Calendar

I'm creating a website in WordPress and I need to add a calendar to it. How can I do that?

Adding a calendar to your site so that everybody could see your upcoming appointments is quite easy. Of course you can also password-protect so that only allowed people (or only you) can see it. There are various ways to add a calendar to your website. Here I will explain three different ways to do that. If you're a Mac user think the best solution is Using Google calendar with iCal (with or without an iOS Device) explained at the end of the chapter. You can embed a calendar into a WordPress page using an iFrame, making a redirect, simply link it by using a text-link or image-link. Since I'm a Mac user I will use iCal, but you may also use Outlook, ...

Chapter 1: Using PHP iCalendar
Chapter 2: Using Google calendar
Chapter 3: Using Google calendar with iCal (with or without an iOS Device) (Best solution for Mac users!)

Chapter 1: Using PHP iCalendar

PhpiCalendar also works with Google, Oulook, iCal or any other application generating .ics files.

Here’s how to use it (in the example I will use the iCal application since I’m a Apple user, however you could use any other application which can export to .ics files too):

1. Go to http://phpicalendar.net/ and “Jump to: Download”
2. Download and uncompress the file and you will find a folder called “phpicalendar”
3. Delete the sample calendars from the “calendars” folder (.ics extension)
4. Upload the phpicalendar folder to the root of your server (What is the root of a server/website?)
5. Open iCal and select the Calendar you want to publish from Calendars
6. Go to File, Export, Export... Once you exported the calendar upload it in the calendars folder you find in the phpicalendar folder on your server. You have to repeat this procedure every time you add a new appointment.

Alternatively using iCal you could also select the calendar, go to Calendar, Publish... Publish on: A private server
Base URL: ftp://ftp.yourftpdomain.com/phpicalendar/calendars
Login: Your FTP Username
Password: Your FTP password
choose Publish changes automatically then hit Publish. This keeps you from manually publishing and uploading the calendar each time you add an event.

7. Open your Browser (Safari) and enter

http://yourdomain.com/phpicalendar/

In the legend you will see your calendar appearing.

You can now simply link it from your website, make a redirect to it or embed it into your website using an iFrame.

Chapter 2: Using Google calendar

You find a general introduction on how to use Google Calendar in my WPFAQ.org E-Book (sample)

Chapter 3: Using Google calendar with iCal (with or without an iOS Device) (Best solution for Mac users!)

How this is done is described in my WPFAQ.org E-Book (sample)


This FAQ is also discussed in my WPFAQ.org E-Book (sample)


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