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Hi everyone!

I have to admit that OCPortal seems to be the most complete CMS that I have seen out of the box. Very, very cool. I just did an install and will be learning and modding over the next few weeks.

My project: I am creating a website for the local community with a calendar listing the 'non-mainstream' activities that are spiritually nourishing. Things like drum circles, meditation centers, reiki, tai-chi, yoga etc.

I really want to make theis work with OCP, because I can tell it will expand with the things I want to add later.

My challenge now is the calendar... I want each of the contributors to be able to update their own classes and events on a private calendar, and have all of the private calendars compile into a public searchable calendar. I might be behind the learning curve on this one.

Is there a way to do that? Thanks so much.

All the best,

Clarity (Lisa) 

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I believe Calendars are 'group' sorts of things… if a user (or the group they are in) has proper access they can add items to the calendar, you can either require those items to be validated by an admin or they can go right onto the calendar, and events by all people with access would be added to the same calendar.


Paul
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I haven't really played with the calendar much yet so I don't know how it works in terms of if each individual has their own calendar or not and if so if you can publish an item from a personal calendar to a group public one or whether items made public are simply  viewable by public viewing the individuals calendar? But if it is the case that each individual has their own calendar (but it does not publish to a group public one) that would be really easy to update to I would imagine, because, a simple Query script to synchronize the calendars could be made to run from the cron. I will take a look at Calendar to see how it works.
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Oh and Welcome BTW!! lol
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ok So I played with the calendar to see how it works and it doesn't work exactly the way you want it to butI think we could sort of produce the effect in a way.

The Calendar is ALL one Calendar so All events made go to the same Calendar but if a user makes an event private (ie not shared) then he/she is the only one that can see that event while viewing the calendar.  If it is shared everyone viewing the calendar can see the event.

So this means there isn't an individual Calendar for each of users or groups that would only show their events. However, one way I think you could sort of simulate this effect is by defining EVENT TYPES for each user (or group) as being designated to that person/group so when they add an event they choose it as that type then when viewing the calendar if you wanted to see all events by the "Reiki Masters" group you filter your view by event type "Reiki Masters". This would then sort of have the appearance of being their personal Calendar. The good news is it also means people can also Autosubscribe (by interest) to each event type (ie in your case a groups calendar).

Hope this helps?
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Another cool feature I didn't know the Calendar did till playing just now is that it can be used to program system command events. That's pretty cool.
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Duck said

Another cool feature I didn't know the Calendar did till playing just now is that it can be used to program system command events. That's pretty cool.

I thought that feature was pretty neat, and incredibly useful.

Arbo and Duck, thank you both for your suggestions. I'll play and see what useful things I can come up with that might help someone else in the future.
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