Event Calendar

This is an example of an event calendar page. All the colours are editable. Everything else just uses your theme styles. If you categorise your events you can colour code them to aid visibility.

You will also see images on the calendar and tooltips when you hover.

For more info about the Quick Event Manager plugin click here.

  1. David on 19 Feb 2017:

    I get the same error message that Jenny did when I try to use “Ask a Question”, so I’ll ask here. I have a curious problem. The month buttons on the calender and the “Prev” / “Next” buttons quit working a couple of days ago. A possible clue may be this message, which sometimes shows up when viewing just the calendar: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 130968 bytes) in */wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 1394 Any thoughts as to what is up?

    Reply to David

    • Graham on 22 Feb 2017:

      That looks like a problem with one on your events. Does the event list work OK?

  2. Jenny on 29 Jul 2016:

    I have been trying to get in touch using the “Ask a question” field but it keeps saying that a server error has occurred, so I will ask my question here.
    For some reason, the navigation arrows in the calendar on our website changed colour to white and since the calendar background colour is also white, the navigation arrows are no longer visible. I have been unable to change the colour of the arrows in the settings, so I was wondering whether you could please let me know how to tackle this issue.
    Thank you in advance!

    Reply to Jenny

    • Graham on 29 Jul 2016:

      Hi Jenny,

      Blame the people who look after your site! They have added a style to theme that makes it white. It’s in your style.css, can’t tell you the line as it’s been minimised but search for #qem-calendar a.calnav{border:none;color:#fff} and change the #FFF to #ec4b81 and it should all be OK.

      If you want me to fix this for you I just need a login.

      Not sure why you are getting an error message when you use the form, I’ve just had a check and it’s all OK for me. But I shall do some testing.

    • Jenny on 29 Jul 2016:

      Thank you for your quick reply.
      I managed to find style.css and I made the necessary change only to scroll down and see a message saying that I need to make the file writable before I can save any changes. I don’t know how to do this and I am not sure whether you could help me with this, but if you can, is there an email address I can send the login details to? Otherwise, do you suggest getting in touch with the website developers would be my best option? Thanks.

    • Graham on 29 Jul 2016:

      Looks like the the website developers have blocked you from editing your own files. This is a bit naughty as they are forcing you to use their services every time you want to make a change. However if they will make the change for free then let them do it. If they want to charge you for the changes then ask them to make the files editable and we can take control of your site. There are some other issues that need sorting as well – the calendar for example doesn’t work on a tablet/phone and they have registered the site in their name – which is really not on as it means you have no rights over the site at all. So all sorts of things need sorting.

    • Jenny on 30 Jul 2016:

      Huge thanks to you for all of this insight Graham! I will immediately get in touch with the website developers and I will go from there (hopefully I can at least fix the problem with the colour of the arrows).

  3. Noa on 04 Jul 2016:

    Hi Graham. I get a wierd formation error om my page when use the Calendar Widget
    (http://www.itlederen.dk) I looks realy nice, but when I change the month the formatting disapears.
    Can you help me?

    Reply to Noa

    • Graham on 04 Jul 2016:

      Hi Noa,

      It seems that the sidebar widget is losing your header styles. Can check the header is set on the calendar settings page. If you do this it should work.

    • Noa on 05 Jul 2016:

      No luck – its the same at my calender page. http://www.itlederen.dk/event-kalender/
      I put it in using the shortcode

  4. Brian on 26 Apr 2016:

    Hi Graham,
    Sorry, here’s another one. Any idea why the calendar view is not responsive to a smartphone in portrait mode? Works find in Smartphone landscape. I’m suspicious of the theme CSS getting in the way as opposed to your great code, but if you have a pointer I’ll investigate. I’m using cryout creations Tempera.
    Many many thanks,

    Reply to Brian

    • Graham on 26 Apr 2016:

      The calendar is designed to be responsive on al ldevices and in all orientations. I’ve just checked on my phone and it’s all working as it should so it may well be the theme. I’ll take a look later

    • Brian on 27 Apr 2016:

      Many thanks Graham,
      Let me know if there’s anything you need.

    • Brian on 28 Apr 2016:

      Hi Graham,
      I managed to find enough CSS tweaks to get it working and responsive in my theme. Don’t ya just hate it when that happens.
      It’s basically a “#content tr td” setting by the theme that was screwing it.
      I also had to reduce the xlightbox width to 80% when screen <=768.

      Just in case it's useful to anyone else …

    • Graham on 29 Apr 2016:

      Thanks, the lightbox has been a pain ever since I introduced it. 99% of the time it works great but every now and then a theme of something with screw it all up.

  5. Brian on 25 Apr 2016:

    Hi Graham,
    I love the simplicity of this plugin while being rich in the sort of functionality that website visitors want.
    I have a couple of issues that I hope you can help with.
    This example is on a WordPress Multi-site implementation.

    The QEM sidebar widget takes far too long to change months when using the Prev/Next buttons. (No difference between multi-site and single-site)

    When clicking on an event to see full details, I get “Warning: date() expects parameter 2 to be long” errors in the sidebar. I have tried re-saving, deleting and re-adding the events but get the same error. I’m almost positive I didn’t have this error before inserting the website into a Multi-site installation.

    Reply to Brian

    • Graham on 26 Apr 2016:

      No idea why it’s so slow. The latest update added code to make the prev/next actions faster so it might just be the widget causing problems. Does if work OK if you add the calendar to a page rather than use the widget. The date error is something I need to work on. You get this message if the date isn’t in the right format. There is a lot of complicated code working away in the background so it might be the way you have formatted the date. I need to see the event to find out what’s happening

    • Brian on 29 Apr 2016:

      Hi Graham,
      It’s slow on both the calendar and the widget, but of the two, slower on the widget.
      How about an “I’m thinking” gif that at least tells the user that they’ve pressed the button and it’s working – something like calendar pages being flicked over.

      Anything I can do to help you find the date error?

    • Graham on 29 Apr 2016:

      The calendar and the widget use exactly the same code, the only thing that changes is a bit of CSS. So there should be no reason for one to be any slower than the other. I will do some investigation though.

      I’ll see what I can do about the date error. The easiest solution is to check to see if a date exists and if not, just add today’s date.

  6. Stefan on 23 Dec 2015:

    Hey Graham,
    first of all, great plugin! I will let you know (via donation and link-only test so far) if we go live. One thing I couldn’t get to work is:
    If a add an event lasting over several months (and set ‘Show event on all days’) the event is only shown on all days of the first month, but not on the second. Am I doing sth. wrong here?

    Reply to Stefan

    • Graham on 23 Dec 2015:

      They should do, I didn’t put any filters in place to restrict things. I shall inverstigate and get back to you.

    • Graham on 24 Dec 2015:

      Bug fixed and update sent

    • Stefan on 24 Dec 2015:

      Thank you very much Graham! I received the bugfix version already yesterday and it works great. Perfect support – I appreciate it!

  7. Jennifer on 13 Jul 2015:

    Wish List: Display the Event Image on Calendar

    Reply to Jennifer

    • Graham on 14 Jul 2015:

      Already in hand Jennifer. Along with a hover tooltip that displays the full event title.

    • Jennifer on 15 Jul 2015:

      Excellent, Thanks Graham!

    • Graham on 15 Jul 2015:

      That was an easy fix. I’ll send you an update to play with later today once I finished tweaking and testing.

  8. John on 19 Apr 2015:

    I have the event calender as a widget on the left side. This part works fine. The problem is the colouring of the calender. It is following the theme basic colours. I use weaver extreme pro, which is very flexible but it does not give the options the calender needs without ultimately buggering all future widgets in the primary area.
    How can I switch it back to the colouring scheme set in the Calender Options?

    Reply to John

    • Graham on 19 Apr 2015:

      weaver…. 🙁
      I have so many problems getting the plugins to work with themes like this. The problem is they add the !important tag to many of their styles which messes up the plugin settings. The only solution is the manually code the styles into the CSS – and I can’t help you with this. If I were brutally honest I’d suggest a different theme. Weaver makes things overly complex for what is a really simple layout.

  9. Luc van Gerrevink on 02 Mar 2015:

    Hi Graham,

    When I use the option to download a more-day event as a calender file, only the first day of that event is shown in the ics-file. Is that depending of a certain selection I made?

    Reply to Luc van Gerrevink

    • Graham on 02 Mar 2015:

      Oops. That’s a bug. I’m sending you and update to test

  10. Luc van Gerrevink on 13 Feb 2015:

    I noticed that for a more day event in the calender, the event is only shown on the first day of that event. Is it possible to show on every day of that event?

    Reply to Luc van Gerrevink

    • Graham on 13 Feb 2015:

      Go to the calender options and check the ‘Multi-day Events’ box and you will see the event on all days.

    • Luc van Gerrevink on 13 Feb 2015:

      Thanks Graham. that works excellent 🙂

  11. Kasha on 21 Sep 2014:

    I changed settings in Event Manager and Saved changes but it does not take effect. Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Reply to Kasha

    • Graham on 21 Sep 2014:

      Hi Kasha,
      Which settings did you change? I’ve just checked and all the changes I have made save OK.

  12. Mark on 06 Sep 2014:

    I can’t seem to get the calendar to appear with the white space between the days.

    Reply to Mark

    • Graham on 07 Sep 2014:

      Hi Mark,
      The spacing is part of your theme styles. Line 176 has the style: table{border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing: 0px;} Change this to: table{border-spacing: 1px;} and you will have your spacing back.

    • Mark on 08 Sep 2014:

      Thank you for the quick response.

  13. Pramod on 29 Aug 2014:

    Thanks for giving guest registration plugin. I have some queries.

    1. What happen when 10-15 events is on a particular date, how calendar show this, from where we can control this ? (is it <>) ?
    2. Calendar not appearing on clicking start date and end date in guest event submission ?
    3. Any particular color setting to highlight today’s date on calendar ?

    Waiting for reply… thanks … pramod

    Reply to Pramod

    • Graham on 29 Aug 2014:

      1. If you have 10-15 events on one day then 10-15 events will display on the calendar.
      2. The datepicker isn’t displaying because the script isn’t loading. I’ve sent you an update with a bug fix.
      3. To change the calendar colours go to the Settings > Event Manager > Calendar. You will see all the colour options.

    • Pramod on 30 Aug 2014:

      Thanks a Lot Graham,
      my queries no 2,3 has been solved, date-picker working well
      sticking to query No. 1 , what i mean to say is what about vertical alignment of that date’s block / height … it look like too tall as compare to other date’s block which doesn’t have events…. ? can we control height. or shows only 3 event’s as. and when place cursor on that date, it will pop up other events..

      Thanks once again…. pramod

    • Graham on 02 Sep 2014:

      Not sure there is much I can do about the vertical alignment but I will have a play and see if I can do something.

  14. Dante on 25 Aug 2014:

    The color of my categories doesn’t apply to my events, what seems to be the problem? Is there anyway i could change it through css? what would be the code for that? Thanks in advance.

    Reply to Dante

    • Graham on 25 Aug 2014:

      Hi Dante,
      I need to see the website to find out why. When you set up the colours in the plugin settings are they saving correctly?

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