How to easily add an “add to calendar” link on my WordPress blog?
February 9, 2017 3:19 PM   Subscribe

I want to occasionally post about an event on my WordPress blog, and in that post, add a nice little “Add to calendar” button that gives the reader an .ics file or whatever to pop it into their own calendar of choice. Ideally this would be a simple shortcode generator or something, where I can just quickly fill out a form with the name, times, and location, and out pops the button/link.

I have searched, but it seems my google-fu is weak, and all I see in the WordPress plug-ins are big calendaring apps. I don't feel like I need a full-blown calendar on my website at this point, but maybe you know if one of these full-blown calendars will work well for the purpose and I can just hide the rest of it? I am relatively scripting-savvy, so if you have another suggestion that's a little more technical than “download this WP plugin,” that's cool too.
posted by mboszko to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This is a script you can add into your functions.php file; the suggested use would be to add some custom fields to your post type where you'd store the relevant calendrical data, and this would spit out the ICS file.
posted by adamrice at 3:40 PM on February 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Can you use
posted by radioamy at 4:11 PM on February 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, both. The script is a little more involved than I'd like, but I think AddToCalendar is a good stopgap for now.
posted by mboszko at 7:18 PM on March 7, 2017

You can easily add an "add to calendar” link to WordPress blog. A calendar system would help you to get with many views, upcoming events widget, color-coded categories.
posted by MilesWeb at 10:52 PM on March 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

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