Today I tested all (or most) of the available Event/Calender add-ons for MODX Revo, and I must say: I am not amused. They are either doing too less, or doing stuff too much on their own, they are broken or ugly.
Is there something out there that works with native resources, but turns them around a little bit to match the need for an "upcoming events" page?
Why not writing something like "Articles" for events instead of news?
That's a good idea! Doing it that way wouldn't even require classing for complex PHP or JS. Incidentally, have you tried MXCalendar? I have it on good authority it is a decent Calendar. I have not checked it out myself.
I think MXCalendar would be a case of serious overkill for what the poster is looking for. Evo had an add-on based on Ditto that would probably be more to his liking. http://modx.com/extras/package/dittocal
It shouldn't be difficult to port this to Revo and use getResources instead.
[ed. note: sottwell last edited this post 8 years, 8 months ago.]
mxCalender has nice features and a useful workflow. However, it relies on its own database tables and does not use native MODX resources, so you cannot use getResources for custom listings, no TVs, no search…
Plus the use their own Rich Text Editor which looks completely different from MODX’s TinyMCE and does not support pictures.
I'm about to create a simple Eventsmanager-CMP with MIGXdb and bloX(frontend-listing and minicalendar-view), which uses Resources for its Events.
Will post a little Tut on rtfm after I have it working.
@Bruno: Thank you so far, I’ll give this a try soon!