Offsite-managed calendar
April 30, 2005 12:03 PM   Subscribe

I run a website for a college organization. We can't run server-side scripts so we use Blogger for news and updates, but I'd like to have a calendar of upcoming events as well. Any recommendations?

Everything I've been able to find so far either doesn't integrate into the site template the way Blogger does or requires a server-side script (e.g. PHP). Unfortunately, Blogger can't display posts in reverse-date order, or that would be a passable solution. My ideal solution would be able to FTP to the site and upload the calendar files itself. Is there such a beast?
posted by stopgap to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
One way to do it is with Trumba. It's a great web-based calendaring application which lets you publish calendars, integrate calendars into other websites, and produce feeds of calendars. The benefit of this is you get to take advantage of a pretty sophisticated calendar management app. The one downside is that the site integration is a little clunky-looking, and might not be aesthetically pleasing. On the other hand, Trumba lets you publish to stand-alone pages as well, so you might do that and just link to it, rather than embedding it right in the page. See my Astros schedule, for example.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:25 PM on April 30, 2005

Best answer: You might want to look at RSSCalendar; it's easy to integrate into a website, as well as providing rss feeds for the events.
posted by bemis at 12:51 PM on April 30, 2005 has been used by some people to hold calendar information, I'm enough of a web guru to tell if it's what you're looking for.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 4:49 PM on April 30, 2005

Hey, I've been designing quick and cheap websites for college organizations for awhile. The last one I did was for the College Republican Federation of Virginia (I'm a diehard liberal, but would rather that students vote republican than not vote at all). I can't do a whole job for you, but if you have a design already, I'd be happy to duplicate the logic of the CRFV system for you with your own look (its less than 20 minutes of work, no biggie). Free hosting too!
posted by gsteff at 9:48 PM on April 30, 2005

Forgot to mention: email's in the profile.
posted by gsteff at 9:50 PM on April 30, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks for the offer, gsteff, but we're pretty happy with our system right now, and I'm just tying up loose ends before I graduate. Though it would be pretty funny if our college Dems website borrowed the design of the college Republicans of Virginia.

Anyway, RSSCalendar is pretty much what I was looking for. It's a little rough yet, but it seems to integrate directly into our layout better than the other two suggestions. Thanks everyone!
posted by stopgap at 10:29 PM on April 30, 2005

Er.. I'm NOT enough of a web guru... nor typing, apparently.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 12:56 AM on May 2, 2005

I too suggest which has a wonderful API and RSS feeds and such... Of course using the data directly on your site with the limitations you list could prove tricky.
posted by raster at 1:29 PM on May 3, 2005

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