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I am trying to connect google calender to the plugin

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    I am using event calendar pro and I am needing to connect a google calendar for the events, When I make a update and change to my google calendar I would like it to update the events calendar on the site. Can you please assist me.

    Thank you

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    Hi. I see you had a license for Event Aggregator, which expired December 19, 2017 (8 days ago).

    That’s the product we’d recommend to import from Google Calendar to your WordPress site running The Events Calendar.

    Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/event-aggregator-import-settings/ for the import settings.

    Do you have any questions or issues using Event Aggregator; is there a reason you haven’t renewed it yet?

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    OK, I’m confused now. Initially, I purchased the aggregator because I thought that is what I needed and the regular events calendar (non-pro) would work. Then I submitted a ticket and was told that I needed the pro and did not need the aggregator. I would like a calendar embedded on a site. I would like that calendar connected to a Google calendar so that several people can upload events to the calendar and it populates on the site. I would like upcoming events to show in a list form, below the calendar on the site. I would also like people to have the ability to add that calendar to their own google/iCal calendars. Do I need the pro version AND aggregator for this? This means that we are paying $160 a year. Please advise. Thanks

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    Sorry for the confusion. I know we have a lot of add-ons, which can be good (save money not paying for what you don’t want) and bad (deciding which ones you do want).

    Because it sounds like people are adding/editing events via Google Calendar, everything you said is available in the free version plus Event Aggregator.

    If you want to allow adding/editing of events via WordPress user accounts without access to wp-admin, Community Events would be required.

    To be clear, though, we don’t have “embed your site’s The Events Calendar on another site” functionality, although each event does support oEmbed.

    You might also be interested in this snippet:

    Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions on this topic.

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    Thanks for the reply. So, now I don’t need the Pro version, but I do need the aggregator? We have the calendar embedded on the site, so that’s not an issue. I just want the calendar embedded, like it is now (link below). A few upcoming events are shown below, then we can link to a page with the full calendar and more upcoming events. On that page, the user will have the ability to export the calendar to their Google or iCal. At first, I purchased the aggregator with the free version and your tech support said that I needed the Pro version, but not aggregator. No on will be entering events into the backend of WordPress, this will be used for a municipality and the idea is to have one Google that a few people can have on their phones and add items, then they reflect on the site. I appreciate your help!

    http://usr.reclaimbetasite.com/

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    Do you have a link to that past thread?

    Do you want to swap licenses from PRO to Aggregator?

    FYI: I wasn’t able to find events at http://usr.reclaimbetasite.com/, only what appeared to be blog posts.

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    Here’s the link to the other post. If you think I only need the regular Events Calendar and aggregator, yes, I’ll swap it. Thanks

    https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/need-help-possible-refund-or-license-transfer/#post-1410092

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    Thanks for the link.

    I swapped your PRO subscription for an Event Aggregator 100 Imports subscription and changed your 1 year start date to be today instead of December 20 so you didn’t lose any days.

    Please remove your license key for PRO, save, deactivate PRO, and uninstall PRO.

    Then, please go to https://theeventscalendar.com/license-keys/ and find your new Event Aggregator license key. Put that in your site’s licenses (there isn’t anything additional to install — just have The Events Calendar free/core plugin active), save the license key there, and then start setting up your imports.

    Here are some EA help articles:

    Please let me know how this goes for you.

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    Hi this is Eric I am one of the Developers, I have setup the aggregator properly, I would like to use the mini calendar for the right hand sidebar, We where told we did not need Calender pro to have the mini calendar to show the calendar and events underneath the month.

    To sum it up, We need the mini calender in a sidebar, Is that possible without Calender Pro?

    Thank you in advance.

    Eric Davidson

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    Hi, Eric.

    PRO adds several new widgets (e.g. Mini Calendar, Event Countdown, This Week Events) and replaces the Events List widget that come with the core/free The Events Calendar plugin with a more robust version.

    The Mini Calendar widget does require PRO: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/configuring-the-calendar-widget/

    There’s also a shortcode version of it if that’s helpful: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/pro-widget-shortcodes/

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    Thanks, we’re going to try this with just the aggregator for now and see if that works. We may be ok with just a list of upcoming events and then a link that goes to the large calendar. We’re having some difficulty connecting a Google calendar – we’re getting an issue where the event title doesn’t show up, but it says ‘busy’ as the title. Also, I know that we have 100 imports. Is that per day, year? What is an import considered to be? I’d like to have 5 or so people with access to the google calendar and have them add items, that reflect on the site. If 5 people input 1 event per day, is that 5 imports?

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    I haven’t seen the Busy event title issue before, but maybe it’s a permissions issue — that Event Aggregator can see the event exists but the event details can’t come through.

    To test, paste Google’s iCal link into a browser where you’re logged out of your Google account (e.g. Chrome Incognito) and open that .ics file in a text editor and search for “Busy”.

    Please let me know what you find out.

    For import limits, please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/event-aggregators-import-limits-work/

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    I appreciate all your help, but it looks like we need PRO and aggregator to do what we need and the client isn’t willing to spend $160/per year. We need a full size and mini calendar and upcoming events list. We’ve been working with this plugin for a few weeks and need to move on. While this plugin is great and very robust, it’s more than what we need. How do I request a refund for the aggregator? Thanks

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    Thanks for the quick replies! We’ll be happy to have you or your other clients back whenever the time is right.

    I’ll close this thread, but please do submit the refund form I linked to in my previous reply.

    Have a great Friday!

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