comments, Google Plus Comments and JComments Twitter publish plugin Native joomla language support SEO optimized with rich snippets (structured data) Integration/Import of external sources like Ical/Jomsocial/CSV/Google calendar/JEvents/JCalPro/Facebook events/MS Exchange/CalDAV/Meetup Drag'n Drop and resize in the frontend List view CalDAV access to the calendars Every user can have it's own calendars Visitors can attend events Payment gateway integration to attend events (like a ticket/reservation system) E-Mail reminders Attachment support trough DPAttachments
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GAnalytics

GAnalytics

Free | Analytics | Digital Peak
2.5 3
Score:
98
22 reviews
GAnalytics is a complete suite which brings your google analytics data in form of interactive charts or lists to your joomla powered web site (does not only add the tracking code!!). The available extensions are: * comganalytics -> the component shows different statistics in backend or frontend * modganalyticsstats -> brings the statistics to a module position * modganalyticsadminstats rings the statistics to a module position in the joomla backend * modganalyticsstatscount -> shows some summed statistics * plgganalytics_trcode -> adds the google tracking code to your web site that google can collect the data This module is in its early stages but some improvements will come soon, register at g4j.laoneo.net and add give me some ideas in the forum what you need. How google himself sees his statistics service: Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way. With Google Analytics, you're more prepared to write better-targeted ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives and create higher converting websites.
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DPAttachments

DPAttachments

Free | Downloads | Digital Peak
3
Score:
95
5 reviews
A simple but powerful attachment extension suite which integrates seamless file attachments for articles and more. Just drag and drop files or copy paste your clipboard content into the article area and the attachment will be generated automatically. If the file can be viewed in the browser a preview mode is available and tracking of downloads comes out of the box. If your component triggers the onContentAfterDisplay event, DPAttachments will detect it and automatically integrates itself into the display area. DPAttachments integrates automatically with the following extensions: - Content Articles - DPCases - DPCalendar Events - many more .... If you want to integrate DPAttachments into your own Joomla extension read the developer guide at joomla.digital-peak.com. It takes three lines of code. We created DPAttachments for our own use and on request from our customers we made the extension suite available for free to the public. Use it, integrate it, extend it for free.
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DPSlider

DPSlider

Free | Articles Display | Digital Peak
2.5 3
Score:
85
2 reviews
This is a simple lightweight slider module which is fully responsive and handles touch events on all devices properly. You can add up to 10 slides with HTML content or specify a directory where the slider will get the images from automatically.
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DPCases

DPCases

Paid download | Project & Task Management | Digital Peak
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
DPCases is a powerful responsive case management tool which combines features of a forum, ticket and issue tracker. Responsible users per case comes out of the box. DPCases uses Joomla categories (fully supports Joomla's native ACL) to organize your cases which means you are not bound to a fixed structure which. It also contains the following features: * Full responsible * Organize the cases in unlimited category structure * Define responsible users per case * Small footprint, high performance * Version history for cases * Powerful search * Tag support We at Digital Peak used a forum, ticket tool and issue tracker. To deliver one support platform to our customers where they can find solutions to their problems and track the status of our releases we created DPCases. As of popular request we made it ready for the public.
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DPCalendar Lite

Version:
4.2.0
Developer:
Digital Peak
Last updated:
Dec 20 2014
Date added:
Feb 11 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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Compatibility:
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