After getting Joomla set up, themed and some basic content added, I began looking for a way to display the guild’s upcoming events. My first thought was to connect to a Google Calendar, but my host’s machine seemed to have issues with the Zend GData plugin and the iframe method was unnaceptable.
I looked at Joomla modules and found SimpleCalendar. It does exactly what I needed it to:
- Display a block on the side of the main content which contains a number of upcoming events.
- Allow multiple users to add/edit events.
- Provide a brief description of the event.
SimpleCalendar is not only easy to install, but easy to configure and use.