Support » Plugin: Editorial Calendar » [Plugin: Editorial Calendar] Will not load up, just keeps trying to load.

  • Resolved SarahSimplyMe


    I’ve had this calender for a very long time. I don’t remember WHEN I got it, but I LOVE it. 🙂

    Just recently, the past couple days, it’s just not loading up. I click on my calender to see the posts, and it just remains blank and stays in “loading” mode.

    I did not install any new plugins either. It was working fine last week. I got all my posts done for this week. It just stopped working all of the sudden.

    I have not re-installed it yet, as I really didn’t want to lose all my data as far as looking back at the posts I’ve done in this easy to view way. If I re-install will it be starting from scratch again? (I know it doesn’t delete posts, but does it delete the info on the calender?)

    Any ideas why it just stays in loading mode?? 🙂

    Thank you! 🙂

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  • Plugin Author Zack Grossbart


    Thanks for using the calendar. I’m sorry you’re having trouble with it.

    Reinstalling won’t lose any of your data, but it probably won’t fix anything either. When the calendar stops working like this it’s almost always caused by some change in the plugins or themes on the blog. Make 100 percent sure that you haven’t upgraded or installed anything since the calendar last worked.

    You should also check your JavaScript console or error console on your browser. Are there any errors there?

    If you don’t find anything I’m happy to log into your blog and take a look. Just create a new user and send the information to


    Thank you so much for that info!

    I installed a Javascript error checker on Google Chrome, and these two errors come up when on the Calender Page.

    SyntaxError: Unexpected token ILLEGAL []
    SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier []

    Any ideas? I’ve enabled Javascript on all pages on Google Chrome, so really unsure why it’s not working.

    The only upgrade I would say has happened is WordPress itself, but I don’t recall having issues with the Calender yet. I wish I wrote it down when it happened.

    I will stare at my blog a while and see if I can recall anything else that may have changed. 🙂

    I see lots of downloads to fix JavaScript, but I hesitate to do one. Do you have a recommendation?

    Plugin Author Zack Grossbart


    If you have Google Chrome then you can just press Ctrl+Shift+J to see the console. That should have a more complete error message.

    That’s nice to know! 🙂

    here’s what I saw:

    Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ILLEGAL edit.php:970
    Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier edit.php:1036

    Hmm wondering if this is more complete?

    jQuery(“#”+a+” a.daynewlink”),a.css(“display”,”block”),a.bind(“click”,edcal.addPost))},hideAddPostLink:function(a){jQuery(“#”+a+” a.daynewlink”).hide().unbind(“click”,edcal.addPost)},createRow:function(a,b){for(var c=edcal._wDate.clone(),d='<div class=”rowcont” id=”row’+edcal._wDate.toString(edcal.internalDateFormat)+'”><div id=”row’+edcal._wDate.toString(edcal.internalDateFormat)+’row” class=”edcal_row”>’,e=0;7>e;e++)d+=”<div onmouseover=”edcal.showAddPostLink(‘”+c.toString(edcal.internalDateFormat)+
    Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier

    Here is another one:
    edcal.str_del_msg1 = “You are about to delete the post “”;

    Any idea what to do? I have no idea how to fix JavaScript errors.. 🙂

    I am actually having the same issue for one of my blogs. And I believe that it happened after the upgrade to 3.4.2

    Plugin Author Zack Grossbart


    Any chance I could log into your blog and take a look? You can send the information to


    Zack, what level of access do you need and I’ll create a user account for you and email you the info.

    If you need access to mine as well, to possibly compare, let me know. 🙂

    Plugin Author Zack Grossbart


    I just need editor level access.


    The login has been sent. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Plugin Author Zack Grossbart


    Thanks for the login. I was able to see the problem and I have more of an idea what’s going on.

    The Editorial Calendar includes strings that show up in the calendar and we resource those strings so we can present them in different languages. Those strings are included in the page in JavaScript data like this:

    edcal.str_addPostLink = “New Post”;

    That means we need to escape any double-quotes in any of those strings by putting a back slash in front of them like this:

    edcal.str_del_msg1 = “You are about to delete the post \””;

    We have to do the same thing if there are any double-quotes in your posts. We do this with a PHP function called json_encode. That function should be escaping the values and on your blog it isn’t. The string on your blog looks like this:

    edcal.str_del_msg1 = “You are about to delete the post “”;

    …and I don’t know why. I’ve seen some plugins that override this function and cause it to work differently so the problem might be caused by another plugin.

    I’ve also seen some much older version of PHP that cause this problem. Do you know what version of PHP you’re running? Also, do you know what operating system your server is running?


    Those things you mentioned sound like what’s going on with my blog too. I saw a problem in Javascript about the “You are about to delete the post” etc.

    I have a feeling jtleggett and I don’t have to many of the same plugins. 🙂 But who knows?

    I am running on a StudioPress Theme on Genesis. If that helps any.

    What do you mean what OS is my server running? Like my hosting server?

    How do I find out what version of PHP I have?

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