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Calendar: prev & next not appearing

Posted: June 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm


June 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Header style and button text are listed in the advanced settings, but the calendar on the site does not show previous and next buttons. This is locking the calendar to current month, current week, or current day.


June 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

I am having the same trouble, since I upgraded to the latest two versions. Have rolled back to 1.11 to resolve this until I can figure out how to fix.


  • Support Staff

June 27, 2012 at 8:17 am

Try resetting the calendar options (at the bottom of the calendar settings page). Then temporarily switch to the twenty eleven theme (use the theme test drive plugin to view the twenyeleven theme as the admin without affecting the current theme for the site’s vistiors).

It’s possible that the current WP theme has one or more CSS rules that are hiding these buttons.


June 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I have the same issue – Calendar Version 2.0.B.1 – Previous & Next buttons do not appear, but if you hover over the positions where they should be, they are functional, but invisible. Reverting to the Twenty-eleven theme had the same behavior – invisible previous and next buttons.


  • Support Staff

June 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

@sgherman, check the page source or look in Firebug for where that style rule is coming from. I have the same setup here and the buttons appear:

It could be another plugin, or if you have some custom stylesheets in the /wp-content/uploads/espresso/templates folder, they might be hiding those buttons.

Ted Karlsalr

June 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Josh how can I have the same Event list as you have in this page:


June 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I reset the calendar settings, switched to the twenty-eleven theme, and was able to find the prev/next buttons, but they were invisible. I have switched back to my theme (Merchant 1.0, Framework 5.3.5) I guess I need to try your suggestion to check where that style rule is coming from and make adjustments there, but that is getting beyond my comfort zone. Is there any additional information you can provide about how to do this or where to seek support please?
Thank you!


July 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

@mpurse @sgherman
I was able to make the prev/next buttons appear by changing the ThemeRoller out of the default setting and selecting one of the style sheets. Fortunately, there was one there that I liked.
Go to: Event Espresso >Template Settings > ThemeRoller styles
I chose “peppergrinder.” I haven’t done any testing on this style, but all I know now is that I have the buttons that were missing. Yay! Will repost if I find any further wonkiness. Hope this tip helps you, too.

Ted Karlsalr

July 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Thank you Amerrick. It didn’t solve my problem. I can not see the calendar in any page or post, but your solution answered my other question! Now my events are nicely inside boxes.
Thank you again. I am waiting for support team to see if they can find why the calendar does not show up. May be it is weekend and they are busy.

Ted Karlsalr

July 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm

@amerrick, Actually problem solved. Your solution solved my problem too! Thank you so much

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