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Calendar View and Events View – Unable to Create with short code

Posted: July 10, 2024 at 2:18 pm

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July 10, 2024 at 2:18 pm

Hi. I’m thinking these 2 things may be related but I’m not sure.

I want a calendar view (by month) and an events view on my website. I understand that I should simply be able to add “/events” to the end of my URL and the events list should appear. this is not happening.

Also, for the calendar view, following the documentation, I created a page and added a container within which, I added a shortcode block. I put the shortcode [ESPRESSO_CALENDAR cal_view=month] in the block and the design page shows nothing but the short code, but the preview page shows my event categories hyperlinked. (not sure if you can see that)

What am I missing?


  • Support Staff

July 10, 2024 at 6:46 pm

The hyperlink is in draft, and i cannot look on it.

Can you confirm if your site calendar plugin is activated? Can you also try other shortcode if it works?



July 11, 2024 at 1:06 pm

Calendar confirmed activated and I’ve tried several other [ESPRESSO_CALENDAR cal_view=month] short codes and they did not work either. I changed “month” to a month name and that did not work either.


  • Support Staff

July 11, 2024 at 1:54 pm

Hi Teresa,

Can you please let us know which container you are using to add the shortcode?

As I can see the shortcodes is correct and it should show the monthly view of the calendar in the page.

Can you please share the login so that we can take a closer look at the issue:


July 11, 2024 at 2:20 pm

I just used the Shortcode container in the menu. Here are screenshots of what I did:


July 11, 2024 at 2:30 pm

Well… I got something to show up. I only have 4 events and they were all inactive. I activated 1 but it was in the past. I activated/published an event scheduled for 7/31 and it showed up on the page. However, there is still no calendar. I was hoping for a monthly calendar view like in the documentation.


July 11, 2024 at 3:18 pm

I was able to figure it out. I can now see a monthly calendar with my events highlighted in it.

This ticket can be closed. Thanks.


  • Support Staff

July 11, 2024 at 4:25 pm

Awesome. If you need anything, feel free to let us know.


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