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Creating an iCal Feed for our website's calendar

AnnnahRenee 2 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 2 months ago 1

Hello,

Our staff is currently working on developing an app for our website. However, our app developers would like us to provide an iCal feed for the website's calendar feature, instead of an RSS feed. Does anyone have experience creating iCal feeds for a TownNews calendar? If so, could you please assist me with the steps?

For reference, here is the link to our calendar: http://www.theeastcarolinian.com/calendar/

Thanks in advance!

Best,

Annah

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Hello! This is actually an easy answer... essentially, we have built-in support for iCal as part of our search capability. So, just generate a search for your calendar, including any search options you would like to include (I do this usually by just going to the search page and doing a search), such as:

http://www.theeastcarolinian.com/calendar/search/?l=25&f=html&unrolled=1&q=&d1=2018-10-09&d2=&fl=&s=start_time&sd=asc&fl=free

This is just a general search, but I added fl=free which will only include items that are flagged as free.

Other search parameters can be found here:

https://help.bloxcms.com/knowledge-base/applications/editorial/assets/tasks/article_504ccd62-2bfd-11e5-8804-131eebdc4425.html

Then, after you get the search you want, change the format to ical. The format is shown in the URL as f=html, so just change that to f=ical and it will download an ics file.

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Hello! This is actually an easy answer... essentially, we have built-in support for iCal as part of our search capability. So, just generate a search for your calendar, including any search options you would like to include (I do this usually by just going to the search page and doing a search), such as:

http://www.theeastcarolinian.com/calendar/search/?l=25&f=html&unrolled=1&q=&d1=2018-10-09&d2=&fl=&s=start_time&sd=asc&fl=free

This is just a general search, but I added fl=free which will only include items that are flagged as free.

Other search parameters can be found here:

https://help.bloxcms.com/knowledge-base/applications/editorial/assets/tasks/article_504ccd62-2bfd-11e5-8804-131eebdc4425.html

Then, after you get the search you want, change the format to ical. The format is shown in the URL as f=html, so just change that to f=ical and it will download an ics file.