What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.
At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.
We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.
how to allow others to add events to their calendar on localendarAsked by bmlomax on March 23, 2013 at 07:33 PM
I need some guidance. I am planning an event using Jot Form, and would like people who view my calendar on Localendar to add the event to their calender on Google, Yahoo, Outlook, and Hotmail. I am not sure how to do this.
If Localendar allows you to have an HTML codes as output for your Calendar then that is possible by using our Free Text HTML Field. This field is under Power Tools in our form builder.
Please try it.
I found a free and awesome 3rd-party widget that has the add to calendar functionality - the AddToCalendar. AddToCalendar is used for event page on website and email. You can create event button on page and allow guests to add this event to calendar. You can also generate static link to this event for the email newsletters, docs and blogs. AddToCalendar supports:
- Outlook (.ics)
- Google Calendar
- Apple (.ics)
- allow users to save event from booking / appointment / class registration
- include add events in newsletters or email
1.) go to addtocalendar.com > scroll to the bottom and
2.) click the Just fill in the form button to enter your event details (fig. 1).
3.) click the Update then Copy button once you're done
4.) paste the copied code snippet in your AutoResponder
You can then try the submitting an entry to test the AddToCalendar widget once you get your email autoresponder.
* If you click iCalendar or Outlook, an .ics file will be downloaded (desktop).
A screencast is provided at the bottom.
You can try a working demo I did here.
Note: use an email address you can access. Otherwise, you won't be able to test the AddToCalendar widget inside the AutoResponder.
Hope this helps.
- Randy, fellow JotForm user.
JotForm just announced the release of their newest feature - AutoResponder attachments.
With this, you can opt to attach .ics files created either in Apple Mail or Outlook. Gmail currently displays the ics file and gives the option to save the event to your calendar.