Tips, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

WPNG Calendar Not Working – Loader Spinning

This morning I was researching a variety of plugins to integrate a Google Calendar to display on a WordPress page. I came across WPNG Calendar, a very easy solution for adding a calendar to any page within WordPress.

All smooth until I went to go preview my page. I had entered the:

  1. Google GDATA API Key
  2. Google Calendar Feed URL

And the page drew a JavaScript error and kept spinning the loading animation. Did some digging and I found the solution.

The Fix

By default the Google Calendar Feed URL will give you (XML Format):

http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/CALENDARID/public/basic

This URL is valid for a XML feed, but for this plugin that doesnt work, if you use the “full” URL. Your problem will be solved!. Use this format below:

http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/CALENDARID/public/full

Hopefully that will work for you as well and save the headache of debugging and hoping.

If you have any issues feel free to contact us.

Small Business, WordPress

WordPress For Small Business – Ideal for the Hands on Business Owner

Many of the business owners we develop websites for want more control over their content. The ability to update content on their own – without the help of a designer or developer – is a common project mandate clients give us.

The problem is, not every design platform allows the average business owner to easily access, update and add content to their website. Not without the help of some kind of custom interface or some other workaround.

WordPress, however, solves the issues of controlling your content. In fact, WordPress isn’t just one of the easiest platforms to manage content on, it’s also one of the best platforms for designing website. Oh, and the WordPress software just happens to be free*.

Features Galore – But Only the Features You Want

Not only is WordPress a great choice because you can easily edit and add content, but it’s also been very popular with developers who have created just about any kind of functionality you could possibly want added to WordPress, like plugins for:

  • E-commerce
  • Video
  • Website analytics
  • Photo slideshows
  • Email marketing
  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Plugins are available for a reasonable cost – and many are even free. You name it, and chances are, you can find a WordPress plugin that meets your needs.

There are thousands of plugin developers out there who are creating new and innovative ways to expand the Functionality of WordPress with easy-to-use plugins that solve your problems.

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