Support » Plugin: The Events Calendar » Removing End Time from Events

  • Resolved theotherplatt

    (@theotherplatt)



    I was wondering if it is possible to remove the end time of the events.

    An event that looks like:

    The Incredible Event
    August 30th @ 8:00pm – 9:00pm

    Might be interpreted as a two sets event, in other words, one at every hour listed, instead of from to.

    Is there a way to either not show the ending time or (perhaps better) substitute “-” with “to”. This choice might pose an issue with multi-languages sites though?

    Thanks,
    Platt

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/

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  • Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    Hi theotherplatt – would this approach work for you?

    Hi Barry,

    I appreciate your support. I will look into that and get back here should I have issues with it.

    Is there a way to make the end time optional? Alternatively I will just replace “-” with “to” hoping that WPML will catch that string.

    Thanks

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    That’s possible but I’m afraid we’d have to leave you to figure out the details and implementation that works best for you.

    I understand.

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    Thanks! (We do intend to investigate further integration with WPML, right now though that remains a future goal.)

    Hi Barry,

    The solution you provided unfortunately only solves a third of the problem… the trick did work, but on the single event view only. Both the widget and the calendar pages still show the end time.

    Could you please advise on how to remove the same on those pages as well? Otherwise, changing just the single event page doesn’t really address the issue.

    Thank you very much for the support!
    Platt

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    You could instead (or additionally) use this approach:

    http://tri.be/support/forums/topic/get-rid-of-before-the-time-of-an-event/#post-64676

    Hi Barry, thank you.

    I am looking at the code from the link you posted and I want to double check with you before making changes to the code.

    What I want to do is to remove the end time only, and the “-” that precedes it. I already substituted the “@” with a “-” so that where the modification you made worked (in the single event view) it looks like this:

    Event Title
    Date – starting time

    This has been accomplished through the change you suggested, but only in the single event view. Both the calendar (list) and the widget are still showing the end time.

    Thanks!
    Platt

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    Actually, my bad. I believe there is another snippet lurking somewhere that is closer to doing what you want, I’ll try to find it.

    Thank you Barry, I appreciate that!

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    Hi theotherplatt, does this get you closer at all?

    I checked it out and tried to toy around with it but I have a problem (or two): I can’t find functions.php and am no php expert, so I am terribly awkward with this process. Is there any chance that you could give some more info on how to add this function?

    All I would like (and I would be done with any modification of the plugin after this!) is to change the current format into

    Event Title
    Date – starting time

    Please note the hyphen instead of the @. I accomplished that in single event view, but I can’t find the file that generates those views (list and widget) so that I can apply the same changes there as well. I looked into all the “view” files, but there is nothing there that I could approach the same way I did with single.php.

    If there is any help you could provide with this I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you!
    Paolo

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    Hi Paolo,

    We’ve already tried to guide you but please understand there is a limit to how much support we can provide here on the wordpress.org forum for users of our free products.

    I can’t find functions.php and am no php expert, so I am terribly awkward with this process.

    I can definitely appreciate this makes it difficult and do sympathize – but it does rather sound like you need a greater level of support than we are going to be able to offer you here, unfortunately.

    I have been using the forum ever since I started working with wordpress. So far this was one of the least helpful experiences.

    I put a review of my experience with this plugin and support forum as I think it is a duty in the wordpress community. Unfortunately my experience was not positive, so I rated it 2 stars, and it is a shame, because this plugin has potential, and if I had been treated a bit better on the support forum I would have bought the PRO version but at this point “buying this plug is out of the scope of my sense of good business”.

    From the discussion you linked me to:
    User: “Hi Barry, Thanks for getting back to me. Should I add that snippet to my functions.php file, or put it somewhere else?”
    Barry:”Yes, your theme’s functions.php file is one potentially suitable location for this :-)”

    This was on the PRO paid forum. “Potentially suitable”, is this a support forum or a quiz show?

    Two issues, none of them resolved.

    Regards,
    Platt

    Plugin Author Barry Hughes

    (@websitebakery)

    Hi Platt/Paolo,

    I’m sorry you feel that way and we’re always saddened to see a negative review come through but it does sound like you need a lot more support than we can provide. For that reason it may simply be we are not a good fit and you need to look at alternative solutions.

    Here on the wordpress.org forum we have to impose reasonable limits on how much support we provide and so first and foremost we’re interested in collating bug reports and where possible helping people work around them. Making sure people can use the plugin (ie, if they can’t find a setting or don’t understand the purpose of a setting) is similarly something we want to help with.

    What you want here though is to customize the plugin and, though I’ve tried to point you in the right direction, customizations are not strictly something we provide support for here and the reality is we just don’t have the resources to guide you through the entire process.

    From the discussion you linked me to:
    User: “Hi Barry, Thanks for getting back to me. Should I add that snippet to my functions.php file, or put it somewhere else?”
    Barry:”Yes, your theme’s functions.php file is one potentially suitable location for this :-)”

    This was on the PRO paid forum. “Potentially suitable”, is this a support forum or a quiz show?

    It is indeed a potentially suitable location – but may not be ideal in all cases. We’re not at all trying to quiz our users at all, however – and I’m sorry if it reads that way – but just wish to provide accurate advice.

    There’s a limit to how far-in-depth we can make every single reply, even on the PRO forum, and ultimately have to trust that our users – especially those willing to modify and write code to customize the plugin – are able and willing to find and research the fundamentals of the process, something I personally think is a quite fair expectation.

    All to say, we are sorry that we haven’t met your needs and that you have decided not to become a PRO customer but it may ultimately be that we just can’t provide what you need and you need to look at other avenues with different plugins.

    If so that’s unfortunate but you have to choose the path that’s right for you and helps you get your website to the point you need it to be.

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