New Zap Calendar Release Includes 2 New Plugins and Enhancements
- Created: 24 March 2010 24 March 2010
The latest release of Zap Calendar, version 2.0.10, contains 2 new plugins and several enhancements. The new plugins in this release are included in both the standard and Pro versions of Zap Calendar. The Google Weather plugin provides weather forecast icons in the calendar. This is similar to the Z Weather plugin, however, unlike the Z Weather plugin, the Google Weather plugin provides weather forecasts for locations around the world (the Z Weather plugin uses the National Weather Service, a USA government agency, for its weather data) . The More Info plugin provides the ability to add more fields to an event. The plugin initially comes with contact name, phone # and e-mail fields, but can be customized for additional fields.
Other highlights of this release include:
Meta description and keywords are now included with an event page. This information is used by search engines when indexing a site. It is also used by Facebook when creating a share link.
The iCal import and subscribe features have been enhanced to recognize Daylight Savings Time (DST) when importing/syncing events that are in universal time.
There are several improved back-end features, including a new quick add feature for creating calendar views and Zap Calendar modules.
The RSVP plugin (available in Zap Calendar Pro only) has several new features, including: reminder e-mail feature when event is approaching; an automatic e-mail sent to RSVP attendee when an event is updated, moved or cancelled; customizable data fields for the RSVP like # of guests, food items to bring and comments; export in CSV and Excel (including export of customizable data fields). The Z Weather plugin now shows a popup window of the day's forecast when hovering over the weather icon in the calendar. The JomSocial plugin now recognizes when events are created and deleted with wall postings and point assignment.
This version of Zap Calendar is expected to be released by the end of March. For a full listing of fixes and enhancements, you can view the changelog by clicking here.