A simple event calendar created for musicians but useful for anyone. Supports multi-day events, styled text, links, images, and more.
Easy! Use the MF Gig Calendar shortcode:
Just put that code on any Page or Post in the spot where you want the calendar to appear. WordPress does the rest and any settings are optional.
MF Gig Calendar uses the built-in WordPress WYSIWYG editor. It's exactly the same process you use when creating Posts or Pages.
One database table is installed to store your events. That's it!
The output is only sorted by date, so if you enter multiple events on the same day they will be displayed on most servers in the order you created them. I chose not to sort by time because I don't require you to enter a time for your event and allow you to use whatever term you want (2pm, afternoon, all day, 20.30, etc).
Most of the look of the calendar is controlled by your theme. A very small stylesheet to control basic layout is included in the file '/wp-content/plugins/mf-gig-calendar/mf_gig_calendar.css'. The stylesheet contains an outline/example of the basic output to help you style the calendar as you like. Got your own interesting layout you'd like to share for me to include in a future update? Let me know!
The MF Gig Calendar widget and the RSS feed use the URL you enter in Settings to link to the calendar on your site. You can put the calendar in any Page or Post on your site - even in more than one place - so this URL is the place you want people to go to see what's going on. It's completely optional. The plugin will work fine without it.
The first thing to check is that you don't have
<pre> tags around your shortcode. Sometimes formatting comes along when you cut and paste into the WordPress editor. If you flip to the "Text" tab in the editor you might see something like this:
<pre>[mfgigcal]</pre> Get those
<pre> tags out of there!
I tried to keep the basics of this plugin pretty simple so that it would be useful to a broader range of people. It's all about displaying a useful list of events on one page or post and nothing more. If you have a suggestion for a really useful feature please let me know and I'll consider adding it in a future update!
Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-1-19
5 of 7 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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