Event Calendar (iCal) extension
It’s pretty much ready to go as-is, I’ve recently made several clean-
ups to it to make it simpler to install and more cleanly designed in
terms of objects.
We are using this on 4 sites currently and in each case our customer
is happy to be entering stuff using Google C.s (which supplies
us an iCal feed address). The big advantage of this approach is that
you can have several authors feeding individual calendars up to the
website without having to support them as Radiant users.
However, it would be relatively simple to adapt it to handle both the
current iCal subscriptions way of populating events alongside manual
direct event entry and I won’t be surprised if I’ll need to add this
ability at some later point.
The calendar operates either as an on-page event list queried via
<r:calendar /> tag attributes (all the tags are setup as global) or
as a dedicated virtual page which uses the path parameters below it’s
own root to determine the period and set of events you wish to display.
A few of disclaimers :
Read the README. You’ll need to run “rake db:migrate:extensions”
and create a directory under public to store the ical files that get
I always setup a script/runner cron job to keep the calendars
refreshed from the subscriptions every hour. There are no
instructions for this in the README but it’s simply done if you have
linux admin chops.
The documentation under the “Help!” link may not be up to date,
also the tag documentation is there but the formatting isn’t very
nice. I’ll be fixing this shortly.