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  • I am currently using the-events-calendar plugin. Great plugin! I have an issue however. I need to add the grid view calendar to a page and I can’t figure out how. If someone could point me in the right direction.


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  • Howdy!

    Currently, the calendar grid view is a special template for the events category loop. So, depending on your permalink structure, you would simply create a link to the events category. There is a option in the settings > the events calendar panel for which template is default. You can also control which one shows though via the url by appending either /month/ (grid) or /upcoming/ (list). If you are unsure of your permalink structure, check out the settings > permalink menu.

    So for example http://[your domain]/category/events/month/ would link to the grid view for the current month.

    Let me know if that helps or if I misunderstood your question.

    Thanks for the nice words. On the plugin page ( give us a nice rating and mark that the plugin works for 2.9.1.

    Btw – if you need event registration we also released a plugin for Eventbrite integration into the events calendar (

    Thanks for the quick response. I’ve been messing around with the default templates in the events folder (I created and added this folder to the theme folder). I am able to view the calendar, but my issue is different.

    I am trying to add the calendar (in grid view) to an existing page on the site (like the ‘About’ page). Is there a way to do this?

    Thanks again for the help!


    At the moment I do not believe that is possible. The calendar is actually a category loop, which is distinctly different from a page. Let me check with Kelsey or Justin and see if there is a way to call any of the functions within a custom page template. Is your template jitsu strong enough to tackle it if we expose some functions and tags?

    I think so. If you can point me in the right direction, I may be able to figure it out.

    Thanks again.

    ok – looked into – while this is technically possible, it could get ugly. You will need to know what you are doing. There is a function called event_grid_view() in the plugin which will display the grid. That is the easy part.

    The tough part is that all the url rewrite rules depend on the category loop. The navigation does use template tags like events_the_event_next_month() and events_the_event_prev_month(). These tags could potentially be upgraded to detect that it’s being used somewhere aside from the standard category loop and return different URLs.

    If there are a large number of requests for this, we could update it eventually. I’ll add it to the proposed dev list, but it will be low priority for the time being.

    Hey Shane! I am currently working on a band website ( and I’m really digging your plugin. It has to be the best in my book simply because it interfaces with the posts. Exactly what I needed.

    I have a small issue though that’s somewhat related to this thread and I’m hoping you can help.

    Any event page or post is somehow breaking the layout of the template I’m using. I guess it’s being published using the single.php within the plugin’s directory, but I can’t figure out why this is happening. (e.g., Can you help?

    Please disregard/delete my previous post. I have opened a new thread for this question.

    As recommended, I installed the Page Links To plugin so that I can have a page in my top navigation called Events which then shows the calendar view of events.

    It’s taken me hours to get to this point because I couldn’t find anywhere that took me step by step with what I needed to do. I’m not a techie, and while it’s obvious to a lot of people, sadly it’s not to me.

    Now the problem is that the calendar is all that’s showing, so there’s no way to navigate anywhere else on the site.

    I know you all are volunteers, but I’m happy to use EventBrite (which charges a commission) and even donate if I can just get an Events plugin that lets you:

    1) Have a page — not a post — in your main navigation, called something like “Events”, which takes you to a calendar of events.

    2) Let people book your event and pay for it online.

    Surely this is something many other people want??

    I’ve tried every single WP plugin for events and booking there is, and can you believe not one of them can do this successfully? Events Manager was closest but had all kinds of bugs. Now this one but I can’t get it to display normally.

    I’d appreciate any help, suggestions…

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