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    Hi There – I’m new to The Events Calendar and am trying to understand a difference and capability.

    I’m looking for user to be able to click on a link in the event that will add it to the calendar, just the event, not an entire calendar.

    The +GOOGLE CALENDAR seems to work, but the +ICAL EXPORT seems to add a calendar to Outlook rather than just the event.


    Thanks, David


    Hi, David. Thanks for your interest in our plugin suite.

    .ics files are able to be read by any calendar application.

    Event archive pages (e.g. https://wpshindig.com/events/) have an iCal URL export (.ics file with many events).

    Single event pages (e.g. https://wpshindig.com/event/learn-and-work-together/) have both Google Calendar and .ics export.

    How each calendar application handles .ics files is up to them.

    None of this differs between the free The Events Calendar and its paid add-ons.

    I hope this information helps.


    Hi Cliff – thank for the reply.

    I have attached three ics files and tho images to show you the differences. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x81ily7p1i5aubd/AABMw3t-AH6uhoO3hMD6BHT9a?dl=0

    I’m using Windows 10 and Outlook 2016

    Let me know your thoughts.



    We do have a known issue with importing to Outlook because Outlook has a custom set of time zones.

    We have plans to implement https://github.com/sabre-io/vobject to support Outlook — and, if appropriate, add a 3rd export button specific to Outlook Export.

    I have set this thread to be updated once this solution is available.

    Support Droid

    Hey there! This thread has been pretty quiet for the last three weeks, so we’re going to go ahead and close it to avoid confusion with other topics. If you’re still looking for help with this, please do open a new thread, reference this one and we’d be more than happy to continue the conversation over there.

    Thanks so much!
    The Events Calendar Support Team



    Just wanted to let you know that a new maintenance release is out, including a fix for this issue with exporting events to Outlook.

    Find out more about this release → https://theeventscalendar.com/announcing-the-events-calendar-4-9-4-and-events-calendar-pro-4-7-4/

    Please try updating and let us know if you are experiencing any further issues. As always, we recommend running updates on your staging site before doing so on your live site, just to be on the safe side.

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