[pmwiki-users] help with the ical export recipe please?

erik burggraaf burggraaferik at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 11:43:26 CST 2015

> Hi list,  Could you help me set up the Ical export cookbook recipe?
>>> I've downloaded the recipe from
and had a play with it.  The documentation isn't really the best, and so I would appreciate any help you can give me since I'm stuck on some things.  I tried to email the author at schlaefer at macnews.de, which is the email address provided in the recipe, but the emails don't go through.
>>> First, my wikilog calendar is installed, thuroughly tested and working.
>>> In config.php on the line above the include for my calendar I have the following include:
>>> include_once("$FarmD/cookbook/icalexport.php");
>>> I have uploaded the script to my cookbook directory.
>>> Before uploading the script to the cookbook directory, I edited the following lines of the script as follows.
>>> SDV($ICalCalendarGroup, 'Calendar');
>>> SDV($ICalCalendarTitle, 'NFB Nevada');
>>> SDV($ICalTimeZone, 'Europe/Berlin');
>>> SDV($ICalFileName, $ICalCalendarGroup);
>>> For reference, these are lines 89 to 92 of the script.
>>> The script seems to be installed correctly.  I get no spurious errors, but I'm not seeing a reference to it anywhere and I have the following questions.
>>> First,  how do I set the time zone?  I need gmt-8.  I see the line with the varyable but I don't know what argument  is expected.
>>> Second, I see from notes in the script that my ics file is ment to be stored in 
>>> http://yourserver/index.php/uploads/Calendar/Calendar.ics
>>> Now I have two issues with this.  First, I don't really want a folder on my server called index.php.  I see that I can change the folder path using something called the $edit function, but I don't know enough about php at this point to attempt it.  Second, regardless of the folder used, I'll have to manually create it myself and make it writeable will I not?  The instructions say nothing about setting up the path to the ics file.
>>> Third, what triggers the script to generate the file?  I'm assuming it hasn't tried yet, since the path isn't available on the server and I haven't gotten an error from the script.  I dnow how to link to the file once it's generated, but how can I make sure the script is constantly updating and maintaining the file?
> Once I have this up and running, would it be OK if I updated the instructions?  I'm a pretty good documentation writer and I think I could make the process much clearer.
> Thanks,
>>> erik
>>> On Dec 29, 2014, at 9:50 AM, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> The link to the script was added into the page earlier today by Dominique. It is in the top part of the "wikitext" section, the line "Download: icalexport.php". (If you are using a screen reader, it is after the "wikileft" menu, and below the first H1 heading, in a section with id=recipeinfo).
>>>> Petko
>>>> On 2014-12-29 04:06, erik burggraaf wrote:
>>>>> Hello Friends,
>>>>> My name is Erik.  I'm setting up my first pm wiki site.  I've come a
>>>>> very long way on my own.  PM wiki is installed, and so is authuser.
>>>>> I'm working on a calendar now and I got wikilog set up with the help
>>>>> of John Rankin.  Now I want to set up the ICal Export script listed
>>>>> here.
>>>>> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/ICalExport
>>>>> My question is, Where is the script file?  Most of the scripts I've
>>>>> looked at have a section with links to the required files marked by a
>>>>> heading.  I don't see it on the page for that script and I wonder if I
>>>>> might be missing something.
>>>>> I am totally blind and so if this page is unique in the way it shows
>>>>> the links to the script files, I may have missed something.  Otherwise
>>>>> it looks like the script is missing.
>>>>> Thanks for any help,
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