Support » Plugin: The Events Calendar Shortcode & Block » Additional formatting option

  • Resolved springthistle


    I’m writing with a question about the plugin you wrote, The Events Calendar Shortcode (

    I’m a WordPress developer, and I have a client who wanted a slightly different display option, which is to list the events with a large box on the left with the date. You can see this implemented on their homepage-under-development:

    In order to make this possible, I had to add a small bit of code to the plugin. It’s just a new case in the switch():

    case ‘date_thumb’:
    if( self::isValid($atts[‘eventdetails’]) ) {
    $output .= ‘<div class=”date_thumb”><div class=”month”>’.tribe_get_start_date(null,false,’M’).'</div><div class=”day”>’.tribe_get_start_date(null,false,’j’).'</div></div>’;

    The problem with this solution is that any time you release an update to the plugin, this new code of mine disappears. I was wondering if you’d be willing to implement this into the plugin (or grant me developer access on, and I’d be happy to do it).

    Thank in advance for your response!

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  • Hey springthistle,

    I am also looking for this permanent implementation into the core code of the plugin. I think that would be a handy option to hook into for styling purposes.

    Until you can your great code into the next release, I was wondering if you had to do anything other than add the ‘date_thumb’ case to the switch():

    Did you have to add a shortcode option to the basic code? Like this:

    [ecs-list-events date_thumb='true']

    It seems like you shouldn’t have to because of the ‘eventdetails’ call, but for some reason I can’t get this to print out. Any help would be much appreciated.

    HI sfedingfield,

    the way you take advantage of the “date_thumb” option is by using the “contentorder” attribute, where you can say what order to print information. The way it’s used on my site is:

    contentorder=’date_thumb, title, date, excerpt, venue’

    You’re a saint!

    @springthistle You’re a saint! [2]

    This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks.

    Plugin Author Brian Hogg


    Thanks for the code! Looks like a nice addition.

    I’ll either add this into the next version, or provide hooks/filters so you can add it in with a small functionality plugin vs. editing the core code.



    Looks like this date_thumb option I requsted has been added to the latest version of the plugin (Version 1.3). Thank you very much!

    Plugin Author Brian Hogg


    No problem! There’s also a bunch of additional filters, making it easier to add customizations without hacking the original plugin, and of course helped with the Pro version.

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