First time Discourse installer / maintainer. Long time user.
I"m feeling a bit lost with some of the plug ins and apparent lack of documentation. My focus at the moment is the Discourse Calendar plugin.
I have found 2 threads.
The actual plug in - Discourse Calendar
A request for help How to use the calendar plugin?
Neither really explain how to use the plugin other than creating the main calendar in a first post, and how to add events to that main calendar in replies to the same post.
The screen shots show multiple colors which makes me think there may be a way for a calendar to draw from multiple categories?
In the plugin settings, there is also
calendar categories setting, but I’m unclear on how to use this. I was able to get a calendar to appear at the top of a Category display page, but it is empty.
I’m currently using
categoryId=7;postId=19 where catagory 7 is the catagory I want the calendar to appear at the top of. Then I wasn’t clear on postID. I tried a post that as an event in it. A post that has a calendar as the first post and dates as replies. The calendar appears at the top of the Catagory (in a misshaped non scrollable box), but no events appear on it, regardless of what postID I use.
The helper text also offers
Other valid settings: tzPicker, weekends and defaultView.
but no explanation of how or what those do or how to use them.
So in short, I’m looking for any pointers, or links to something that explains the plugin with a bit more detail.
Ultimately what I’m hoping for is some way to have a calendar that is able to read into multiple posts in a Category. What I’m doing now is instructing users to create 2 posts. Create a new topic and add an Event. Include the description of the event etc… This is the thread for discussion about the event.
Then I tell them to copy the link to that topic, and go to the pinned “Master Event Calendar” topic and reply to that inserting a date, and then pasting the link to the Event. That way the Master Event Calendar topic calendar has all of the events, but there are separate topics to allow for discussion about the events.
It feels like there has to be a better way, but I don’t know what it is.
Thanks very much for any insight.