New Features

ICS Calendar Pro version 3.16 introduces the ICS Calendar Block

Up to now, sites that make use of the Block Editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg) only had one option for adding an ICS Calendar to the content of a page or a post: using a shortcode, either manually entering all of the options, or copy-pasting the ID-based shortcode of a Calendar Builder saved calendar. Now ICS Calendar…

ICS Calendar Pro version 3.15 introduces Widget Availability view

Big things are still underway for version 4.0 of ICS Calendar Pro, which will introduce an integration of the FullCalendar.io library for a whole new way of displaying an integrated, interactive multi-view calendar. But don’t worry… the current set of views aren’t going anywhere! In fact, today’s release of version 3.15 introduces a new view,…

A busy week!

A lot has been happening this week here at ICS Calendar HQ. This is the first week where ICS Calendar has started to feel like my full-time job. (Hint: It most definitely is not. Yet.) Version 9.0.0 was just released 6 days ago, and now we’re already up to 9.3.4! That may be due in…

New features in ICS Calendar 9.1.0

Version 9.1.0 is out and it includes three new shortcode attributes! Individual event .ics downloads This is been a frequently requested feature, and now it’s here! Add eventdl=”true” to your shortcode to add a clickable download link to each event. This will download a customized .ics file containing only the selected event for users to…

New developer function in ICS Calendar 8.12.0

ICS Calendar is fundamentally a tool for non-developer WordPress admins to have an easy way to display their external calendars seamlessly in WordPress sites. But many developers have also found it useful as a tool they can extend for their own purposes. As its usage grows and new use cases come to my attention, I…

New feature in ICS Calendar 8.11.0: week numbers

An ICS Calendar user in the Netherlands requested a feature that apparently is quite commonly used in Europe, but is not something I’ve encountered very often (if ever!) in U.S. calendars: week numbers preceding each week in the table. Fortunately, PHP makes it pretty easy to get the week-in-year number for any given date, so…

New features and bug fixes in ICS Calendar Pro version 3.7.0

Today marks the release of ICS Calendar Pro version 3.7.0. This version includes functional enhancements that were added to ICS Calendar in versions 8.7.0 and 8.8.0 over the past month, along with a few targeted bug fixes in the Month with Sidebar view, and some general CSS tweaks. The calendar builder now includes the updated…

…and more in 8.8.0! Try the new toggle lightbox feature

It’s been a busy day. After rolling out version 8.7.0, I had more time to look at another requested feature: the ability to open the full event description in a lightbox instead of in the small hover box or toggle-in-place that have been available since early in the plugin’s lifespan. Version 8.8.0, available now, introduces…

New shortcode options in ICS Calendar 8.7.0: compact and nomonthheaders

Much of our recent development attention has been on translations, bug fixes, and updates to ICS Calendar Pro, but today I have two brand new features to announce in the free ICS Calendar plugin, version 8.7.0. First, there’s compact=”true”, which you can add to your shortcode to apply a more “compact” view to your calendar.…

More control over the Month with Sidebar view

Just a quick update today, concerning the quick update to the plugin introduced in version 3.6.0. Previously the Month with Sidebar view was hardcoded to show only 3 events per day in the main month table, with the day’s full list of events only showing in the sidebar, when you click on a date. Realizing…