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Help with a calendar plugin for a website...

by JAROAM / September 18, 2012 7:26 AM PDT

Using the Google Calendar plugin on our website. It has to be the easiest way to get event listings from my Google Calendar account to the website's calendar. I put in the info and it magically appears on the website. Snap!

We've tried many different kinds of free/paid plugins that somehow manipulate the Google Calendar plugin to look this way or that - and they all suck. Perhaps there's a simple way to change how the actual Google Calendar plugin displays on a given website? Well, is there? Oh please say there is!

The actual problem is the size it needs to be to fit where it needs to be on the website. It's pretty darn small which is where the problem comes in. My site guy tells me it has to fit into a 200 pixel width space in order for the rest of the site to be how I want it. Yikes! Due to that, the info displays down the right side of the window a few words at a time and the date at the top is cut off. To any user (and me), it just looks bad. I'd attach a picture of the horrors but I don't see a way to do that here. If we can somehow manipulate it to make it more readable, that'd be great, awesome, spectacular! If not, well, we may be stuck. Perhaps suggestions on a plugin that can help?

Thanks so much!

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Tell your site guy
by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 18, 2012 4:01 PM PDT
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Not too adept with programming...
by JAROAM / September 19, 2012 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Tell your site guy

He's my site guy, however, he's not too much of a programmer. He's basically using templates with plugins and a slight sprinkling of code to make the site. So sad. He's cheap though. Thus the need for an easy solution. I'll pass it by him but survey says it might be out of his range.

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The step by step guide
by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 19, 2012 5:02 AM PDT

on Google's website is pretty detailed, so he may just give it a shot.


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No go!
by JAROAM / October 5, 2012 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: The step by step guide

Yeah, apparently it's still out of his ability to code even from that. So sad. I shall keep pressing on.

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That would be your best option
by Sovereign Forum moderator / October 7, 2012 1:08 PM PDT
In reply to: No go!

Technology is constantly evolving and so must developers who maintain websites. Maybe it's something he can either learn or perhaps this would be a good project to outsource.


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Calendar plugin for a website
by martinsherman99 / November 6, 2012 1:50 PM PST

Google Calendar is super easy to embed in your website. Don't really need a plugin for it.

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