[EventCalendar] automating multiple entries

Rick Boatright rboatright at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 17:17:20 UTC 2008

ok...  yes,  there are two tables you will need to populate,  the wp posts
table and the ec3 events table.

What I'm confused about with your 500 non-recurring events is where the
event-definition and description text is coming from....

but yes,   if you had a table,  perhaps a csv file?  That had date, time,
event name, event description in it,  you could very easily hack up a php or
perl script that would populate the wp posts table and the ec3 events table
from that.

There are two places to start :


you'll have to take his csv.php file, and ADD the code to append records
onto the  EC3 table as well as the wp posts table, but his code and
technique is a really good place to start, since he has a complete csv
importer written that runs off the IMPORT tab of the admin interface of

OR there is a csv importer plugin which would be a decent place to start
from as well


both of these are open source, the php is unencrypted and pretty easy to

Does that help?


On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:55 AM, CVC webmaster <cvc at cvcbike.org> wrote:

> On 12/31/08 8:46 AM, Alex Tingle wrote:
> >
> > On 31 Dec 2008, at 16:14, CVC webmaster wrote:
> >
> >>> What's to automate?
> >>
> >> This is a problem of scale. If I have five events, I don't care about
> >> manually typing them in. If I have 500 (non-recurring) events, I care a
> >> lot about having to type them in.
> >>
> >> Mr. Google isn't much help with "Wordpress bulk entry" or "Wordpress
> >> automation" -- any suggestions for handling this gratefully accepted.
> >
> > In what format do you have your 500 non-recurring events?
> >
> > Can you think of an application that does let you manage/import many
> > events in a way that would solve your problem? Google Calendar? MS
> Outlook?
> Yes. With Outlook, there are ways to do things programmatically with
> (shudder) VB. While I have not tried multiple calendar entries, I have
> used its API to automate login and bulk email creation (in a test lab,
> not for spam!). Google also has APIs but I have not used these.
> Again, I'm new to WP and EC3. Both store everythiing in a MySQL
> database, yes? If I hack up a perl script that adds entries into the
> database I *think* that would work, provided my entries are
> syntactically correct.
> But, lazy coder that I am, I'm asking if someone else already has done
> this. One of the best pieces of programming advice I ever got was
> "whenever something seems like a standard problem, first see if someone
> else has already solved it..."
> thanks
> dn
> >
> > -Alex
> >
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