What is the difference between ICS File that lives at a URL and ICalendar?
Hi, Rodrigo. Thanks for your detailed report.
Yes, it’s all just regular iCal; nothing proprietary… unless you’re importing from one site that runs The Events Calendar to another site running The Events Calendar… then it’s using the REST API.
One thing that may be at play here is that an imported event doesn’t delete; it actually hides.
This is to avoid re-importing duplicate events. Imagine an iCal URL / .ics file that has 10 events in it and you want 9 of the 10 imported. If you deleted that one event, it’d re-import the next time. Therefore, Event Aggregator’s “delete” button is actually “Hide & Ignore” (screenshot).
Please let me know if any of this was helpful for your specific situation and how I might be able to help further here.
I did see that your .ics file did not validate via http://severinghaus.org/projects/icv/
The iCal export for this single event imported the event, organizer, and venue:
- event: http://wpshindig.com/event/codeforcuritiba-hack-night/2017-08-30/
- iCal: http://wpshindig.com/event/codeforcuritiba-hack-night/2017-08-30/?ical=1&tribe_display=
I’d suggest comparing your .ics with the .ics from this event and also make sure that your .ics does validate.
Please let me know how this goes for you.
How did you do the import, with Import Origin: “ICS File” or Import Origin: “iCalendar”?
FYI there’s no ORGANIZER in the file only LOCATION, so I’m not sure how you got the organizer to import at all.
PRODID:-//WP Shindig! – ECPv4.5.10//NONSGML v1.0//EN
X-WR-CALDESC:Events for WP Shindig!
SUMMARY:CodeforCuritiba Hack Night
DESCRIPTION:Come join developers\, designers\, nerds\, data geeks\, leaders\, and idea-makers who volunteer to help government and civic organizations adopt open web technologies for Brazil. We are technology and civic activists fostering community-authored projects. \nWe are OpenBrazil.org\, we are Code For Brazil! \nCome for games\, networking\, and hacking projects! \n
LOCATION:Rua Iapó\, 1391\, Curitiba\, 80215-223\, Brazil
X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Rua Iapó 1391 Curitiba 80215-223 Brazil;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=Rua Iapó\, 1391:geo:-49.2537611,-25.4532188
I’m not sure how that happened; sorry about that. Let’s try this one instead:
- event: http://wpshindig.com/event/an-example-event-by-sir-rob/
- iCal: http://wpshindig.com/event/an-example-event-by-sir-rob/?ical=1&tribe_display=
I ran it as an iCal Import and it didn’t import the Venue or the Organizer. I found this to be a known issue when importing via URL but not via manual .ics upload.
I’ll mark this ticket as Pending Fix, which means this thread should receive a reply once the applicable fix has been released. I cannot guarantee when it will be fixed as it’s in the development team’s hands now. They need to assign it, code it, test it, and schedule it for release.
I apologize for this issue and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Just wanted to share with you that a new maintenance release (for the Week of 3 December 2017) is out, including a fix for this issue.
Find out more about this release → https://theeventscalendar.com/maintenance-release-week-3-december-2017/
Please update the plugins and let us know if the fix works for your site.
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
The topic ‘What is the difference between ICS File that lives at a URL and ICalendar?’ is closed to new replies.