Comparison to vBulletin Calendar & Limited Free-Area Calendar?
I've been considering recommending your calendar to a client for whom I'm about to build an access-restricted members area. One consideration we have is that they'd like to be able to have two different versions of calendar events displayed. For non-members (on the *free* side of the site they'd like to show a list of event titles and dates and times but NOT display the details about the event (such as location, directions, fees, or basically anything in the event description field); but they would like for their members to be able to look at the same calendar (possibly from the members area?) and see all the details. Is it possible to do this without too much grief using your software? I've looked but haven't seen any examples quite like that. So, I thought it best to ask.
I've also recommended vBulletin with vb's Blog and vbPortal for their CMS solution; but knowing vBulletin fairly well, I've not really been able to identify much in the way of added benefits for the use of your calendar software over VBulletin's built-in calendar. In fact, from what I've read here it appears there may be two very BIG disadvantages to using your calendar in place of VB's built-in one...
1. It appears you use a member system of your own and I could find no references either here or on the VB site for how to integrate your calendar into vB's login system.
2. Your product appears to make no effort to integrate into vB's native permissions system (which is IMO rather weak and limited when it comes to calendar access controls and security anyway).
Okay. Here's your chance to convince me and others I suspect (I'm trying to keep an open mind) that your calendar is actually a big improvement over the one provided in vBulletin. Tell me what's better about your calendar and why I should want to recommend it as opposed to the one that comes built-in to vBulletin's forums?
Last edited by webwitch; 05-18-2009 at 03:53 PM.