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MF Gig Calendar

A simple event calendar created for musicians but useful for anyone. Supports multi-day events, styled text, links, images, and more.

How do I get a calendar to show up in a Page or Post on my site?

Easy! Use the MF Gig Calendar shortcode: [mfgigcal]

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.

How do I use styled text and images in my event descriptions?

MF Gig Calendar uses the built-in WordPress WYSIWYG editor. It's exactly the same process you use when creating Posts or Pages.

Does MF Gig Calendar put a bunch of junk in my WordPress database?

One database table is installed to store your events. That's it!

What happens if I add more than one event on a particular day?

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).

Can I change the look of the calendar on my site?

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!

Why do you ask me to enter a URL for my calendar in the settings? Shouldn't that just happen automatically?

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.

My calendar is blowing up the design on my page extending past the margins! The fonts don't match the fonts on my site! What is going on?

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!

Why doesn't MF Gig Calendar...(insert your cool idea here)...?

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: 4.1.14
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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