Google RSS feeds not working in GitHub Calendar

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19 Dec, 2014 03:22 PM

We've been using the GitHub calendar for over a year now. I recently noticed that none of our google calendar feeds seem to be working. We;d made some modifications to the site, so I checked the Calendar-Example site we have installed and the Google calendar feeds aren't working in it either. So I'm not sure what has changed.

Any suggestions, or ideas for places to start troubleshooting? I checked the urls we were using and can access the calendar xml files in a browser:


  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 19 Dec, 2014 03:50 PM

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    Hi Lauren,

    The issue you are encountering is due to Google recently deprecated their Calendar v2 API, which is what the FullCalendar plugin uses to pull in the more detailed event data such as the event start and end times.

    Because of the deprecation, basic feeds work (ie the RSS feed with /basic at the end), but the extended feeds no longer work and throw a 403 error (you will notice /full in the path loaded by the calendar within your browser's developer tools).

    Unfortunately, there really isn't much you can do with the current code. The FullCalendar developers did recently update their Google Calendar plugin, more information can be found here. This would also require upgrading the FullCalender plugin; however.

    We did have a client submit a pull request with some updates so Google Calendar external sources will work again. Unfortunately, the changes have not yet been merged and I don't have a timeline, but I can tell you that I am actively reviewing them.

    In the meantime, if you need to get something working sooner than later, the client did provide a Site export with his fixes that you can test out and try to merge into your existing Site.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


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