[The Events Calendar ] Takes Over theme, shows one bicalendar on entire template (20 posts)

  1. ayekikian
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I have installed the events calendar on two separate wordpress sites. =
    Both sites use the same theme, and are pretty much identical in the =
    coding. Yet, for some reason, only one works with the plugin.


    Both site's use the CHurch theme from Studiopress.

    When I install it on Haytoug.org, it works fine, no problems.

    But when I install it on Ayfwest.org, it takes over the whole site.
    After the header and navbar, it shows a huge calendar within the
    parameters of the wrap. No links work, nothing shows except the huge
    calendar. I have attached an image of what it looks like. I even
    disabled every single plugin and installed only that and it still didn't =

    I really badly want to use this plugin on ayfwest.org. Any help would be appreciated and definitely reciprocated with a donation.

    Here's a screenshot of the problem:

    Thank you.

  2. in2itmike
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am having the same issue with 2 different sites as well. One works great and the other does not. Have you had any luck with the fix yet?

  3. ayekikian
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I haven't found a fix yet :(

  4. Jay Collier
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Agreed. This is a very important issue. I want to use this plugin to supplement a site by making events listings available. I don't want the entire site to be an Events Calendar.

    Looking for a fix.

  5. Noah_Eventbrite
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey Everyone,

    Just a friendly reminder that the Dev Team will return from vacation in one week. I'm sure they will provide assistance when they return. In the meantime, does anyone else have any ideas?


    - Noah

  6. Jay Collier
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you for the update, Noah. It's nice knowing the team is away (I didn't see that before). Raises trust.

    Best, Jay

  7. ayekikian
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks for the updates. looking forward to a fix.

  8. Alvaro Degives-Mas
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you read the templating / customization instructions to have a personalized template set up which survives plugin updates? If you want a specific layout, you'll have to define a template, first.

  9. LazarusStone
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @nv1962 Ive seen that link, but without any real coding background, those instructions arent of much use to the average plugin user :(

    Is there any way to have the calendar just post all information (such as the full calendar?) into a page the same way editing a page posts to it? I end up with no post background (the site's main background only shows) and no sidebar on my site.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  10. Jay Collier
    Posted 6 years ago #

    More information about home page hijacking.

    Installed TEC on MU 2.9.1. Activated site wide.With a new blog, the front page appears as a full calendar. As soon as I change the theme to Thematic, calendar on main page goes away.

    The category and single views look fine at /events/category/events/

  11. ayekikian
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So no solutions?

  12. effendi13
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi all, I have entered a bug on this issue and we are looking into it. Rest assured we will get back to you on this important issue within the next few days but we have no new information at this time.

    If you are able to define a specific difference between configurations using the same theme and if you could list the names of the affected themes that would be very helpful to us.

  13. dtompsett
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am using Arthemia;

    Calendar takes over my theme...

    Normally a 'page' should be displayed by calling the content into the main area of the page, then calling the sidebars. When viewing any pages related to this plugin:

    All I get is the main background colour, and the calendar content... no sidebar.

    From my site:
    How a regular 'page' should look:

    How an event 'page' looks: (note the lack of sidebar... and grey background, instead of white-on-grey background)

    How the calendar 'page' looks: (note the lack of sidebar... and grey background, instead of white-on-grey background)

  14. andersom
    Posted 6 years ago #


    First of all, Really nice Plugin!!!! Much appreciated.!
    I have the same problem would be nice if there's an fix.
    I'm using this template: http://themeforest.net/item/london-creative-portfolio-blog-wp-theme/full_screen_preview/70613

  15. mpjltd
    Posted 6 years ago #

    same here

  16. ayekikian
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whatever the problem is, it isn't because of my theme. I tried it with the default themes, it still took over the entire page.

    When this happens, nothing on the site works. Searches don't go through, nothing on the navigation works, no links or categories. Instead, the calendar takes up the entire page below the header.

    What is odd, is that i have the same theme running on another site and it works fine there.

  17. erudyte
    Posted 6 years ago #

  18. hept27
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So I pretty much figured out the problem with the calendar taking up the whole page, width-wise. The plugin uses three templates, one for the calendar, list view and single event. Each template starts by calling the header...

    	global $spEvents;
    	include (TEMPLATEPATH.'/header.php'); ?>'

    ...for your template and ends by calling the footer.

    	include (TEMPLATEPATH.'/footer.php'); ?>

    Now if you don't know how to edit your theme this may not help you. But essentially what it is doing is leaving out whatever is normally on your page after the header, which for many people (including myself) may be the sidebar etc or an important containing div, etc.

    In my case the calendar began in the div id="tec-content" which is where a div called "page-column" usually goes, so I opened up events.css in the resources folder of the events calendar plugin folder and changed the properties of div id="tec-content" to match "page-column" that way the width and floating properities were the same thus it fit in seemlessly.

    Now my sidebar which I need to be on every page was not part of the header.php or footer.php so it was getting left out. So I just copied my side by div and php call tag and pasted it above the footer, just as it is with every template page (index, single, category, etc.) and vooala it appeared.

    The proof of concept is here:

    I'm working on formatting everything to get it to match the site which is under construction as we speak. But as you can see it worked perfectly.

    Sorry for the very very long explanation, but this is the only way I could think to convey my discovery. I hope it helps!

  19. musicab
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Hept27,
    You had an important post... I quite understand that. And the Calendar looks great on your homepage! I would like to do the same if mine. Can you give some advice on how to edit between the header and the footer?
    I just took an advice of Suffusion Support (my theme)and I inserted a <div id="main-col" > just before the <div id="tec-events" class="grid" >

    It helped to solve the problem of the width. But the backgroud still transparent...

    Take a look if you can?


  20. dtompsett
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I used the advice that Hept27 gave,but updating my event.css code didn't change anything with my formatting. Bit of guess-work showed that the pages were missing calling a css code from my theme that would assign width for the section that calender went in...

    essentially, the calender was just being placed on the page... but it needed to be told where to go within the body. Needed a 'div id="content" ' added in there to confine the calendar within the 'content' section of my body.

    And, based on the advice of a friend, I installed FireBug for FireFox... wow... what a freakin useful tool! Lets me know that I have conflicting font callouts, so now I know which one to edit, or which one to rename.

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