Upcoming Events v0.3

It’s time to make the 3rd release of my Upcoming Events plugin. Updates in this release include:

  • Removed a debugging statement that caused days/weeks to display incorrectly
  • Individual iCal feeds can be immediately updated from the admin page
  • The events list is now valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • The admin page now produces valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • CSS styles are in their own separate file for easier modification
  • More information is provided in a tooltip-like popup for each event
  • Basic error checking is done when making changes on the admin page

By far, the biggest user visible update is the tooltip-like popup. To see it in action, simply hover your mouse over one of the events in my event list. Pretty much all the other updates are only of concern to the admin… though being that the plugin is installed by the admin, I think they’re a pretty important person :).

Download Links

.tar.gz
.zip
Red Alt info page

Upgrade Instructions

Simply untar/unzip the file into your wp-content/plugins directory in place of the current upcoming-events contents.

Install Instructions

Untar/unzip the downloaded file into your wp-content/plugins directory then visit the Plugin Manager in your WordPress admin interface and active the plugin. A new subpage will appear on the Options tab for Upcoming Events where you can configure your iCal feed(s). Once you have feeds configured, you can add the event list to your sidebar. If you use widgets, simply visit the Widget subpage on the Presentation tab to add the Upcoming Events widgets. If you don’t use widgets, you’ll need to edit your sidebar.php in your theme directory (the default theme is in wp-content/themes/default) and add the appropriate code from the Upcoming Events options page.

34 thoughts on “Upcoming Events v0.3”

  1. Hi have just started to set up WP and I would like to use this plugin.

    However, I receive this message on the widget sidebar – any ideas?

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ” at line 1]
    SELECT code_name, last_update, ics_data FROM wp_ue1_cache WHERE

    I am using mysql 4.1.21 php 4.4.4 and apache 1.3.37

    Any help much appreciated…

    Best regards – Alex

  2. the zip file link is still broken, I get this error:

    Fatal error: Call to a member function zl_pack() on a non-object in /var/domains/redalt.com/redalt/support/plugins2.php on line 486

  3. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    I’m getting a weird error immediately upon activating your plugin:

    WordPress database error: [Table ‘ramslivewp.wp_ue1_cache’ doesn’t exist]
    INSERT IGNORE wp_ue1_cache (code_name) VALUES (‘ramsgames’)

    Upcoming Events Options have been updated.

    Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/.ignatius/sdimbert/ramslive.com/wp-content/plugins/upcoming-events.0.3/functions.php on line 56

    Warning: file_get_contents(http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/admin%40ramslive.com/public/basic.ics) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/.ignatius/sdimbert/ramslive.com/wp-content/plugins/upcoming-events.0.3/functions.php on line 56
    WordPress database error: [Table ‘ramslivewp.wp_ue1_cache’ doesn’t exist]
    UPDATE wp_ue1_cache SET last_update = now(), ics_data = ” WHERE code_name = ‘ramsgames’

    Help?

  4. I’m having trouble getting this to work at all. I have a couple of public calendars in Google that I’m copying the ICS URL from and pasting into upcoming events. Nothing seems to ever show up.

    Does this have to be your Primary Google Calendar, or do supplementary ones work as well?

  5. I’ve got the same problem as Gerard… I’ve followed all the steps, tried everything I could come up with, all possible options I could think of, and still nothing… no events get displayed in the sidebar (just the title).

    Am I missing anything?

    And I am using my primary google calendar.

  6. I have this plugin mostly working with some issues.
    1. I do not get the hover popup. I am using the widget version if that helps

    2. The font size of the dates are bigger in Firefox than IE7. I like the smaller font to match the rest of the side bar.

    3. I had the same issue as Alex Shedden and it went away when I checked “display in default side bar”

    4. is there any way to change the text color?

    5. Thank you for your work on this and making it available

  7. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    Hey man, im not getting any event shown up, i configure everything and added this code:

    Upcoming Events

    to the sidebar, with a feed from upcoming.org and i also tried with Google Calendar nothing happens i only see the h2 text, what could be wrong?

  8. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    Hey! Great widget! I’m using 2.1 and I get
    an error that says:
    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ” at line 1]
    SELECT code_name, last_update, ics_data FROM wp_ue1_cache WHERE

    ANybody else getting this?

    Thanks!

    Jeff

  9. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    I had the same ‘line 56’ error message, and finally traced it to a setting my web host (Dreamhost) was responsible for – they disabled the PHP command ‘fopen’ for security reasons. They describe a workaround for that command:

    http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/CURL

    While this plugin isn’t working 100% on my site yet, it DOES successfully read at least one of the .ics files I’m pointing it to and I don’t get any more error messages. Solved the ‘line 56’ glitch, on to the next now…

  10. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    Oh, and to be clear, you need to edit the functions.php file to fix that ‘line 56’ error. Just go to, you guessed it, line 56, and replace that with the alt. method outlined in the link above.

  11. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    @Jeff Hopkins(I know he’s long gone…) —

    I just installed this plugin on WP 2.1.3 and am also seeing that SQL error. Can anyone offer a clue to the problem/solution? Many thanks.

  12. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    Plugin looks great, but having some trouble. My ical file lives at
    http://calendars.office.microsoft.com/pubcalstorage/qskd0qhz132965/Munoz_John_Calendar.ics
    but when i display it on my website,
    http://www.johnmunoz.net/
    i’m only getting partial data…
    Upcoming Events
    Sat, Jun 23
    2a –
    Wed, Jun 27
    Tested on google import and everything came up without any errors. any suggestions?

  13. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    If you check the box for “default sidebar” your SQL errors should go away. However, I’m using the lastest version (0.3), and it only shows one event (even thought I chose ’10’ in the options), and it always shows some cockeyed wrong date, like Dec 31.

    When is 0.4 coming out, and will it fix all these issues?

  14. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    I got that same table error “.wp_ue1_cache’ doesn’t exist” …

    click in “Display in default sidebar” doesn’t change anything.

    it’s nice to contribute by building plugins, but if they are not working it’s just a waste of time for the people who try to use it, better keeping it private and release it when it works.

  15. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    I have a couple fixes for this plugin/widget to fix issues with multiple widgets on a page and newlines in the description and summary fields…

    I cant find an email.. is there a project page for this?

  16. **** Moved from Upcoming Events on 11-Sep-2007 because of a new release. ****

    getting the SQL error and the code & path (when i add link to calendar–http://www.lectioscriptura.com/readings/publish.php/scott.ics) keep giving me an invalid character error. looks like a good plugin but can’t figure this out.

    SL

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