Testing Cross-Platform support for .ics calendar files. Here’s one to try: November 20 Event When you click on that link your browser should download CalendarFileTest.ics and attempt to hand it off to whatever program you use for calendaring. That program should ask you which of your calendars this event should be added to. Note that the simplistic website I used to create the event did not ask me for the time zone to use, and defaulted to GMT, so even though I meant for the event to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., it will show in your calendar as 10:30 a.m. (PST) or something like that, depending upon your calendaring software’s abilities, preference settings, etc.

Here’s what that file looks like internally, using the iCalendar file format:
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:2.0
PRODID:http://www.icalmaker.com
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:http://www.icalmaker.com/event/07773da0-62c4-4883-840e-dbe827b09e55
DTSTAMP:20151113T050547Z
DTSTART:20151120T173000Z
DTEND:20151120T200000Z
SUMMARY:Testing iCal File Downloads
LOCATION:In the Garage
DESCRIPTION:Come help us test out our .ics files!
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR


This is a test of styling our contact span as if it were a link.
Now for a different test: Time for a new shortcode that will make contacting people at church easier! The shortcode will be contact_gdlc and accepts up to two values, the “who” and a human name for the page the contact came from.

Contact Beth Tobin

or the church office for more information.

There, I entered “Beth Tobin” as the only input to the contact_gdlc shortcode. What’d we get?

Now, by using the Contact Form 7 plugin, we can do this:

square-bracket-open contact-form-7 id=”3660″ title=”Generic Contact Form” square-bracket-close

[contact-form-7 id=”3660″ title=”Generic Contact Form”]

Suppose you wanted to get a message to our webmaster — how would you go about that?