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iCal download button causing error

Posted: May 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm


May 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

I am receiving an error 405 error from the web server when I click to download the iCal file for an event at this url

I looked at the source I found the following form tag:

<form id="download-iCal-frm-3" class="download-iCal-frm" action="" method="post">

It appears that the format of the URL communityedwp?… is what is causing the issue. If I edit the DOM using Chrome’s dev tools by adding a / in front of the ? to look like communityed/?… then it works. I know EE is not supported on IIS but everything else appears to be working as expected. I suspect this has to do with the URL rewrite module in IIS which I can’t disable due to it being required for another system. Is it possible to change how the URL is derived in the php?


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May 4, 2018 at 4:25 am

Hi there,

I’m not a server admin by any means (especially not windows servers) but it sounds like the same problem posted here:

You can change this within EE but there’s no filter to do so so it would require a core file edit (which we don’t recommend) and will be lost each time EE updates. Although as mentioned we don’t recommend changing core I can give you the location so you can at least get something working right now:


Line 84 will have:

$URL = add_query_arg( array( 'ee' => 'download_ics_file', 'ics_id' => $datetime->ID() ), site_url() );

Change that to:

$URL = add_query_arg( array( 'ee' => 'download_ics_file', 'ics_id' => $datetime->ID() ), trailingslashit(site_url()) );

I’m not sure if we’ll add a filter for this as it should be handled by the web server already, I’ll create a ticket for our developer to discuss it.

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Updated by  Tony 2 weeks, 2 days ago ago

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