Category: WP Plugins

Posts about WordPress plugins. Mostly update posts for my Google Calendar Events plugin, as that’s the only one I’ve released so far.

Google Calendar Events, 0.3

My WordPress plugin, Google Calendar Events has been out for a while now and I think most of the bugs have been ironed out in the latest release, 0.2.1. So it’s time to introduce a whole new load of bugs in 0.3!

One of the major feature requests from the comments on the plugin page was to have the ability to show the events from several feeds on one calendar grid, or in one list. So, this is the functionality that is added in 0.3.

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Google Calendar Events, 0.2

I’m really pleased with the response to my plugin so far. I never thought that it would get over a thousand downloads in a few days. Also, traffic to my website has increased by 20,000% in the last week! Although, that’s 20,000% of a very low number… so perhaps not as good as it sounds :P

Anyway, quite a few people in the comments on the plugin homepage requested more information in the tooltips, and others asked for the ability to hide certain bits of information (the start time of an event, for example). Well, these things are addressed in 0.2!

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First Attempt at a WordPress Plugin, the Idea

As I mentioned earlier, I’m having a go at writing a WordPress plugin, which is something I’ve never done before. The reason I’m doing this is that I can’t find a plugin or other solution that will display Google Calendar data on a WordPress site I am developing quite the way I want.

The functionality I need is fairly similar to the ICS Calendar plugin, in that I need a full page calendar grid, containing events. However, I may also need a widget type thing to display a smaller grid or list of a few upcoming events and ICS Calendar can’t do this.

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