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Upcoming events module that links to the forms

craigs , January 15 2008, 22:15
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craigs 13
January 15 2008, 22:15 #4958
Hi,

Some background: I've been a classic ASP coder for the past 6 years. No experience with PHP or Joomla outside of the past couple weeks.

I'm working on my company's website (go live date 1/21/08), and decided to go with Joomla 1.5 RC4.

I needed a functionality for visitors to the site to register for events that my company hosts and Chrono Forms seemed to fit the bill (if it can do what I need I'll register it). So I've been working with Chrono Forms yesterday and today.

I have SEF turned on and used the sef_ext/com_chronocontact.php and it works.

What I need is a module that will list upcoming events that includes the following fields: date, title, description, link to the form. Do you know if such a thing already exists?

To go one step easier, I would be happy with static module that I editted myself to include new events and take off old events.

Thanks
GreyHead 64
January 15 2008, 22:29 #4959
Hi craigs,

Glad you're finding ChronoForms and sef_ext useful!

I use Attend Events on my site and I think it would do pretty much all that you need (and perhaps a bit more).

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
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craigs 13
January 15 2008, 22:35 #4960
extremely quick glance shows it not compatible with 1.5. I could enable legacy but would rather not.

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll read the rest of the description.
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craigs 13
January 15 2008, 22:55 #4961
decided to give it a shot after reading the description but it would appear the link to download it: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/attend_events is dead.

edit: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,252842.msg1154642.html<br><br>Post edited by: craigs, at: 2008/01/15 18:03
GreyHead 64
January 15 2008, 23:48 #4962
Hi craigs,

Thanks for that, I did get a connection briefly today long enough to grab the 1.0.14 upgrades.

The author seems to actively support Add Events so I imagine that he'll do a 1.5 release (there may even be one in alpha - I don't recall).

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
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craigs 13
January 16 2008, 23:32 #4969
Attend Events is not compatible with 1.5 RC4 even with Legacy on. I tried both the stable version and the nightly build developer version.

I did find this thread: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php?topic=250354.msg1154180
which gave me some more options to look at. The thread mainly discuess DT Register but states it is not natively 1.5 compatible. I'll try it with Legacy support I suppose first.
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craigs 13
January 16 2008, 23:32 #4970
Attend Events is not compatible with 1.5 RC4 even with Legacy on. I tried both the stable version and the nightly build developer version.

I did find this thread: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php?topic=250354.msg1154180
which gave me some more options to look at. The thread mainly discuess DT Register but states it is not natively 1.5 compatible. I'll try it with Legacy support I suppose first.
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craigs 13
January 17 2008, 02:30 #4972
DT Register did look very appealling but much more in depth than I need. I found a free module: Custom Code. With it I can just hard code the descriptions of the events in a module to show up on every page with a link to the form I make with Chrono. Looks like I found a solution.
http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,com_mtree/task,viewlink/link_id,2861/Itemid,35/
GreyHead 64
January 17 2008, 02:42 #4973
Hi craigs,

Good research there. If you've found that putting code in a module will do what you want then you might have a look at this FAQ where we found a way of putting ChronoForms code into a module ising the Content Item Module. This has the possible advantage that you could centralise all your code management in - more or less - one place. (Though it could be overkill, ChronoForms works quite well as a tool for putting html+php - other than forms - into Joomla pages.)

Good luck

Bob

PS I've also been looking at the Jumi extension that looks like a Swiss Army knife for this kind of work.<br><br>Post edited by: GreyHead, at: 2008/01/16 21:42
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