Introducing the new AddEvent stack
Use our AddEvent stack to generate downloadable .ics event files on-the-fly; so that website visitors can _easily_ and _conveniently_ add your upcoming events to their favourite calendar app.
Formally the ‘AddThisEvent’ stack, this new stack has been totally rewritten from scratch. It no longer has dependencies on outside services or complicated / expensive license stipulations. Now free to download and free to use in as many different personal or commercial projects that you want!
The simple user interface makes it a snap to setup new events. Other improvements include the ability to customise the timezone from what the web server is using, support for longer descriptions, the option to supply a location, plus the ability to attach URLs.
On your website, the visitor sees a simple button. Clicking the button generates and downloads the .ics file, which they can then click to open in their preferred calendar app.
AddEvent requires Stacks 3 and a decent web server with PHP 5.6 or greater. However the file extension of your page hosting the AddEvent stacks can remain as .html in the page inspector.
Don’t forget - if you find this stack useful or require support, please make a small contribution.
First blog post and an announcement about prices
This is the first blog post, on the new seyDesign blog. This blog is powered by Tumblr and embedded into the seyDesign website using the free MicroBlog stack from Stacks4Stacks. MicroBlog is a brilliant little stack that pulls your Tumblr blog RSS feed into a website, and converts the XML in HTML markup. Perfect to use if you have very modest blogging requirements.
We’ll be using this blog to post news of addon updates; plus any other useful tidbits of news, information or special offers that might appeal to you.
In other news, we’ve made some changes to the pricing on the website. Some themes have seen a small price reduction. So please get in contact if you have recently purchased (i.e in the past 10 days) and need a discretionary, partial refund.
US customers will continue to see themes and stacks listed for sale in USD. For our growing number of international buyers worldwide, prices may now get shown to you in one of the following currencies:
- Pound Sterling (GBP)
- Euro (EUR)
- Ruble (RUB)
- Australian Dollar (AUD)
- Brazilian Real (BRL)
- Canadian Dollar (CAD)
- Swiss Franc (CHF)
- Chinese Yuan (CNY)
- Polish Zloty (PLN)
- Swedish Krona (SEK)
- South African Rand (ZAR)
The currency updates ‘live’ so you’re assured of seeing an honest price, with no exaggerated currency conversion applied. It makes our pricing more clearer and transparent - plus it may limit the risk of your bank slapping on an extra transaction fee!
EU customers will continue to have VAT included in each purchase and will receive a full VAT receipt by email. Since 1st January 2015, it has become a legal requirement for purchases of digital downloads to include the local amount of VAT. Make sure you are abiding by this law when shopping from other developers.
Naturally the cost of addons shown on the website (in non-USD currencies) is going to fluctuate slightly on a day-by-day basis. However the new system does ensure you can accurately see exactly what you are paying!
Over the next couple of weeks we will be rolling-out support for some additional currencies and other payment methods - including Apple Pay.