Can I create multiple calendars based on topic or category?
Hi there folks. At this point you are definitely able to segment the categories out, so they appear as independent calendars in both grid and list view. If you can structure your event categories appropriately you can make it appear to frontend users as if each category is its own “calendar” (though users will still be able to click back to the broader calendar if they want to).
That help? Or have I misunderstood the request here?
You are understanding the question and I have created categories for the different types of services that are offered, but I do not see how I can enable some type of drop-down box for visitors to make a selection.
Ah, a dropdown box would require some customization to implement – we don’t have one out of the box at this point. It should be doable with some finesse, though that’s unfortunately outside the scope of what we can provide support on here at the forums. That being said: we’ve had a lot of requests for this very feature, and should be implementing it in an upcoming release (sometime early in the 3.0 lifecycle).
Hope that helps and sorry I couldn’t offer up more. Let me know if you’ve got other questions here or if I can do anything else.
Perfect! Thank you. Is there a way to not allow a user to be able to click back to the broader calendar? jw. I don’t see this being a huge problem though. Thanks for the updates!
Glad to be of service, gstircklind. You could probably use a display:none on the “Back to Events” link…that might be easiest. Otherwise, a template override of the single.php file (one that changed the .php file to no longer include that reference to the “Back to Events” link) would also likely work. Make sure if you do that you’ve followed the appropriate template override procedure as outlined at http://tri.be/faq/what-are-template-overrides-and-how-do-i-do-them/.
Hope that helps. I’m going to mark this thread RESOLVED since the initial issue here does seem set; but if you need anything else, just let us know. Thanks again for your support and use of The Events Calendar.
Great plugin and great thread. question how do I execute this?
“If you can structure your event categories appropriately you can make it appear to frontend users as if each category is its own “calendar” (though users will still be able to click back to the broader calendar if they want to).”
how do I display the filtered calendar?
Hey nicolepurvy. To display the filtered calendar, you’d actually just link to the given calendar category you wanted to target to specific users. IE: instead of adding /events into your header menu, provide the link directly to /events/category/categoryname/.
Would that work for your scenario?
Nice to know about the ability to display multiple calendars based on categories. Is there a way by creating a template to insert a calendar elsewhere on the website?
For example, one calendar here: mysite.com/meetings
and, another here: mysite.com/calendar
(would this a pro feature?)
Unfortunately not and no this is not a Pro feature. You can perform a custom query anywhere on your website using either tribe_get_events() or WP_Query but you will need to format the results yourself into a calendar… Other than that you have to stick with the predefined event pages we provide in the plugin.
Thanks Jonah, that’s good to know. Not a bad solution, though without a little bit of work. So if I need to add the calendar to other places I would then format it myself.
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