[EventCalendar] Additional Properties? Calendar View?

Damon Timm damontimm at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 22:01:15 UTC 2008


Hi Simon -

I posted it at:

http://www.damontimm.com/blog/how-to-retreive-custom-field-data-in-a-wordpress-post/

Hopefully that helps.

Damon

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Simon Friedberger
<simon+wordpress at a-oben.org> wrote:
> Hi Damon!
>
>> 1. Currently, Event Calendar doesn't have its *own* additional
>> properties for an event -- however, you can use Wordpress's "Custom
>> Fields" to create key/value pairs for any post.  The 3.2.dev branch of
>> event calendar will even export a "location" key and "geo" key to
>> iCal.  You would need to use your own template functions to retrieve
>> this information in your theme (i.e., the get_post_meta() function).
>> I use "custom fields" with my events ... you can see this example:
>> http://www.rosaleeshow.com/2008/09/15/mishawaka-in/ (the custom fields
>> are displayed in the upper-right red sidebar).
>
> Ok, that looks GREAT! Did you document how you set that up somewhere?
> I'm pretty new to meddling with wordpress and never used custom fields,
> let alone in conjunction with ec.
>
>
>> 2. You can format your theme with Event Calendar's template tags
>> anyway you would like.  Visit:
>> http://wpcal.firetree.net/template-functions/ to see which functions
>> are available.  I use the category view to show my events in a table.
>> For example: http://www.rosaleeshow.com/category/show-dates/ ... using
>> the template functions you have a lot of flexibility.
>
> Same here :)
>
>> Hope this helps,
> It does. A lot!
> Thank you very much!
>
> Ciao
>        Simon
>
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