Refresh calendar if new dates not showing

“I’ve updated my ical and it’s not showing in the ical events”

If you are using a remote ical file  you may NOT want your website fetching it every time someone browses to a page with the events.  Depending on the volume you could hit calendar limits by the provider of the ics url.  eg:

Also at times, the ics url may time out and the fetch of the ics file may fail.  Timeouts could happen because of your server or their server.

Therefore the amr ical events plugin caches the ical file and allows you to specify how frequently to update the cache.  If you update events once a week, then 24 hours may be adequate.   Of course you can also make a manual refresh happen any time.

How often is the calendar checked for new events?

A default refresh period or cache value in hours is specified in the admin menu configuration.   Consider your update frequency when setting this value.     If cached file is older than the cache value on the next request, the file will be refetched.

The ical events cache setting in hours
The ical events cache setting in hours

Manual forced refresh

Refresh icon

If you have the refresh icon displayed on your calendar page, or widget, click it – it will force the ical file to be fetched again.

Hover over the refresh icon to see the last date and time that the cache was refreshed.

Time of last refresh
Time of last refresh

NOTE: there have been times when the file re-fetched has not yet been updated by the ical generator – this is NOT the plugin’s fault.  To check whether that is what is happening, save the ic file to  your pc and edit with note pad – see if your update is inside.

Look inside the ics file
Look inside the ics file

Refresh query parameters

If you do not have the refresh icon displayed, then add a “?nocache” or “&nocache” to your url depending on your wordpress url permalink structure and refresh the page.  In most cases this should cause the plugin to refresh.

Add nocache to url line if no refresh icon

Via the backdoor

Delete the cache file itself – in your uploads directory, look for amr-ical-events folder and delete the contents – that will cause a refresh as though it were the first time.

cache folder
Delete the cache files

Of course by the time you have read all of this and etc, it may have refreshed anyway!