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Embed or Link to multi-calendar view of your Google Calendar

Embed or Link to multi-calendar view of your Google Calendar

These are the steps to embed a google calendar in your website:

  1. Next to ANY calendar that you want to include, hover to the right of it to reveal the drop-down menu icon, and select Calendar Settings
  2. In the “Embed This Calendar” section select the link “Customize the color, size, and other options”
  3. Select the other calendars that you want to include in your view under the “Calendars to Display” section
  4. Select any other options. Don’t forget to give this “multi-calendar” view a title, then click the Update Html button in the top right.
  5. Copy and paste the html code generated to your web page.
  6. Some sites do not allow you to include an <iframe>.  For WordPress sites, you must install a plugin such as THIS one.

What if you just want to LINK to the multi-calendar view or email someone a link to the view?

You can do this by taking the embed code and cleaning it up a bit as follows:

  1. Remove the iframe tag and src=.  You only need the actual url and all it’s parameters.
  2. When you copy and pasted the embed code, you are likely to see several occurrences of &amp; which will cause the link to show you a blank calendar.  Replace these occurrences with just the & character.

Example original embed code:

<iframe src=”https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=My%20Multi-calendar%20View&amp;height=600&amp;wkst=1&amp;bgcolor=%23FFFFFF
&amp;src=ge1ggajmec5tb027cpc8ehfm2c%40group.calendar.google.com&amp;
color=%23182C57&amp;src=2vedr7ecngr0q21uv3h612vhak%40
group.calendar.google.com&amp;color=%238C500B&amp;
src=36hafq4ddukipiemod2e9k27kc%40group.calendar.google.com&amp;
color=%23711616&amp;ctz=America%2FChicago” style=” border-width:0 ” width=”800″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe>

After cleanup, hyperlink to use:

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=My%20Multi-calendar%20View&height=600&wkst=1&bgcolor=%23FFFFFF&
src=ge1ggajmec5tb027cpc8ehfm2c%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23182C57&
src=2vedr7ecngr0q21uv3h612vhak%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%238C500&
src=36hafq4ddukipiemod2e9k27kc%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23711616&
ctz=America%2FChicago” style=” border-width:0 ” width=”800″ height=”600″
frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”>

Kristen’s Baseball Legacy Secure

Kristen’s Baseball Legacy Secure

Kristen hit her first home run at the LTYA 12U Drysdale field.  A towering shot over the left field fence with two runners on.

From GameChanger game summary:

The Lake Travis Rangers shut the door early on the Lake Travis Yankees, capturing an 11-0 victory on Tuesday.

With seven runs in the first three innings, the Lake Travis Rangers left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

A three-run home run by Kristen …fueled the Lake Travis Rangers’ offense early.

Kristen racked up five RBIs on two hits for the Lake Travis Rangers.

Kristen got the win for the Lake Travis Rangers. He pitched two shutout innings. He struck out five, walked one and surrendered one hit.

Obviously, GameChanger, with its lack of recognition of gender, doesn’t think girls play baseball; but we know different.

David’s 2013 Freshman Lacrosse Highlights

David’s 2013 Freshman Lacrosse Highlights

I created a highlight video with cool music of David’s freshman lacrosse season.
Google stripped out half the music, left half, and posted ads for the music they left!
So I decided to post the video myself with all music intact.
The video plays back in the default video player of your browser.
Depending on what you are running it may or may not play well.

Here are two links you can try in your browser:

#1 Uses Default Browser

#2 Uses FlowPlayer

Hippopotami are dangerous

Hippopotami are dangerous

In your face Cassidy and David.  I told you that my answer of “Hippotamus” was right for the Scategories category “Things you are afraid of”.

From The Straight Dope:

“The hippo, found today throughout sub-Saharan Africa, is considered by many experts, explorers and Africans to be the most dangerous animal in Africa (not counting the mosquito).  They’ve all killed way more people than Africa’s lions have. (A few rogue tigers have killed a lot of people too, but they live in India, not Africa.) The hippo is extremely aggressive, unpredictable and unafraid of humans, upsetting boats sometimes without provocation and chomping the occupants with its huge canine teeth and sharp incisors. Most human deaths occur when the victim gets between the hippo and deep water or between a mother and her calf.”

WordPress plugins

WordPress plugins

I love WordPress.  I use it for all my web sites.  Most hosting services offer it for free.  I manage three  primary WordPress sites.  My own blog, laketravislacrosse, and laketravisparents.

Below are plugins I recommend for WordPress

Members highly recommended for collaboration.
NextGen Gallary for simple photo management.  Can be used to rotate through images.  I use it to highlight VIP sponsors.
iFrame. WordPress doesn’t allow iFrames for security reasons.  This plugin supports iFrames which are necessary for embedding things such as a Google Form or PayPal buttons.
AWPCP for Classified Ads
Exclude Pages From Navigation.  I found this plugin searching how to remove pages that showed up in the Classifieds Menu created by the AWPCP plugin.   Previously, I had made pages private to keep them from showing up in the menu which is related to the theme I am using.  Now with this plugin I have better control of whether a page should be on a menu or not.