How to describe relative dates (from/to fields)

When you create a new data source you are asked to specify the date range for the events (from date/to date). Sometimes the dates are absolute values, e.g. 2015-02-03, but quite frequently they are relevant to the current date and time. EventBlender uses underneath the PHP function strtotime to convert textual representations into absolute times, as shown in the examples below:

All absolute dates were calculated assuming the current date and time is 2016-04-30 13:02:35
Relative DateDescriptionAbsolute Date
now2016-03-08 13:02:35
today2016-03-08 00:00:00
today +24 hours2016-03-09 00:00:00
monday this week2016-03-07 00:00:00
sunday this week2016-03-13 00:00:00
monday previous week2016-02-29 00:00:00
sunday previous week2016-03-06 00:00:00
monday next week2016-03-14 00:00:00
sunday next week2016-03-20 00:00:00
first day of this month2016-03-01 13:02:35
last day of this month2016-03-31 13:02:35
first day of previous month2016-02-01 13:02:35
last day of previous month2016-02-29 13:02:35
first day of next month2016-04-01 13:02:35
last day of next month2016-04-30 13:02:35
+0 days2016-03-08 13:02:35
+7 days2016-03-15 13:02:35
-7 days2016-03-01 13:02:35
+1 week2016-03-15 13:02:35
-1 week2016-03-01 13:02:35
+2 months2016-05-08 13:02:35
-6 months2015-09-08 13:02:35
+1 year2017-03-08 13:02:35
-5 year2011-03-08 13:02:35
+1 day +1 week +1 month2016-04-16 13:02:35

How to import Facebook events into your Wordpress site

EventBlender is the most versatile wordpress plugin for extracting and importing Facebook group or page events into your Wordpress site (posts and pages).
Once the initial configuration is done is super easy to create mulitple calendars and timelines by selecting the calendar template (aka ruleset), the desired time period and the Facebook groups/pages that will feed your calendar with events.

The following video guide demonstrates a simple case.

Don't forget to watch the video in HD and full screen!

How to import Facebook events into your Joomla site

EventBlender is the most versatile Joomla extension for extracting and importing Facebook group or page events into your Joomla site (articles, modules or mother 3rd party extensions).
Once the initial configuration is done is super easy to create mulitple calendars and timelines by selecting the calendar template (aka ruleset), the desired time period and the Facebook groups/pages that will feed your calendar with events.

The following video guide demonstrates a simple case.

Don't forget to watch the video in HD and full screen!