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version 2.0 not working at all for me (39 posts)

  1. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry to say that upon upgrading from 1.6.5 to 2.0 the plugin completely stopped working. My events category page looked like any other category page. Luckily I made a backup before upgrading. I put 1.6.5 back and it works fine. Thanks.

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

  2. Greg Dyer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here...

  3. bleggate
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same. I have Genesis frame work with a Mocha child theme and on upgrading there is nolonger any events. Just standard blog pages? If I go to make a new event/ post the drop down to insert event details is not appearing either, it is as if the plugin is not activated or installed?
    Love to hear the solution as I am sure this will be a fantastic plugin.

  4. bleggate
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Now I am having to say I need to look at this.
    There is a conflict with Sexy bookmarks for some reason which was spitting out code (so just deactivated), Also there is a new tab to make new events (I see it now) and as for my old events, just need to work out how to get these showing. Must be an import or moving files around. Not sure as yet.

  5. Greg Dyer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using Magazine Premium by C.Bavota
    Upon upgrading the plugin I lost the entire panel from the post.
    I had to restore the plugin folder from yesterday to the older version.

    Although the plugin was activated...I lost all of the capeabilities of the plugin.

    Upon restore everything returned.

  6. eworldlinx
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When an upgrade includes such major reconfigurations better communications is needed.

    It appears that after bugfixes this plugin has been improved dramatically and I appreciate that work. But the update release was premature and/or poorly communicated.

    I did find the migration notice in the settings and the events were restored but theme adaptations and possible plugin conflicts are a major concern.

    Maybe I should have waited on the migration until reading this string. I hope there is a more complete update in the very near future.

  7. MobileFoodNews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did the update to the event calenday plugin. After that, calendar disappeared. I deavtivarted and reactivated, still NOTHING! Events are still in the backend, but calendar is not showing on the EVENTS category page.

  8. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @MobileFoodNews Hopefully you back up your theme & plugins once in a while...

    Just to be concise in case the developer is reading this, I have the problem of 2.0 not working at all, and in 1.6.5 I have two problems, which you may have already addressed.

    One is that the time drop-downs do not always appear unless "All Day Event" is selected, which is not when they are supposed to be there. You need to set the times when it is not an all day event. Saving the post as a draft seems to set it right.

    The second is that past events do not appear on the calendar, but if you click forward a month and then back, they re-appear.

    Thanks for any help.

  9. MobileFoodNews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As I mentioned, I have no calendat showing on my "EVENTS" category page. When I go into th dashboard uinder the EVENTS tab, I can see the events listed though.

    Hopefully the developers are reading these. I need to upgrade to Pro so i can get some help. Also, looking forward to the Community Event plug-in as well.

    Thanks!

  10. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, as I mentioned, if you have a backup you can put the old version of the plugin back via FTP and it will work.

  11. MobileFoodNews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wish I was that smart to have backed it up.

  12. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have version 1.6.5. I could email it to you. AFAIK that was the most recent version before the release of 2.0.

    In general, you can get into trouble by doing automatic upgrades. You can have multiple versions of a plugin or theme on your server if you upload them via FTP. I wouldn't attempt to activate them simultaneously, but you can switch back & forth. So, say you download a plugin, and the folder name is testplugin. Change the folder name to testpluginv1-6-5 before uploading. This indicates the version number in the folder name which is kind of handy. It also allows you to have more than one version of the plugin on your server. So, when you upgrade by uploading a folder called testpluginv1-6-6, deactivating the old one and activating the new one, you have a backup on your server and you can easily switch back or eventually delete the old plugin. The rules are pretty much the same for themes.

    So, automatic upgrading of plugins & themes is convenient, but if you manually upgrade you don't have to delete the previous version from the server, and don't have to worry about making a backup.

    HTH

  13. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  14. ut99x
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This was the worst expirience i ever had with a plugin! :/ I lost all the data, finally because i had a back-up i lost just a week of work.

    I love this puglin i hope they find a solution.

    Thanks!

    From Chile

  15. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @ut99x Your data should not be gone. The plugin didn't erase your posts. What happens now if you click on the Events category?

    Use the link above (my previous post) to get the previous version and put it back via FTP.

    @eworldlinx I haven't seen any "migration notice in the settings" but I will look for that.

  16. eworldlinx
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Jonas, it was near the footer of The Events Calendar settings. I clicked it and the events data reappeared but the plugin is still broken. I'd assume since you reverted and the data was restored the problem is strictly path related.

    I think I'll resist my urge to fix the problem by buying the pro version and do as you did and revert. There appears to be some really nice added features but there should have been more effort notifying users of such a major upgrade. A forum post is not sufficient. A warning in the control panel would have been more considerate.

  17. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, here's something that I didn't try from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/installation/

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

    I uploaded 2.0, deactivated 1.6.5, activated 2.0, re-saved my permalinks structure. Now I get this error on every page of the site when logged in, a login box asking for a user name and password, and displaying this message:

    A username and password are being requested by http://myurl.ext. The site says: "WP-Files"

    Great! It still happens after reverting back to the old version of the plugin as well. BTW there is no point in posting the actual URL. The only page you can see without logging in is the home page, and the error only happens after you've logged in. It's a good thing I have this beautiful day off so I can get stuck dealing with this. Very frustrating.

  18. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Luckily, that turned out to be easy to fix...

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/server-at-wp-files-requires-a-user-name-for-visitors?replies=7

    BTW 2.0 didn't work even after re-saving the Permalinks structure. It was the same as before. The events displayed as regular posts.

  19. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    p.s. I did see the message at the bottom of the plugin settings page this time, but I didn't click the button because it says it can't be undone and the other problem had started, so at that point I didn't want to do anything that can't be undone.

  20. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @eworldlinx What happened after you clicked that button? You said that the plugin is still broken but did not say what it is or is not doing, whether you are getting any error messages, etc. Also it may be that you can't revert to the previous version of the plugin after clicking that button. I don't know exactly what it does, but it does say that it can't be undone.

  21. VeraMarie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't see a migration notice in the settings either. Is it possible it is only in the Pro version. They certainly want to sell that Pro badly--totally abandoning the users of the free plugin. Instruction videos all aimed at Pro users.

    I fortunately did not have a ton of events, so just moved each one individually.

    Am I still missing a migration notice that would have saved me moving older events one by one?

    Is there a way to get the calendar to show up on my Events Page? Or is the only place it shows up is when someone clicks on the event on the sidebar?

    The blog is tahomablog.com

  22. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Everyone,

    Any upgrade this large is going to be a bit of an adventure. We apologize that we were not able to give a better warning (there are real technical limitations for this). We are definitely listening and going to try to help guide you through it so that we can learn where the roadblocks are, improve the app and the documentation.

    I have a specific request for you when reporting issues so that we might be able to test and see if we can recreate them. If you could provide some detailed information that would be deeply appreciated!

    ---
    Sample Bug Report: When I install 2.0 and look in settings I do not see the "Migrate Data!" button shown in the FAQ.

    Reproduce: Take a look at the following screencast (link to screencast). As you can see, I have events, the I activate 2.0, deactivate 1.6.5, click on the settings panel and do not see the button. I have zipped a backup of my DB so that you can test.

    Setup: WordPress 3.2.1 | The Events Calendar 2.0 | Events Calendar Pro 2.0.1 | Thesis Theme Version XXXX | PHP 5.2.17 | Apache

    Plugins: I have the following plugins active: All-in-One-SEO, Jetpack, …

  23. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your comments Jonas Grumby, gdyer911, bleggate, eworldlinx, MobileFoodNews, ut99x. I'll try to address them in one take below:

    The largest change in 2.0 was moving from regular posts to the somewhat new WordPress custom post types. This means that events are no longer going to appear in your posts but rather in their own panel called events.

    Before you do anything: BACK UP YOUR SITE. That way if you run into challenges you can revert if you have to. We use backup buddy and are extremely happy we do as we have had to restore numerous times over the years while playing with WordPress & Plugin updates.

    In order to migrate your events after you activate the plugin, you will need to visit the setting panel and click the "Migrate Data!" button. We have some screenshots of the process on our FAQ. Don't forget to reset your permalinks afterwards and check the new slug in the settings to make sure it is the one you want.

    The place the most people will run into challenges will be with custom templates. The path from open source 1.6.5 to 2.0 has been a long one with years of evolution. As you can imagine the template tags, queries & css have significantly changed over time. The odds of a highly customized theme upgrading cleanly is unlikely. While it may not be a ton of work, some is inevitable. We are actively working on documentation this week and will have it up http://tri.be/support as it comes out. There are already quite a few items in the FAQ and you are welcome to search the PRO forums to find answers as it fills out.

    Please let us know where you get stuck as you go through the migration process. While we won't help you code your site, we are on the active lookout for bugs. The more clarity we can get, the faster we can patch those suckers and get everyone an update.

    Hope you all enjoy the significant effort we have put into the new version once you get through the migration and get up and running.

  24. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    VeraMarie, I could see how you might feel abandoned but that is not the case. While we won't be on this forum daily (more like weekly or so), we are listening and actively working on the core open source plugin.

    The migration tool should be there if you have any old events to move. The migration button only shows if you had events to move, so if they are not there for any reason, the button does not appear.

    The plugin uses rewrite rules to show the calendar. It will depend on your permalink settings where the calendar lives. You can add the calendar to your menu quite easily. Simply go to the wordpress menu in appearances and choose events from the events panel (if you don't see the events menu panel you can add it from the screen options tab at the top right of the admin). I've attached a screenshot: http://cl.ly/B15v.

  25. eworldlinx
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Jonas. The "broken" I am referring to is mostly display related. The default template breaks out of the theme, an inherent problem with the plugin. I am using ithemes builder theme on the site in question.

    The upcoming events function returns "no upcoming events" when the list tab is selected in the calendar view. The upcoming events show in the widget, however.

    @Shane. Thanks for your work and for you paying attention here. I will likely purchase your pro version as the improvements are dramatic and your free version is the best calendar plugin available for.my purposes, Annual licensing sounds a bit microsoftish. Charge me for an upgrade. I am fine with that. But if the plugin ceases to function without license renewal that won't work.

  26. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @eworldlinx - the add-on will work in perpetuity even after the license expires. The license offers access to upgrades and support. If you don't renew, you can use the plugin until the day that it is so far diverged from the WordPress core that it implodes. =)

    Our reasoning with an annual license is simply that the people who want the new features are the ones who pay for it (rather than the ponzi scheme of having to always find new users to support the moochers who bought 5 years ago and haven't contributed since).

  27. Loofah
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can't get this plugin working for me at all aither. I'm using Modest theme and have installed and activated the plugin and created an events category and a post but I can't find a way to display either the main calendar page (have tried creating a page called 'events' to no avail) or the post itself. Have I missed an option somewhere?

  28. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Loofah - it is a fairly simply process. We have a walkthrough tutorial http://tri.be/pro-my-first-event/ for setting up your first event. You can see how to config the menu about 9 mins into the video. It was for pro, but the process is essentially the same minus a few features and will get your up and started. There are a few other help videos worth checking out as well and more to come.

  29. Loofah
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Shane, I had a look through the video and there may be a conflict or problem with working in the theme I'm using as the events aren't listed as an option to add under 'appearance--menus'. I'll keep at it and see if I can fix it.

  30. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Loofah, did you check in "screen options" tab to see if it was off for some reason?

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