ICS Calendar Standalone (Beta)

Interested in ICS Calendar, but you’re not using WordPress?

While ICS Calendar and ICS Calendar Pro are inherently designed to be used specifically with WordPress, we are currently developing a “standalone” version that can be used within any PHP-based application.

How does it work?

ICS Calendar Standalone integrates the ICS Parser PHP library for reading ICS files, along with the FullCalendar JavaScript library for rendering calendar interfaces. It uses a modified version of the ICS Calendar WordPress plugin codebase to retrieve your ICS Calendar feed, run it through the parser, and render its contents in the FullCalendar UI.

Does it have the same functionality as the ICS Calendar WordPress plugin?

Not exactly. ICS Calendar Standalone will only include the FullCalendar view (as included in ICS Calendar Pro), not any of the other ICS Calendar-specific view templates. It also does not include the Calendar Builder or Customizer features of ICS Calendar Pro, because those features are heavily integrated with the WordPress interface.

Who is it for?

ICS Calendar Standalone is designed for web developers who work in a PHP environment, but who do not use WordPress. WordPress is not required to use ICS Calendar Standalone.

Can I use it with WordPress?

ICS Calendar Standalone is specifically designed not to be used with WordPress. It does not have the same set of features as the WordPress plugin versions, and comes with an expectation of familiarity with writing PHP code. You probably can use it with WordPress, but that kind of defeats the purpose.

When will it be ready?

We expect to have ICS Calendar Standalone ready for purchase by June 2023.

Can I get in on it early?

Yes! We are looking for beta testers. Beta testers who sign up (using the form below) by April 15, 2023 will get early access to beta versions, and will receive a coupon code for a 25% discount on the purchase of the full version. The first beta version should be available by the end of March.

What will it cost?

We expect the full version of ICS Calendar Standalone to be priced at US $59 for a lifetime license (2 installs), or US $179 for a developer license (50 installs). There will not be an annual license option. (Prices subject to change.)

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