Support » Plugin: The Events Calendar » [Plugin: The Events Calendar] name of first event entered appearing on calendar page as header

  • Resolved colleenreid0


    I’m using a premium theme (KIN) and installed The Events Calendar. I’m using the calendar grid view but after entering my very first event, the title of the event appears as the <h2> header on the page that holds the calendar. It also uses the name of the first event as the ‘back to events’ link under each additional event added on the single event page view.

    The website has a placeholder where when developing so here is a screen grab.

    Also, when using the arrows to switch from month to month, the arrows, month and view options jumps up into the header if there is no event in that month.

    If an event is published for that month though it is completely fine. Changing the date in the URL only also makes everything jump up to the header.

    I’ve seen a few posts with similar problems but everyone seems to abandon ship before a resolve is found – I’m REALLY keen to get this working as it’s this calendar best suits my needs.

    Please help?

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  • Same issue here: I don’t want the title of the first event to appear as the header on the calendar page. I’d rather it just said “Events” or was just blank. How can I change this?

    Plugin Author Rob La Gatta


    Modern Tribe Support

    Hi there folks. Thanks for reaching out and for the heads up on this. We have had a few reports of this first issue in the past and usually it resulted in a conflict of some kind with the user’s environment…but that being said, there has been an uptick in such reports lately for both that and the second issue.

    I’ve asked the dev team to take a look, using this thread as a point of reference. We’ll try to figure out what’s wrong that could be causing this (we’ve thus far been unable to recreate either issue) and if it’s an issue on our end, get it patched for our next release. That’s 2.0.7, and is out at the start of June. If we get any working code before then I’ll offer it up to anyone in the forum here who may be interested.

    Thanks for being patient and apologies for the inconvenience so far.

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for checking in! I’m not sure if this will help, but I am using the Events Calendar on two sites, using the same WP theme for both. On one site, the calendar works fine ( But on this site the first event appears as the header:

    You can see that I have the calendar set up so it’s on its own drop-down page from the main header. I’ve tried adding a Description custom field for that page, but it didn’t change anything. I’ve contacted the theme designer (Elegant Themes) and they think the calendar is overriding the theme settings.

    Not sure if that sheds more light on the problem, but just thought I’d let you know. it would be great to figure it out!

    Yes Got all the same issues as first poster.

    This calendar is perfect for my needs so trying to tweak it as much as possible to correct the glitches i get (with this wordpress theme)

    FYI The 2 solutions i made to fix as best as possible.

    To correct the header issue, i hid the H1 tag in css on the events-gridview (calendar) and events-list (events list) body styles.

    .events-gridview h1 {display:none;}
    .events-list h1 {display:none;}

    Then i edited the gridview.php and list.php file and inserted a new div H2 and styled to suit.

    The date-picker solution, the best i could do was make sure each month has an event added so the date picker wouldnt screw up as mentioned in first post.

    Hopefully a fix might come soon, but im looking at updating to the pro version as i really like this calendar. Be nice if these issues i get are fine in the pro version tho.

    I’m having the same issue using WooThemes

    You can also add us to the list having the same problem with the first item being the header of the page. The website is in setup, but you can see what happens here:
    We are also using Woo Themes and have very few plugins running at this point: Add From Server, Category Order, Gravity Forms, TinyMCE Advanced, and WP Easy Uploader. Deactivating them did not seem to make a difference.

    Plugin Author Rob La Gatta


    Modern Tribe Support

    Hey guys. Thanks for reporting this and elaborating on your points; based on what I’m seeing here it does sound like there is an issue here and we’d like to see what we can do to resolve it.

    Would somebody mind sending over a copy of the theme causing this problem to pro /a/ We’re going to test locally to see if we can figure out what’s up and get a patch out in short order. Thanks again to all of you for your patience so far.

    I’m pretty sure this is happening on all the WooThemes you can download the free version at –

    Hi Rob,

    I just emailed you a .zip file of the theme I am using. Thanks for looking into this!

    Plugin Author Rob La Gatta


    Modern Tribe Support

    Thanks Susan! You can ignore the email message our team just sent about sharing a link to the thread; I found it and have passed this all on to the dev.

    Almogdesign: got it. We’ll test against that, too. I’ve asked our dev to look at this as soon as possible so we can try to get a patch out. As soon as I hear anything I’ll let you know; should be the next couple days for sure.

    Having the same issue with U-Design theme as well for what its worth.

    Hi all,

    Has anyone tried changing the Events Template setting in Settings > The Events Calendar > Template? Sometimes this can resolve the issue.

    The only other thing you can do is manually set the page title in your theme template files wherever the_title is called. Sometimes this is in header.php and more often in page.php

    You’re going to want to conditionally set the title for the event plugin related pages with code along these lines. Here is an example used for a specific theme: – you’ll need to find where the_title is being called in your theme and then modify the code to include your own themes specific markup and PHP for the title display.

    I hope that helps!


    Also having the exact same issue on ThemeTrust themes.


    Any update on the fix for this bug? We’re manually dealing with it right now and would rather not.


    Hey fotokat,

    There is not “fix” for this because it’s a theming issue where you will need to modify your theme as I indicated above to override the page titles. You can try changing your Events Template setting as I indicated above and this might fix it, but otherwise you’ve got to dive into a little PHP 🙂


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