Allow SM calendars to be placed onto websites easily
Idea shared by echoDreamz - 1/10/2019 at 10:28 PM
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Gmail has a nice feature were you can easily copy/paste HTML to your website to show a calendar, would be great of SM had this capability. We have tons of clients wanting to ditch gmail, but keep it simply because they need the calendar feature. Leagues, bands, school districts etc. that would appreciate this.

We have a quite a few clients who use Wordpress that have plugins that accept a URL-based ICS file, would make their lives easier too if SmarterMail generated an ICS file through a URL.

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Great Idea!  +1 here!
Even though the majority of our users would probably never utilize such a feature there are at least half-dozen I know off-hand that most certainly would. It seems a little crazy to tell those few people that they have to use a GMail/GSuite calendar with their WordPress instead of being able to just use their SmarterMail calendar.

(In the very least it takes away one more reason for a client to use a competitor's product and eventually switching to them instead of staying with SM.)

+1 to this feature suggestion
Yeah, all the clients asking for this are not pro developers, they barely know how to spell HTML, let alone write an entire integration into the SmarterMail service for their calendar or pay for someone who can. However, copy pasting in some code is super easy, copy pasting a URL into a plugin textbox and pressing save, no problem.

We've lost clients to Gmail because SmarterMail cannot be a full replacement. This would help pull some clients from Gmail into SM if they can do everything directly with SmarterMail.
Wow, great idea! +1 +1 +1!

This would also lessen the load on the server as certain shared resources are mapped to all users just so they can see the planning for that resource. But if we can publish this on a website, most would not need to map the calendars - just take a look at that page when needed.
sign me up
Employee Replied
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Thank you for the suggestion!  I've submitted this as a feature request for you.
Any traction on this idea?
Great idea
Zach Sylvester Replied
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No news on this currently. However, as a workaround, you could use this plugin with WordPress. 
This plugin uses CalDAV which is already implemented into SmarterMail to share a calendar on a website. I haven't tested this so I'm not sure how well it works. But just a suggestion! 

Kind Regards, 
Zach Sylvester
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

Yes, that plugin works great for WordPress :)
Any ETA on this feature, I proposed this a few years back and was declined. Go Echo!

J. Sebastian Lee Service2Client LLC 6333 E Mockingbird Ste 147 Dallas, TX 75214 - 877.251.3273

Yeah, this is still something we'd really like to have. While the WordPress plugin works great, not everyone uses WordPress.
Agreed ...  we haven been waiting for this for a real long time.. and we use *.php;  and all flavors of Visual Studio - word press - help, but certainly doesn't cover more than 50% of the websites that we managed.

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