I’m working on integrating a Google Calendar into a WP blog (not this one, an NMC project in development). The master plan is to allow a number of groups ti enter potential shared events into a common calendar, and syndicate to our blog site.
I have a few events dumped into a Google Calendar for testing. What I’ve tried include:
* wooglecal plugin – it’s easy to set up and use, but there is no control over the formatting/display of content- and it automatically skips past events. It would need some moderate tinkering to set up options for which calendar items are displayed (e.g. a reduced list for a side bar). Temporary demo is here.
* gCal plugin – has a nicer WP interface, but I could not get it do see more than one past events
I’ve not done nearly enough coding in any of these to make decent headway. The plugins are raw, just a notch above hacks. And from what I can see, the Google Calendar RSS structure is rather hairy, not your run of the mill set of tags. In fact, providing a direct link to a public Google Calendar has been elusive (or it was a few weeks again when I first played with it).
Back to the lab for more tinkering….
The post "In Search of Google Calendar Plugin" was originally cracked open and scrambled from a rotten egg at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/05/in-search-of-google-calendar-plugin/) on May 30, 2006.