Our church has a Clover Site website. (cloversites.com) It’s beautiful, it’s functional, but it doesn’t do EVERYTHING I want it to… I’ve e-mailed them suggestions but it seems like they’re pretty set on keeping things the way they are when it comes to changing some of “the way things work”. I’m okay with that, just makes me search harder for solutions to issues I come up against.
Speaking of issues. I recently switched from being a strict MS Outlook-guy to a strictly Google-guy. I ONLY use Google for my e-mail and ONLY use Google for my calendars. Kind of nice to have made that switch just weeks before owning a phone that works very nicely with Google’s e-mail/contacts/calendars, by the way.
Anyhow, Cloversites doesn’t play nice (or at all) with Google’s Calendars App. They have their OWN calendar built-in that apparently they offer to those who may not even know what Google is, I guess. I asked Clover about integrating the two and they said, “Sure! Just point a link to your Google Calendar.” Not the response I was hoping for, but a solution we are using nonetheless.
The problem, however, was that I pointed our “link” to a public-version of our church calendar that showed strictly church-events, but I also have another calendar for our youth-events, and imagine having other calendars in the future that show other ministry-events that don’t necessarily need to be listed on just the main church-calendar. So, our link ONLY showed our church-events, NONE of our youth events. This bummed me out, but I didn’t have a solution.
Today I stumbled upon someone else with the same problem and they had a solution!! Hurray. Here’s the site that I digested and solved our church calendar issue – http://ouseful.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/displaying-events-from-multiple-google-calendars-in-a-single-embedded-calendar-view/. Now our calendar page on armbrustwesleyan.com is a link to a calendar that lists BOTH our whole-church calendar AND our youth-events calendar! (now if I could just make them show up as different colors…)