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Add event to Google/outlook/ical should also have the option to add event only, not only subscribe a whole calendar.

On every webinar webpage I've ever been to, when you hit the add to calendar button and specify google calendar, it takes you to a new event that you can save.  Yours instead tries to get me to subscribe to a whole calendar, which is not what people are expecting  nor what they want.  I think this is something like what needs to get fixed -- https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar-outlook-import-fix/ but I don't know how to do it myself.

  • Luke Stollings
  • Mar 13 2016
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    Robert Whiteside commented
    March 15, 2016 19:16

    The intended behavious is to subscribe the user to the event in a way that any changes to the event are then updated for the user that imported it. To keep this sync channel we do it by importing a ICS feed for that event.

    Will consider this idea as a feature request to ADD the functionality of being able to save as a simple event instead of a separate calendar, even if not in sync

  • Tashmina Artists commented
    March 18, 2016 19:15

    I am DELIGHTED to read Aristotel's comment! I so agree: to ADD to (existing or chosen) calendar (and not sync) is totally different to Syncing (which needs a whole calendar to be added).the former would be an extremely powerful improvement to your calendar! I do however totally agree that you need both!  My own feeling has always been that the "add" option belongs on the single event and the "sync" option when looking at a calendar view   

  • Karl Dumas commented
    March 14, 2017 17:16

    I couldn't agree more that it should be saved as a simple event.  This was confusing to me and I know IT WILL BE confusing to people trying to use this functionality.

  • Sharon Aigler commented
    07 Mar 18:46

    What is the status on this? I just had a user ask for this exact functionality

    Thanks!

  • S Johnson commented
    02 Apr 12:38

    Yes, this!  On other sites I use personally (like Facebook events or Eventbrite) I'm able to add a single event to my own calendar, and it also stays synced.   Even if it doesn't stay Synced, people want a quick and easy way to put events on their own calendar.  I personally am not concerned about it staying synced as I trust the event organizer to send me updates to an event if i've properly registered (and not just put it on my calendar.)