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Community Events

Add a dynamic calendar to advertise community events to your site


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29 thoughts on “Community Events

  1. I am having trouble with the “Add Event” form field lengths. No matter what width I set the form itself, the entry fields just go on forever. Where can I change this code to clean it up?


    1. Can you give me the address of the site where this is happening and I can see why this is not working correctly? It might be a conflict between the plugin and your site stylesheet.


    1. Not today. But it should really not take that long for me to add support for translation. I will try to add this support in the coming week or two.


      1. Hi Herbert, Please upgrade to the latest version. You will see that the plugin now contains a languages folder with a sample .po file. Copy to the proper language that you want to create and start translating the content. You can submit the resulting file to me if you would like it added to the plugin officially.


    1. Hi Becca, Sorry for the long wait before replying. Are there specific areas of the look that you would like me to investigate specifically. While I do see that the plugin out does not look quite right on your site, what I may suggest fixing may not be what you do not like.


    1. Hi Lynn, Community Events does not work with other calendar plugins. It holds its own event calendar data in its own dedidated database tables.


  2. I downloaded Community Events last night to see if it is what I am looking for the site I manage. The problem I am having is every other day shows in black and events can’t be seen. Is there a way to fix this?


    1. Hi Jerry, can you give me the address of the page where you are trying to set this up? It may be that some of the styles defined in your site stylesheet are conflicting with the ones defined in Community Events.


      1. Hi Jerry. Why just the thank you. Did you figure it out based on my suggestion that it might be a stylesheet conflict? I looked at the URL of the site you entered in your comment and cannot find the Community Events calendar. Is it on a hidden page?


      2. I see. I missed that. You will need to make some changes to the stylesheet as some of the default colors don’t work well with your site colors.

        To change the black background of the odd lines, go to the Stylesheet section under Community Events, look for .community-events-odd and change the background-color property to something other than #000000, which is the color black. I assume you are familiar with web hex colors? Once changes, save the stylesheet and you should see the change.

        Let me know if you need any more guidance changing colors. Some of the properties, like text shadows, are coming in from your site theme, but can be overridden if you so desire.

        If you enjoy Community Events, please consider supporting its development.


    1. Hello, I do not have experience using this plugin. When you create an event in Community Events, you can provide a URL where tickets are available. Whether the URL to get tickets in on the same site or an external site, it will not change how Community Events works.


    1. Hi Chris, there is currently no RSS generation functionality for the Community Events plugin. In all honesty, there are very few active users for this plugin (90+ according to WordPress), and I barely get any support or feature requests for it. If you’re willing to fund part of this additional development, I can look at adding an RSS feed feature to it. A 75$ donation would seem appropriate given the level of effort involved (https://ylefebvre.home.blog/wordpress-plugins/community-events/). Otherwise, chances that I’ll get to this are pretty low given the time I spend on my more popular plugins.


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