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    Add event to calendar plugin?

    Asked by cablackmon on March 03, 2015 at 07:21 PM

    Is there a plugin that will allow a user to "add event to calendar" based on the information provided within the form?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on March 03, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Hello cablackmon,

    Unfortunately we do not have such feature built in. You may like to take a look at our Zapier integration which should help you connect to Google calendar:  https://zapier.com/zapbook/jotform/google-calendar/ 

    You may like to take a look at the following Zap as well:

    Create Google Calendar Event from JotForm Submission

    Create Google Calendar Event from JotForm

    JotForm New Submission to Google Calendar Quick Add Event

     

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

     

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 19, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Hi everyone. 

    I found a free and awesome 3rd-party widget that has the add to calendar functionality - the AddToCalendarAddToCalendar 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)
    - Yahoo 

     

    USES:

    - allow users to save event from booking / appointment / class registration
    - include add events in newsletters or email

     

    STEPS:

    For the AutoResponder (or emails in general), we cannot use the button-dropdown effect since web-email & clients strip off styling and javascript codes (based on my searches). If we need to include an AddToCalendar functionality in our AutoResponser:

    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. 

     

    Additional info:

    * If you have your own Thank You page, a blog or website, you can use the icons, glow button, and / or classic dropdown button (fig. 2) since injecting javascript codes is allowed there.

    * 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. 

     

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    P.S. 

    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.

     

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