WiscWeb uses the The Events Calendar plugin to allow users to create and display events on their pages. This document will walk you through inserting the calendar on a page, adding events, and using shortcodes to change the display of your events lists.
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The Events Calendar plugin can be activated by Administrators using the instructions in WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Self Service Plugin Activation / Deactivation.
The "The Events Calendar" plugin is a useful tool to use to schedule and display events that you want to make your audience aware of. You can use categories and tags to differentiate your events, and use shortcodes to have those events displayed in different ways.
Please note that by default, this plugin will post an events calendar on a page that has been given the slug (file name) /events. This means that if you were to create a page and title it Events, your calendar items will be displayed there. Later on in this document, the shortcodes will show you how to display events in different ways and on different pages.
Events built using the Events Calendar plugin can be displayed in a Text Block by using shortcodes. Again, by default your events will display in a monthly calendar view on a page that has the title Events.
To view a list of the various shortcodes available for this plugin, you can visit this page. A few examples are displayed below, and you can learn how to display an individual event on a page by following these steps.
To insert a short code, go to an already created page (or create a new page) and within the Text Area, insert the shortcode that you'd like to use:
This shortcode will post the events that were created in a list view (tribe_events_list), remove the top bar of the calendar (tribe-bar="false"), and limit the items displayed to only this with the Category value set to training (category="training").
Below you will find the most popular shortcodes for this plugin. For a full list of available shortcodes, please visit the vender website.
Calendar View: [tribe_events]
Mini Calendar View: [tribe_mini_calendar]
List View: [tribe_events_list]
List Restricted to Specific Number of Items: [tribe_events_list limit="3"] *change the number to whatever number you need*
List Restricted by Category: [tribe_events_list limit="5" category="category"] *for multi-word categories, use dashes (-) to separate words
For accessibility information, please see the Events Calendar vendor information.
The Events Calendar plugin is built and supported by ModernTribe.
Vendor documentation for this plugin can be found on the Events Calendar Website.
The following are known issues with the Events Calendar plugin: