I am attaching a text file of what we use for our main calendar export. It's a simple process to add a custom export template in BLOX and paste the text file into the new template.
It's tailored to how we want our output for print but it's easy enough to modify.
Let me know if you have any questions.
This would be a highly useful option for us, especially on the homepage. I don't think having multiple pages designed as the homepage is the best option but the ability to have blocks on the homepage time out and disappear would be extremely helpful.
We use the export option to get our calendar listings into our print edition several times a week. It's a tad clunky, but works pretty well considering the amount of content you're pushing from one CMS to another.
We created some custom export templates depending on how we wanted the style of the listings, then we choose a date range and calendar sections in BLOX and export the events. We then create an article asset in TCMS, paste in the exported listing (it exports as a text file) and as long as you don't "paste as plain text," the styles are retained.
We run a daily calendar of events seven days a week plus a listing of Support Groups on Saturdays and entertainment events on Thursdays. We've been on the system for over a year and a half and have experienced minimal issues using the export to reverse publish the calendar events for print.
I'd be happy to go into more detail about how our process works if you'd like to know more.
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