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Announcing: Events component

  • Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    Tomorrow, the first version of my bp_events component will be available from my website (http://www.erwingerrits.com/?page_id=799).

    This component will allow your users to create (recurring) events, with optional forum and wire, to which friends can be invited. Friends can either: attend, maybe attend or not attend, much like Facebook’s Events. There will be a ‘Send a Reminder’ option as well.

    The component includes an “Events” widget that lists the upcoming (default), newest, active or popular events.

    You can keep up to date on the development, and add comments with suggestions or bug reports on my website, or on this thread.

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  • Avatar of Michael Berra
    Michael Berra
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    @miguael

    This sounds VERY promising… I desperatly am awating this :-). Did you think about tagging the events or using categories so that I can show different “calendars” in different locations (per example different blogs). Sort of a filter function…

    I will test it tomorrow :-)

    Do you have a demo-install somewhere?

    Thanks, Michael

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    I am working on a category system where users can pick any number of categories or create a new one (like the WP backend for posts), and will create a template tag for that, and I am keeping an eye on the Content Tag project in the works….

    Avatar of Simon
    Simon
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    @conceptfusion

    Awesome news… I’ve been planning an events plugin, based on the event system on Ning which I think is pretty similar to Facebooks. I have only just gotton started on it though so I look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with.

    Avatar of Kevin Ryman
    Kevin Ryman
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    @kevinryman

    @egerrits

    Awesome! I’m also looking forward to use your plugin!

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
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    @burtadsit

    egerrits, come on over to this thread and contribute to the discussion there.

    BP Content Tags Project – Call For Ideas

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic.php?id=1304

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    A suggestion on your event are

    goggle map.

    activate stream enabled.

    Wire.

    Ability too post to twitter. This would invite your twitter followers to your event or sign-up new members to your site, if not a member! (This would be cool,maybe the first APP around)!

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    egerrits, If you need help for that posting twitter issue, liaison with this developer

    http://www.phpvrouwen.nl/2009/01/04/twitme-17-on-buddypress/

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    @gpol Thanks — I’ll read up about Twitter and see what I can do… Wire and Activity stream work.

    @burtadsit — I’ve been keeing an eye on that thread… I have to tell you, I am not quite so up-to-date on the whole tagging thing, so I’ll have to spend some time wrapping my head around it.

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    egerrits are you working too on that?

    I’ve almost finished mine :)

    Add it here http://buddypressdev.org/add-plugin

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    The bp-events plugin is now available from http://www.erwingerrits.com/?page_id=799

    Please test it out on browsers other than IE7/FF3 as I don’t have access to them.

    Avatar of Hempsworth
    Hempsworth
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    @hempsworth

    A great addition for me would be to create ‘Group Events’, events which are associated with specific groups.

    Say my group wanted to organise a meetup, we could go to our group page and under “Forum, Wire, Members” etc there would be a “Group Events” option, which when clicked would show all our events and have an option to add a new one. When creating that event we could choose to send invites to the members of the group instead of adding them individually.

    If the group is private or hidden our events would also be private/hidden. Group Events would also appear on my personal Events page.

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    @hempsworth

    Group events shouldn’t be much of a problem.. I’ll work on that after I get the basics working flawlessly.

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    @gpol,

    You’ll be happy know the twitter hookup & google maps is in the works for the next version on Monday…

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    That’s good news..cos this would make events app a killer and create traffic to the site.

    Avatar of MartinNr5
    MartinNr5
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    @martinnr5

    Any plans on localizing this? I don’t mind translating but I *do* mind doing it everytime you release a new version. ;)

    Avatar of MartinNr5
    MartinNr5
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    @martinnr5

    I just noticed that you also need to respect the regional settings when it comes to dates and times.

    Thanks. :)

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    MartiNr5,

    I changed all date and time output to WordPres Settings Date & Time Format, so that should take care of the regional date display.

    I have wrapped all text with the translation functions, but I haven’t created a pot file yet. I am new to the localization thing, so bear with me on that… I’ll have to do some reading on it, or maybe you can help guide me through it?

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    FYI

    Creating an Event using the new events.create method in Facebook API

    http://www.techlicity.com/facebook-create-events.html

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    @gpol

    I got twitter working–it was surprisingly simple.

    I may work on Facebook/Google Calendar after I get everything working that I have on my list now. Although I’ve had horrible results with interfacing with Google Calendar trying to understand google rss feed’s horrible time zone handling.

    New version of bp-events with twitter and google maps working in the next day or two.

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    great news … guru .keep up on google or facebook

    Avatar of Plrk
    plrk
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    @plrk

    egerrits: you should make integration with other services (twitter/facebook/google calendar/etc) optional, or possible even in a separate plugin (a plugin-plugin ;)). While those things are nifty, they are just bloat if you don’t want them.

    I’d give priority to groups integration, and even higher priority to .ics calendar feeds!

    Can I help in any way btw?

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    New version 0.53 is now available from my website @ http://www.erwingerrits.com/?page_id=799

    Lots of minor bug fixes, along with now working edit event, localized date & time formats, twitter, maps and “My Events” lists.

    As usual, good or bad, let me know!

    Avatar of Jeffca
    jeffca
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    @jeffca

    Thanks egerrits! Works great except I can’t seem to post forum topics for events. Also, possible to change the map size/zoom?

    I am definitely looking forward to group events too. If possible, it would be great to have Group-Event-Forum integration also :)

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    @jeffca,

    The function to display the map is:

    bp_event_map( $event=false, $width=250, $height=250, $zoom=8 )

    So if you put some parameters into the call in event-home.php file in the member template (line 46) you can change the size/zoom.

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