Support » Plugin: Simple Calendar - Google Calendar Plugin » [Plugin: Google Calendar Events] Getting Started with Event Display Builder

  • Resolved camcclure


    Hi there-

    I’m embarrassingly stumped on this. I have experience with coding in PHP, but am completely new to WordPress so the concept of coding within a CMS is new to me.

    I can see how adding a simple line like

    [google-calendar-events id="1" type="ajax"]

    into a page will get me a grid-style calendar. But I’m not sure how to use the shortcodes in my page. I’d like to use one of the examples listed in the documentation:

    <div class="gce-list-event gce-tooltip-event">[event-title]</div>
    <div><span>Starts:</span> [start-time]</div>
    <div><span>Ends:</span> [end-date] - [end-time]</div>

    However, that just shows up as literal text. I don’t see where the event ties to a particular feed ID, and I can’t find a completed example online. Can someone give me some sample code? Once I have a working example, I’ll be off and running, but I’m not sure where to start.

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  • Plugin Contributor Ross Hanney



    The event display builder shortcodes go into the event display builder text field in the plugin feed settings, not in your page. The only shortcode that you place on the page itself is the main [google-calendar-events] shortcode.

    To find the event display builder text field, go to the plugin settings (Settings > Google Calendar Events), then click the “Edit” link for your feed. Under “Display Options”, change the drop-down box to “Event Display Builder” (if it isn’t set to that already). You should then see the event display builder text field.

    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.


    Well, good grief. It seems so obvious now. Thanks so much for the quick response!

    And for other newbies who find this page: you’ll want to make multiple feeds of the same calendar to be able to format them differently. I currently have 3:

    1. a list of the latest full-description entries for my home page
    2. a small grid with flyovers that link to the third feed:
    3. a full list of all upcoming events that display on one page of the site
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