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Posted: July 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

Andy Fallon

July 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

In the calender widget what do i put in
Display Single Category?

I just want it to display a certain type of event,

I called my category ‘category1’ How do I add this?




  • Support Staff

July 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Hi Andy

Copy and past the category’s ‘Unique Category Identifier’ into that field. You’ll need to navigate to the Manage event categories editor screen to get the unique category identifier.

Michael Murphy

August 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

What if you want all categories of events to display? Can you leave that field empty?

Shawn Cooper

August 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Michael – I’m not an expert but don’t you just adjust the shortcodes to suit what you want to display? (guide is on the ‘Calendar settings’ page) – eg:
[ESPRESSO_CALENDAR show_expired=”true”]
[ESPRESSO_CALENDAR event_category_id=”your_category_identifier”]
[ESPRESSO_CALENDAR event_category_id=”your_category_identifier” show_expired=”true”]
[ESPRESSO_CALENDAR cal_view=”month”] (Available parameters: month, basicWeek, basicDay, agendaWeek, agendaDay)

Michael Murphy

August 10, 2012 at 4:54 am

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the response. I got the calendar shortcodes working correctly on a page. What I’m having problems with is the widget. The Event Espresso Calendar widget is in my sidebar but for some reason no calendar is showing. Even after I entered a category identifier.



  • Support Staff

August 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

Hi Michael,

When you set up the calendar Widget, did you enter a page ID or page slug for the calendar page? The calendar widget will not display if that field is empty.

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