Support » Plugin: The Events Calendar » Events Calendar Problem resulting in missing menu bar

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  • I’m having the same problem.

    Since the update to 2.0.11 which I did a few hours ago the menu generated by wp_nav_menu() is missing, it breaks the entire template. In fact, it only loads the header and then entirely breaks down at the menu.

    I’ve read a few topics about it and I’ve found that a lot of the problems are being caused by the permalink structure. The structure I’m using is /%category%/%postname%/. But this should pose no problem right?

    I’m a user of Events Calendar Pro btw, I’m not sure if that makes any difference.

    I am also having a problem with this plugin affecting my menu. I have customized a template I purchased, which has a drop down menu style. After I activate the plugin, the drop downs disappear as soon as you move your mouse down to the submenu. Obviously, I have heavily modified .css files, so I thought the problem may be caused by the layering of items, and/or could be fixed by making the menu the highest z-index. But that did not work. I reverted back to the original, untouched .css files (where the menu was working fine) and the problem still persisted. It was only after I de-activated the plugin that I the menu became usable again. I am so disappointed. I really liked this plugin but now I guess I will be searching for another calendar plugin unless anyone has a solution.

    My website with the disappearing menu problem is here:

    Similar problem…
    No menu bar at all once you click on the page with the events/calendar.
    Once I click on the Calendar view, it shows up.

    The Default View for Events I have set to Calendar. However, it does not work. It still goes to the Events List and does not default to the Calendar view.

    Thanks for Your Help.

    This is a pretty [ inappropriate language removed ] workaround, but it’s the only way I could get this to work without wasting more hours:

    I made a new page, “Upcoming Events,” (call it what you will), which will act as an empty page with an embed of the main large calendar. Since WordPress’s HTML editor isn’t even an HTML editor, I had to create a new template that could call the PHP function. (But if anyone knows if its possible to call PHP code from the WYSIWYG, let me know!)

    So I copied page.php under Appearance > Themes and made a new file, events.php. I added the line:

    <?php include(‘wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/views/gridview.php’); ?>

    I added it just above <?php the_content(); ?> ; I imagine your theme will vary.

    That came from

    It ain’t perfect. Now I’m trying to deal with rerouting the “View All Events” link that appears from the widget.

    Modern Tribe’s calendar has some nice features, but it’s buggy as all hell. It’s actually been a real headache. And I think the backend UI kind of sucks. If anyone knows of a better calendar plugin, please pass it on!

    Hope this helps somebody.

    I forgot to mention, you MUST go to that newly created page (my “Upcoming Events”) and change the template of it to your new events.php.

    Another step I neglected to mention. You must add this code to your events.php to enable it as a template:

    <?php session_start();
    Template Name: Events Customized Template (Or whatever)
    <?php get_header(); ?>

    Keep in mind that you’ll need to update this if you ever change your basic page template.

    OK, last post, I swear.

    This solved my problem, basically. Hopefully it won’t be causing any others. Change your permalink settings from default, to custom, with the designation /$postname/


    Wow, thank you so much for your effort in figuring this problem out. I am so not a WordPress guru, especially when it comes to messing with the code, etc.

    I love what this plugin has to offer, but it does seem to be quite buggy as this is not the only problem I have had with it.

    As a result, I started using a different plugin called Ajax Event Calendar that is working well. Hopefully this plugin will be better in future updates.

    Thanks again for the time you put in to helping resolve this issue.

    so after I checked out the “inspect element” thing for both pages(one with working menu and one with from events page with no menu) I found that on the events page, my div class=menu is missing. Is there by any chance a quick and easy way to just add that in?


    Plugin Author Rob La Gatta


    Hey guys, it looks like most of the core issues in this ticket have been sorted (big thanks to toupee for sharing their solution). Does anyone need anything else support-related out of this thread? Let me know so we can dedicate resources to it if so. Thanks!

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