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Hi, would be great if you had tutorials on creating a forum or calendar sight. Mainly interested in the calendars site.

Thanks.
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Ah, if wishes were fishes, I'd be eating sushi all the time.
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Gregory - just got an email from these guys - might come in useful!

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/social-web/social-share/social-auto-publish/9347

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Hi Gregory - your detailed explanation arrived in my inbox, but I couldn't see it here. Then I found it a little further up the page:

Here's what I need. Chicago has a huge and growing storytelling community. There are so many shows that it is impossible to keep track of them all, so one night may have three shows at three different venues. So I would like have a calendar where you can see all the events by day or category (curated show, open mic, solo performance, class, festival) as well as by week and month. I would like it if users could register and add events themselves. I would like an upcoming events module, a location by GPS or map module, a way to link event to a user's group page, or fan page on FB, and maybe a way to tweet the event automatically from a user account.


Outwith my experience, which lies mainly with accommodation, but it'll open it up to others with different experience.

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Gregory - it would help to know exactly what you want to do with your calendar. You can go from the sublime (if your pockets are deep enough) to the ridiculously cheap, e.g. embedding a Google calendar.

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Hi, thanks for your responses Ian and Richard. The thing with calendars is you have to commit to spending money on a subscription before you can download and implement it. All the calendars I have demo'd online seem to have one or two things missing (like my current favorite candidate is DPCalendar, but it has a monstrously unattractive min-calendar module). So could you for example use a different minicalendar module that would still pull from the main calendar but would have a nicer interface.

JCalendar has an interface for the guest user that doesn't make immediate sense unless you have experience with joomla.

Another important feature is how to set up an event that is manually or automatically tweeted or sent to Facebook. I'm also wondering about how you integrate a forum with a calendar or vice versa.

I know this is a lot to ask, but one of my problems in getting my head around this is how most tutorials are for Joomla 1.5 versions.
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So the difficulty here is that this is quite a specific circumstance. I have to produce tutorials that are more generic to suit the widest possible audience. If an extension is unsuitable "out of the box", then you'll have to keep looking or contract a programmer to tweak it to your requirements.
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Kunena is by far the most popular forum extension. We use EasyDiscuss and will be updating to the latest version soon. I have considered doing some tutorials on this, but it's a long way down the list.

Calendars? I've used a couple and found them to be relatively easy to setup. I don't think I can justify doing a whole series on them, but I will consider a brief tutorial via the blog in the future.
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Forums - I've got a lot of time for Kunena - http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communication/forum/7256

Calendars - there are dozens. What do you specically want to do with it? Hourly, daily, weekly reservations, just as an information provider, event listing? Ultimate choice depends on what you want to do

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Here's what I need. Chicago has a huge and growing storytelling community. There are so many shows that it is impossible to keep track of them all, so one night may have three shows at three different venues. So I would like have a calendar where you can see all the events by day or category (curated show, open mic, solo performance, class, festival) as well as by week and month. I would like it if users could register and add events themselves. I would like an upcoming events module, a location by GPS or map module, a way to link event to a user's group page, or fan page on FB, and maybe a way to tweet the event automatically from a user account.
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