Today we are happy to announce the release of JCal Pro® 3 for Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5.

This is an early BETA version and will contain bugs. As such, please use this version for testing purposes only. It is not suitable for a production environment.

Written specifically for Joomla 1.7 and 2.5+

Disclaimers aside, JCal Pro® 3 is a complete re-write of the venerable software and does not rely on any third-party frameworks. It is a Joomla 1.7+ native extension and uses an MVC architecture allowing end users to easily override the output.

Of course the standard Joomla ACL is integrated for fine-grained permissioning.

Today we released JCal Pro® 2.2.10 featuring 30 fixes and changes (the full changelog can be found here).

Users will notice a significantly improved printer-friendly view. We chose to focus the print-formatting for consistency amongst the most printer types, and so all views now print primarily black-and white. For developers, we’ve included a new print.css file in all the themes if you’d like to customize the print view and restore color.

JCal Pro® has long had the ability to include upcoming event details in content articles. Using the content plugin, you can dynamically include event details in articles with a simple syntax. For example, for an event with id=1 you could use this code in your article:

{jcal_latest eventid=1}

The content plugin is very powerful, and includes a host of formatting options. For example, inserting the following code in your article will display the next 4 upcoming events (max_upcoming=4) from categories 1 and 3 (cat=1,2). They will be displayed in descending order (direction=desc) and the event description will be displayed (show_description=yes).

{jcal_latest cat=1,2 max_upcoming=4 direction=desc show_description=yes}

This plugin is powerful due to its many options as well as the ability to always display the most up-to-date information. For example, if you update an event in JCal Pro®, the article will dynamically display the changes with no need to edit your article.

However, for some users, and in particular on large calendars, it can be inconvenient to always be hunting for an event id to use with this syntax. To solve this problem, we’ve released a new extension, the JCal Pro® editor plugin.

If you’re like many CMS users, you probably have a calendar on your web site. This is one of the best ways to share events and schedules within communities.

However, any good calendar will generate URLs for dates from now until ... well ... infinity! Some may also have many, many URLS for dates in the past.

If you’re worried about the search engine ranking of your site, all these URLs can be a problem as they can all be indexed by the search engines and can dilute your page rank.

Today we have released build 308 of JCal Pro® 2.1. This maintenance release addresses mostly minor bugs and one moderate bug for sh404SEF® users. Although no security issues required attention in this release, we recommend that all users upgrade to this version.

JCP 2 was a milestone for the JCal project and was released for public beta testing on 15-Dec-2008 and rapidly stabilized. New recurring event options were added along with RSS feeds to the original 2.1 release which launched publicly on 3-Feb-2009. After numerous maintenance releases, build 308 marks the final release for the JCP 2.1 series. Barring any critical security issues, any new bugs found in this build will be patched in the forthcoming JCP2.2 series which is about to enter beta testing.

The premium themes for JCP2.1 have also been upgraded. Premium theme club members should update their existing themes to v2.288.3 for some minor bug fixes.


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