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[Plugin: The Events Calendar] How to Start the Events Calendar (37 posts)

  1. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd like my calendar pages set up like the screenshots on the documentation page of the calendar.

    I can get the Settings page but I don't know where to go from there.

    Can anyone help? I'm sure I'm missing something very basic.

    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/

  2. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Howdy,

    I apologize but I do not understand what the issue is? Can you provide more details?

  3. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Howdy Shane,

    Thanks for the response.

    I can get the "Events Calendar Settings" page from my dashboard but that's all.

    I can't find in the documentation what to do next. How do I put the calendar on a page? How do I add events? How do I get it to look nice and neat like yours?

    I have nothing but the one page on my dashboard. I'm sure I'm missing something basic and that is why I am completely lost.

    Best, Pam

  4. justinendler
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Pam,

    Events show up as posts filed under the "Events" category, which the plugin automatically creates. Now, when you create a post, there appears the question "Is this post an event?". Answering yes to that reveals a form for filling in info about your event. Hope this helps.

    Justin

  5. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Justin,

    Thanks! The clouds parted and light got in. Of course, it worked as you described.

    May I trouble you once more to explain how I would get the calendar on page of it's own?

    Or perhaps you could tell me where the documentation resides then I wouldn't have to ask so many questions.

    Thanks again, Pam

  6. argraff
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm totally with Pam - a lot of WordPress plugins a missing very, very basic documentation. Help?

  7. argraff
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Pam - I've got it. It will depend on your permalink structure, but I set my options for the Default View to 'event list.' Then I created a few posts that I marked as an event as above.

    Then, the magic: go to your category page for whatever category you are organising the info under (mine is 'events'). There's a button on the top right to switch between views.

    For example, my event is at xyz.com/2010/02/post-title/ and the calendar page is xyz.com/category/events/month/ . <-- (literal, not a placeholder example like /category/happenings/January)

    Boy that's kind of hard to explain. I hope I helped make it clearer. I'd provide links, but I'm not going live just yet.

  8. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi argraff,

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. I have been out of town and am now behind but will look at your instructions in the next couple of days. I really appreciate the help!

    If I can't make it work I may just create an old fashioned table.

    My guess is that, like artists, developers want to develop and documentation is not the fun part of the job. There are many plug ins that are documented nicely. Those get more support because they are more usuable...my newbie theory for what it's worth.

    Ciao, Pam

  9. dtompsett
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had installed the calendar, and created an event... but still couldn't see anything on the website. I had to create a link to the /events/ directory.

    xyz.com/events/

  10. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm also having trouble. I've uploaded the plugin, activated it, and added the "Events Calendar" and "Events List" widgets to my right sidebar.

    In the Settings for "The Events Calendar" I've set the Default View to "Calendar". Changing it to "Event List" does not appear to make a difference with my problem.

    When I create a new post, the option to make it an event is there and I'm able to set the time, date, etc. However, when I click "Publish", there's a delay while the post would appear to be created, but when the screen refreshes back to the Edit Posts page, the post does not appear in the list. More importantly, there are no events listed in the right sidebar of the blog, even though I've created many test event posts.

    Obviously I'm new at this and I could sure use some help. I'm using WP 2.9.2, the latest version of Atahualpa theme, and PHP5.

    Thanks!

    Felix

    http://www.northandeast.org

  11. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Felix,

    I'm impressed with your site. Very clean, aesthetic and clearly well thought out.

    This may be too obvious but I have to ask...did you hit the down arrow on the events list widget and check those settings?

    Haven't got the calendar totally figured out myself either but thought this may help.

    Pam :-)

  12. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Pam,

    Thanks for your comments. When I click the down arrow on the widget I have the following settings:

    Events Calendar: assigned a title of "Community Calendar". No other options avaialble.

    Events List Widget: title is "Upcoming Events", show "5" events, and the following boxes are checked: Start Date, Venue, and City.

    I hope the developers are reading this thread.

    Felix

  13. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, trying out some more things and encountering weird behavior:

    There was an event post that would not go to Trash when I clicked that link and it remained listed as a Draft. I finally logged in to my database and deleted it manually from there. OK, all garbage removed, tiem to try the Events Calendar again.

    Created a new post, marked it as an Event, filled in some date, time, and location info, and clicked Publish.

    The screen refreshes and I see the new post in the Edit Posts list but it's listed as a Draft and doesn't show up on the website. So I go to Edit the post and nothing happens - the screen refreshes back to the list.

    So I try the Quick Edit, which does let me access the post, and I change the Draft setting to Published. But when I click Update Post I get a message Error While Saving Changes and the post remains unchanged.

    Once again, I cannot send the draft post to Trash so I'll have to manually delete from the database again.

    What on earth is going on??

  14. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Duh! I just got it.

    If you click on "View All Events" from the sidebar widget you get the calendar.

    Now if I could put that on a static page so that people could navigate to it directly...

  15. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Felix,

    I went back to the home page and found that in the example calendar Shane and Peter are in Panama and are scheduled to return today.

    Maybe we'll get some answers over the weekend.

    Pam

  16. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All settled now.

    I found the perfect solution here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/365018?replies=4

    Pam

  17. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the support Pam, and I'm glad you were able to solve your problem.

  18. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Felix,

    We did just get back from panama today (http://life.shaneandpeter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/SP-Team-2010-500px-srgb-2.png). I need a couple of days to catch up and then we will go through all the open issues in the forum that require us to do some research. Off the cuff the problems you are describing are quite weird and you are the first to report these type of issues on the admin side. Could be a 2.9.2 issue as we have not tested on that yet.

  19. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Shane. Looking forward to it, and welcome back.

  20. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I removed everything and did a complete reinstall but there's no change.

    There is one thing I don't know how to do, and I don't know if it's relevant to my problem: Step 3 of Installation reads:

    3.Update your permalinks to ensure that the event specific rewrite rules take effect.

    I don't know what this means. Obviously under the Settings section there's a Permalinks link, but I'm not clear on any steps I may need to take. I tried creating a Custom Structure that matched my existing URLs (/http:/www.northandeast.org/?page_id=123) but it made no difference.

  21. cjzurcher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Something isn't right with mine. The colors seem to be off on both the cal and the list.

    Can someone help?

    Thanks.

    http://par-newhaven.org/category/events/month/

  22. fhunziker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Still waiting for some help Shane

  23. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Felix,

    Just released 1.5.5. My gut says it probably won't fix whatever wackiness is happening, but lets give it a shot.

    As for looking into things properly, can you email me access to your test wp systems. Perhaps we can figure it out then. No promises though. We are all volunteers with full time companies to run.

  24. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Shane!

    The am/pm issue is fixed in 1.5.5!

    I won't bore you with the details of why this was so important to me but it was.

    Thanks for the update.

    And WOW! bless your hearts for your volunteer time!

    I'll go donate some more now :-)

    Cheers, Pam

  25. reidpeifer
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Felix - it might help to know a little bit more about your system. What are plugins are you running? I'll try and set up my test site in a similar fashion and see if I can recreate your problem.

  26. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey again Shane,

    I tried to donate through the donate button on my "new post" page and it just took me back to my list of posts.

    Is there somewhere else I can donate to you?

    Pam

  27. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 4 years ago #

    donate to inbox@shaneandpeter.com via paypal. Thanks Pan - you rock!!

    I'll have the crew see if they have the same issue right away.

  28. beyoyo2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am still lost. Sorry.
    I want this:
    http://www.melangearuba.com/category/events/month/
    How did they do that?

    B

  29. mydailyearrings
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow! I'd like to know how to do that also!

    My calendar works but that one if very nice.

    I would donate for that info - how about you beyoyo2?

    Pam ;)

  30. beyoyo2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I will donate if I think this will work and have continued support.

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