FAQ

Our FAQs are still under construction and will be gradually expanded . If a question/answer is not listed here , please create a post in the forum.

+ JFS Google calendar events installation

JFS Google calendar events is installed via your extension manager in Joomla. Go to the extension manager and coose 'Upload Package File'. Look for the downloaded JFS Google calendar events installation zip and click 'upload & install'.

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+ First steps

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After the initial installation, go to components -> JFS get-together and click the options button. Set your time zone accordingly.

In the event tab you will find the global parameters for your event like date and time format and the different options for showing or not showing event parameter.

Globale Einstellungen

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+ How to import a calendar?

We have a short video tutorial for the following steps on Youtube: How to add a calendar to 'JFS Google calendar events'

Go to componets -> JFS Google calendar events and you will see the 'import calendars' link. This link will lead you to the OAuth2 authorization page. You see an access token field and a link that says get access token -> click the link. A new page will open and you see a Google page with authorization request for the component.

Access Token

Click accept here and Google will present you an authentication token. Copy the token and paste into the field on the OAuth2 authorization page

OAuth2authorization en

+ What languages do you have?

At present, the download file contains 3 language packs: German, English and Russian. Of course, we want to offer more languages, but however, we need your help here. We have set up a project @ Transifex in which everyone can participate. Send us a message and we'll set up a user for you (and your language): http://jfs-consulting.de/contact

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+ what are possible parameters?

Here is a list of possible parameters you can use in JFS get-together's output. Just put the variable you want to show in double braces. For example this {{month}} will show the month of the event.

month - the month when the event starts
day - the day of month when the event starts
date - the date string when the event starts
startDate - start date of the event
startTime - start time of the event
endDate - end date of the event
endTime - end time of the event
modifieddate - the date string when the event was modified
dateLabel - the label of the date
dateseparator - the - sign as dateseparator
backlink - link to the events details page
title - the title of the event
titleLabel - the label of the title
emptyText - the replacement text when there are no events found
calendarLink - link to the calendar menu item if one is available, with the calendar selected where the event belongs to
calendarLinkLabel - the label of the calendar back link
calendarName - the name of the calendar the event belongs to
calendarNameLabel - the label of the calendar name
location - location of the event
locationLabel - the label of the location
maplink - link to the event's map in Google
description - the description of the event
descriptionLabel - the label of the description 
link - link to the calendar in Google

+ comparison of the PRO and the CE version


Comparison of the JFS get-together versions:

CEPRO Version
max one Google calendar can be imported you can import an unlimited number of calendars *
you can display max 10 events  you can display an unlimited number of events *
backlink to the JFS website you can turn off the backlink to JFS

* Hint: The limiting factor here is the performance. The more calendars you load and the more events you want to display on your website the longer the process takes.

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