EC lovefest continues

Event Calendar has been a fun plugin to work on (was this my first mailing list post?) over the years. It’s come a long way and I’m sure it will improve as its popularity grows with each passing day.

I found Event Calendar in order to fill a need. I took over the North Branch Area Hockey Association website, quickly converted it to WordPress and started looking for things to enhance the site. One of the things that I wanted was a way to provide an event calendar so the members of the association could better track and promote their event activities. I can’t recall if I kicked the tires of other calendaring/event plugins, but I can say that I didn’t look any further after finding Event Calendar. It did the trick.

Ok, that’s not entirely true. I had designs on unloading the management of the NBAHA website on its members. I wanted it easier for anyone to post an event — so I worked on getting jscalendar integrated with the Event Calendar plugin. A popup calendar to select the date and time seemed like the perfect solution. After some mucking around on my part and some deft coding from Alex to fine tune the process, Event Calendar took another step along its journey as a widely used and strongly supported plugin.

Later, based on need, I had a hand in creating the WordPress widget and K2 Side Bar Module for Event Calendar.

I’ve deployed Event Calendar on another site, Stearns County, Minnesota. I’ve been tremendously satisfied with my Event Calendar endeavors — usage of the plugin, contributing code (Alex — thanks by the way, I’ve enjoyed interacting with you while learning a great deal along the way) and talking with other enthusiastic Event Calendar supporters over the years. It’s been great — I’m looking forward to what’s next.

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