[EventCalendar] Re: EventCalendar Digest, Vol 35, Issue 23

Rick Boatright rboatright at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 19:05:52 UTC 2008


found a plugin that AUTO CREATES the excerpts for you, which fixes the RSS
problem simple-as-you-please.

Here ya go http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/excerpt-editor/


On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:48 AM, Samuel Clemance <s_clemance at hotmail.com>wrote:

> Oh that makes sense!  I'll give that a shot thanks!
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>> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 18:31:07 -0600
>> From: "Samuel Clemance" <s_clemance at hotmail.com>
>> Subject: [EventCalendar] iCal subscriptions
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>> I set up a google calendar to update from the iCal feed of EC3.  works
>> great except that the descriptions instead of being the content of the post
>> is actually the author information.  Just wonder if anyone knows why that
>> might be and how that could be changed.  My knowledge of iCal is extremely
>> limited so I'm just hoping its an easy fix.  *sigh*
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>> Here's a link to our site:
>> http://www.camrosecpc.com/
>> and to our public google calendar:
>> http://www.camrosecpc.com/resources/calendar/
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>> You will notice that description just says [by: sclemance] and I would
>> rather have the post content.  Ideas?
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>> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:37:52 -0500
>> From: "Rick Boatright" <rboatright at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [EventCalendar] iCal subscriptions
>> To: "Support for EventCalendar plugin" <eventcalendar at firetree.net>
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>> So, what you want in the description is the filtered text from the post?
>>
>> The code says:
>>   $description='';
>>     if(strlen($entry->post_excerpt)>0)
>>     {
>>       // I can't get iCal to understand iCalendar encoding.
>>       // So just strip out newlines here:
>>       $description=preg_replace('/[ \r\n]+/',' ',$entry->post_excerpt.'
>> ');
>>       $description=preg_replace('/([\\,;])/','\\\\$1',$description);
>>     }
>>     $description.='['.sprintf(__('by: %s'),$entry->user_nicename).']';
>>     echo "DESCRIPTION:$description\r\n";
>>
>> Which says:   If post_excerpt is blank, the put the poster's name in
>> the description.
>>
>> The problem is, Wordpress has a built in function (the_excerpt) which
>> grabs the first 55 words of the post, but ec3 _DOES NOT USE THAT.
>>
>> Solution:  Paste the post into the excerpt, or edit the query just
>> above this to change post_excerpt to post_content and then edit this
>> if to display the post_content.
>>
>> Does that help?
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>>
>> Hard to know why that might be.
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 7:31 PM, Samuel Clemance <s_clemance at hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I set up a google calendar to update from the iCal feed of EC3.  works
>>> great
>>> except that the descriptions instead of being the content of the post is
>>> actually the author information.  Just wonder if anyone knows why that
>>> might
>>> be and how that could be changed.  My knowledge of iCal is extremely
>>> limited
>>> so I'm just hoping its an easy fix.  *sigh*
>>>
>>> Here's a link to our site:
>>> http://www.camrosecpc.com/
>>> and to our public google calendar:
>>> http://www.camrosecpc.com/resources/calendar/
>>>
>>> You will notice that description just says [by: sclemance] and I would
>>> rather have the post content.  Ideas?
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