RSS Graffiti Closes, Affecting Automatic Posting of Events to Facebook

rss feedIf you are using RSS Graffiti to automatically post your Zap Calendar Events to Facebook, you will be saddened to hear the service has been shut down.  You will no longer be able to automatically post Zap Calendar events to Facebook using this service.  Here is the statement from the RSS Graffiti web site:

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Zap Calendar 101: The Upcoming Events Module (video)

Video linkWe have just released a new video in our Zap Calendar 101 video series. This new video demonstrates the upcoming events module.  It also demonstrates modifying a module's settings from the front end, a new feature in Joomla 3.4.  Click here to watch the video.

 

 

Joomla 3.4 is now available, new Zap Calendar release too

joomla logoJust announced by the Joomla Team is the release of Joomla 3.4.  Also available is Zap Calendar 4.0.20, which addresses some display issues with Joomla 3.4.  You should update Zap Calendar to 4.0.20 (if not already) when you update your sites to Joomla 3.4.

Joomla 3.4 has a couple of cool new features.  The back-end sidebar menu is now collapsible, allowing more screen real estate to pages like Zap Calendar's event, category and location managers.  You can now also edit module settings in the front-end, eliminating the need to switch between front-end and back-end screens when configuring a module.

Also in this release, Joomla has begun the process of removing the standard components from the base release, opting instead to give users the option of installing them after the base install. This will ultimately result in a smaller, faster install for Joomla.  This new behavior is for new sites, so don't worry about components disappearing on your existing sites.  The first component to be removed from the base install is the web links component.  More will follow in future updates.

Zap Calendar 4.0.20 has a couple of cool new features too.  The upcoming events module has been enhanced with 9 module styles and new class attributes, allowing for dozens of display variations.  There are also multiple event download options for several popular calendar programs.  You can read more about these features here.

Zap Calendar 4.0.20: Enhanced Upcoming Events Module, Joomla 3.4 Support

zapcalendarbox200rWe continue to strive to make Zap Calendar the very best calendar program available for Joomla, so we are proud to announce the availability of Zap Calendar 4.0.20 with several enhancements.  One of the major enhancements in this release is the enhanced upcoming events module.  There are now a total of 9 upcoming event styles, and the new class attributes feature provides dozens of style variations.

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Zap Calendar Lite Now Listed on the Joomla Extensions Web Site

zapcalendarlitebox200rAfter some delays related to the recent Joomla Extensions web site upgrade and issues regarding new product submissions, Zap Calendar Lite is finally listed on the Joomla Extensions site.  Zap Calendar Lite has been available for several months so we are glad the new listing is finally live. This will allow more people to discover Zap Calendar Lite.  The listing can be found here:

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/calendars-a-events/events/zap-calendar-lite

You can visit this link to read more about Zap Calendar Lite and also vote and/or review it.

Zap Calendar 4.0.19 Brings Enhancements And A New Add-On

zapcalendarbox200rWith the new year in full swing, we have released Zap Calendar 4.0.19, which contains enhancements and a new add-on (and bug fixes too).  Our updates are based on feedback by our users, and we thank you for your continued support and feedback.

 

We have made some improvements to the event display on the front end.  Did you notice the bar underneath the event title was the same color as the category? Not many people did, so we made it a bit bigger and also used a gradiant to blend it into the background.  We also color coded the category names, similar to what you see in the back-end event manager.  So the typical event display will look like this:

 

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