Bug #4079

Change ical label for Events Calendar

Added by Matt Gold about 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Following up from our last Subcommittee meeting in Spring 2015 is this suggestion:

Change ical label for Event Calendar.

Boone, I think that this is something you brought up during the meeting. Unfortunately, I did not note what you wanted the label changed to. If you do, please make the change!


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Samantha Raddatz
  • Target version set to 1.9

I don't have a suggestion. The obvious choice is something like "Add to my calendar", where "my calendar" is understood as Google Calendar or whatever. But this quickly becomes confusing, because "my calendar" could also mean the Events section on my profile; and this confusion becomes even greater when and if we add the ability to manually add events to one's calendar from within the Commons. Maybe we stick with "Download iCal file", but we have help text of some sort? Sam, Ray, any ideas?

#2 Updated by Raymond Hoh about 5 years ago

iCal might be too jargony, since it is an abbreviation of "iCalendar".

Maybe "Download iCalendar file"? With a "Help" link that describes what an iCalendar file is? Like:

#3 Updated by Samantha Raddatz almost 5 years ago

I agree that 'Download iCal file' is a bit jargony because the connotation is Apple-specific. How about we turn it into a sentence for more context?

" Download iCalendar file to save this event to your Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Outlook Calendar, or other calendar software."

#4 Updated by Matt Gold almost 5 years ago

Thanks, Sam. Maybe a slight rewrite to deemphasize corporate platforms?

"Download iCalendar file to save this event to your preferred calendar application."

#5 Updated by Samantha Raddatz almost 5 years ago

Sounds good to me.

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Samantha Raddatz to Raymond Hoh

Assigning to Ray for implementation. Ray, feel free to move this back to a minor release when you've taken care of it.

#7 Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
  • Target version changed from 1.9 to 1.8.6

Fixed in the bp-event-organiser repo in commit 5739e94.

This is also available on cdev for testing.

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