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So I want to make a calendar add on, but really don't know where to begin.

blizeHblizeH ✭✭
edited August 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Ideally I'm after a calender function for Vanilla that:

* Will be displayed either on the discussions page in the sidebar, or on a seperate page using a tab at the top.
* Will show the current month, and let users scroll through the months accordingly.
* Will highlight any dates that have something entered into them, and if the user clicks on the date it'll bring up any relevant information.
* Will have at least a date and comments field, but something like time, venue and price fields would be a huge bonus for what I need.
* Will allow anyone to add data to it, but a moderator or admin has to accept them.

and these would be huge bonuses, but not essential:

* It'd be ace if it had fields for time, venue and price.
* It'd be ace if it had a nice clean design that fits in with the default Vanilla, but maybe would look nice with other styles too.
* It'd be ace if there was an option in the user's profile to turn it off.

My knowledge of PHP is very limited, and my knowledge of Vanilla even more so, but it'd be such a great addition to the site I'd be willing to learn, but I just need to be pointed in the right direction if possible, thanks :-)

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    edited August 2006
    I like the Calendar of Pong... It must be a wordpress plugin. Don't know which one.

    There's a calendar project for vanilla; check:
    http://lussumo.com/community/discussion/3146/a-nice-integrated-calendar-someone-develop-it/
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    blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    edited August 2006
    Many thanks for the link, a calendar like Pong's would be suitable too, but I'm wondering if that'd be a little too much hard work, something similar to the calendar in that discussion link looks like it has a lot of potential, maybe something aspire to, I'm not sure.

    It's got to the stage where the calendar feature could actually make or break the forum at present, even though it's pretty busy, we're never really advancing past our current point and the calendar could be just what we need, as a result I want to make sure it's 100% right :-)
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    think its a bad idea to have multiple extensions of the same kind, someone is already making a calendar extension just use that one
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    Very true, and like I said, the other one looks great. But I'd much rather the calendar just be clickable from the sidebar, rather than be at the top of every page as well.
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    why is it a bad idea to have multiple extensions of the same kind?
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    it can confuse people, for starters also its better to have one author working on it that way if people have a request they can direct it to that particular author, it just makes good sense, why start another of the same no reason to, chances are you'll be able to customize it to your liking, its only a calendar no need to make it so super coolicious
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    I see your point, but for example, the one that someone did last year looked incredibly tastey, however, it was fully customised for birthdays, and not gig dates, and it was also difficult to add content to it, so even though I loved the basis of it, my needs are still quite different to mine.
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    :(
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    Any other ideas please? ;x
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