I have an event calendar page:


that lists all upcoming events on that one page. Next to each event listing i want there to be an 'Export' button that links to/exports the ics for just that one individual event.

My export button currently links to the 'export' template - a href="export" - with:


but that does not export the ics for the exact event. I have tried playing around with the parameters date_range_start, date_range_end, event_id but can not get it to work. Is it even possible? What do i need to add?

Any help is appreciated!

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You will want to change your template up

Export Template:
URL: http://mysite.com/events/export


Main Template
URL: http://mysite.com/events/event-calendar

<h1> Events</h1>
    ... Additional Data here...
    <a href="/events/export/{event_id}">Download</a>

This will pass the event_id to your export template properly for each event. As Solspace mentioned in the comments this will export all occurrence for the event not just a single occurrence of that event.

  • Note: this would export all of the event data for a particular event entry. In other words, it exports the event entry, not a specific occurrence (it doesn't restrict by a set timeframe).
    – Solspace
    Jun 27, 2014 at 2:59
  • That is a very good point. I have edited my answer to include that. Jun 27, 2014 at 11:47
  • @ZEDG if you need single occurrences let me know and I will edit my answer. Jun 27, 2014 at 11:50
  • Additional queries: 1. Is there a way to specify the 'time' of the event (within the exported ics) to be an 'all day event'? (ALL events are only date specific, the time of day is not relevant.) 2. Can the ics file accommodate custom field entry info? (There are custom fields for 'contact name/phone/email'.) It would be good is this extra info could appear in the (ics) summary.
    – ZEDG
    Jun 30, 2014 at 4:28
  • You would mark your event as "All Day" in the "Calendar: Events" entry, and your exported events should be marked as "All Day". Unfortunately, .ics file doesn't export custom field data.
    – Solspace
    Jun 30, 2014 at 14:39

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