Now live in discourse-calendar plugin is the ability to add an Event in the first post of a topic. I will be working actively on this in the next weeks, bugs reports and feedback welcome, please make sure to read the roadmap first.
First off, thanks for a great plugin. Our community has a lot of social events so this is becoming more and more valuable for maintaining a central calendar of events.
One limitation I noticed recently is that you can’t add more than one event to a topic. I don’t know what the technical limitations might be, but we would find it very useful to have the ability to include multiple events in a single topic.
For example, our social committee just put out an announcement about several holiday events coming up in December. Our announcements category is set up to function a bit like a mailing list, so posting one topic to announce the December events made the most sense, but because of this restriction, I can’t get all three events into the central calendar without creating new topics. I don’t like that option because it would trigger unnecessary notifications/emails to everyone and fracture the conversation.
So I’m putting it out there to consider including in your roadmap: the ability to use multiple events in a single topic.
Can you check to see if your Trust Level 0 group is there and looking normal?
Actually, now’s the time to talk to us if you want to get personalised help setting up your events solution. As we’re about to launch v2 of the Events Plugin we’re quite keen to hear from folks looking to run events in Discourse You can reach out here:
Also, v2 of the Events Plugin supports this plugin as a client! Which means you can keep using this plugin to display events along with all the new integration features we’re adding to the Events Plugin.
I believe it is related to the internationalization: I don’t have a trust_level_0 group, but a nivel_de_confianca_0 instead.
When first creating the event I saw the allowedGroups="trust_level_0", and it failed to save. It worked after I renamed it to nivel_de_confianca_0.
On another subject, I was going to start using this plugin for a simple calendar with upcoming events related to the niche hobby my community is about, so a single event in the OP is enough, but now I wonder if the Events Plugin v2 wouldn’t be a better fit, @angus is there any material I can read to better understand the differences between these two plugins in the current state and also considering the v2 plan? Thank you!
Thanks guys, that helped. I’ve made a PR that addresses the issue.
There will be very soon, but the long and the short of it is that
the Events Integration Plugin is being merged into the Events Plugin, so all the integration functionality will be available. This plugin, i.e. the Discourse Events plugin works as a “Client” for all those integration features (e.g. if you sync events from your calendar you can use this plugin to display them in the community (or you can use the current event display in the Events Plugin)).
Various robustness improvements to the existing Events Plugin functionality (more tests etc)
The same subscription system we applied to the Custom Wizard Plugin: free for communities and paid plans for businesses (including dedicated support).
If you want to talk with us about it fill out this Wizard.
After thinking about it for a few days, I think my main argument for addressing the single event restriction is about usability. We have a pretty mixed community in terms of computer comfort, and many members still engage primarily by email. I can see training people to use the events plugin - not so much the workaround you describe. It adds a layer of complexity that feels like it should be unnecessary when other plugins like polling allow multiple instances in a single topic.