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Calendar Not Displaying in IE8

Posted: September 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Jennifer Doyon

September 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Hello –

None of my calendar pages will display the calendar in IE8. Example:

Any idea why this may be?

Thank you –


September 10, 2012 at 2:14 am

Hello Jennifer,

I checked the site out in an IE testing environment (IETester) for version 8 and the calendar appeared, though it did throw up a script error, which isnt unusual for IE.

However IE 7 didnt show it.

We only support the latest browser configurations, though generally Event Espresso will work on older browsers. IE is now on version 9.

Which web browsers work with Event Espresso?
Event Espresso has been tested with the most current versions Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari & Chrome on the Windows PC platform. Event Espresso may function just as well in older or other, less popular browsers, but we only support those listed previously.

I would consider either amending the JQuery to make it function with IE or using a PHP script/conditional to show alternative content on the calendar page for IE 8 and below users, maybe a list of the events instead.

One other thing to consider – is Event Espresso up to date? A lot of bug fixes occur as new updates are pushed out.


September 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi Jennifer,

I am facing the same problem as you. Calender does not load up on IE8..

I tested your site and it seems to be working now.. Care to share how you got it fixed?

Thanks in advance!


Jennifer Doyon

September 21, 2012 at 8:48 am

Hello –

I wish I could tell you that I magically fixed something, but I didn’t! It was an odd problem, because it wasn’t even every computer with IE8. I tried it on multiple machines, and it would work on a couple, but not on most, which is why I opened the ticket.

If you do come across a more concrete fix at some point, I would love to hear it!

Thanks –


September 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

Thanks for the reply Jennifer…

For some weird reason mind started working again…

Keeping fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

Would let you know if we managed to to find the bug and kill it ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks Jennifer…


September 24, 2012 at 7:54 am

My calendar is not only not displaying in IE8 but not in Chrome 21.0.1180.89 m either. It’s fine in Firefox 15.0.1. Any idea on what is going on?

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

September 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

When I go to your site and look at the markup for your calendar page, I don’t see any content at all.


Can you doublecheck that page and make sure it has the [ESPRESSO_CALENDAR] shortcode?


September 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

This is the shortcode I have on the page
[ESPRESSO_CALENDAR show_expired=”true” show_deleted=”false”].

It is now not showing on Firefox where yesterday it was.


September 25, 2012 at 7:39 am

Alas, it is back on Firefox but not IE8 and Chrome. I sent my login info to you so hopefully you can find the problem in the backend.

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