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I would like to configure my site so that, whenever I create a new blog post in a certain category, an event is automatically created in one of my Google calendars. I would also like to set a parameter on the post that controls when the calendar event is scheduled for.

Most of the plugins I've found let me display a Google calendar in my site. Instead of that, I want to create Google Calendar events in response to my Wordpress posts, so that my activity on Wordpress controls what appears on my calendar, not visa-versa.

Is there a way for me to do this?

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A simple way to achieve this would be through IFFT connection between Wordpress & Google Calender. It's already done there for you, and there is a tutorial specifically for it. On the downside, you will need to create an IFFT account, and the connection happens outside your server (i.e. you are dependent).

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Check it out at https://ifttt.com/connect/wordpress/google_calendar

PS: IFFT / tutorial might be incompatible with your custom criteria, for that you will have to dig deeper. :/

  • Yeah, I looked at IFTTT. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's a good way for me to set which date an event should appear using it :( – Kevin Jan 28 '18 at 7:59
  • oh! that's unfortunate. Are you using a custom meta field to store the date? If you are an intermediate coder, you may try directly using google calender api reading the extensive docs and samples given by google. – aswinshenoy Jan 28 '18 at 8:10
  • And here is an alternative, Zapier it will create an event on the date of your post - zapier.com/apps/google-calendar/integrations/wordpress/10364/… – aswinshenoy Jan 28 '18 at 8:15

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